The Scientist Magazine Recognizes Abbott as One of the Best Places to Work in Industry
ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott was recently named one of the Top 10 companies on The Scientist magazine's "Best Places to Work in Industry" list. Abbott was ranked No. 6 on the list of Large Companies (more than 5,000 employees). This is the sixth time that Abbott has been on the list since The Scientist first started ranking companies in 2003. This prestigious list is based on a detailed survey of scientists at life-science companies and research institutions worldwide. The rankings will be included in The Scientist's June issue, available in print and online June 1, 2009.
"Science is the foundation for everything we do at Abbott, and we're proud to be honored by The Scientist for our efforts to provide the resources, tools and development opportunities our scientists need to continue to bring forward new innovations," said John Leonard, M.D., senior vice president, Pharmaceuticals, Research and Development, Abbott.
"The Scientist is delighted to publish this unique and useful study of the life science employers," said Richard Gallagher, editor and publisher, The Scientist. "We can all learn from the winning companies - employees that take great satisfaction from their work are likely to be more motivated and better performers."
Respondents to The Scientist survey were asked to assess their working environment according to 45 criteria in eight different categories, including job satisfaction, benefits, training and integrity. Room for intellectual and career development, a family-friendly environment and less hierarchy topped respondents' priorities. Additionally, employees expressed the importance of job security, stability and growth as desirable attributes of their workplace.
Abbott has numerous recogn
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