Top Life Science Companies to Work for in the UK (2022)

Written by: Lucy Walters
Published on: 14 Jul 2022

Top Companies to Work for 2022In this article, we’ve put together a list of the best Life Sciences organisations to work for in the UK, using the official rankings given by The Great Place to Work Institute in 2022…

Small Workplaces (20-50 Employees)

i-Pharm Consulting Ltd

i-Pharm provides talent solutions for the global Life Sciences sector and ranked 21st in this category. 100% of employees surveyed said there was a real ‘family’ or ‘team’ feeling at the organisation, with 99% also agreeing that management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.

Synergy Vision

Synergy Vision is an award-winning medical communications agency with around 58 employees in the UK. The organisation ranked 31st in this category and 30th in the UK’s Best Small Workplaces for Wellbeing awards.

ProMedical

Founded in 2007, ProMedical is a workforce solution organisation supporting the NHS and private healthcare sector across the UK. The organisation ranked 61st in this category, with 96% of employees surveyed agreeing they are comfortable with the level of job security in the organisation, with 100% believing that management show a sincere interest in their employees as people.

Medium Workplaces (51-250 Employees)

Alnylam UK Ltd

With more than 90 employees in the UK, Alnylam is a pharmaceutical company leading the translation of RNA interference into a new class of innovative medicines. The organisation ranked 24th in this category, with 100% of employees surveyed saying they felt proud to work there.

Medneo Diagnostics UK Ltd

Established in 2019 and employing around 85 people in the UK, Medneo provides innovative medical imaging services across the UK. This organisation ranked 64th in this category, with 98% of employees agreeing that people are treated fairly regardless of race or ethnic origin, and 92% agreeing that management show appreciation for good work.

Insulet International Ltd

With around 90 employees in the UK, Insulet is a medical device company committed to improving the lives of those with diabetes and other conditions using its Omnipod product platform. The organisation ranked 70th in this category, and also ranked 43rd in UK’s Best Medium Workplaces for Wellbeing.

AXON

AXON is a global healthcare communications agency employing around 80 people in the UK. The organisation ranked 77th in this year’s category, and also ranked 53rd for UK’s Best Medium Workplaces for Wellbeing.

Vetoquinol UK

Vetoquinol is the 9th largest veterinary pharmaceutical company in the world and the 4th largest dedicated to animal health. The organisation has around 68 employees in the UK and ranked 84th in this category as well as 48th in the UK’s Best Medium Workplaces for Wellbeing.

Consilient Health

Consilient Health is a medium-sized pharmaceutical company established in 2005 and with around 56 employees working in the UK. The organisation ranked 89th in this category as well as 66th in the UK’s Best Medium Workplaces for Wellbeing 2022.

Santen UK Limited

Santen is one of the world’s leading specialist ophthalmic pharmaceutical companies with around 59 employees in St Albans, UK. The organisation ranked 91st in this category and also ranked 79th in the UK’s Best Medium Workplaces for Wellbeing 2022.

Advanz Pharma Services (UK) Ltd

With 113 employees in the UK, ADVANZ is a speciality pharmaceutical company working to enhance critical medicines. They ranked 97th in this category and also ranked 78th in UK’s Best Medium Workplaces for Wellbeing 2022.

Large Workplaces (251-1,000 Employees)

Stryker UK

With over 700 employees in the UK, Stryker is a world-leading medical technology company driven to make healthcare better. This year, the organisation ranked 14th in this category as well as ranking 29th in UK’s Best Large Workplaces for Wellbeing.

Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies ranked 15th in this category and also ranked 15th in the UK’s Best Large Workplaces for Wellbeing 2022. 93% of employees say they are proud to tell others they work at the organisation, with 92% agreeing that it’s a great place to work.

Oxford PharmaGenesis

Oxford PharmaGenesis ranked 17th in this category after also ranking 17th in 2021. 94% of employees say they are proud to tell others they work at the organisation, with 96% agreeing that management is competent at running the business.

Biogen Idec Ltd

Biogen are pioneers in neuroscience with over 340 employees in the UK. The organisation ranked 24th in this category this year, which is 12 places higher than in 2021.

Fittleworth Medical Ltd

Located in Littlehampton and with over 330 employees, Fittleworth is a leading dispensing appliance contractor for the NHS. The organisation ranks 41st in this category and 31st in UK’s Best Large Workplaces for Wellbeing.

AbbVie

With over 1,000 employees in the UK, AbbVie is a leading pharmaceutical company aimed at solving serious health issues and addressing the medical challenges of tomorrow. The organisation ranked 42nd in this category this year, and also ranked 27th in the UK’s Best Large Workplaces for Wellbeing.

Ipsen Slough

With over 250 employees located in Slough, Berkshire, Ipsen is a global biopharmaceutical company working to improve lives through innovating medicine across several therapeutic areas including Oncology and Rare Diseases. The organisation ranked 55th in this category, and also ranked 61st in UK’s Best Large Workplaces for Wellbeing 2022.

Chiesi Ltd

Chiesi is an international, research-focused pharmaceuticals and healthcare group employing more than 400 workers in the UK. The organisation ranked 62nd in this year’s category and also ranked 56th in UK’s Best Large Workplaces for Wellbeing.

Super Large Workplaces (1,000+ Employees)

Abbott UK

Ranking 21st in this category is Abbott: a global healthcare leader helping people live more fully at all stages of life. More than 1,500 of its 107,000+ employees work in the UK. The business also ranked 11th in UK’s Best Super Large Workplaces for Wellbeing 2022 and 22nd in UK’s Best Super Large Workplaces 2021.

Siemens Healthineers

Ranking 33rd, Siemens Healthineers is a leading medical technology company with more than 2,100 employees in the UK. The organisation also ranked 38th in the UK’s Best Super Large Workplaces for Wellbeing 2022.