Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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. Training Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training and Development Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Training and Development Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Diverse, forward thinking organization with adequate benefits and incentives as well as growth potential.

    Cons

    None known at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work/life balance, challenging work

    Cons

    Job security. A lot of small layoffs keep employees wondering when they'll be next.


  3. Monoclonal Antibody/Virus Production

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boynton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boynton Beach, FL

    I worked at Abbott Labs (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, benefits and plenty opportunity for growth depending on area or department you are in.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons or negative comments on my time with Abbott


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  5. Great starting job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

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

    Pros

    Fast paced - competitive environment. Incredibly talented employees that are willing to mentor young employees. You can learn a lot if open minded.

    Cons

    Career growth to management ranks is tough to crack.


  6. IT Operations Lead

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    Current Employee - IT Operations Lead in Abbott Park, IL
    Current Employee - IT Operations Lead in Abbott Park, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company allows movement within the company

    Cons

    Outsources employees for benefit of the company

    Advice to Management

    Remember your employees have a life outside of Abbott. Working Sat / Sun should be limited.


  7. Finance Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Alameda, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is attainable if you have a supportive manager who understands the business and likes people. The benefits are great, particularly if you have children.

    Cons

    Sr. Leadership has no concept of what goes on and is rude to employees with no fear of repercussion, employees are intimidated and resort to following orders rather than contribute ideas, no real cross training, poor communication among the ranks, face time is a MUST!

    Advice to Management

    Show some support and sympathy toward your employees.......it goes a long way.


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    Abbott Labs

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in North Chicago, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work for with people from diverse backgrounds and experience.

    Cons

    The amount of work sometimes may intimidate you


  9. job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Insurance benefits space management bonus

    Cons

    None none none none none

    Advice to Management

    Be nice


  10. Lead Technical Applications

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation policy

    Cons

    uncertainity around the outsourcing model


  11. Core Lab Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orcutt, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orcutt, CA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Strong managment , good pay , good benifits , bonuses and profit sharing.
    Employees do matter here .

    Cons

    lots of internal politics

    Advice to Management

    You know what your doing !
    after 125 + years its easy to see



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