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Abbott Informatics Reviews

Updated May 2, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "STARLIMS management is supportive in my tasks, tools, training, and growth."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Hollywood, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Hollywood, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Informatics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    An atmosphere where everyone helps each other is fostered. It is a nice place to work. STARLIMS is Abbott, who promotes good life balance. Employees get a good vacation package. We have very good benefits and health care packages that are offered as options.

    Cons

    Management is actively working on better planning but it is a complicated process and we are not there yet. As a result there can be peak times of activity at the end of the cycle and extra hours worked to make project deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    I believe management knows the planning issues and is developing the necessary processes. My advice is keep up the open-door policies so employees to know what is going on and understand what progress is made.


  2. "Great salary and benefits"

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Hollywood, FL
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Hollywood, FL

    I worked at Abbott Informatics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary
    Autonomy to work

    Cons

    Lack of internal support (IT, marketing)
    Lack of marketing materials and tools to sell in other language like Portuguese and Spanish
    Not local support (pre-sales or post sale)

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate to start a partner channel strategy for some countries, like Latinoamerica

  3. "Programmer Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Programmer
    Current Employee - Programmer

    I have been working at Abbott Informatics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great business. Great team. Flexibility.

    Cons

    Too many changes in management


  4. "Excessively bureaucratic"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Hollywood, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Hollywood, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Medium Salary and raises with Profit sharing based on Salary

    Cons

    Very resistant to new technology

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the new technology


  5. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Informatics full-time

    Pros

    Pretty good 401K (5%) matching and the salaries are competitive. This is a place where you can advance if you work hard.

    Cons

    You cannot work form home even if for the type of job you are doing it will be beneficial for both company and employee.

    Advice to Management

    Need to take a closer look at the current hires and provide training to the people that need help in one way or another .


  6. "Great Benefits."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Abbott Informatics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits package is very good. There is flexibility in working hours. Great business. Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor management and lack of experience due to too many changes in management.
    Salaries are below industry standards
    Promotions are not that often
    Lack of tools and training.

    Advice to Management

    Find qualified people for management. Invest in your people and find ways to work with them for their development plan so they can grow and perform their job at a high level of expertise.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Unengaged management, chaotic work environment"

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

    I have been working at Abbott Informatics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, above average vacation days, decent compensation for entry level employees.

    Cons

    Ill-defined processes. Existing ones are inconsistently followed, different procedures contradict each other.
    Lack of ownership and unclear responsibilities for "undesireable" tasks and deliverables.
    Tasks assigned without consideration of individual workload.
    Employees with the company for several years are paid less than new hires for the same roles/job titles.
    Flextime officially offered, but not actually encouraged.
    Lack of innovation or interesting work to keep employees engaged.

  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Associate Validation Analyst in Hollywood, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Validation Analyst in Hollywood, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Informatics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diversity, team work, opportunities for growth, great benefits and stable career. I think this company has helped me learn a lot. In the time I have been working here I find I learn something new everyday. I love the building. Coming in to work everyday is pleasant and the location is definitely a plus. The overall work atmosphere is great. Lots of diversity and you meet people from all walks of life. Management is very good, fair and accessible. I love the product we sell too. It's rewarding to know the group works very hard and is devoted to delivering a quality product that makes labs and facilities run more efficiently. The co workers are friendly and will help with training new employees and answer any questions.

    Cons

    During busy times it is needed to give extra hours including weekends or working from home. But the company is very good with rewarding employees and recognizing those who put in the extra effort. In the end it's worth the extra time put in.


  9. "Great Team"

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    Current Employee - Principal QA Engineer in Hollywood, FL
    Current Employee - Principal QA Engineer in Hollywood, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Informatics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The team of people working here is talented and kind. Starlims is part of Abbott now, which means the benefits are big company great. Although they are part of a big company, Starlims has a small company feel. Being part of a larger company, they are working on process improvements, which is a challenging, but rewarding project to participate in.

    Cons

    Change is hard, so there is some resistance to work through.


  10. "Much improved since Abbott took over"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Hollywood, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Hollywood, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Informatics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are greats. Salaries are very competitive, especially for those that joined after Abbott Labs' acquisition of STARLIMS in 2010. The company now takes the quality of its products seriously and is looking to enhance performance and quality by creating a culture of excellence.

    Cons

    The company is going through changes including new executive team that replaced some of the original founders. It would take time for the company to go through those changes and fully embrace the work culture of Abbott, but there are exciting opportunities and changes that have started to show positive benefits to the growth for the company and its product pipeline.

    Advice to Management

    Need to take care of employees that have been working for the company for many years are rewarded (there are many of them around). Some of them feel that new employees get preferred treatment.


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