Abbott Labs
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www.abbott.com Abbott Park, IL 5000+ Employees

Abbott Labs Reviews in Abbott Park, IL

Updated Mar 20, 2014
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3.3 88 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White

Miles D. White

(64 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Perfect for corporate career minded individuals

CRA (Former Employee)
Abbott Park, IL

I worked at Abbott Labs full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood pay, good benefits, 3 week vacation to start. Save as much as you can in the 401k. Work experience is good if you have a good management team in your department. If you enjoy playing the 'performance review game', you'll really love it. Seriously, if you want a good, solid career, this is the place. Keep in mind that you won't be given a lot of creativity or innovation.

ConsToo much corporate gamesmanship at the mid level management. Often times your manager's goals are to move people up are a priority over the actual project itself. Too much emphasis on performance reviews and creating goals just for the sake of aving goals. Company is old and seems to discourage creativity. Company is in the process of splitting off the research division and big changes are coming. Look for the pension plans to disappear in the future.

Advice to Senior ManagementEveryone (including you) know the performance review is BS. Let people do their jobs and look at the results and not an arbitrary goal you envisioned for them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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some good and bad

Scientist (Current Employee)
Abbott Park, IL

I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood compensation and benefits packages

ConsGrowth opportunities are very limited

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in all of your employees not just managers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Abbott Park, IL

I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time for more than a year

ProsClose knit, successful company. Easy to get to off highways.

ConsContractors don't reap all the small benefits

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good experience

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Abbott Park, IL

I worked at Abbott Labs

ProsRoom for growth in its employees

ConsCan be demanding work at times

Advice to Senior ManagementTake better charge in travel services

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good training opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Abbott Park, IL

I have been working at Abbott Labs

ProsFocus on science and technical

ConsNeed improve efficiency, to be more cost effective,

Advice to Senior ManagementLess conservative

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Good place to work, solid people.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Abbott Park, IL

I have been working at Abbott Labs

Pros- Solid people, competitive pay and benefits

Cons- Can put in some long hours during the week

Advice to Senior ManagementHeaded in the right direction, stay the course.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not a good place for unbiased scientific research

Senior Research Scientist (Former Employee)
Abbott Park, IL

I worked at Abbott Labs

ProsRealized later that the only good thing was the pay... I am glad I negotiated well at the beginning and then when realized how bad a company it was to work for, I resigned.

ConsFrequent restructuring; managers treating team members bad; inflexibility in giving time off due to family/leave issues; office politics taking over research...

Advice to Senior ManagementThe higher management should listen to the employees down in the hierarchy. Many things don't reach the upper management, if it does it reaches in a filtered way, so the upper management does not know what is going on in terms of the problems down there.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience. However, job security at this point is unstable.

National Sales Trainer (Former Employee)
Abbott Park, IL

I worked at Abbott Labs

ProsGreat career growth opportunities within the organization.

ConsJob security is to be desired.

Advice to Senior ManagementMust be more innovative and consistent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Too Much politics, not enough competence

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Abbott Park, IL

I worked at Abbott Labs

ProsDecent Pay, Long commute, ok assignments

ConsPolitically charged atmosphere, incompetent managers

Advice to Senior ManagementGet real

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Well run financially and a good place to develop your skills but staff below VP are "just a number".

Director (Former Employee)
Abbott Park, IL

I worked at Abbott Labs

ProsRock solid financially
Diverse business add earnings stability
Many smart scientists in certain niches
Excellent infrastructure in IT and engineering
Both a classic pension and decent 401k

ConsPoor communication to the masses
Limited upward mobility for most
Pay less and management is proud of it
Micromanagement is tolerated by the top
Careerists dominate, the talented leave after 4-7 years, the average stay 40 years

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in outside blood
Turnover the executive suite

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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