Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
Miles D. White
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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. Great Company, Smart People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Great Company, Smart and fair managers. Great Benefits, above average pay.

    Cons

    Lean workload. Lots of finger pointing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people, and allow more flexibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. above avg

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    genuine interested with my background, asked a lot of questions regarding my program

    Cons

    waited 30 min after the scheduled time without information or updates.

  3. production woker &case packer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good clean place to work in

    Cons

    don"t leave a job undone and payatteion work assginment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    saflety come first in all work place

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  5. Intern program experience was a definite good one

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    Current Employee - Intern in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Temecula, CA

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Great opportunities for development and really great managers who invest in your professional growth.

    Cons

    A corporation set in its ways and filled with the red tape that comes with that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Purchasing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Pay is good, benefits a good. Really no complaints.

    Cons

    Outsourced twice once 2009 again in 2013.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing

  7. Great company

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Great Company to work for i would recommend them to anyone in sales, lots of room for advancement. Great maket presence.

    Cons

    none really, the company seems to be moving in a very positive direction, i hope they keep their eyes on the prize.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Computer Operations

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    Former Employee - IT Operations in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Operations in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good overall culture. Great people to work with

    Cons

    IT department outsourcing. Upper management don't give a crap about the business - only the bottom $$$ line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't focus on the $$$.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Great opportunity to grow your career and skill set; watch out for the self preservers that will try to derail you.

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    Former Employee - Director in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Abbott Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Many promotional and cross-functional opportunities. Salary was great for the Chicagoland area. I would say in the 75 percentile in industry.

    Cons

    Politics galore. Management by fear while managing up like a saint. Self agendas run rampant unfortunately. Company does well in spite, so the behavior lives on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the cycle....Because Miles as CEO manages you abusively doesn't mean you have to do the same down the chain. Be a leader and change the culture instead of justifying it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    going downhill

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    it's a job vs a career

    Cons

    outsourcing and profits are the trend, do less with more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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