Top employers in science

The most popular graduate recruiters in science

The top employers in science for 2014/15, as voted for by students and graduates, are:

1. Abbot Ireland

Abbott Ireland manufactures and markets a broad range of health care products including medical devices, pharmaceutical, diagnostic and nutritional products. It has manufacturing facilities and commercial sales and marketing operations in Ireland.

2. Pfizer

Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company producing best-selling drugs such as Lipitor, Accupril and Viagra, has been operating in Ireland for over 30 years.

3. Boston Scientific

Global company which develops, makes and markets medical devices for less invasive forms of interventional treatment. Operates in Galway, Clonmel and Cork. Its Galway plant is the biggest single industrial employer in the west of Ireland.

4. GlaxoSmithKline

Global research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company. It operates in Cork, Dublin and Dungarvan.

5. Allergan Pharmaceuticals

A pharmaceutical and medical device company that develops products for the ophthalmology, neurosciences, medical dermatology, medical aesthetics and other specialty markets.

6. Medtronic

The medical technology corporation has been present in Ireland since 1999. It has a development and manufacturing hub in Galway and a sales office is in Dublin.

7. Stryker Ireland

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care.

8. Eli Lilly Company

A global, research-based pharmaceutical company with three operations in Ireland; marketing and sales, treasury and inter-company processes and manufacturing.

9. Novartis

A multinational pharmaceutical company with a diverse portfolio including; pharmaceuticals, eye care products, generics, consumer health products, vaccines and diagnostic tools.


Roche is a global health-care company that operates worldwide under two divisions: pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche's Irish pharmaceutical commercial operations headquarters is based in Dublin.