Abbott Labs

  www.abbott.com
  www.abbott.com
There are newer employer reviews for Abbott Labs

 

Good Company, Many Politics

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Abbott Park, IL
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Abbott Park, IL

I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

- Good Company name - looks good on resume.
- Good variability of experiences - management welcomes rotations through the company.

Cons

-Very political. Everything is based on getting an advocate for yourself and networking excessively.
-Your experience will depend on your manager, but that is pretty standard.
-Rather conservative culture

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus more on what a person can do, rather than who they know.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

627 Other Employee Reviews for Abbott Labs (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Nice people, settled in their ways

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Abbott has generous benefits and a good work / life balance. Once you're "in" it's hard to be pushed out. Lots of opportunity for international travel (if that's your thing).

    Cons

    Little movement at the director + level since Sr leadership stay in same roles for a long time. People get comfortable and stop pushing for their best. Most IP has been outsourced so Abbott works more like a large contracting or VAR company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better career pathing.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Field Service Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some stability would be nice!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Abbott Labs

Work at Abbott Labs? Share Your Experiences

Abbott Labs

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.