Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated July 1, 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. Good company to work with

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

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

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

    Pros

    Good company to work with, people are nice and management is reasonable. It pays well too.

    Cons

    Company is old and conservative, there is some politics among managers. It is not efficient enough comparing companies in east/west USA.

    Advice to Management

    Could be better if mid-layer managers care their people and business more than their own pay or job security.


  2. Sr Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    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

    location was a plus

    Cons

    Company does not value its employees. Management does not care to retain employees.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are what made the company, and management will be the one to let it fall.


  3. Good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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  5. Great starting job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Abbott Diagnostics: losing focus

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Rome (Italy)
    Current Employee - Scientist in Rome (Italy)

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the few companies fully devoted to health care. Stimulating environment, great colleagues, good-to-excellent products, reputation

    Cons

    Obsession for procedures and controls, R&D focused on instrumentation and much less on innovative diagnostic markers, difficulties in implementing a structured Medical Affairs

    Advice to Management

    More focus on clinical diagnosis in order to gain momentum in big volume tenders and avoid price erosion


  7. IT Operations Lead

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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    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.


  9. Training Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


  10. Finance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Multi cultural, interesting people, business growth and business complexity

    Cons

    Not a lot of career development potential due to the size of the entity


  11. Monoclonal Antibody/Virus Production

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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