Abbott Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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  1. good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Abbott

    Pros

    good benefits, no growth for advancement

    Cons

    unstable, lower pay compared to other companies within the same industry


  2. Solid company, challenging location

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Abbott Park, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Abbott is a stable, well-funded company with great benefits, a generous time off policy and nice cafeteria and fitness facilities. The company is going through a lot of change right now and if you're in the right area and in the right role, it's a great place to build and grow your career.

    Cons

    Due to being in a highly regulated business, there's a fairly low tolerance for risk and creativity. Some polices can feel a little "big brotherish" and it can take a long time to work through all the approvals to move forward with new initiatives. For employees who do not live in the northern suburbs or Wisconsin, Abbott's location can make for a difficult commute.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees more.


  3. Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hospital Sales
    Former Employee - Hospital Sales

    I worked at Abbott full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Resources are good, great training

    Cons

    Results are demanded at the cost of the customer. Often following company initiatives get an employees in trouble due to the message sent to the customer. A "Machavellian Society" where everyone wants to take the credit for others efforts. Often people are put in place because who they know or do, not what they know. Management is ready to label a person and falsely offer help to perpetuate their career.


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  5. Financially strong, struggling to invest properly in vascular business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, benefits and strong cardiology products

    Cons

    Top down culture with president that is out of touch with the business

    Advice to Management

    Think beyond quarterly results


  6. Extremely broad responsibilities in different product and geographies.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Diverse, strong finance role, opportunity for advancement, close business partnerships, well defined systems and processes. Compensation is great!

    Cons

    Company is downsizing that will continue over the next several years

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for growth opportunities and ways to improve margin!


  7. Abbott has great benefits, but leadership is detached from the work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are really good and employees are well taken care of through competitive benefits and excellent pension plan

    Cons

    Financially run company that makes decisions on numbers that do not align with operational objectives. Very risk adverse, behind competition in products/capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is not just providing vision and direction, but having expertise in areas that you lead and, if you don't do to career growth assignments, respecting expertise in your team and providing resources/ support to achieve the objectives


  8. Good blue chip company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Large company with good benefits. Promote within.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and many meetings. Difficult to implement change.


  9. All work no play

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Service Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - District Service Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Abbott

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good pay and benefits at this company

    Cons

    no life balance ….must work all the time

    Advice to Management

    value your long term employees


  10. Abbott Labs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. You will be challenged and you will grow.

    Cons

    competitive, not that easy to move around

    Advice to Management

    more positive reinforcement


  11. Scientist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott

    Pros

    It is a good place to work.

    Cons

    It is too much politics



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