University of Portland has been named a a top workplace in Portland for 2012 and ranked in the top 10 of all large workplaces in the Portland metropolitan area. UP placed ninth in the “large companies” category, which includes organizations with 500 or more employees.

The results are based on employee surveys that were completed by 111 companies throughout the region and were a part of The Oregonian’s first annual “Top Workplaces” study. The confidential surveys were conducted online by WorkplaceDynamics.

“I am very proud of the efforts put forth every day by our faculty and staff, and it is gratifying to know our employees provided such positive overall feedback," says Holy Cross Father William Beauchamp, president of the university. "We continuously strive to make UP a top workplace for our employees who do such a wonderful job of providing a positive educational experience for our students.”