The Abbott Experience
Abbott offers more than just a job – our diversity allows us to offer employees unlimited career opportunities in a variety of disciplines including, human resources, information technology, finance, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, medical affairs, operations, distribution and marketing, as well as across many health care specialties, including pharmaceutical, medical products and nutritionals. And, we’re proud to say that our efforts have been recognized by distinguished publications and organizations, such as The Corporate Research Foundation, Great Places to Work Institute-Europe, Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, Money, Science, Working Mother and Hewitt Associates, who have named Abbott Canada 34th Best Employer in Canada for 2008.
Abbott provides equal opportunities for every employee – no matter which role they play or how long they’ve been with the company – and works hard to nurture an atmosphere that fosters creative thinking and helps employees develop to their full potential. We believe the simple reason why any organization – or individual – reaches its full potential is because diversity is valued, appreciated, and supported at all levels.
At Abbott, we offer extensive learning and development programs and resources, and a variety of educational opportunities to ensure that our employees are equipped with the latest information in their functional areas of expertise.
All our permanent employees also have access to our Educational Assistance Plan that reimburses 80% of tuition expenses in programs related to the current position or positions that are part of our employees’ career path.
At Abbott, employee recognition is a priority. Our Service Award Program allows us to recognize our employees in a specific fashion, after completing five years of service and for every five years afterwards. Through the STAR Recognition program, all Abbott employees have the opportunity to recognize their colleagues and nominate them for different levels of recognition.