New opportunities at Organon

Organon headquarters in Oss, the Netherlands Credit: reproduced with permission of nv Organon / all rights reserved" />Organon headquarters in Oss, the Netherlands Credit: reproduced with permission of nv Organon / all rights reserved Organon ranked seventh among large companies in this year's Best Places to Work in Industry survey - its first year on our charts. Despite being acquired last f

Andrea Gawrylewski
May 31, 2008
<figcaption>Organon headquarters in Oss, the Netherlands Credit: reproduced with permission of nv Organon / all rights reserved</figcaption>
Organon headquarters in Oss, the Netherlands Credit: reproduced with permission of nv Organon / all rights reserved

Organon ranked seventh among large companies in this year's Best Places to Work in Industry survey - its first year on our charts. Despite being acquired last fall by fifth-ranking Schering-Plough, employees say Organon has so far retained its identity and commitment to high-quality research. Most are optimistic about the change.

With the acquisition, Organon brings nearly 3,000 new research and development employees to Schering-Plough's team of some 4,400. In addition, Organon's line of more than two dozen products will be a strong complement to Schering-Plough's $12 billion in revenue, according to Anja Garritsen, head of target discovery in Organon's office in Oss, the Netherlands.

Some employees...