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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated April 22, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance fun travel and great challenge" (in 91 reviews)

  • "Good coworkers good benefits you will get a lot of experience because of high volume" (in 124 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes work life balance isn't good depending on the role" (in 52 reviews)

  • "Stressful, long hours, a lot of analytics" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company with great values"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Quality Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, environmentally responsible, good leadership

    Cons

    Typical corporate environment. Regular layoff cycles


  2. "Not a technology company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Abbott Park, IL
    Current Employee - Architect in Abbott Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and ability to try / learn many things over time

    Cons

    Technological expertise is not valued.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do what you hired them to do...

  3. "Good company no growth"

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    Current Employee - Senior ETL Developer
    Current Employee - Senior ETL Developer

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, good benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    No career growth, no opp for training

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain good resource, provide more training


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Unfair firing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits

    Cons

    Terrible hierarchy in management and lots of employees that have been at Abbott for their entire careers so are set in their ways. No ability to be flexible or think outside the box since most employees are too afraid of consequences.

    Advice to Management

    Upper executive management, those that oversee directors need to talk more to the managers and lower level employees if they really want to implement change.


  5. "The people you directly work with matter at Abbott."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for St. Jude and got acquired by Abbott a few years back. The acquisition did not change the culture in the field, which in my experience has been full of superiors and colleagues who genuinely want to help you and do well. I am in the field and my job entails covering surgical cases and selling to physicians. The pay is great, and working with patients everyday gives meaning to your work. My manager has followed through on everything he promised me and always allowed me to lead the direction of my career. Abbott is a much bigger company than St. Jude, and you can tell that we now have more resources to drive business with things like R&D and marketing.

    Cons

    I've heard that not every territory is run the same and some are not as good as the one I work with. Also, since getting swallowed up by a larger company, there are a little more bureaucratic annoyances like constant online modules and more approvals for expensing certain things. But this is just because Abbott wants to make sure they are ethical.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing the upper level corporate structure on the CRM/EP side so frequently to actually push initiatives.


  6. "A solid company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As big companies go Abbott is solid. It has the usual politics but the standard of work is high and there is a lot to learn

    Cons

    Time lines are pushed up which leads to busy work schedules

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Overall Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It always starts with having a good leader who you can always talk to and trust. I was fortunate to have several in my years working at Abt. Great benefits and pay was typical mid to low mid salary compared to industry.

    Cons

    Work can be challenging and hours can be longer than your typical 8 hour day.

  8. "excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It is a good company

    Cons

    nothing really to complain about


  9. "Abbott"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Warsaw, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Warsaw, AL

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

    Pros

    Trainings, office, people, salary, benefits

    Cons

    A lot of work. Where is work live balance


  10. "Great Place to Work at"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Sylmar, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kind people, people willing to help, understanding coworkers, fun environment, great cause

    Cons

    I can't think of any