Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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Pros
  • Pretty good work-life balance except during crunch time (in 46 reviews)

  • Pay is good, offer good benefits for Permanently employed employee's (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much time for work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • As a large company, innovation and creativity is stifled a bit (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Abbott Labs

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A large company that treats you as family, and where patients / quality are valued above profit.

    Cons

    Very heavy workload (but probably comparable to most high caliber companies).


  2. Abbott Challenges You

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Abbott Labs as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Abbott opens doors for those willing to go through them. The company treats you well and offers an entire career worth of possibility where you could always stay challenged.

    Cons

    Sometimes you end up isolated working on projects by yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with employees, keep everyone on the same page.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Solid & Financially Driven Organization

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

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Delivers consistently against shareholder expectations. Diverse portfolio of business. International growth provides opportunities for employees to expand their career potential.

    Cons

    The organization typically manages from the top down and neglects to take into account the realities of the business. This often leads to decisions that later have to be undone or adversely impact the business in the short term.

    Advice to Management

    When asking to candid honest feedback, take it and use it rather than dismiss it due to a course of action that has already been committed to.


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  5. Great business company

    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Abbott Labs (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and the employees are great

    Cons

    poor cultural awareness and family time


  6. Training Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training and Development Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Training and Development Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Diverse, forward thinking organization with adequate benefits and incentives as well as growth potential.

    Cons

    None known at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. Good place to work

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

    I worked at Abbott Labs (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work/life balance, challenging work

    Cons

    Job security. A lot of small layoffs keep employees wondering when they'll be next.


  8. Finance

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

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Excellent place to work good benefits, Salary etc.

    Cons

    bureaucratic at times long hours around deadlines etc.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Great company

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

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Very ethical in business. Very good to employees. Actively support career aspirations, and offer training freely. Mentorships are recommended. People are treated well individually, with respect.

    Cons

    None really. You get out of it what you put in. Hard work and engagement are rewarded. I have no problems with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Try to find faster methods for program progress. Some of the routine training on LERN did not apply to the work being done.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Not afraid to change

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Abbott is always trying to do things better and is adapting to the global marketplace Good benefits, including pension Respectful of people, is generally a good team environment CEO addresses employee questions Becoming less bureaucratic

    Cons

    Sometimes change is not always for the better, some changes are hurting the prospects for the future Pipeline of innovation could be stronger

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate more focus on recruiting


  11. Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Career developments, networking, personal growth, understand business strategy

    Cons

    Company size sometimes makes it difficult for integrative strategic agendas.



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