Abbott Labs

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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
654 Reviews
3.5
654 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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 fantastic benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Technical Specialist in Crystal Lake, IL
    Former Employee - IT Technical Specialist in Crystal Lake, IL

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

    Pros

    Campus style life great on-site cafeterias great bosses open door policy

    Cons

    Long hours and not much family work balance expect to work some mandatory weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time with your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Abbott Point of Care

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Abbott is a great company that values their ability to retain their own employees and to promote from within

    Cons

    This division is struggling, not unlike a lot of vendors in this space, to maintain their market presence after a fast run up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deliver some innovation. Abbott has the gold standard platform for delivering real-time results...no new offerings on the test menu since 2006. Too long.

  3.  

    Abbott strives for continuous improvement and innovation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Interesting purposeful jobs, it is a valued company.

    Cons

    Many overseas jobs and more developments abroad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    An Engineering Tech at Abbott is a great position

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Working with a team of Engineers and Scientists gives me the privilege to gain more experience.

    Cons

    The only con for this job is working under a contract.

  6.  

    Excellent company to work for

    Current Employee - Senior Nutrition Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Nutrition Sales Executive

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    great training and support,excellent products

    Cons

    sometimes too many emails to go through

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is putting salespeople more and more in front of the laptop instead of keeping them in front of customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Current Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Base compensation can be very good if you negotiate it well up front. Benefits are also very nice.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is difficult at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen , listen, listen! You have very talented people who understand the market and customer VERY well!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Appropriate for my experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good communication to upper management in my field.

    Cons

    Too quick on operational decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more closely to the manufacturing groups regarding daily challenges.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not afraid to change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Abbott is always trying to do things better and is adapting to the global marketplace
    Good benefits, including pension
    Respectful of people, is generally a good team environment
    CEO addresses employee questions
    Becoming less bureaucratic

    Cons

    Sometimes change is not always for the better, some changes are hurting the prospects for the future
    Pipeline of innovation could be stronger

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dedicate more focus on recruiting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great company with good experience in a nurturing and caring environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    very good at preparing interns for real world

    Cons

    pressured work environment but not uncomfortable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Spot on

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

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Great place to work, all staff members are willing to help

    Cons

    None, I was there as a temp.Not sure of employee benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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