Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated July 28, 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. Abbott Labs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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).


  2. Great Place to Work At

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenosha, WI

    I have been working at Abbott Labs (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, incentive programs and opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Office politics. Organizational changes impacts job stability


  3. Solid & Financially Driven Organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Delivers consistently against shareholder expectations. Diverse portfolio of business. International growth provides opportunities for employees to expand their career potential.

    Cons

    The organization typically manages from the top down and neglects to take into account the realities of the business. This often leads to decisions that later have to be undone or adversely impact the business in the short term.

    Advice to Management

    When asking to candid honest feedback, take it and use it rather than dismiss it due to a course of action that has already been committed to.


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  5. Project Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  6. Challenging Yet Rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, growing global company with many divisions to enable personal growth.

    Cons

    Push to out source services and never ending RIFs creating culture of uncertainty and lack of trust in leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Great company with a solid core of great driven and innovative people. Set a strategy, communicate it and let your people run.


  7. financial analyst

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    efficient working system, friendly work environment, good benefits for employees, good working location, don't need frequently work over time.

    Cons

    Nothing special. For huge company, communication through different departments is not very efficient. But generally speaking, i like abbott lab.

    Advice to Management

    Actually, I have worked there for only one year. I don't have any advice to management. My supervisor is very nice.


  8. machine operator/vascular products

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - File Clerk in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - File Clerk in Winston-Salem, NC

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

    Pros

    12 hour shifts/ 3 days on 4 day off; and vice versa.

    Cons

    not recommended for people who do not which to be covered from head to toe while working.


  9. Associate Scientist

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

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and continuously working in a challenging environment.

    Cons

    They expect you to sacrifice your personal life. If was Process Analytical so some of it goes with the territory. Recognition was poor most of the time and never seeing one of your projects make it to the market gave the feeling that your work didn't have much meaning.


  10. Solid Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  11. Great business company

    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    good benefits and the employees are great

    Cons

    poor cultural awareness and family time



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