Visionary Workplace? You'll Find It Here

Fast Company names Abbott one of its 2020 Top 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators.

Strategy and Strength|Jul.29, 2020

Innovation is at the core of Abbott.

It sparked our beginnings more than 130 years ago and continues to propel us to the forefront of life-changing breakthroughs.

That's why we’re proud Fast Company has ranked us No. 12 on their list of the Top 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators in 2020.

"We empower our employees to be innovative across all divisions and levels of Abbott, spanning from labs to offices to production facilities," said Mary Moreland, Executive Vice President, Human Resources. "This is necessary to ensure our health technologies adapt to ever-changing conditions and remain relevant to the people around the world who rely on us not just today, but for years to come."

According to Fast Company, over 850 companies applied from more than two dozen countries around the world for the magazine's second innovative workplace awards, which are "designed to celebrate companies able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to fostering a culture that encourages innovation at all levels."

Abbott's Global Viral Surveillance Program is a powerful example of how our innovative spirit pairs with a culture of hard work and dedication to enhance lives around the world. Last November, a team of Abbott's virus hunters announced the discovery of a new strain of HIV called HIV-1 Group M, subtype L. This breakthrough keeps the global health community a step ahead of the virus.

"Abbott always has offered me a supportive place to grow and develop professionally," said Mary Rodgers, Principal Scientist, Abbott. "Employees feel truly valued because Abbott continually invests in us during every stage of our careers. Scientists and engineers are encouraged to collaborate and we’re given opportunities to find mentors and pursue new ideas. It's an environment that sets you up for success."

Fast Company cited our STEM internships for students from underrepresented backgrounds in our second recognition this year from the magazine after being named its 2020 World Changing Company. This is the latest of several honors Abbott has earned in 2020, along with being one of the Top 100 Global Innovators, a Top 50 Company for Diversity and a Fortune Best Big Company to Work For.