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If You Don't Mind Leaving Massachusetts, Abbott Labs Could Be Great For You

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Former Employee - Senior Manufacturer in Worcester, MA
Former Employee - Senior Manufacturer in Worcester, MA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Don't require education to be respected at Abbott and in fact earlier you commence career and remain with Abbott, better off you will be.

Non base pay benefits exceed many provided by other Massachusetts companies.

Cons

Worcester site:
Tolerant of harassment including physical harassment.
High turnover rate for Manufacturing.
Rather than mar PR image, employee bullying prominent to reduce Manufacturing staff.
Reduction of Manufacturing staff and overtime to show management's ability to reduce labor costs has caused a cessation in cross training outside the plant hindering career growth for those desiring to move outside the plant environment.

Advice to Management

May want to take claims of harassment more seriously.

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    Very rewarding career until a reduction in force separated me from the company.

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

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work. Plenty of opportunities to use your skill set. Good compensation and benefits. Many different venues for potential employees.

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees. Management uses reduction in force to maintain profitability. Employees work in an environment of constant fear of losing their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot sustain a business by getting rid of employees to increase profitability. Follow Deming's advice. Concentrate on quality and people and the profits will come.

  2. Helpful (1)

    adversarial

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company feel, profit sharing is a big benefit, ability to transfer to other divisions

    Cons

    quickly assemulates cultures to be the same. Pay for growth, but no support to gain growth. Management seems inept with diferent agenda. More worried about thier power point presentations vs. taking care of business. Hostile relationship with sales and marketing.

    Advice to Management

    seek advise of field leardership and market participants. those closest to customer have good advice to share.

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