Abbott Labs

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Good place to work if given the right opportunities

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Abbott Park, IL
Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Abbott Park, IL

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

Pros

Outstanding benefits, offices everywhere, ability to work with all sorts of people, learn a lot, many employees are older and have lots of valuable experience to share, robust transport to and from Metra, involved in community (charitable), great seminars to learn about operations/life issues, very good/inexpensive food in cafeterias, significant support of development programs, options for tuition reimbursement, established mentorship program, access to Abbott Credit Union (ALEC)

Cons

Culture: inflexible, non-meritocracy, significant promotion of 'friends', as a young person if not from the PDP (development program) then frequently passed over by management for any type of opportunity, poor morale, large contractor workforce contributes to poor morale, company's aggressive restructuring frequently leads to unexpected layoffs (someone who is there one day is gone the next with no plan to continue their work and co-workers must immediately pick up slack), lots of surprise management announcements, underperformers tolerated to a large extent, politics, bureaucracy

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Set expectations early and clearly. Allow for some innovation, outside thought, and new methods - if not to implement then at least entertain the concepts.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    District manager

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    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

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

    Pros

    Great retirement benefits including 401k match, pension, cash profit sharing, and uearly stock awards. Bonuses are paid quarterly are consistent with other companies within the market.

    Cons

    District Manager geographies can be very large and require 20-80% travel. Sles compensation plans not always available at beginning of selli period- sometimes delayed 2-3 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Release sales goals at beginning of compensation period and do not make changes until next selling cycle.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good pay, old technology and lots of politics

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    Current Employee - GIS in Abbott Park, IL
    Current Employee - GIS in Abbott Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for sure.

    Cons

    Territorial leadership worries more about bonus than human beings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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