Compensation & Benefits

Our people are critical to our purpose of saving and improving lives around the world. Because our people are our greatest asset, we empower and support them in their professional and personal lives.

We recognize our people's importance by providing an experience like no other. Our suite of valuable  programs and resources, some of which are the best in the country, are designed to be inclusive of the many needs of our people while supporting professional achievement and personal well-being.

Our programs and resources can be categorized into rewards & recognition  opportunities and benefits & well-being plans and initiatives. 

Our philosophy behind these is rooted on our deep appreciation for life and respect for people. To this end, we work to create an environment of mutual respect, inclusion, and accountability. We reward commitment and performance and are responsive to our employees and their families’ needs.


Rewards & recognition

Our compensation programs are designed to recognize and reward employees for their accomplishments and the value they bring to the company. The programs target different aspects of individual and company performance and are monitored to ensure that they are competitive with those of other companies—and appropriate to the markets in which we compete for talent.  In addition, we have a longstanding commitment to fair and equitable pay for all, consistent with our core values of integrity, fairness, and treating all employees with dignity and respect. We show this dedication by continuously monitoring our pay practices around the world.

Benefits & well-being  

Our company’s benefits & well-being programs focus on physical, mental, financial and social well-being. They draw from best practices to ensure quality, competitive value, protection from significant financial hardship, and access to tools and resources to support employees and their families at all stages of their career and their lives.

Additional benefits for you

Offering on-site services that support an inviting work environment where employees can thrive is another component of our company’s employee experience.

At the majority of company sites, including the company headquarters in Rahway, N.J., U.S., employees have the option of making an appointment to see a health care professional on site—and usually on the day they need to for such services as immunizations, biometric screenings and treatment for minor aches and pains. The vast majority of sites globally are tobacco-free and many encourage healthy behaviors by having walking trails, on-site fitness centers that provide in-person and virtual fitness classes, personal training and more.

At many of our sites, we also offer services such as cafeterias, child care, dry cleaning, transportation to public transit and other amenities. In the U.S., our employees have the option of banking through our company’s two employee credit unions, which offer competitive interest rates on savings accounts and lending.

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