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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros

the facility is nice, employee can excercise at gym during break hour. If you achieve goal
you can get free lunch.

Cons

It's hard to get permanent

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    A very dark shade of a once wonderful company... no hope left at this point...

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    Current Employee - Clinical Science in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Science in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Abbott Vascular full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some people- through professionals, good benefits, good salary,proximity to south bay, well connected to major cities. home of former blockbuster heart stent (xience)

    Cons

    Too many to list- some important ones;
    1. Occupational health hazards- ergonomic injuries hushed up for years due to constantly demanding and leadership lacking professionals in management levels, surprized that CA health authorities have not taken notice
    2. No pipeline. Risky business proposition product- with all eggs in one basket which is very likely to fail
    3. Undeserving promotions (only 2 qualifications needed- lack of brain cells and ability to play golf or watch 49er games with management)
    4. No accountability- when best employees were leaving and atmosphere was created to drive away the 'smart' folks- senior management cheered!
    5. Absolute lack of ethics, morals and standards for >50% of employees.
    6. Job descriptions; 80% time making stupid power point slides to make manager look good infront of senior management/important audience and explain to him and reherse with him the content(Must do- non negotiable); 15% some actual scientific work (optional), 5% push paper with blind eyes- required. You will loose your skills very fast and become Abbotized and no one will want you anyway then

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up!! But hey to what? being too long at Abbott is death in the job market anyway. Buy a real product that may succees over the current crap. Care about sincere employees (no reward or recognitions are expected), but try to ensure they are not permanently disabled- physically or mentallly due to your 100% time on infighting and politics. try to develope some skill so that tomorrow when the company shuts doors someone hires you as a starter at least.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful

    Poorly managed company with a bleak future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Abbott Vascular full-time

    Pros

    Gym on site
    Company shuts down over the holidays

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and paralysis in management decision making has led to a total breakdown in employee morale. Layoffs are expected on a quarterly basis leading to complete disengagement of employees. Most of the younger people are hoping for a severance package in the next round of layoffs and the older people are just hoping to hold out until their retirement kicks in. Murky horizon for new R&D projects and declining sales in vascular products has squeezed out much of the talent in all divisions of the company. Hierarchical structure of company coupled with highly politicized in-fighting between groups has eliminated project collaboration and restricted innovation. The attitude throughout management is a complete lack of accountability for the direction of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive leadership needs to take accountability for both the structure of the company and the mid level managers that report to them. Abbott Vascular is so poorly managed it is difficult to see it getting better without a drastic change in management personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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