Abbott Labs

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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
641 Reviews
3.4
641 Reviews
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Promote work-life balance but sometimes performance review go the other direction (in 46 reviews)

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


Cons
  • not that good work-life balance; not good interaction between departments (in 18 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not afraid to change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Dedicate more focus on recruiting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company with good experience in a nurturing and caring environment

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

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    very good at preparing interns for real world

    Cons

    pressured work environment but not uncomfortable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience but tough and competitive work environment

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

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

    Pros

    I was intellectually stretched at Abbott and grew tremendously professionally. During my 5 years, I worked with high caliber, talented people as I advanced to different management positions in Abbott International, Global Pharmaceutical Research and US Marketing. Abbott presented a wealth of opportunities for me to perform at my peak.

    Cons

    The environment was very competitive due to the high level of talent among employees. Like many middle management jobs, long hours often prevailed and work-life balance was a struggle. I was low-balled with my starting salary (but I also accept responsibility for not negotiating more aggressively). My salary and bonuses grew over the years as I was promoted to different positions.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Spot on

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Great place to work, all staff members are willing to help

    Cons

    None, I was there as a temp.Not sure of employee benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    excellent comprehensive benefits. great work life balance, office culture promotes growth from withing, rewards for excellence. great procucts

    Cons

    promotions dependent on existing manger hard to cross divisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    District Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Benefits, stability and overall compensation

    Cons

    work-life balance, recognition and growth opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Job at Abbott labs

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    1. standard 8 hours work. On average once in a month weekend work.
    2. Nice benefits, like vacation, insurance, pension, flexible hours

    Cons

    1. Salary not great compared to Silicon Valley standard
    2. Growth slow for technical people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX

    I worked at Abbott Labs as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good benefits and nice people to work with. Very nice atmosphere to work in, and you can save a lot of time during lunch with the cafeteria inside the building.

    Cons

    Management doesn't hold the correct people accountable for their actions. The people that have been there tend to do things the way they prefer and not according to protocol. So when things "Hit the fan", the wrong person will be used as the scapegoat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold the correct people accountable for their actions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stable and fair

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you have a life outside of work because they have a great work life balance program

    Cons

    Not very innovative.... Safe but not challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing fine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    There are many great team players and great benefits.

    Cons

    Advancement occurs only with college. There are some that are not team players.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to evaluate the background of the individual to see if there is a fit even if the person doesn't have college. Need to have events that sponsor team building.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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