Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO 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. Analyst

    Current Contractor - Human Capital Analyst in Abbott Park, IL
    Current Contractor - Human Capital Analyst in Abbott Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Treated very fairly in the organization, respected just like a full time employee during my contract. Trusted to do the work with minimal supervision

    Cons

    Organization has a lot of compartmentalization that they are working on to break down these barriers and advance team work levels

  2. lots of work, great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    60+ hours a week, need better communication between departments

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication channels between departments.

  3. Professional Atmosphere

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Abbott Labs as a contractor

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

    Pros

    Very professional staff. Committed to work. Supportive and good trainers. Plenty of educational opportunities.

    Cons

    Management and staff somewhat aloof. Information not always shared as well as it should be. Not always clear how promotion and hiring decisions made.

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  5. Region Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Global company with career growth

    Cons

    Career growth most often requires relocation to corporate

  6. Senior Buyer

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Great people, Nice environment, Supports work/life balance, Employee services

    Cons

    Outsourcing departments, always changing, lack employee value, regular lay offs, Communication

    Advice to Management

    Abbott was an American company - manufacturing and Finance needs to stay in the USA.

  7. Operations Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Barceloneta, PR
    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Barceloneta, PR

    I worked at Abbott Labs (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Quality in all aspects in the company

    Cons

    There were no downsides working for this great company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good outstanding environment at work area.

  8. supply chain

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Used to be a great company.

    Cons

    too worried about savings; no new products; people are expendable; GE model

    Advice to Management

    Retire

  9. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice pay, nice people, challenging work flexible hours (depending on position).

    Cons

    Flexible hours (any and all, depending on position). You will encounter ladder climbers that prefer to crush you. If you don't play the "game" well - just step aside.

    Advice to Management

    Do better at walking the talk that gets put into magazines.

  10. Nice place

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    Current Employee - Associate Electrical Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Electrical Engineer in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Nice people to work with. Reasonable pay---average in the area

    Cons

    There is no mentor ship

    Advice to Management

    You need to share the company vision with young employees. What the future holds.

  11. Great Company, Smart People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lean workload. Lots of finger pointing

    Advice to Management

    hire more people, and allow more flexibility

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