Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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  1. Great corporation, but too much politics if you make it in to the top of the organization

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Abbott Park, IL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable, reliable and good salaries,

    Cons

    Politically driven decision making, for positions of director and above.

    Advice to Management

    None, they know what they must do.


  2. Able to grow career within a growing organization.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Group Leader in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Maintenance Group Leader in Abbott Park, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Abbott is a diverse employer with the ability of growth.

    Cons

    The amount of change in operating systems can be more of a challenge than the benifit of the program.


  3. Hard working professionals

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Abbott Park, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Abbott Park, IL

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Very smart people and very interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Located too far outside Chicago


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Abbott Labs contractor vs full time.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Abbott Park, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you can get a full time position at Abbott Laboratories you are set for life.

    Cons

    If you are just a contractor you will not be treated the same as employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop firing everyone.


  6. Not Abbott Anymore

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Abbott Park, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Abbott Park, IL

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great for gaining experience.

    Cons

    After the split with Abbvie there is no where to move up. Took all the opportunities away. So concerned about being lean -- some staff don't have the time to breathe.


  7. Tech Accountant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Accountant in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Tech Accountant in Abbott Park, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Company offers good benefits -nothing special compare to some other companies; 18 day vaca, 7sick days for non exempt, 401K match, tuition reimbursement. You must work July 4th depending on the department. They have great nutritionist available for all employees.

    Cons

    I was part of a Consolidations group in the corporate finance and I have to say it was a very difficult group to work for. No training, no development, sucky management. If the managers like you then your life at work is great, if they don't then you have horrible experience like I did. Favorism is a huge part of management at Abbott - all across the board. Very resistant to any changes, lots of bitter old women that don't like to incorporate any changes, and ideas you have get shot down, they don't even want to listen to suggestions. Comments like "Check your stupidity" are on daily bases. The company is going thru restructuring after spin off and people are scared for their jobs. Morale is very low, no motivation, you just go there to work and that's it. You sit in the cube most of the day with very little interaction with others. My team had deadlines that would never be met because management kept extending them and during reviews they would blame analysts for not meeting deadlines. Their monthly close is 11 workdays which is extremely long. People say Abbott is a great place to work for, but I've been there for 16 months and I hated it since day one because of management. I've worked with a woman that was there for 23 years and didn't want to share knowledge and every time I asked her to explain something to me she pretended she didn't understand what I was talking about and always answered "I'm not sure, I don't know the answer to that". There are only few good divisions at Abbott that people enjoy working for like Nutrition but corporate finance is not one of them. My manager was so unprofessional and very fake which is a normality at Abbott. She would always talk badly about other employees in front of her group. You never hear "Great Job" and there is a lack of encouragement to do better. I got goals for year 2012 during my review in 2013 which was a joke. They have this "onboarding" process for new employees that doesn't exist. Manager don't take development seriously so don't count on having great reviews. They only promote their favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Allow innovation and incorporate change. Allow younger generation to provide suggestions and take them seriously.


  8. Abbott was a great place to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Lotus Notes Administrator in Abbott Park, IL
    Current Contractor - Lotus Notes Administrator in Abbott Park, IL

    I have been working at Abbott Labs as a contractor (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Good company. Solid business foundation.

    Cons

    There are no real cons for Abbott as far as I am concerned.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work you are doing.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work but a bit slow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Abbott Park, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Steady financials, good pay and benefits, many job opportunities, good work-life balence especially with young kids

    Cons

    Culture is slow on decisions and actions. Hierarcal, don't expect to make decisions

    Advice to Management

    Focus on changing the culture after the split, not expanding


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good place to learn and build skills

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Abbott Park, IL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good peer interaction
    Able to take additional responsibility
    Ok benefits with pension
    Reasonable work hours

    Cons

    Sr Managers and above have very poor skills both personal and professional.
    Management breeds and encourages mediocrity.
    Many conflicting priorities


  11. A Great Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Market Access in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Market Access in Abbott Park, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Company values centered in the patient
    Nice work environment and enjoyable people to work with
    A company interested in Diversity and Inclusion

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!



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