MSDSonline Named One of Chicago’s Best Workplaces for Gen Y Talent

CHICAGO (January 22, 2014) — MSDSonline, the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for managing hazardous chemicals, announced today that it has been selected for a fourth consecutive year as a Brill Street Top 50 Gen Y Chicago Employer.

MSDSonline President and CEO Glenn Trout said, “We are proud to be a four-time Brill Street Selection. Our employees do right by us and we try our best to do right by them. This year we had a number of new Gen Y hires as well as a good number of Gen Y employees move into newly created management and director level positions. The bottom line is that Gen Y remains the backbone of our company and our products and customers are the better for it.”

Gen Y talent, also known as Millennials, include those born between 1980 and 2000. According to Brill Street, it is a “purpose-driven, social, mobile and tech-savvy” generation that likes to make a contribution in the workplace from the start.

MSDSonline Vice President of Human Resources Rachel Kaiser agrees, “The new folks coming in our door want to have an impact today; so we strive to maintain a culture that welcome their voices and works to help them succeed.”

Trout added, “Our customers rely on us to stay ahead of the technological curve while leveraging our industry leadership. Thanks to our mix of seasoned and insightful professionals working alongside passionate and talented Gen Y employees, our customers say we hit the mark.”

In addition to a modern work environment with views of downtown Chicago and the river, MSDSonline employees have ample opportunities to bond and relax over Ping-Pong, foosball,  intramural sports teams, and regular company-wide parties and outings. More importantly, MSDSonline believes in an open-door policy that gives employees direct access to everyone from the CEO on down.

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.

About Brill Street’s Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago

At Brill Street, we see talent differently. Founded in and focused on Chicago, Brill Street connects emerging professionals with companies, helping Gen Y find meaningful work. Since 2009, Brill Street has been ranking the top employers in Chicago for Gen Y emerging talent. Companies are evaluated on professional development opportunities, benefits, environment, company reputation and culture, perks offered and the enthusiasm of company leadership and Gen Y employees. For more information about Brill Street, and Brill Street’s Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago, please visit Follow Brill Street on Twitter @brill_street.

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