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Abbott Vascular Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
32 Reviews
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Abbott Vascular Chairman & CEO Miles D. White
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32 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Many employees enjoy work-life balance, but that may not be consistent across the company (in 10 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are pretty good (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance for majority - especially the Sr Analysts supporting regional sales (in 12 reviews)

  • Many and many temp employees are much more knowledgeable than the full time employees (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company with lots of problems starting with management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Temecula, CA

    I have been working at Abbott Vascular

    Pros

    Like the people and the product

    Cons

    Pushing for numbers. Upper management does not care about employees. Only care about themselves and their matrix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Convert more contractors. Abbott Vascular is like a training camp. You get the knowledge and quickly move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Do not recommend working there

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

    I have been working at Abbott Vascular

    Pros

    The work life balance is okay

    Cons

    No direction or strategy for the company, Sr Management doesn't care about employees, very top down and political culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging, stifling corporate culture for talents. It's a sinking ship.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Abbott Vascular

    Pros

    beautiful campus, nice colleagues, reasonable work-life balance

    Cons

    top heavy management, micro managing upper management, lack of vision/strategies, no teamwork between departments. Poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can you get rid of duplicate responsibilities and make it a performance-driven organization? Please consider making roles and responsibilities clear and make people accountable for their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Structural Heartbreak

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Abbott Vascular full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Like your very first girlfriend, this place was energetic and enthusiastic with a sexy product. The sky was the limit and in your youthful naivety you thought she’d stay that way forever. Time can be a cruel mistress.

    Cons

    Do you remember that toxic relationship? With somebody who refused to believe problems existed? And when you and everyone else were about to walk out they begged you to stay and made promises they never intended on keeping? Somebody who refused to let you grow and broke down your self-esteem until you thought nobody else would want to be with you? Welcome to Structural Heart Menlo Park.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People join companies and leave bosses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    NOT FRIENDLY TO WOMEN

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Vascular

    Pros

    Good benefits. Generally nice people. Great empahsis ion quality products

    Cons

    Women don't make it in senior management. Very "good ol boy" environment. Very top down, don't question orders type place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more dialogue and innovation among teams. Encourage people to share ideas. Recognize you have a problem promoting women

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    clueless project management team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Vascular

    Pros

    talented workers
    great collaborations
    health plan and salary

    Cons

    micro-management from the top
    lack of vision/direction and accountability
    too much process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time to shut it down to move on...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No leaders only micro managers at Structural Heart

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Abbott Vascular full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good health plans. Location (Menlo Park) is good on the peninsula

    Cons

    There are no leaders at Structural Heart, just micro managers. Don't expect inspiration, vision or leadership. Only managers who only know how to squeeze and micro manage. Expect enormous pressure to justify questionable quality decision and enormous disrespect from operations management if you don't agree with their opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't get blood from a stone. This place is a sinking ship and that's why we are all leaving!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Menlo park.. just terrible

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Young coworkers who are friendly. Good healthcare and pension plans. Product is interesting and complex.

    Cons

    Bullying behavior from directors & managers. Directors promote their best friends, friends and wives to management positions that they can't handle and are not qualified for while telling everyone else they can't progress. Lots of people left due to how poor their new managers were. Abbott laid off or fired nearly all of the evalve folk within 2 years of acquisition- there were only 3 evalvers left 2 years later. Turnover is sooo high, dozens and dozens of engineers left this year, most leaving because of how poorly run and paid the place is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a serious look at your behaviors and hiring/promotion policies. There are real reasons while people are so unhappy. Because management are a close (and closed) circle people are afraid of giving honest feedback about their boss to his best friend.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Witless Wonders

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Temecula, CA

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

    Pros

    Decent restaurants and shopping close by, Old Town Temecula is close enough to visit during a lunch break. That's about it.

    Cons

    Management totally sucks. The biggest bunch of witless worms led by an unethical slug and his progeny that consist mainly of ineffective paranoid brown-nosers. Rats, (as in rodents), frequently are spotted in the administrative buildings and are addressed without any sense of urgency. As are gas leaks. With frequent and regular large layoffs, morale is low and any good people that remain are in the process of jumping ship. Abbott picked up a perfectly good, functioning company, implanted their management and drove it into the ground. As there is no longer any R&D, there is no future. Don't bank on picking up new companies to save them as they aren't any good at integrating them into the quality system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buy one-way tickets on Richard Branson's shuttlecraft and take a long space walk without a suit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once a great company but now a horrible place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Abbott Vascular full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    AV offers a somewhat competitive salary, 401K and a company funded pension. The products are quality products that improve or save lives.

    Cons

    Losing in both Coronary and Endovascular
    No clear strategy. Employees just do as told so the best ideas based on the best marketing intelligence are often not executed
    So many personnel changes in the last few years. Senior Level/High Salary employees were laid off to reduce salary payouts. The beginning of the end started when a few key senior leaders were let go. A lot of sleeping around and associated drama in the organization. "Drama!!!"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good product will not sell itself. You will continue to fail if you continue to treat your employees bad and penalize employees that give honest feedback. You need to balance the new extreme "finance focused" leadership with motivational leadership. Employees stay and work hard and/or stay, slack and then leave, primarily because of leadership. My guess you will continue to remain arrogant, continue to reduced headcount and continue to beg for quarter end sales bulks to meet your sales projections. Enjoy the roller coaster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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