SUPPORTING YOUR WELL-BEING
At Abbott, our mission is to help people fulfill their potential through health, and that starts with you. To help our employees, we offer health programmes, workplace flexibility and benefits.
Abbott employees in Australia and New Zealand have the opportunity to acquire shares in Abbott through the Company Share Ownership Plan. It is entirely voluntary and all brokerage fees (excluding sell transactions) are met by the company.
Salary sacrificing is a tax effective way for employees to maximise nett earning capacity. Abbott employees can arrange to salary sacrifice superannuation contributions, novated leases, Qantas/Virgin club memberships, laptop computers, mobile phones or electronic diaries in accordance with the Fringe Benefits Tax Act.
Abbott also provides all full-time and part-time employees working more than 15 hours per week with insurance cover for Death, Total & Permanent Disability (TPD) and Salary Continuance (income protection) up to age 65. Abbott also provides $15,000 to the family, to assist with funeral expenses, upon the death of an employee.
A generous parental leave package provides employees with additional benefits to those provided by the Government upon the birth, adoption or fostering of a child.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Abbott offers a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides employees and their immediate family with free:
- Basic legal advice
- Financial advice
- Confidential counselling service
- Customised exercise and diet plan
As well as the EAP, Abbott also provides employees free annual influenza vaccinations, assistance to those wanting to quit smoking and monthly wellbeing promotions that cover a range of health topics.
First Aid Courses are scheduled on an annual basis and Abbott employees are encouraged to gain their first aid qualification to assist in both their private and professional life.
Gymnasium facilities, including a personal trainer, are available for a small fee to employees located at Macquarie Park.
Best Doctors is a unique medical advice service available to employees and their immediate dependents providing them with access to leading specialists around the world to obtain a valuable second opinion.