Abbott Diabetes Care

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Abbott Diabetes Care Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
61 Reviews
2.4
61 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Great experience to work there. Can be a little isolating at times if you work in clinical research.

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associste in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associste in Alameda, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and great benefits! Opportunities to move up the ladder. Great food at the cafeteria. Lots of training classes to gain or improve skills.

    Cons

    Management is not very accessible. Lots of travel time. Cubicles are very confining and mundane. Very little interaction with other departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees more and recognize hard work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I had a good experience working for the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compalint Investigation Tech II in Alameda, OR
    Former Employee - Compalint Investigation Tech II in Alameda, OR

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

    Pros

    Abbot brought the company that use to work for.

    Cons

    the compay offer alot of growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should always list and try to understand the employer.

  7.  

    Great benefits, great products.

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst

    I worked at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to cutting edge medical devices.

    Cons

    Employees from different functions don't work well together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Do not work here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA

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

    Pros

    Working here will give you exposure to medical devices and allow for decent work life balance. It is one of the few companies that still offer a pension. Relaxed environment however, this also hampers efficiency and efficacy.

    Cons

    Politics, unfair hiring practices, no accountability for senior management. Hierarchical, no real development pathways just ride the coattails of whomever has the most influence. Tend to be on the low end for compensation in the Bay area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp, clean house. Change the culture, be transparent about promotions and growth opportunities. If people are not performing or require development they should know prior to the year-end review. VPs should rotate divisions every 5 years to continue to churn the culture and promote development from the top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good salary and benefits, culture of fear

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Alameda, CA

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

    Pros

    Very good salary and benefits

    Cons

    After multiple rounds of layoffs remaining workforce is stretched to get work done (e.g. not good for work/life balance.) Culture of fear in that if you don't put out over and above effort your job may be cut. Strategy changes often so must be willing and able to change gears and not get to see the fruits of your labors of implementing last month's strategy. Very hard to get things done due to legal, regulatory, and funding approvals and understaffing in support groups. Lots of employees end up going out on medical leave…..stress-related?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show genuine appreciation and caring for individuals, treat them like people. Find out from mid to lower managers what's happening vs hearing filtered version from senior managers ("yes" men.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company paralyzed by internal competitive chaos.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, as far as vacation, 401K, Medical Dental,Vision and Life. Other benefits include tuition reimbursement, continuing education, Work/life balance resources. Clara Abbott Foundation and flexible spending.

    Cons

    Very challenging to be productive. Too many visions and directions. Not enough continuity. Communication and follow through was minimal which added to the environment of chaos. So much time is wasted in meetings just to have the results changed afterwards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a pulse on what is going on in the company. Do not stay silo'd. Talk to the sales force, brand managers, sales ops team, Do not take what is being to to you at the DVP and Director level as the whole picture.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best Technology - Bad Culture

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits - 401k, Pension, Health, and Dental

    Cons

    Poor Compensation, poor leadership, and incompetent product launches

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your most valuable resource

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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