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Abbott Labs North Chicago Reviews

Updated September 5, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be challenging (in 32 reviews)

  • Lot of initiatives implemented at one time by senior management resulting in continuous change in the operational processes (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Industrial hygienist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial Hygienist in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Industrial Hygienist in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company was great to work for with lots of benefits

    Cons

    Have to deal with a lot of red tape to get things done


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    "Sr. IT Project Manager"

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    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.

  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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    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. "Internship"

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    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


  6. "Assembler Associate"

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    Current Contractor - Assembler Associate in North Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Assembler Associate in North Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you get in its a great long term company to work for.

    Cons

    They withhold information regarding full time opportunities. Extremely hard to move around within the company.


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    "Manufacturing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Labs (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Superior Management
    - Development driven

    Cons

    You have to be able to move locations to climb up the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    None. Keep up the good work

  8. "Abbott"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL

    I worked at Abbott Labs (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits.
    Career Opportunities
    Fortune 500 Corporation

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Disjointed systems and lots of manual processes


  9. "Senior Medical Repesentative"

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    Former Employee - Senior Medical Representative in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Medical Representative in North Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent products. Supporting & investing in people..

    Cons

    Beautiful bureaucracy. Twelve signatures for one approval. Time and energy.


  10. "Sr QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Automation Engineer in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior QA Automation Engineer in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best place to work and good coworkers and management

    Cons

    Nothing I could see as in short time


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