ABBOTT PARK, Ill.,
Sept. 17, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today was named among the Top 10 companies in
magazine's 100 Best Companies list. This is the thirteenth consecutive year that Abbott has been included in the prestigious ranking, which recognizes companies for providing a family-friendly workplace. Additional information is in the October/November issue of
magazine and online at
"Abbott is honored to be recognized by
magazine for our efforts in helping employees and their families thrive," said
, executive vice president, Human Resources, Abbott. "We are committed to offering progressive workplace programs, including child care, flextime, and paid family leave. These offerings help strengthen the bond between employees and their families, which in turn, leads to a high-performing, family-friendly culture."
Abbott offers a comprehensive offering of health care, wellness, work/life and other family-friendly benefits, as well as flexible work options such as job sharing, compressed work-weeks, telecommuting and flextime to help employees find success at work and home. Abbott also offers opportunities for employees to succeed, lead and grow in their careers through training, mentoring, tuition reimbursement, networking groups and development programs that provide support and advancement opportunities.
Abbott Widely Recognized as a Great Place to Work
In addition to being honored for workplace leadership by
, the National Association for Female Executives again named Abbott among the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women in 2013. The company has also been named to
magazine's list of the top companies for diversity for ten years.
About Working Mother's 100 Best Companies List
Abbott was selected for the 2013
100 Best Companies based on an extensive application with more than 600 questions on workforce, compensation, child care, flexibility programs, leave policies and more. It also surveys the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. Eight areas were measured and scored: company profile, benefits, paid time off and leaves, workplace profile, women's issues and advancement, child care, flexible work, and unique best practices.
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Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 70,000 people.