Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
584 Reviews

3.4
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Management does heavily emphasize the work/life balance within departments (in 41 reviews)

  • Pay is good, offer good benefits for Permanently employed employee's (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance challenges, direction of new company (in 14 reviews)

  • Large company with a slow bureaucratic administrative paperwork that can be overwhelming (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Engineering Intern Experience

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Temecula, CA

    I worked at Abbott Labs as an intern

    Pros

    Abbott has great benefits and a friendly culture. For this 12 week internship, one week was spent in Chicago meeting all the other interns and participating in a case competition while meeting important senior members at the company. It also has a large internship pool, and thus is a great place to look at when trying to gain some experience.

    Cons

    Despite having the title of "Engineering Intern", it really was more of a business internship. Thus it was hard to gain experience that was related to my major and I spent my time working in more of a supply chain role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great developmental experience being exposed to different areas of Accounting.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    401K, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, compensation, personal development

    Cons

    work life balance challenges, direction of new company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve work life balance conditions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Place to work .

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

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

    Pros

    -Benefits are good
    -Compensation is based on company performance normally it is 7% or over .
    -Company 401k plan is good
    -Great benefit almost 40% off on abbott products.

    Cons

    -Promotions all depend on managers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Pharmaceutical sales rep

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good budget, great training, really great people to work with. I learned a lot and felt like the company cares for the employees overall.

    Cons

    They tend to change managers often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nice place to work and to grow career

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Diversity in business and company culture, lots of nice and experienced colleagues to work with, and good severance package including transition in supporting you looking for the next stop.

    Cons

    Just like others, constant reconstruction is part of the routine business in the dynamic setting so be prepared

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice Mature Company

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    Former Employee - Science Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Science Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People are generally nice across functions and departments, The company treat the interns very well in term of activities and life and lodging.

    Cons

    Interns generally don't get any real work or projects, it's more like the managers are creating some easy side projects or works for the interns to experience. So the interns don't learn as much as they should in an intern experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits, excellent salary, wonderful co-workers.

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn and grow; Employee safety and compliance with policy and procedure is a priority;

    Cons

    Not all managers at this company are good leaders, and a persons success in many instances depends on the leadership of their manager. Timelines are not always realistic but this is not always communicated upwards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Directors should seek feedback from those persons that are actually doing the work when trying to estimate time lines. Managers do not always provide realistic information.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Totally doomed

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    Current Employee - GIS
    Current Employee - GIS

    I have been working at Abbott Labs for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It was a great place before the split and AbbVie took all the $.

    Cons

    Soon to outsource 60% of IT overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't do it?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A solid Company with product lines that improve people's lives.. Limited career options.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working for a company that produces products that can save a life is rewarding. Benefits and Salary are better than average.

    Cons

    Work hours are exhausting, 7 x 24 always on call. Work home balance is a challenge if you want to advance through Sr Leadership. IT Leadership more interested in achieving goals tied to compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build growth opportunities for Individual Contributors that will enable them to deliver solutions that meet business objectives. Look in the mirror first for a solution to your problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Growing pains

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in North Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Location, Insurance, Vacation time-3 weeks.

    Cons

    Poorly managed. To many levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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