Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
616 Reviews
3.4
616 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 45 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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    Sales, Marketing, Sales Management, Senior Manager in-house

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for upward mobility when I was employed there except for the last 2 years during downturn of economy. Good people to work with, quality products

    Cons

    I really loved my time at Abbott. I had 2 managers in a 20 year career I did not enjoy working for. Both were demoted. The other leaders I worked for were great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Sales in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits work hard & play hard

    Cons

    Long hours may requires extensive evening work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Abbott Park, IL

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

    Pros

    It is my goal to return to Abbott. I enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    Timing is everything. Due to unavoidable life events I had to leave.

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    Good work environment, but very corporate.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Abbott Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Company size afforded opportunities for growth and movement into new positions. Generally good career progression opportunities.

    Cons

    Pretty political and networked environment. A very relationship based culture. You will do well if you network and know the right people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor performers are allowed to "hide" in this environment. Hold people accountable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Solid Company

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    New hire training and ongoing professional development is good. The company culture is positive overall but can vary by division. Total compensation package is industry competitive to superior.

    Cons

    Resources are not as available as one might expect for a company of this size. Career growth is 100 % dependent on your manager in many areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget where you came from.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    First job out of school

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    Former Employee - LAN/WAN Network Operations Technician in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - LAN/WAN Network Operations Technician in Abbott Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience - was able to get my hands on a lot of technologies (load balancers, WAN accelerators, switches and routers), interacted with people around the world, treated everyone fairly the same and held them with similar responsibilities, great team, knew their stuff, certifications didn't decide who you were here unlike so other experiences I've had, plenty of opportunities, organization is growing and is currently in a weird time with the Abbott/Abbvie split

    Cons

    Full time contract position - was my first taste at shift work, can't say that I minded it, but it was and still is tough adjusting to shifts...mainly 3rd

    Please be aware my compensation rating is that of the contracting company not Abbott!

    This can be taken as a pro or con, mostly con since the defacto network vendor is Cisco, and is also more marketable, but for layer 2/3 switches the vendor is Extreme. There was a slight learning curve, but the syntax is fairly easy to adjust too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interacted with associate managers, although my experience was fine with them but would like to have been able to have senior managements insight or have visibility into managements decisions

    Recommends
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    Onsite Technical Lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Good at analysis, technical, leadership, team member and communication.

    Cons

    Non thing I can think of

  9.  

    Fun Internship

    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Abbott Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Internship was amazing, Abbott has a fantastic program!

    Cons

    Don't place engineering interns into a role specific to their degree

  10.  

    I enjoyed every day working at Abbott.

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Abbott Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Advancements Opportunities
    Career Development
    Community leaders

    Cons

    Lack of Training
    Manager require more leadership training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have a open door policy? That is questionable... I discussed concerns at the next level of management relating to concerns I experienced... even provided solutions. Next thing I knew my manager had me in his office saying I was out of line... he wanted the glory of my suggestions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Temecula, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, strong company name to have on resume, low stress if you just want a job.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities, beauracracy and slow moving projects, locations, little incentive to excel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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