Abbott Labs
3.4 of 5 554 reviews
www.abbott.com Abbott Park, IL 5000+ Employees

Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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3.4 554 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White

Miles D. White

(345 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Down Ward Spiral

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsUnlike 5 to 10 years ago, there in no realy good reason to work here.

    ConsUnless you are in the PDP program or someone's pet, there are no promotions.
    The only people who get any sort of training are in management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome clean, what is really going on with this company?

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    How Long Will I Have A Job

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Abbott Park, IL

    ProsBenefits are good. Vacation and sick time. Retirement and stock retirement.

    ConsNot knowing if you'll be part of the next round of lay offs. Back stabbing dishonest management. Used to be one of the best places to work within the area, now the tension in the work place is so bad you could cut it with a knife. It's a terrible feeling not having a sense of job security because a consulting firm hired by the company has basically made employees feel they have no value to the company. We're just numbers, not people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe truthful and honest. Management have no morals or ethics when it comes to dealing with people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a good place to build up experience in today's competitive market.

    Senior Financial Analyst - ISSG (Former Employee)
    Lake Bluff, IL

    ProsRecognizable company that has proven it can withstand the test of time. Job security

    ConsDue to the size of the company, most employees area of focus (silo effect) is very small. If you are the type that wants to build a resume and aggressively explore opportunities outside of Abbott in the future, do not stay here long.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excited to start,but not a great experience

    Field Service Engineer (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsLarge fortune 100 company. Many nice people willing to help you out. Dallas, Texas headquarters, need I say more?

    ConsYour performance is measured against a lot of metrics much of which is out of your control. Company is performance driven by by these arbitrary metrics. Hospitalization is expensive, and coinsurance is as well. The training is terrible, and you will be left hanging in front of customers as you learn how to fix instruments on the fly. Typical corporate culture, focus is strictly on earnings and shareholders. Your everyday tools are outdated, especially your handheld device to close calls. You'll spend many hours needlessly waiting on software.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management is out of touch, many with no experience in the field. Ditch all the metrics that can be manipulated and ask the people in the field what is needed and works best. Solve instrument issues, build a box with quality in mind.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It used to be a good place, until Miles took over.

    St Manager (Former Employee)
    Abbott Park, IL

    ProsGreat benefits
    Average pay
    Good opportunities to move to a different area
    Heavy emphasis on career development

    ConsBureaucracy bureaucracy, bureaucracy.
    Ridiculously long hours. Leave on time and everyone makes you feel guilty

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime for Moles to move on.

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    Totally doomed

    GIS (Current Employee)

    ProsIt was a great place before the split and AbbVie took all the $.

    ConsSoon to outsource 60% of IT overseas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't do it?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good benefits but terrible corporate culture. Something out of the 1950's

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    North Chicago, IL

    ProsGood benefits
    Good severance package
    Still has a pension not many companies offer that anymore
    Great opportunity to travel even though they have Telepresence which no one uses as many old time employees can barely use a computer.

    ConsTerrible corporate culture
    Not much progress for advancement. You probably have to wait for someone to die to be promoted.
    Employees spend more time sucking up than actual work, which is how to get promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRather than downsize the Indians get rid of the Chiefs. Too top heavy but I guess you know that but as a courtesy Sharks don't eat Sharks.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrid, Ratchet, Hell Hole of Place (DC Office!)

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsDecent Pay, and Great Benefits and discounted perks with partnering company!

    ConsCondescending exchange with Executive level staff, and little room for Advancement. Outright preferential treatment of staff. Overall horrible morale and culture of DC Federal Government Affairs Office; other aspects of Abbott may be different.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Expierence with SAP Systems and other company products and Software

    Material Handler/Operator II (Current Employee)
    Temecula, CA

    ProsPay is good, offer good benefits for Permanently employed employee's

    ConsI was a Contract Employee. Their has been a Hiring Freeze since 2009 and only layoffs since.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI've worked with the company for almost 5 years as a contract employee. 1 with the manufacturing lines at the Temecula Ynez site and almost 4 with the Warehouse at the Temecula Zevo Site. I see a lot of permanent employee's who take their job for granted and rack up numerous incidents against them without any punishment or fear of discliplinary action. I've missed a total of 2 days of work in the time I have worked here due to illness and yet I am still a contract employee while one of the many employee's I work with that I can use as an example is constantly out on leave. She boast and even admits that for the entire 2013 fiscal year that she never once worked an entire 5 day work week. This is not someone I would hope you would want to represent your company with FDA audits and various other tours and audits here and this is just one of many examples that I can list in just my area of work. Not only is it not good business it is dishearting for contract employee's such as myself who have been praised by not only my team leaders and supervisiors but also by my Group Manager and Even the Site Director Ian McDermott as one of the more valuable employee's to have here yet I am still a contract employee who doesn't get to enjoy all the perks, benifits, and well being of an Abbott Vascular Employee. With all these layoffs as well employee moral is at a extreme low but with the economy in its current state its understandable that cuts and changes must be made to ensure a future.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Abbott Labs, A Company in Disarray

    Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe people at Abbott are very professional and very organized. The benefits and salaries are very competitive.

    ConsThe atmosphere is very uptight and not conducive to the creation or acceptance of new ideas. Due to the recent split into two separate companies, people are on edge and afraid for their jobs. Management appears to be confused about which direction to go in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your act together and decide upon a direction to head towards and do so. Stop your knee-jerk reactions on how to improve your bottom line and stop the layoffs. You are not strengthening the company. You are weakening it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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