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Field Service Representative

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Former Employee - Field Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Field Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros

Entry level opportunities available. Good non-salary benefits that seem to be above the industry average. Lots of opportunity for over-time so was able to make almost double my base salary.

Cons

LOTS of reorganization of the division. Several times we would do a reorg just to do another one six months later when new managers were put in place in HQ. People are not encouraged to speak their mind, those that are outspoken are usually the first let go when it's reorg time. This was a shrinking company. We went from 16 service reps in our city to only 5 in only 7 years. At one time I was assigned 270+ accounts, when I switched companies I make much more money with only 35 accounts.

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Some stability would be nice!

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Good company to work for if you are not chosen for a reduction in force.

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Sturgis, MI
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Sturgis, MI

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

    Pros

    Quality employes, pay and benefits. Knowledge gained by Abbott system of quality management is huge. Abbott is a nonunion employer.

    Cons

    Upper management can not make a decision when things are at their worst. Abbott lives by diversity to the detriment of the white male.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions and live by the choice you make. Do not kick the can to the next level of management.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
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