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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)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Out of office all day. The friends you make during training become lifelong friends. Car allowance.

    Cons

    MICROMANAGEMENT. No future. Never know when you will be let go. No more access in doctors offices. Most doctors do not want you around. Busy work that has nothing to do with selling. Waiting in drug closets for an hour for a signature. Obamacare.

    Advice to Management

    You have already killed this career.


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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lateral moves within Abbott are encouraged. Decent benefits. Many learning and development opportunities within the company. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Some departments are extremely bureaucratic and communications generally show style over substance. There is no empowerment at the grassroots level to improve processes. I question many of the hiring decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Hire all rounders instead of going for the extremes- e.g. technical specialists who don't work well in teams; or MBA grads who do not get their hands wet.


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