Abbott Medical Optics Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Abbott Medical Optics CEO MILES D. WHITE
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Pros
  • Everyone is really nice and they are friendly people (in 3 reviews)

  • Great company that offers standard benefits and great pay (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Projects seem to meet dead ends and no upper management acknowledgment (they apparently don't see you or your urgency) (in 8 reviews)

  • And even if you are the guru and know all the answers, you still won't be acknowledged by senior management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Good company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Medical Optics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good, company to work for, depending on the department of course. My review dates to 2008-2009 and things might have changed now.

    Cons

    I can't think of much downside as you get what you signed up for really. The pay could be better I suppose.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have much advice to management, maybe allow better communication within the company? Better benefits, better pay would be nice.


  2. Helpful (1)

    so much for life to the fullest

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Products many great people

    Cons

    Heavy handed approach no quality of life

    Advice to Management

    Lack of resources keeps us from going from good to great


  3. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice location and co-workers that really care.

    Cons

    High turnover, burned out staff. Management prefers to listen to consultants they bring in that do not understand products or regulations. Employee expertise and background not considered when implementing change.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to seasoned employees. Don't expect employees to work when they are on approved vacation.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Abbott Medical Optics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Workers are okay, mostly positive.

    Cons

    Small group acts like a big. Management microscope workers daily, but never understand who does what and who knows what.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and no one would like to work there.


  6. Good benefits, decent work environment

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Medical Optics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very good, great retirement plan; acceptable to good work environment.

    Cons

    Field Service Mgmt needs to be replaced with more educated, proactive, less prejudiced mgmt, which has been in place since the VISX days and suffers from "atherosclerosis"; less benefits each day and more metrics and restrictions each day for service personnel. Few chances of promotion to Sr Field Engineer and even less for a Technical support position.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your talent across the board in terms of what they bring to the job, and stop showing so much favoritism to the old 'VISX" engineers; time alone on the job does not a good employee make. Look at Field Service mgmt, a change is needed at the highest level.


  7. AMO is not bad, not great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Abbott Medical Optics full-time

    Pros

    Abbott has excellent benefits for employees. Working environment is respectful and others work well together..

    Cons

    Too bit to be a nimble division/company, too small to lead their idustry. The company ends up following, not leading.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing so much on Refractive and long shots. Focus energy on developed markets and growing business.


  8. Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in San Clemente, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Medical Optics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong product line - Talented co-workers - excellent opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    Fast paced environment my be considered challenging to some.


  9. Manufacturing Planner

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Planner in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Planner in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work, not bad for entry level people or those with families. Fairly easy for work/life balance

    Cons

    Not much opportunity. Raise and promotions are very very slow, if at all. Not very innovative products. The technology here is not very cutting edge. No gym/food perks and the company news is barely transparent

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say as you either like the system or you don't, but not much advice to management as they cannot really change the culture.


  10. Good

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    Former Employee - Systems Consultant/Systems Analyst in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant/Systems Analyst in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Medical Optics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Had a nice work environment

    Cons

    For me was a difficult commute


  11. Helpful (3)

    Things have probably changed a lot by now...

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Medical Optics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People there were great. Schedule was mostly flexible depending on your manager. There opportunities to work in different products and projects.

    Cons

    Compensation was lacking. Raises were based off of point system and getting a 5 was not achievable, so why have it as a grading option.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic timelines because unrealistic timelines discourage people from doing work correctly and in a timely manner.



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