Abbott Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Salary, Flex work schedule, Work/life balance, Opportunity, Location (in 3 reviews)

  • Good compensation, good environment, a lot of opportunity to growth (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No transparency from management, some times decisions made without asking workers opinions (in 2 reviews)

  • Company is having some challenges recently so a lot of downsizing is going on (in 2 reviews)

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  1. CRA

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Abbott as a contractor

    Pros

    good work environment, travel dependent on which gp your with

    Cons

    older managers are not ready to accept/implement new changes in technology.


  2. What you would expect

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    Former Employee - Clinical Project Manager Consultant in Chalfont, PA
    Former Employee - Clinical Project Manager Consultant in Chalfont, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning opportunity from established processes. Most colleagues who are helpful and willing to pitch in to complete a project.

    Cons

    As a contractor, the cons are limited. Most employees appeared to be frustrated by the level of effort required to get management buy-in for much needed process changes.


  3. Abbott

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global Company with new markets and areas of business being introduced regularly. Lots of change and opportunities to learn new things.

    Cons

    Little to no work/life balance. Senior Management doesn't always recognize the right individuals for contributions.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to gather performance feedback from those who worked closely with the employee. Work to teach and foster growth rather than constrict employees to one area of focus.


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  5. Marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great products. Sales staff are great and easy to work with. Many training opportunities from within. Moving towards a more open-minded company although this will take some time.

    Cons

    Corporate politics and potential for upward mobility. Focus on hiring from outside and do not promote from within as much as they should. Very male-dominated environment.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and understand the needs of your employees. Promote high performers with potential. Understand customer's perception of the company and work to improve it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Overall good experience at Abbott Nutrition.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Solid company, great benefits, good people, trusted brands.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, heavy politics, senior leaders more concerned about keeping their jobs (and bonuses) than doing the right thing for the business.


  7. good company

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    good benefits, no growth for advancement

    Cons

    unstable, lower pay compared to other companies within the same industry


  8. Helpful (1)

    Solid company, challenging location

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Abbott Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Abbott is a stable, well-funded company with great benefits, a generous time off policy and nice cafeteria and fitness facilities. The company is going through a lot of change right now and if you're in the right area and in the right role, it's a great place to build and grow your career.

    Cons

    Due to being in a highly regulated business, there's a fairly low tolerance for risk and creativity. Some polices can feel a little "big brotherish" and it can take a long time to work through all the approvals to move forward with new initiatives. For employees who do not live in the northern suburbs or Wisconsin, Abbott's location can make for a difficult commute.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees more.


  9. Extremely broad responsibilities in different product and geographies.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Diverse, strong finance role, opportunity for advancement, close business partnerships, well defined systems and processes. Compensation is great!

    Cons

    Company is downsizing that will continue over the next several years

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for growth opportunities and ways to improve margin!


  10. Abbott has great benefits, but leadership is detached from the work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are really good and employees are well taken care of through competitive benefits and excellent pension plan

    Cons

    Financially run company that makes decisions on numbers that do not align with operational objectives. Very risk adverse, behind competition in products/capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is not just providing vision and direction, but having expertise in areas that you lead and, if you don't do to career growth assignments, respecting expertise in your team and providing resources/ support to achieve the objectives


  11. All work no play

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    Current Employee - District Service Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - District Service Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good pay and benefits at this company

    Cons

    no life balance ….must work all the time

    Advice to Management

    value your long term employees



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