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Great place to intern. But don't get stuck there for life

Process Engineer (Former Employee) North Chicago, IL

ProsDon't have to work long hours at all.
the people there are have some fun parties. And it's usually a good time when it's winter. Most of the people there are interesting and have some great skills. As an engineer I got to meet a lot of the more blue collar workers. they were wonderful! They were just great mid-west people who offered advice to me on everything from my car to my computer. there is also a pension that might be going away. so think about that. But really, the people were the best reason to stay. unfortunately, they were sad all the time.

ConsJob satisfaction. Dealing with a budget.
Abbott does not develop their people very well. Most loyal employees have been there a long time and are still doing the same work. They really should take more advantage of the smart blue collar workers there too. Not just the analysts or engineers. If they moved around more of the blue collar workers, they could really develop them to be top notch workers. I also think it would keep them from getting either too bored or too "comfortable" with their job. A lot of people there were doing the exact same thing they were doing 10 years ago. that was SUPER scary for a young professional.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on developing your people.

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    Could (and should) be a great place to work.

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Abbott Park, IL

    I have been working at Abbott Labs


    Pros: It is a company founded on caring for people and… Cons: There are two strata within the company. 1) Those who are below mid-management who are expected (and usually do) produce measurable results which contribute… Advice to Senior Management: Promote people into senior management who actually care about our customers. The… More
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    If you go with the flow you can learn and grow.

    Project Manager (Current Employee) North Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Abbott Labs


    Pros: There are many opportunities to move around if you want them. If you don't want to move around Abbott accepts that as well. Abbott's… Cons: The IT support stinks, and the company is many times slow to communicate and act -- as most big companies are. If you let it… Advice to Senior Management: I wonder if we are not outsourcing to much and moving… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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