Abbott Diabetes Care Reviews

Updated February 13, 2015
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Pros
  • Working here will give you exposure to medical devices and allow for decent work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits commensurate to traditional American company with mediocre track record needing to attract good people to improve reputation (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Confused management, horrible work/life balance, "doing more with nothing" mentality (in 4 reviews)

  • Politics, unfair hiring practices, no accountability for senior management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Abbott Diabetes Care

    Pros

    Nice facility and kept clean
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    No discounts on products anymore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the progress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Too many chiefs not enough indians

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good compensation and benefits. Many great people working at lower level positions, sales, admins, IT

    Cons

    Upper management was very unclear in focus and direction. Mid management was terrible with communication
    Tons of favoritism. Goals were NEVER delivered in a timely manner to make an impact on them. Never truly set up for success. Too many EGOS among managers in house and in the field. More marketing staff than was necessary and most were not effective. Leadership was inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus, Decide on a direction and then stick with it. Make sure you truly know what is going on with the company and not the lip service that is being paid to you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Terrible from beginning to end!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA

    I worked at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time

    Pros

    -Some very talented people in lower to mid-level roles
    -Exposure to diversified US and International business

    Cons

    -A very toxic blame-based culture driven by senior management, very similar to working in a sweatshop. The best day here will be your last day as you watch it get smaller in your rearview mirror as you drive away for the final time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell it to another company that knows how to treat adults like adults.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Poor management and toxic culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time

    Pros

    - Fair compensation
    - Good benefits - 401k matching, reasonable paid time off, unlimited sick days
    - Great parent company, Abbott, with innovative products and philanthropic initiatives

    Cons

    - Face time working hours from management
    - Lean working conditions across all groups (not backfilling those who left or on LoA)
    - Low employee morale and tense environment
    - Management tries squeezing every ounce of work out of employees (evenings and weekends included) to meet deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employees instead of project timelines. Or else you'll continue to lose valuable employees along the way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Diabetes Care

    Pros

    Good Salary, Bonus and Perks

    Cons

    Upper Management is like a fraternity. they take care of themselves.
    Treat customers like a a number, never do what's right only whats best for Abbott

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start worrying about your customers, the rest will take care of itself

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. I am here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Diabetes Care

    Pros

    I like the company and I like what I do. You can move up if you are motivated enough.

    Cons

    my department manager does not consider people have families

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervisor we have now needs to review the definition of a salaried employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Terrible place to work.

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer VI in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer VI in Alameda, CA

    I worked at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits if you can manage to stay for ten years.

    Cons

    The working environment is very poor. Moral is awful, productivity is very low, and it is a CYA environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try treating your employees as a valuable resource.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Fabulous experience working with Abbott.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Diabetes Care

    Pros

    Scope of Learning for the Regularities in specific to (Department of Food and Drug Administration).
    Very detailed oriented in Terms of Quality.

    Cons

    Multiple cultural, Working with off-shore Team is challenge, Very much pampered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working with street smarts definitely will help but not in very professional manners.

    Recommends
  10. Juvenile leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits commensurate to traditional American company with mediocre track record needing to attract good people to improve reputation

    Cons

    Lots of politics, lack of internal alignment, lack of trust, confusing messages. Overall covered by a juvenile approach to leadership and key functions such as strategy, finance and marketing. Lack of respect also expressed through rude language and dismissive hierarchical behavior. Can sense a certain desperation stemming from inability to grow the business and having to execute cuts instead, which have led to vicious cycle of finger pointing. Other Divisions and other companies look down on this entity, not good for career, despite leadership insisting how "good this is" - Awareness issue?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open, less hierarchical, but at this moment, so much is broken, how will you regain lost trust?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. one word describes this division of Abbott DYSFUNCTIONAL!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Diabetes Care

    Pros

    good experience, good benefits and perks.

    Cons

    very political, hard to get promoted, good ole boys network, horrible leadership all the way for the VP sales to the local district manager level.

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