Top UK Pharma and Life Science Workplaces for Wellbeing (2022)

Written by: Lucy Walters
Published on: 23 May 2022

Best Companies for Wellbeing 2022In this article, we’ve rounded up the best Pharmaceutical and Life Science workplaces for well-being in the UK, based on the official rankings given by The Great Place to Work Institute in 2022…

Medium Workplaces (51-250 Employees)

Alnylam (Pharmaceuticals)

Anlylam is leading the translation of RNA interface into new innovative medicines with the aim to transform the lives of people affected by rare and prevalent diseases with unmet needs. Ranking 51st in the Medium Workplaces category, the company offers employee benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as emotional health benefits.

Consilient Health (Pharmaceuticals)

Established in 2005 and ranking 66th, Consilient Health is a medium-sized pharmaceutical company commercialising products in complex markets and therapeutic areas such as women’s health, endocrinology, bone health and urology. The company offer several ways to improve employee mental and physical wellbeing, including flexible working, mental health first aiders and access to Headspace.

ADVANZ PHARMA (Pharmaceuticals)

Ranking 78th, ADVANZ is a speciality pharmaceutical company committed to improving the lives of patients by enhancing the critical medicines they depend on. Employee benefits include private healthcare as well as numerous benefits promoting a healthy work-life balance, financial health and career progression.

Santen (Pharmaceuticals)

Santen is one of the world’s leading specialist ophthalmic pharmaceutical companies, ranking 79th in this category. The company offer a range of benefits that encourage both a positive work-life balance and a healthy lifestyle.

Large Workplaces (251-1,000 Employees)

Biogen (Biotechnology)

Biogen is a global biotechnology company leading innovative scientific research with the goal of defeating devastating neurological diseases. In the Large Workplaces category, the company ranked 14th, with employee benefits aimed at improving physical, financial, and emotional wellbeing. Examples include medical, vision and dental plans, wellness programs, global medical assistance, health advocates and telemedicine services.

Agilent Technologies (Chemical Analysis, Life Sciences & Diagnostics)

Agilent is a leader in the life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, providing laboratories across the globe with instruments, services, consumables, applications, and expertise. The company ranks 15th in this category, with numerous programs to improve work-life balance as well as access to healthcare and employee assistance services.

AbbVie (Biopharmaceuticals)

AbbVie is a global, research-driven biopharmaceutical company and ranks 27th in the Large Workplaces category. AbbVie offers a range of employee well-being benefits, including AbbVie Vitality which supports employees with their physical, mental, and emotional health. AbbVie Vitality offers a range of benefits including wellbeing education, health promotion programs, on-site screenings and immunisations and health fairs and fitness events.

Stryker (MedTech)

Ranking 29th in this category, Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies offering innovative products and services in Medical and Surgical, Neurotechnology, Orthopaedics and Spine. Employee wellbeing benefits include healthcare, insurance benefits, paid time off plans, wellness programs and onsite fitness centres.

Chiesi Ltd (Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare)

The Chiesi Group is an international research-focused pharmaceuticals and healthcare group operating in 30 countries with 6,000+ employees and ranking 56th in the Large Workplaces category. Chiesi offers employees access to their People Care Program, covering healthcare, well-being education, welfare, and volunteering.

Ipsen, Slough (Biopharmaceuticals)

Ranking 61st, Ipsen is a global, mid-sized biopharmaceutical company developing transformative medicines in the areas of oncology, rare disease, and neuroscience. The company offers a range of health and wellbeing benefits as well as flexible schemes to help employees adapt to changing circumstances.

Super Large Workplaces (1,000+ Employees)

Abbott (Healthcare)

Ranking 11th in this category is Abbott; a global healthcare company with leading products and businesses in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. With over 113,000 employees, Abbott offers a range of employee wellbeing benefits, from a free on-site gym to free private health cover.

Siemens Healthineers (MedTech)

Siemens Healthineers is a leading MedTech company fighting the world’s most threatening diseases. The company ranked 38th in this category, with employee benefits such as private medical insurance and 24/7 employee assistance programmes improving the wellbeing of its 66,000+ employees globally.

Current Opportunities in the UK…

Take a look at UK job opportunities in the Life Science industry currently being advertised on PharmiWeb.Jobs here.