AbbVie honoured with Best Workplace award

AbbVie honoured with Best Workplace award

Employees from biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, including its facility at Carrigtwohill, celebrating the company’s No.2 Best Large Workplace in Ireland ranking and other award wins at the Great Place to Work Awards 2019 ceremony: Back: Joanne Conway, Gerry Barry, Samantha Commons, Aibhin Ferris, Karen Gordon and front: Catriona Mortell, Caroline McClaffery, and Andrew Shaw.

BIOPHARMACEUTICAL company AbbVie was recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces for Women and received a Great Place to Work ambassador accolade.

AbbVie, the global biopharmaceutical company which has a manufacturing presence in Carrigtwohill, has been listed among the Best Large Workplaces in Ireland for the sixth successive year. The announcement was made at the Great Place to Work Awards in Dublin recently.

AbbVie was listed as the No. 2 Best Large Workplace in Ireland 2019 at the workplace awards ceremony. It remains the highest placed company in the biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical industry across all categories.

Caroline McClafferty, Director of Business Human Resources for Manufacturing Engineering Services with AbbVie, was also the recipient of the 2019 ‘Great Place to Work Ambassador’ award.

AbbVie employs more than 700 people at five manufacturing and commercial sites across Ireland. Colleagues located in the company’s manufacturing sites in Sligo and Cork entered into the Great Place to Work evaluation process with a combined submission with employees from the commercial sites located in Dublin.

The Great Place to Work Institute assesses the policies and practices in place in organisations under nine key areas, including employee development, hiring practices, recognition and communication. It then benchmarks these against other organisations in each country. AbbVie scored exceptionally highly across all areas at its sites in Dublin, Cork and Sligo.

AbbVie delivers world-class discovery, production and supply of critical medicines.

Ms McClafferty said she was delighted that AbbVie had once again been recognised by the Great Place to Work Institute as a company that has invested in fostering a high trust, innovative and inclusive workplace culture.

“I am incredibly proud to be recognised as the Great Place to Work 2019 Culture Ambassador, but accept the award on behalf of a very large team of wonderful colleagues. This honour reflects the massive contribution, dedication and drive of our dedicated HR and Communications teams.”

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