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Abbott Diabetes Care Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2019

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Robert Ford
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  1. "Great place to work, massive improvements over past few years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time

    Pros

    Innovative product and technology to manage diabetes (FreeStyle Libre), strong leadership, diversity, career advancement, stability and growth.

    Cons

    Large company. Medical device industry is highly regulated.

    Abbott Diabetes Care2019-03-27
  2. "Rapidly Growing Abbott Division"

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    Former Employee - CAPA Process Analyst in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Above average upper level support, many career growth opportunities, decent pay

    Cons

    Average work life balance, no additional PTO days until 11 years

    Abbott Diabetes Care2019-06-18
  3. "Psychopaths are rewarded"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to coast as there is no accountability. You will be promoted despite lack of skills if you are subservient and steal credit for others' work. You will live like the Romans - Enjoy long lunch, come late to work, leave early, and as long as you can posture that you are busy and overworked. If you are incompetent, liar, illogical, egotistical, and insecure, then you will be on the fast track for promotion. The...

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    Cons

    You will be forced to lie to your customers to make a sale. There are many unethical orders given without rhyme or reason. You will be running around like a chicken with its heads cut off because nobody has any idea what they are doing. This is a test strips company that has no idea how to market or sell CGMs. If you speak up you will be immediately disposed of. The code of business is lie to customers to close a sales.

    Advice to Management

    Be ethical

    Abbott Diabetes Care2019-07-11
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Toxic culture, especially for women."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time

    Pros

    Stock options. Smaller division of a big company prestigious company.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Some women face sexual harassment and Human Resources won’t do anything about it. Gossiping and backstabbing is rewarded. Work life balance is non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Put your HR policies into practice. Harassment is illegal.

    Abbott Diabetes Care2019-05-14
  5. Helpful (2)

    "STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discounts on Abbott products.

    Cons

    Literally everything else. 1. Supervisor only shows up 2-3 days a week for a few hours, and proceeds to unload all work onto anyone but their friend who browses facebook all day long. 2. Gossip mill like no other. 'Coworkers' readily backstab you. 3. Days will go by where you do absolutely nothing. 4. Teams are disorganized and deliverables are often missed. Customers suffer as a result, making the company...

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    Advice to Management

    Fire the big fish which need to be fired.

    Abbott Diabetes Care2019-04-17
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Rewarding if you can make it"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn, amazing product

    Cons

    Fast paced environment, high expectations

    Advice to Management

    Additional headcount

    Abbott Diabetes Care2019-03-05
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Mediocre Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent compensation.

    Cons

    Promotes those who never challenge the status quo. If you keep your head down and do the minimum, you will get ahead. It is all about kissing up to your boss. Our customers think we are difficult to work with and mgmt does not care. Good thing we have good products. Otherwise we would be sunk.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the employees that work hard and contribute, not those who spend ALL their time kissing up.

    Abbott Diabetes Care2019-02-02
  8. Helpful (1)

    "CIG"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time

    Pros

    great and well known company

    Cons

    not fun when you not a regular empolyee

    Abbott Diabetes Care2018-12-13
  9. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast-growing division with exciting products that directly help people. Very different culture from what it was just a few years ago.

    Cons

    Larger company environment isn't for everyone

    Abbott Diabetes Care2018-12-03
  10. "Solid division within Abbott"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time

    Pros

    Good R&D group that, if left alone, is able to drive projects to completion. The normal amount of politics

    Cons

    Too high a turnover in key roles that caused serious delay to important projects

    Abbott Diabetes Care2018-07-31
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