MSDSonline Makes Brill Street’s Top 50 Gen-Y Friendly Chicago Companies for Third Consecutive Year

Brill Street's Top 50 Generation Y Employers in Chicago Represent Companies That are Incredible Places to Work

CHICAGO (Feb. 12, 2013) – MSDSonline, a leading developer of sustainable cloud-based solutions for environmental, health and safety (EH&S) professionals, has been named to Brill Street + Company's list of Top 50 Generation Y Employers in the Chicago area for a third consecutive year.

MSDSonline President and CEO Glenn Trout said, “Given how important Gen Y talent is to our success and how many Gen Y employees we’ve added to our ranks over the last year, it is important to us that this be a place they can feel good about coming to work, and a place where they can really fulfill their potential.”

“Approximately 75 percent of our company is composed of Gen Yers; their tech savviness and ambition play a major roll in our company’s success and continued growth.”

When asked what they like best about working at MSDSonline, many employees mention the vibrant, open and relaxed culture, where employees feel empowered to speak up, add value and can be themselves.

To respond to the needs and personality of its expanding workforce, MSDSonline relies on its annual employee satisfaction survey and its employee managed volunteer committee — fittingly called the Culture Club — to engage employees and solicit feedback.

Employee feedback and initiatives have resulted in companywide Ping Pong Tournaments, philanthropic fundraisers for Chicago students from low-income families and monthly Culture Club Fridays, where free breakfast is provided and sometimes served by lederhosen-clad executives.

“I would love to take the credit for this being a great place for Gen Yers to work, but the truth is, it’s a great place to work because they are here. We all feed off the passion, creativity and commitment to excellence they bring with them to work every day. That they feel like they get the same in return, is what we old-timers call a win-win,” added Trout.

For more information about Brill Street + Company's list of Top 50 Generation Y Employers, visit For specific information about MSDSonline's ranking, visit

About Brill Street + Company

At Brill Street + Company, we see talent differently. Founded in and focused on Chicago, Brill Street + Company connects emerging professionals with companies, helping Gen Y find meaningful work. Brill Street + Company provides clients with advisory services, sourcing resources and contingent labor options, all with the Gen Y perspective in mind. For more information about Brill Street + Company, please visit Follow Brill Street on Twitter @brill_street.

About MSDSonline
Founded in 1996 and based in Chicago, MSDSonline is a leading provider of cloud-based EH&S compliance solutions, offering products and services for managing safety data sheets, reporting workplace incidents, training employees and administering other critical EH&S information.  The company’s mission is to provide sustainable solutions that help customers improve employee safety, streamline compliance recordkeeping and reduce potential exposures to workplace hazards and risks. MSDSonline has been recognized for the last six years on Inc. magazine’s list of America’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. More information is available online at and on the official company blog at MSDSonline is an ICG (Nasdaq: ICGE) company.

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