Abbott Diabetes Care

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Updated June 10, 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)

  • Some weak mid-level managers, too much time spent updating senior management on latest financials (rather than getting actual work done) (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Stable company that treats employees well

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

    I have been working at Abbott Diabetes Care

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    job security, stability, work life balance, diversity, mission-driven

    Cons

    slow moving, low energy, resistant to change

    Advice to Management

    need to embrace 21st century efficiencies


  2. It was very nice working here

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

    I have been working at Abbott Diabetes Care

    Pros

    You can work at your own pace, very good management

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are not much


  3. Accounting/Finance Department

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Alameda, CA

    I worked at Abbott Diabetes Care

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

    Pros

    Abbott has great benefits, very competitive salary and bonus plan. Plenty of opportunity to move within the organization if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Some of the older management is very mid-western; corporate is in Chicago and they seem to have a hard time changing to adapt to the West Coast way of managing. Behind the times in that aspect. Not good about work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Allow and trust workers more to lead meetings and empower them. Learn to adapt to Silicon Valley way of thinking and allow telecommuting...focus more on the work getting done rather than just presence in the office.


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  5. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Abbott Diabetes Care

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice facility and kept clean
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    No discounts on products anymore

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the progress


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    Too many chiefs not enough indians

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Terrible from beginning to end!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA

    I worked at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time

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

    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 Management

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


  8. Poor management and toxic culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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


  9. Sales Manager

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

    I worked at Abbott Diabetes Care

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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


  10. I am here

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

    I have been working at Abbott Diabetes Care

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Terrible place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Try treating your employees as a valuable resource.



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