Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Solid Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

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

    Pros

    New hire training and ongoing professional development is good. The company culture is positive overall but can vary by division. Total compensation package is industry competitive to superior.

    Cons

    Resources are not as available as one might expect for a company of this size. Career growth is 100 % dependent on your manager in many areas.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget where you came from.

  2. Good company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Been a good experience so far. Management is ok at listening to ideas. Easy to move up if you wanted.

    Cons

    A somewhat chaotic environment with organization but still manageable for most. Atmosphere is ok.

  3. I enjoyed every day working at Abbott.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Advancements Opportunities
    Career Development
    Community leaders

    Cons

    Lack of Training
    Manager require more leadership training

    Advice to Management

    We have a open door policy? That is questionable... I discussed concerns at the next level of management relating to concerns I experienced... even provided solutions. Next thing I knew my manager had me in his office saying I was out of line... he wanted the glory of my suggestions.

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  5. Helpful (3)

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

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

    I worked at Abbott Labs

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

    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.

  6. Fun Internship

    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Abbott Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Internship was amazing, Abbott has a fantastic program!

    Cons

    Don't place engineering interns into a role specific to their degree

  7. Helpful (1)

    Onsite Technical Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Good at analysis, technical, leadership, team member and communication.

    Cons

    Non thing I can think of

  8. Excessive tiered management; lousy IT department and infrasturcture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Milpitas, CA

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

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

    Pros

    They will tallow you to facilitate a work life balance. Good. benefits.

    Cons

    Poor intranet and very fragmented access to benefits online. While it is great to have a 401k, FSA and other benefits the ability to reliably access them is equally important. This ability is nil. The ALEC credit union is a perfect example. Horrendous accessibility.

    There also seems to be a very laxed attitude regarding FDA compliance. As long as ‘nobody gets hurt’ non-compliance issues are swept under the rug.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize your IT infrastructure. Bone up on ISO 13485

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Great compensation
    Terrific training for career advancement

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  11. Abbott - Lake County

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A wonderful pharma company globally. Personal growth is encouraged. Due to regulations dependent on position, module training is mandatory. Decent time-off policies and normal perks.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is dependent on manager's needs. Will take advice from auditing company on overages of budgets, regardless of human impact.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in new outside talent to backfill positions within organizations and be transparent in communications.

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