Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
Miles D. White
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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. machine operator/vascular products

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    Former Employee - File Clerk in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - File Clerk in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    12 hour shifts/ 3 days on 4 day off; and vice versa.

    Cons

    not recommended for people who do not which to be covered from head to toe while working.


  2. Associate Scientist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and continuously working in a challenging environment.

    Cons

    They expect you to sacrifice your personal life. If was Process Analytical so some of it goes with the territory. Recognition was poor most of the time and never seeing one of your projects make it to the market gave the feeling that your work didn't have much meaning.


  3. Solid Company

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    Former Employee - Director in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in North Chicago, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    solid company, many diverse businesses, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    it can be very conservative and bureaucratic in many areas.


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  5. Medical Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

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

    Pros

    Good salary, the best teamwork ever. the best health insurance plan ever.

    Cons

    The incentive, bonus, compensation are the worst between the pharmaceutical companies. Highly turn over and no stability.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the top management is to check out the Saudi market managers behavior.


  6. Quality Professional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Nice profit sharing, seemed to be growing

    Cons

    Uncertainty about future based on split discussions.


  7. Abbott Labs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Abbott labs is a large and diverse health care company that has a lot of opportunities to pursue in a variety of areas.

    Cons

    Abbott labs built itself by buying other companies and not growing organically. There have been a lot of layoffs lately and changing of management happens frequently.


  8. Abbott Labs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work for lots of opportunity. Great upper management and wonderful work life balance. Very family oriented.

    Cons

    Was disappointed when they spun off the Hospital Product Division forming Hospira. This cause no room to grow for that group of people limiting the growth for opportunities.


  9. Abbott Labs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Provides good opportunities to work and learn in big pharma. Pays pretty well also.

    Cons

    Short term view, like many large companies. Lots of downsizing has taken much of the learning opportunities away.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back building bench strength. Hire experienced people from the outside to bring another perspective to the organization.


  10. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work/life balance, challenging work

    Cons

    Job security. A lot of small layoffs keep employees wondering when they'll be next.


  11. Great starting job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced - competitive environment. Incredibly talented employees that are willing to mentor young employees. You can learn a lot if open minded.

    Cons

    Career growth to management ranks is tough to crack.



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