Abbott Medical Optics Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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Abbott Medical Optics CEO MILES D. WHITE
MILES D. WHITE
3 Ratings

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 benefits, decent work environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    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.


  2. AMO is not bad, not great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Abbott Medical Optics full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  3. Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in San Clemente, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Fast paced environment my be considered challenging to some.


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  5. Manufacturing Planner

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Planner in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Planner in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Abbott Medical Optics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    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.


  6. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant/Systems Analyst in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant/Systems Analyst in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Had a nice work environment

    Cons

    For me was a difficult commute


  7. Helpful (3)

    Things have probably changed a lot by now...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Santa Ana, CA

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

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

    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.


  8. Document Control

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nice to Work for in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Nice to Work for in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Abbott Medical Optics

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working there as a temp with I could have been there longer

    Cons

    Learn more about the R&D process of releasing new products

    Advice to Management

    worked close with management to make sure everything was done correctly.


  9. Helpful (1)

    R&D company dealing with Eye Health Care. Specifically dealing with Lasik and OCT(Optical Coherence Tomography)

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Abbott Medical Optics

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

    Pros

    Friendly profession atmosphere. Excellent benefits and vacation package. Emphasize work/life balance. Flex time.

    Cons

    Flex time can be a disadvantage when needing help or direction on a project.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate should have kept their Electronic Tech. Engineering should not have to be doing tech work and try to do their R&D engineering work also. Paying Engineering to do tech work is ludicrous at best. You are losing money in this scenario.


  10. Helpful (3)

    This is a poorly ran company with the worst senior leadership I have ever experienced

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are nor pro's, this is a horrible company

    Cons

    Horrible leadership with inconsistent process management

    Advice to Management

    Remove all of your senior leadership as a first step


  11. Amazing internship Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Intern in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Intern in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Abbott Medical Optics

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

    Pros

    From a intern's perspective, I absolutely had an amazing time at AMO. Abbott's generous compensation really made my 12-week program enjoyable. I learned a lot and almost every staff member at the AMO site are so nice and willing to help. In addition, I was 1 hour from Los Angeles, which was also really convenient!

    Cons

    Sometimes I did feel I got bored rather quickly since the tasks could be done in 2-3 days. But I think most internships are like that



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