Abbott Labs

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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
621 Reviews
3.5
621 Reviews
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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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.  

    Felt lost in the crowd.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Straight forward work, not difficult to master.

    Cons

    Could have had more variety in position.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Strong performing company, competitive salary and benefits, smart people, bureaucratic.

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

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive because this is a life-sciences company. I always appreciated that there was an emphasis on providing solutions that are strategic here (i.e. that we were encourgaed as workers to consider the strategic impact of our actions). Strong opportunities for personal development and growth. Opportunities to move within the company. Generally well-managed. Learned a lot.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is pretty low, though leaders can be flexible in terms of work arrangements (like, let staff work at home sometimes). Culture is OK, and varies by work location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Great compensation
    Terrific training for career advancement

    Cons

    Typical corporate issues
    Slow moving to make changes and adapt to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to cultivate front line talent and grow from within. As an employee, Abbott is viewed as a great company to work with and to grow within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company, great benefits, good pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The pay is good. The job was very stable with considerable opportunity for growth within....for 10 years. The pharma environment has grown very unstable over the last few years. my division was discontinued.

    Cons

    Big company atmosphere can be quit political.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to have worked when first arrived in Ohio.

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    A good company to work for, for those that are young/career minded, a great experience for first career years.

    Cons

    Too many reductions in force and reorganization of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Skillful and rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Information Specialist in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Research Information Specialist in Waukegan, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Abbott Labs is a perfect employment for Mothers returning to work and young paid internship students. Abbott provides a comfortable work atmosphere and very very family oriented. As long as your work is with standards they will most likely be very open to your needs. Do apply with Abbott Labs if you want to rewarded with great experience and a well diverse environment.

    Cons

    Working for Abbott with leadership not hearing your most needed attention may be the biggest flaw within. Abbott takes a little more time to assist those who have reached out to Employee relations regarding matters in the office with Management and direct Supervisors bullying by management is definitely an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees wants. Communicate effectively due to they are the one who completes the projects for your reward. In return reward your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long term commitment. reliable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    office culture, opportunity to different divisions

    Cons

    promotions, unutilized talant, constant change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify younger talent and not only 20+ year employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Finance in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great salary
    great benefits
    nice amenities
    work/life balance

    Cons

    work/life balance though states to be company initiated - is at managers discretion -
    Promotions without red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extend same work/life balance to employees that you expect to receive for yourself. Things happen in life and though it is an employees goal to do their best for the department/organization/company - the unexpected will ultimately happen with family....it is inevitable.
    Look into each employees strengths and weakness, and push training, guidance or mentoring.
    Work and life balance can be difficult. Be more flexible - considering telecommuting once or twice a week to eliminate personal stress of the two.
    Create a serenity room at various locations to allow employees to decompress when things become stressful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large company headquartered in East Coast

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Abbott is a large company headquartered in East Coast, and this is very much reflected in it's conservative culture. Most of the employees I met are family people and easily able to maintain life/work balance.

    Cons

    Overachieving, although seemingly encouraged, might be treated just as bad as underachieving.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Abbott Laboratories IT

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Longer term positions, benefits, great co-workers

    Cons

    Currently (2014) going through layoffs, possibility of inversion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the business profitable via more sales instead of layoffs. Losing employees, via layoffs, with years and decades of experience is something you can't replace with offshore resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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