AbbVie, the global biopharmaceutical company, has been listed as the No. 3 Best Large Workplace in Ireland 2021. The announcement was made at the recent Best Workplace 2021 Virtual Awards.
It is the eighth consecutive year that the company has featured on the list and its sixth placing in the top three. AbbVie, which employs more than 2,500 people across nine sites in Ireland, remains the highest placed company in the Irish biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical industry.
The Great Place to Work Institute assesses the policies and practices in place in organisations under nine key areas, including employee development, hiring practices, employee achievement recognition, and communication. It then benchmarks these against other organisations in each country.
The Institute also recognised AbbVie as a Best Workplace for Women for the third successive year. AbbVie is one of just 22 companies in Ireland to receive this accolade in 2021. The programme recognises organisations that provide a great work environment for all employees but create positive and supportive workplaces for women in particular.
AbbVie’s Country HR Director, Samantha Commons said: “Being named as one of Ireland’s top three best large workplaces again this year is an incredible accomplishment for the company and one that I am extremely proud of. This important external validation reflects our determination to create a safe and inclusive workplace that supports our employees to develop and grow their careers.
“I would like to thank our employees and various teams across our sites in Ireland for their extraordinary efforts and commitment over the past 12 months. They have exemplified the very best of our company culture and are pivotal in our mission to make a remarkable impact in our communities and for patients around the world” she added.
The Great Place to Work Institute publishes three different lists at its annual awards, including the Best Large Workplaces in Ireland (>301 employees). AbbVie was joined by 23 other companies on companies this roll call.
Companies are largely ranked in order on these lists using information confidentially supplied by employees. Two-thirds of each workplace's score comes this Trust Index Employee Survey, with up to one third of the remaining marks based on a company-wide Culture Audit undertaken by the Great Place to Work Institute.
CEO at Great Place to Work Ireland, Cathal Divily, praised the efforts of all participating companies: “Reaching the criteria to appear on this list of Best Workplaces in Ireland is a massive achievement in any year, and all the more so in a year where disruptions to the workplace that would have taken decades were instead implemented practically overnight. The organisations that we recognise this year have spent years developing a high-trust relationship with their teams and have spent this year continuing to strengthen and sustain those bonds.”