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Abbott Labs Chicago Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be challenging (in 32 reviews)

  • Upper management does not appreciate employees at sites outside of Chicago (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. IT Project Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great technology mix. Treat employees very well.

    Cons

    Not as reliable an employer as they were 15 years ago. Saw many friends get their jobs outsourced. Continual M&A puts constant pressure on financial performance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't over over hire and then force yourself to cut jobs.


  2. "Specialty Sales Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits were good. Had a matching 401K. The best!

    Cons

    Some managers are not professional and still get promoted

    Advice to Management

    reward good management behavior, not bad

  3. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I/MEETING PLANNER in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I/MEETING PLANNER in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are nice to work with if you stay to yourself

    Cons

    Micromanaging of certain managers is unacceptable


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Tech Abbott"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in North Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Labs (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Financially secure global company,long term job security. Manufactures many life saving products.

    Cons

    Now that the acquisition of St. Jude Medical was finalized at the beginning of the year,we're hoping Abbott will not carry on the SJM's way of management style,(micro managing), and improve moral and help heal the wounds that SJM left behind. Also, improve the work/life benefit which lacked with SJM.

    Advice to Management

    Improve moral, honor & reward all employees regularly, bring back employee bonus program that SJM took away but kept it for the management only.And further invest in your employees which are your greatest asset. And please axe the ridiculous attendance point system that SJM's HR put into place. Very unfair policy which punishes the employee for unforeseen issues, like leaving unexpectedly to deal with family emergencies like picking up a sick child from school for example. Why get points for this?


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Work life balance was good."

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life was decent! I wasnt allowed to work overtime and if I did, I didnt get paid for it.

    Cons

    Management is tough they tend to micro manage every little detail. I had to write emails and send them yo my boss before I could send them to any one else.

    Advice to Management

    Dont be rude!


  6. "Principal Data engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Data Engineer in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Data Engineer in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for retirement. Culture is very laid back. I didn't even get laptop for 2 months. No pressure or deadlines. I would recommend if u like laid back life

    Cons

    Not good if u are young and from startup culture. Very frustrating IT processes and support . Management is busy in politics and finding cabins

    Advice to Management

    Sort out ur on boarding process


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Contract work"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Lake Bluff, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Lake Bluff, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Contract work and you can move on. Otherwise, better off taken another position.

    Cons

    You put in a lot of hours and get nothing out of it in return.

    Advice to Management

    Pay lower end people more and stop so much turn over.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Recruiter in Lake Bluff, IL
    Current Contractor - Senior Recruiter in Lake Bluff, IL

    I have been working at Abbott Labs as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing company and amazing culture

    Cons

    management could be hard to deal with sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    please take care of your hardworking contractors and employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but a little bit behind the times in terms of technology"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Abbott Park, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Abbott Park, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, good people, and awesome learning experience- although sometimes a bit chaotic! The corporate office has lots of perks that are nice.

    Cons

    Do not invest in growing workforce if millennials and salaries are not competitive nor should they slack on merit increases as a means of cost savings.

    Advice to Management

    Cost savings should not come at the expense of employees merit increases.


  10. "Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Operations Intern in North Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Operations Intern in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, fun internship program

    Cons

    Location, The levels of beauracracy


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