Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated August 26, 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. Good benefits

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    Former Employee - Assembler
    Former Employee - Assembler
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good hourly pay for an easy job, close to home

    Cons

    Hard to move up, reviews are tiny cents


  2. QC Analyst

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Analyst in Forest, VA
    Former Employee - Quality Control Analyst in Forest, VA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great people with which to work. Good benefits. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Weekend work is usually required. Limited advancement opportunities.


  3. Senior Financial Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Sometimes you need to deal with stress


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  5. Incredible Internship Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working in a current Fortune 200 multinational company was a great experience. I was doing important work and felt valued as an intern from day 1! I learned a lot in my time there, and would recommend working there to anyone qualified (on the business/project management side or the scientific side). Pay was great for an internship as well.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons at this point, all great things to say.


  6. Sr Research Scientist

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, great benefits

    Cons

    Company in flux, re-structuring always a part of life. Always concerned about lay-offs.


  7. Corporate Mentality

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in North Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Colorful eye-catching sales brochures; excellent laptops, good software used to track calls and signatures from physicians.

    Cons

    Sales quotas continually increased while bonuses decreased. Success was based on whether a prescription was covered on health insurances.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with the needs of reps in the fields.


  8. Love the people, Management can be So-So

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Buyer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people have always made me love the work we do and I've worked at a lot of Abbott locations across the U.S. Everyone builds you up; no one ever tears you down. - Benefits are pretty good; like the 401k contribution of 5% if you contribute at least 2%, pension plan, flexible hours (if you don't work in a plant), and random perks

    Cons

    - Too many layers; there are many useless managers throughout the company who literally seem as if they do nothing. Likewise, there are too many directors. The managers that are hands-on though are fantastic. - Weird org structures; a separate program can get made for a specific business need (e.g. broader initative to cut costs), and how it's managed and set-up, it's screwy. These orgs are set-up, in my opinion, when there's an issue... If there's an issue, it's probably because the area that's responsible is already under resourced, but of course, it doesn't make sense to give them an extra body. - Upper management expects perfection / is very paranoid. This can make for a stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    - Thin out your ranks and add some more support / people to the lower tiers in the organization. - Don't make things complicated, and make new orgs. Seriously, you don't need some special group, task force or program for something that went wrong.


  9. Senior Energy Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Last manager was not fair and truthful.

    Advice to Management

    Provide checks and balances on managers; verify that managers are good representatives of the company.


  10. Abbot Labs

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    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of room for advancement and good employee benefit pprograms

    Cons

    It can sometimes be very fast paced


  11. Abbott Labs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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).



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