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Current Employee - Senior Documentation Specialist  in  Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Senior Documentation Specialist in Dallas, TX

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

Pros

Well, we have one of the better benefit and pension packages still around, and it seems to be well funded. It is also not uncommon for people to work here 20-30 years.

Cons

They have this amusing habit of repeating history. I've seen it happen several times in my dozen or so years with the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit going in circles.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good Company, Many Politics

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Abbott Park, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time for 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
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    Nice people, settled in their ways

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    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 for more than a 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
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