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Abcam celebrates Employees’ Choice win at Glassdoor awards





Abcam is celebrating after receiving the Employees’ Choice Award 2022 in Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in the UK. Abcam is the first biotech company to be ranked in the top five for two years in a row.

Abcam’s SVP of Human Resources, Nick Skinner, outside the company’s Cambridge site on Biomedical Campus, Discovery Drive. Picture: Keith Heppell
Abcam’s SVP of Human Resources, Nick Skinner, outside the company’s Cambridge site on Biomedical Campus, Discovery Drive. Picture: Keith Heppell

As the worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies, Glassdoor celebrates, each year, outstanding employers throughout the world. Solely based on employees’ feedback, the winners for ‘the Best Places to Work 2022’ were selected from hundreds of thousands of eligible companies. Last year Abcam beat Google, Apple and Facebook in the best place to work listing.

Abcam was founded in 1998 by Jonathan Milner. Based on Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the company – a global innovator empowering life science researchers with high-quality biological reagents and tools critical to research, drug discovery and diagnostics – has a headcount of more than 1,600 on 14 global sites.

Nick Skinner, SVP human resources at Abcam, said: “Featuring in Glassdoor’s best places to work as the highest-ranked biotech and in the top five for two years in a row reflects our strong commitment to making Abcam a great place to work.

We are guided by a powerful purpose and believe that this has helped motivate our teams and create a vibrant environment. Our people are the cornerstone of our business and we are proud to have been recognised for our culture again.

“With such a big interest in science recently, we are excited to help make life sciences an attractive area for people who want a substantial sense of purpose in their career.”

Nick Skinner, Abcam’s SVP of Human Resources, celebrates the Glassdoor listing. Picture: Keith Heppell
Nick Skinner, Abcam’s SVP of Human Resources, celebrates the Glassdoor listing. Picture: Keith Heppell

The world’s efforts to tackle Covid-19 have showcased how scientific breakthroughs and global cooperation can deliver huge benefits for society, inspiring more young people in the UK to pursue a career in STEM and join the next wave of scientists, innovators and game-changers.

Abcam is invested in attracting, developing and retaining talent, and welcomed more than 500 new joiners globally in 2021. The company also launched numerous initiatives supporting diversity and inclusion, flexible working, gender equality, employee development and wellbeing, in addition to promoting STEM education and supporting local communities.

In addition, Abcam’s multi-award winning share programme vested in November 2021, releasing circa 1.8 million shares to employees, 92 per cent of whom are now shareholders.

Christian Sutherland-Wong, CEO at Glassdoor, said: “The world of work is rapidly evolving, fueled by the pandemic and now millions of workers reevaluating their expectations from employers.

“This year’s Best Places to Work winners are leading the way by listening and responding to employee feedback and reimagining the employee experience to truly put their people first. It’s inspiring to see these employers step up during the pandemic to expand and grow company cultures where employees feel supported and valued in and out of work.”



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