Company win goes down well with pharma firm

by Gazette Reporter
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CITYWEST-based biopharmaceutical company AbbVie has been listed among the top 20 best large workplaces in Ireland for the third successive year.
The prestigious accolade was presented at the recent Great Place to Work Awards in Dublin.
The research-based biopharmaceutical company’s performance has improved by nine places over the previous 12 months, leading AbbVie to scoop its third place win.
AbbVie was also singled out by the Great Place to Work Institute for its efforts to promote employee development.
Great Place to Work adjudicators praised the creation of innovative programmes that enable employees to take ownership of their career, their development and “personal brand”.
Policies and practices in place in organisations were considered under nine key areas, with AbbVie scoring exceptionally highly across all areas at its sites in Dublin, Cork and Sligo.
On the company’s ranking and its development award, Caroline McClafferty, HHR director, AbbVie said: “It is a fantastic achievement to be ranked third in our third year of entry, and to receive a special recognition award for employee development.
“This award has externally validated AbbVie’s focus on employee development with the introduction of our unique company talent philosophy.”
AbbVie employs more than 500 people at five manufacturing and commercial sites across Ireland. Colleagues located at the company’s commercial office in Citywest entered the competition in a combined entry with AbbVie’s Cork and Sligo employees.
In all, just over 65 Irish workplaces were recognised at the annual Great Place to Work Awards event, split into small workplace, medium workplace and large workplace categories.

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