Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc has been named one of the "2011 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area" by the San Francisco Business Times. Bio-Rad appeared in the top 10 ranking in the category of companies that have over 1,501 employees in the Bay Area. This is the second year in a row that Bio-Rad has received this recognition.

The San Francisco Business Times went directly to the employees of Bay Area companies and asked them to evaluate their satisfaction with their workplaces. Bio-Rad was selected based on its Bay Area employees taking part in an online satisfaction survey earlier this year. The company was recognized for how well it ranked in areas such as how happy their employees are with the work culture, management practices, benefits, and overall compensation.

"It is a great honor to once again be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area," said Norman Schwartz, Bio-Rad president and chief executive officer. "It is gratifying to know our efforts at providing a positive work environment are felt among our employees."