Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated July 22, 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. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Great working environment! Great benefits! Great culture!

    Cons

    No Cons! Great company to work for!

    Advice to Management

    N/A. Great company to work for!


  2. Solid Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in North Chicago, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    solid company, many diverse businesses, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    it can be very conservative and bureaucratic in many areas.


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    Customer Service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, wonderful cafeteria. Co-workers were all very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    The commute was too long, a lot of traffic.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


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    Abbott Labs

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in North Chicago, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work for with people from diverse backgrounds and experience.

    Cons

    The amount of work sometimes may intimidate you


  6. Good place to work

    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in North Chicago, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Actually felt like you were doing something that mattered

    Cons

    lower pay than other companies


  7. Project Manager / Sr. Business Application Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Applications Analyst/Project Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Business Applications Analyst/Project Manager in North Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for with constantly changing and improving environment which create many opportunities for growth and expansion.

    Cons

    No real cons at this time as will all companies its greatest advantages can be its greatest challenges as well, however still a great company


  8. Supply Chain position review - a retrospective after several years in another work force

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Planner in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Production Planner in North Chicago, 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

    Highly organized with policies and procedures. Organizational hierarchy is well defined. Employee performance is reviewed every year. Continued education and certification is supported with company funding and time.

    Cons

    Hard to make a significant change to policy and procedures due to size of company. Massive layoffs. Used to be a stable place to grow a career but with spinning off pieces of the business and sending some divisions out of the country, many good people have lost their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Micro management does prevail. Empower employees, you have some of the best.


  9. Excellent exposure to Project Engineering

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in North Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    I learned all my project engineering at abbot Labs, as leader in pharmaceutical they have provide master piece training which I am utilizing till today

    Cons

    very demanding position and one is always under stress to compete with ever changing requirements

    Advice to Management

    Consider Human Resources as one of Assets on Balance sheet


  10. Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in North Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    I worked with some wonderful individuals and had some great managers.

    Cons

    very fast paced and if your not custom to multitasking it could be quiet difficult.


  11. Exciting and challenging place to work; definitely would recommend

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    Former Intern - Intern in North Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in North Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    The culture is friendly but professional, and I always found someone willing to advise me as the lowly intern. It seems like there is a lot of possibility for growth and development, though I was only able to stay for the summer. The compensation they provide is more than fair.

    Cons

    Training was a bit of a pain, though that was to be expected. Additional time off would have been nice, as well. The company does seem to get lost in striving to reach their bottom line



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