PORTLAND, Maine — Putney, Inc., a rapidly growing pet pharmaceutical company focused on the development and sale of generic prescription medicines for pets, was named the number one Best Place to Work in Maine for 2013. The program, a project of the Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management, recognizes companies with “exceptional workplace cultures that satisfy employees and attract ever more talent” as they grow. Putney’s first place ranking in Maine follows closely on its national recognition as a great place to work; Putney appeared in the October issue of Fortune magazine, listed as the Tenth Best Small/Medium Workplace in the United States.
Jean Hoffman, Putney President and CEO, says the award is extremely gratifying since 75% of the evaluation is based on confidential employee surveys about workplace culture. “We’ve created a collaborative environment that supports our hard-working team members, encourages their professional growth and provides them with a chance to make a difference. While we’ve also won awards that recognize our business strategy and financial growth, I’m most proud of the awards that recognize Putney’s excellent workplace culture. Our success relies on the talents and dedication of our team members, who are passionate about building a company that is changing the face of pet healthcare,” says Hoffman in a press release.
Sally Amirault, Senior Director of Human Resources, says the award will help with her ongoing recruitment efforts. “Putney is growing rapidly and we’ve worked hard to maintain our great workplace even as we’ve added twenty-three new team members this year. Our hiring process can be intense but it is effective in identifying new team members who fit well with our company values—trust, respect, high ethical standards—and who want to be part of a high growth, quality-focused, forward-looking organization,” says Amirault. Putney plans to hire ten more team members by the end of 2013.
Now in its eighth year, the Best Places to Work in Maine Awards uses a two-part assessment to rank applicants in two size categories. In addition to input from employees about the workplace environment, the awards program also evaluates the nominated company’s employee policies, benefits and programs.
Putney is a pharmaceutical company committed to providing high quality, cost-effective generic medicines for pets. Putney’s reliable supply of affordable drug options empowers veterinarians, allowing them to provide the best possible medicine at the best possible price, and supports pet owners, helping them afford to comply with veterinary recommendations. Putney’s ongoing investment in research and development is focused on creating the next generation of generic veterinary products based on inputs from companion animal veterinarians and its industry partners. Learn more atwww.putneyvet.com.