Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated April 25, 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. Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Complimentary beverages; METRO accessible location

    Cons

    No career advancement; no recognition

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to do a better job of recognizing and mentoring staff

  2. just OK...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, benefits etc

    Cons

    This company do not hire, they bring in just interns, PDP program and lots of contractors with no chance to get hired. There are departments where a manager has 4 to 5 contractors.
    All the job posting are just because the law requires ...

    Advice to Management

    STOP Outsourcing!!!

  3. Good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and reasonable life work balance. Great coworkers throughout the organization. Good company with leading edge technologies.

    Cons

    Inefficient management structure that creates a difficult process to getting goals accomplished. Too much emphasis on cost cutting leading to worker morale issues in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Give the workers more participation and communicate better.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Please Stop Lay-offs!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent products, high tech facilities and excellent co-workers.

    Cons

    Lack of job security. So many lay-offs in every single year. Very frustrating for employees!

    Advice to Management

    You selected the best of each field to bring to Abbott. People really love Abbott and do above and beyond for the success of company and improvement of healthcare of the society by Abbott excellent product lines. Can you please show some mercy and let us concentrate and don't have so many lay-offs in every single year! This lack of job security really killing us and disturb our concentration to do a good job. Well, you for sure know it already and simply don't care!

  6. Helpful (1)

    I would not recommend someone to work at Abbott vascular. Management doesn't care about employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Work life balance is okay

    Cons

    No career path, no investment in employees, no strategy for the future, very top down organization and leaders are not that smart

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company benefits, but too focused on outsourcing and the bottom dollar

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

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are great, company gives you opportunities to learn. I loved my job until I was outsourced. Great Benefits

    Cons

    The company keeps replacing older employees with foreign workers here and in India.
    I worked there for 14 years then I was told I had 2 months to train my replacement in India.
    Then I was to be let go. This story has been repeated thousand of times in 2014. It will continue into 2015
    with the layoffs. Dr. Abbott must be rolling over in his grave, he was a great people person.

    Advice to Management

    Do not leave all your people. Employees care about Abbott. Consultants are there for a time then they
    move on. Abbott will soon be nothing but a shell.

  8. Female Intense

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    Current Employee - Applications in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Applications in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    once you're in you are in

    Cons

    VERY HARD TO MOVE or GET IN AS A MAN!!!!

    Advice to Management

    STOP being better than you think you are and stop talking about other management behind their back to workers ....POOR BEHAVIOR as managers

  9. Regional Service Manager

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    Current Employee - Regional Service Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Regional Service Manager in Norfolk, VA

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

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

    Pros

    None absolutely none Zero Zero

    Cons

    The Company made me fire several employees who were excellent workers. Upper manager cannot be trusted!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring YES men.

  10. Worked 10+ years in IT. First two years were great and after that things went downhill.

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    Former Employee - IT Technical Specialist in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - IT Technical Specialist in Waukegan, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay Good Benefits, 401k, Pension Plan, vacation plan. Nice group of associates to work with.

    Cons

    Now they are only interested in the bottom dollar. They are outsourcing as much as possible out of the country or bringing in foreign workers. The management no longer cares about the employee's.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your associates. Quit over micromanaging the employee's and blame them for not doing their jobs. 90% or more of the job duties of my direct report were done by those who report to that person. It's no wonder why IT management at this company is so poor.

  11. Helpful (1)

    The worst work experience of my life.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Waukegan, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I made some good friends

    Cons

    No morals. Management is encouraged to lie and steal. They will look for someone to blame when the make mistakes and they will never give you credit when you save the day. They prefer "yes men" to people that can actually think and perform. If you want to grow look somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Sell your stock and change your names. Its a small world and your reputation precedes you.

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