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Contract Medical Device Development Project Manager

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Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX

I worked at Abbott Labs as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

Working in a high tech industry that contributes to peoples well being

Cons

Domestic US medical device development at Abbott has been in the process of being offshored for the last 10 years. Employees are worried about the longevity of their jobs and it shows in their attitiudes

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in your people and show them that they are more important than pursuing a bottom line labor cost that is a small percentage of the COGS for the medical device being manufactured.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A sad, mediocre place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Focus on the bottom line, take swift action to course-correct financially.

    Cons

    Unforgivable long-term tolerance of mediocrity, insane bureaucracy, and legendary hypocrisy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A total transformation is required. Have the courage to become nimble. Get R&D out of the dark ages. Think and act like a biotech if you can pull it off.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Live in fear!

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    Former Employee - Research and Development Technician  in  Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Research and Development Technician in Abbott Park, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, if you aren't contracted.

    Cons

    - Contract-to-hire never pans out and you do the same, if not, more work than actual employees.
    - Layoffs are way too frequent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like humans, we are not as disposable as you treat us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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