Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
Miles D. White
34 Ratings

Pros
  • Pretty good work-life balance except during crunch time (in 46 reviews)

  • Pay is good, offer good benefits for Permanently employed employee's (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much time for work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • As a large company, innovation and creativity is stifled a bit (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Worker Bee

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Worker Bee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Worker Bee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good insurance Use to be a good place to work

    Cons

    Everything about it is a con.

    Advice to Management

    There should be less management with degrees and more workers that earned their way up to the top.


  2. Sr Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    location was a plus

    Cons

    Company does not value its employees. Management does not care to retain employees.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are what made the company, and management will be the one to let it fall.


  3. Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Complimentary beverages; METRO accessible location

    Cons

    No career advancement; no recognition

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to do a better job of recognizing and mentoring staff


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  5. just OK...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, benefits etc

    Cons

    This company do not hire, they bring in just interns, PDP program and lots of contractors with no chance to get hired. There are departments where a manager has 4 to 5 contractors. All the job posting are just because the law requires ...

    Advice to Management

    STOP Outsourcing!!!


  6. Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and reasonable life work balance. Great coworkers throughout the organization. Good company with leading edge technologies.

    Cons

    Inefficient management structure that creates a difficult process to getting goals accomplished. Too much emphasis on cost cutting leading to worker morale issues in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Give the workers more participation and communicate better.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Please Stop Lay-offs!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent products, high tech facilities and excellent co-workers.

    Cons

    Lack of job security. So many lay-offs in every single year. Very frustrating for employees!

    Advice to Management

    You selected the best of each field to bring to Abbott. People really love Abbott and do above and beyond for the success of company and improvement of healthcare of the society by Abbott excellent product lines. Can you please show some mercy and let us concentrate and don't have so many lay-offs in every single year! This lack of job security really killing us and disturb our concentration to do a good job. Well, you for sure know it already and simply don't care!


  8. Helpful (1)

    I would not recommend someone to work at Abbott vascular. Management doesn't care about employees

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Work life balance is okay

    Cons

    No career path, no investment in employees, no strategy for the future, very top down organization and leaders are not that smart


  9. Helpful (3)

    Great company benefits, but too focused on outsourcing and the bottom dollar

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Abbott Park, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are great, company gives you opportunities to learn. I loved my job until I was outsourced. Great Benefits

    Cons

    The company keeps replacing older employees with foreign workers here and in India. I worked there for 14 years then I was told I had 2 months to train my replacement in India. Then I was to be let go. This story has been repeated thousand of times in 2014. It will continue into 2015 with the layoffs. Dr. Abbott must be rolling over in his grave, he was a great people person.

    Advice to Management

    Do not leave all your people. Employees care about Abbott. Consultants are there for a time then they move on. Abbott will soon be nothing but a shell.


  10. Female Intense

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Applications in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    once you're in you are in

    Cons

    VERY HARD TO MOVE or GET IN AS A MAN!!!!

    Advice to Management

    STOP being better than you think you are and stop talking about other management behind their back to workers ....POOR BEHAVIOR as managers


  11. Regional Service Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Service Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Regional Service Manager in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None absolutely none Zero Zero

    Cons

    The Company made me fire several employees who were excellent workers. Upper manager cannot be trusted!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring YES men.



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