Abbott Labs Reviews | Glassdoor

Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
1,115 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.6
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
Miles D. White
574 Ratings

1,115 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • Work life balance can be challenging (in 31 reviews)

  • Lot of initiatives implemented at one time by senior management resulting in continuous change in the operational processes (in 23 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Abbott labs review as a medical device representative"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Enables you to have a fulfilling career aiding in the care of the people you care for.

    Cons

    There is a need to improve the marketing materials.


  2. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in North Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in North Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding place to work.

    Cons

    No cons other than I sometimes work very long days.

  3. "Its a Job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and salary and bounses and made some friends

    Cons

    Management, lack of organization, no time off

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great company that values dedicated, smart, loyal employees."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work and great long term benefits (pension & RSU's)

    Relatively good opportunities for promotion and cross divisional opportunities (although it's gotten less in the last 10 years as divisions have started to get more protective of their employees and prevented them from moving to other divisions)

    Cons

    As with many large, publicly owned companies there is always an expectation for immediate results that often distract leaders from looking down the road to anticipate the changing business landscape.

    It's become harder and harder in the last 10 years to find developmental opportunities for those with potential.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget that people make this business and are our most important resource.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company, run by Narcissistic Maniacs"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Division Vice President in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Division Vice President in Abbott Park, IL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products that save lives (in many cases), genuinely smart, caring, motivated people

    Cons

    Mercurial, selfish maniacs run the place. Culture starts with Miles and he runs it like Lord of the Flies. Happy to still be a shareholder, glad to be working somewhere else. Mobility limited because everyone is covering themselves/protecting their pension.

    Advice to Management

    RETIRE


  6. "Sr Manufacturing Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Large company with many resources available

    Cons

    Benefits and PTO are not great


  7. "Industrial hygienist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  8. "Clinical"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The culture has changed from st jude medical to Abbott. I find it interesting

    Cons

    The same as above., the industry has changed and the companies philosophies are not apples and apples


  9. "An ok place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Still, offers a pension plan

    Cons

    Lack of career advancement. You tend to be boxed in a role


  10. "Sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Good products, market leaders, new opportunities, their pay is relatively good in the market place and did offer a pension. Although, really do the long term math and how long you need to stay.

    Cons

    Seems like no one, and I mean no one is good enough in the sales force under current leadership. It's turned into very micro and nothing is good enough. Which has always been sales, but it seems extreme lately


Showing 1,115 of 1,235 reviews
Reset Filters