Abbott Diabetes Care Reviews

Updated August 27, 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. Excellent Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company with great upper management.

    Cons

    Too short to notice any cons .


  2. Good company, but could improve

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great benefits and teamwork.

    Cons

    Mediocre mid-management. Limited communication. No succession strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing from inside. Outside acquisitions may provide an open mindset but no loyalty.


  3. Great Place

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Diabetes Care (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits Exciting Projects Stability Great Projects to Work on

    Cons

    Big Company that Works like a Start-up


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  5. great job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great atmosphere and nice environment.

    Cons

    none i cant think of at this time

    Advice to Management

    none at this time


  6. Helpful (2)

    Working at ADC is the Pits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Product is great (but margins in industry are falling). Many Abbott divisions WW.

    Cons

    Depressing atmosphere. People leaving in droves. Excess work hours 50-60+. Only highest management can contribute. Lots of outsourcing to India.


  7. Stable company that treats employees well

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  8. It was very nice working here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can work at your own pace, very good management

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are not much


  9. Helpful (1)

    Accounting/Finance Department

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Alameda, CA
    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.


  10. Good company

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


  11. Helpful (2)

    Too many chiefs not enough indians

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 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.



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