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Abbott Named Among The Best Places to Work for Scientists


Abbott Park, Illinois,— Abbott was recently named among The Scientist magazine’s “Best Places to Work in Industry” for the fifth year in a row. This prestigious list is based on a detailed survey of scientists at a cross-section of companies and research institutions nationwide.

“At Abbott, we take great pride in this continued recognition from The Scientist,” said John Leonard, M.D.,vice president, Global Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Abbott. “Being a top employer for scientists helps us remain competitive and continue to recruit the best talent.”

At Abbott, scientists ranked the company the highest in training and development opportunities and in benefits. Scientists at Abbott are given opportunities to succeed in their careers through management training programs, online mentoring tools and networking groups.

“This year’s results again indicate that strong leadership and a sense of personal satisfaction are essential ingredients for a healthy work environment,” said Richard Gallagher, editor and publisher, The Scientist. “We are pleased to be able to provide the results of this survey to our readers for the fifth consecutive year.”

Respondents were asked to assess their working environment according to 45 criteria in eight different categories, including the efficacy of internal communications, quality of the research environment, and opportunities for training and development. The Scientist’s May issue features detailed survey results and rankings of the top 15 large (more than 4,000 employees) and 15 small (4,000 employees or less) institutions and are available on The Scientist Web site at

Recognition for Scientists

Abbott scientists are rewarded through Chairman’s awards, President’s awards, patent/inventor awards and induction into the prestigious Volwiler Society, which was established in 1985 to recognize the company’s most distinguished scientists and engineers. Named for the late Ernest H. Volwiler, Ph.D., an internationally recognized scientist and former Abbott president and chairman of the board, the society encourages professional growth, and constant pursuit of innovation and scientific discovery.


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