Abbott Labs

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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
621 Reviews
3.4
621 Reviews
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Promote work-life balance but sometimes performance review go the other direction (in 46 reviews)

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


Cons
  • not that good work-life balance; not good interaction between departments (in 18 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company places strong emphasis on employee happiness

    Cons

    Major layoff's in the past few years resulting instability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on strategic planning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic Internship

    Former Employee - Intern in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Abbott Park, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Abbott has a wonderful company culture. I worked for great people and was given the opportunity to take on as much responsibility as I wanted in my internship.

    Cons

    Employees seemed to be older on average, so working for Abbott as a young person might be limited in terms of networking and relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Logistically, have IT necessities ready for intern on day one so that he or she may begin contributing immediately.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Career developments, networking, personal growth, understand business strategy

    Cons

    Company size sometimes makes it difficult for integrative strategic agendas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Product Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Abbott Park, IL

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

    Pros

    It is my goal to return to Abbott. I enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    Timing is everything. Due to unavoidable life events I had to leave.

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    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Great compensation
    Terrific training for career advancement

    Cons

    Typical corporate issues
    Slow moving to make changes and adapt to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to cultivate front line talent and grow from within. As an employee, Abbott is viewed as a great company to work with and to grow within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Rep

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great management and pay. They treated their employees great. I only quit because I was starting my family.

    Cons

    As with any pharma job there is managed care issues. They do have people who work on this but it is a hassle.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to learn corporate culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Waukegan, IL

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

    Pros

    Well organized Pharma Company with opportunities for growth. Large corporate culture but with room for introduction of new ideas.

    Cons

    As a large company, innovation and creativity is stifled a bit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent exposure to Project Engineering

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in North Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I learned all my project engineering at abbot Labs, as leader in pharmaceutical they have provide master piece training which I am utilizing till today

    Cons

    very demanding position and one is always under stress to compete with ever changing requirements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider Human Resources as one of Assets on Balance sheet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Record keeper

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Record Keeper in Ponce, PR
    Former Employee - Record Keeper in Ponce, PR

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Additional training, meeting and conference

    Cons

    Employee meeting, training additional and overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Satified

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Thanks to abbott for the right environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Oracle Hyperion Architect in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Oracle Hyperion Architect in Waukegan, IL

    I have been working at Abbott Labs as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work and learn. Very nice Abbott employees to work with.

    Cons

    Till now I might not have seen any cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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