Abbott Labs

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Abbott Laboratories work experience review

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Current Employee - Senior Research Information Specialist in Waukegan, IL
Current Employee - Senior Research Information Specialist in Waukegan, IL

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

Pros

Great career for students and contractors seeing long term employment

Cons

Some departments are not straight across the board. And for Contingents may have to really work hard and prepare to remain contract for a period of 3 years or more

Advice to ManagementAdvice

ask employees what they want rather applying them to duties that are not within the job description

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you're desperate

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    Current Employee - Current in Abbott Park, IL
    Current Employee - Current in Abbott Park, IL

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice and some are good to be friends with. Set hours (and you can pick the set hours), weekends off. The pay.
    That about wraps the "pros" up.

    Cons

    Managers take credit for what their "team" does.
    Micromanaging is absolutely terrible. Its practically babysitting
    The technology there is really out of date. Windows XP? Really... It's 2012...
    Most people there only know how to do *their* job only. They don't know how to do anything else.
    Contractors getting treated very, very, poorly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with praises or rewards. Also don't forget the contractors, if it wasn't for them, your employees would have a ton more work NOT getting done. Update your technology. It's more efficient that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company, management needs to keep younger talent

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Abbott in general has good benefits. Compensation is relatively competitive... However, being in the SF Bay area their compensation is not nearly as competitive as it should be.

    Cons

    The culture at AH is very conservative. Young employees do not feel like they are being maximized to the fullest potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is very dissatisfying that upper management keeps outsourcing talent when great talent shines in Abbott. Management better start adapting to the new methodology or else this site will go down hill. You need to hire a lot more young professionals before everyone from retires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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