Abbott Labs

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Good while it lasted

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager in North Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in North Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Big company with many outstanding benefits, good healthcare, 401K, profit sharing, pension plan, many minority programs.

Cons

often very political, slow moving, bureaucratic

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try not to hit quotas when hiring, let the best person get the job. A few less VP's and some faster decisions for internal projects that require significant funding. Embrace IT solutions but don't leave buying decisions to IT and avoid creating solution islands.

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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Benefits and pay are unmatched. You will definitely earn your money though

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits best package around

    Cons

    Long hours and no room to move around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Perfect for corporate career minded individuals

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    Former Employee - CRA in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - CRA in Abbott Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, 3 week vacation to start. Save as much as you can in the 401k. Work experience is good if you have a good management team in your department. If you enjoy playing the 'performance review game', you'll really love it. Seriously, if you want a good, solid career, this is the place. Keep in mind that you won't be given a lot of creativity or innovation.

    Cons

    Too much corporate gamesmanship at the mid level management. Often times your manager's goals are to move people up are a priority over the actual project itself. Too much emphasis on performance reviews and creating goals just for the sake of aving goals. Company is old and seems to discourage creativity. Company is in the process of splitting off the research division and big changes are coming. Look for the pension plans to disappear in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone (including you) know the performance review is BS. Let people do their jobs and look at the results and not an arbitrary goal you envisioned for them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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