Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated August 3, 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. Senior Manufacturing Professional

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    Former Employee - Illinois in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Illinois in Abbott Park, IL

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

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

    Pros

    The only real pros where the salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Very little internal movement allowed at the manufacturing level; Poor resource allocation at times of tremendous change; Senior management has little to no experience as to what the manufacturing personnel actually do or need for their job

    Advice to Management

    You need to hire more people so loss of knowledge at key manufacturing positions is not compromised.


  2. Customer Service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Good benefits and opportunities for advancement within 6 months of working in position. Co-workers are nice. Professional facility.

    Cons

    Long hours and must work weekends. Pay raise minimal. Some in management are not professional. Lack of training and updates on changes.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more and provide better training and update on changes. Allow employees the flexibility to telecommute.


  3. Abbot Labs

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    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Waukegan, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room for advancement and good employee benefit pprograms

    Cons

    It can sometimes be very fast paced


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Plenty of work to keep busy. My manager is good and easy to work for.

    Cons

    It is a contract position and it's unclear as to whether it will be extended.

    Advice to Management

    Management is good, provides clear expectations and is willing to help worth through issues.


  6. Abbott Labs

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    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).


  7. Wonderful and learning everyday

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Therapy Business Manager in Ambāla (India)
    Current Employee - Therapy Business Manager in Ambāla (India)

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly, Healthy and Transparent Working Environment. Moreover Abbott build leaders

    Cons

    Taking long time for approvals and least changes in marketing activities.

    Advice to Management

    Need more attention to understand the small territories.


  8. Great Place to Work At

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Solid & Financially Driven Organization

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    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.


  10. machine operator/vascular products

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    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.


  11. Solid Company

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    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.



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