Global Citizenship

Creating a Culture of Citizenship > Our Workplace Awards and Recognition

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The Great Places to Work Institute has recognized Abbott as a leading employer in more than a dozen countries around the world, including Korea, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden. These awards are based on surveys measuring employee confidence, pride and sense of unity.

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In Germany, Abbott was named the number-two Top Employer by the Corporate Research Foundation. The foundation has honored us as a top employer for five straight years, from 2007-2011.

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Abbott is recognized among the best places to work around the world, and the company continues to be honored for innovative programs that help our employees find success at work and home.

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Abbott has been included on the Top 20 BioPharma Employers list, published by Science magazine, eight times since 2002.

Abbott is recognized among the best places to work around the world, and the company continues to be honored for innovative programs that help our employees find success at work and home. Recent awards include:

Australia

  • Great Places to Work 2012 – Great Place to Work Institute Australia

Brazil

  • Great Places to Work (2010 and 2011)– Great Places to Work Institute Brazil and Época magazine
  • Top Child-Friendly Company 2011 – Foundation Abrinq

China

  • Top Employer 2011 – Corporate Research Foundation Institute
  • One of Top Global Companies for Social Responsibility (Southern China Weekly, in partnership with Beijing and Nankai Universities)
  • Shanghai Charity Foundation Appreciation Award for earthquake relief efforts

Denmark

  • Best Multinational Workplaces 2011 – Great Places to Work Institute Europe
  • No. 1 Best Workplace in Denmark 2011; honored as a top employer for three straight years (2009-2011) – Great Places to Work Institute Denmark
  • Life Balance Prize 2011 for longstanding commitment to work-life programs – The Great Places to Work Institute Denmark

Germany

  • No. 2 Top Employer; honored as a top employer for five straight years (2007-2011) – Corporate Research Foundation

Ireland

  • Best Multinational Workplaces 2011 – Great Places to Work Institute Europe
  • Best Places to Work; honored for nine straight years (2004-2011) – Great Places to Work Institute Ireland
  • Overall winner, National Training Award 2011– Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD)
  • Outstanding Training and Development practices in the Multinational Sector for three years (2009-2011) – Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD)
  • 2011 winner, Abbott Vascular (Large Enterprises – Life Sciences Organization Category) – Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD)
  • 2011 winner, Abbott Ireland PDP Program (Work Placement – Graduate and Non-Graduate Category) – Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD)
  • Graduate Employer of the Year Award– GradIreland Graduate Recruitment Awards (2009-2011)

Israel

  • Best Places to Work in Israel 2011– Business Data Israel

Italy

  • Top Employer; honored for four straight years – Corporate Research Foundation

Japan

  • Great Places to Work; honored for two straight years (2011-2012) and named as one of the top 30 best companies – Great Places to Work Institute Japan

Korea

  • Great Places to Work 2011 – Great Places to Work Institute Korea
  • Best Workplace for Women 2011 – Great Places to Work Institute Korea
  • Best Family Friendly Management Accreditation 2010-2013 – Korea Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
  • Second Runner-Up in Korea’s Best Giving and Voluntarism Award – National Council of Nonprofit Organizations Korea
  • One of the winners of the 2011 Asia CSR Awards – Asian CSR Forum

Netherlands

  • Great Places to Work; honored for two straight years – Great Places to Work Institute Netherlands
  • Best Multinational Workplaces 2011 – Great Places to Work Institute Europe

Norway

  • Best Multinational Workplaces 2011 – Great Places to Work Institute Europe
  • No. 8 Top Employer; honored as a top employer for three straight years (2009-2011) – Great Places to Work Institute Norway

Singapore

  • Abbott Manufacturing Singapore (AMS) facility recognized as the first manufacturing plant in Singapore to earn Green Mark Gold-Level Certification, Singapore's Building and Construction Authority’s highest recognition for green building practices

Spain

  • Top Employer 2011 – Corporate Research Foundation Institute

Sweden

  • Best Multinational Workplaces 2011 – Great Places to Work Institute Europe
  • One of the Top 10 Great Places to Work 2011; honored as a top employer for three straight years (2009-2011) – Great Places to Work Institute Sweden

United Kingdom

  • Investors in People Standard (since 1998) – Investors in People

United States

  • Best Entry-Level Jobs; honored for six straight years – The Princeton Review
  • Top 20 BioPharma Employers; included on the list eight times since 2002 – Science magazine
  • Top 10 Best Places to Work in Industry list for two straight years (2010-2011), included on the list seven years – The Scientist magazine
  • Ranked among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity for eight straight years – DiversityInc magazine
  • Top 10 Companies for Executive Women – DiversityInc magazine
  • Top 10 Companies for Asian Americans – DiversityInc magazine
  • Diversity Elite 60; honored for four straight years – Hispanic Business magazine
  • Bravo Award for diversity – U.S. Hispanic Advocacy Association
  • Top 50 Employers; honored for two straight years – Minority Engineer magazine
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers; honored for eleven straight years – Working Mother magazine
  • Ten Best Companies for Kids 2011 for creating a family-friendly workplace – Working Mother magazine
  • Top 10 ranking for Executive Women for two consecutive years – National Association for Female Executives
  • 2011 Best Companies for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – Women of Color magazine
  • 100 Best Adoption Friendly Workplaces for five straight years – The Dave Thomas Foundation

Note: All data in the Global Citizenship section reflects activities prior to the separation of Abbott and AbbVie on January 1, 2013.