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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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  • 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)

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  1. "Senior Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training and support, excellent benefits and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Typical pharma promises for sales-force growth followed by corporate layoffs for those who were loyal and didn't jump ship early...brutal.

    Advice to Management

    Management was good.


  2. "Senior Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People
    Product
    Energy
    Recruiting team is/was super strong
    Worked well as with HR and TA. The job was demanding but I loved it because of my team and great managers,

    Cons

    Lots of late nights working to deliver
    Lower pay in comparison to direct competitors
    The drive was about an hour each war but wasn't a deal breaker.
    I loved coming in 97^ of All days.

  3. "Good pay, good benefits, nice people"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, nice people

    Cons

    no upward potential despite being a large company


  4. "Great People Locally - poor elsewhere - IT disasterous"

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    Former Employee - IT Contractor
    Former Employee - IT Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff workers I supported as a contractor for a local office were wonderful, dedicated to their jobs and going the extra mile. Plus they were FUN to be with, always an internal office game from time to time ( a hoola-hoop contest one day and a totally off the wall rubber duck hunt). Top notch. That said, anybody above their office in management was questionable to a degree.

    Cons

    Outsourcing. Period. This move to shift IT, accounting and other functions to Wipro is a functional disaster. It hobbled these fine people in doing their jobs efficiently and accounting is costing Abbott money. And forget information technology, doesn't exist anymore. The pay was poor for scale and the decisions were mostly brain-dead dumb. Some individuals still exist in structure, but not many and the GSD help desk takes days to route a ticket from user to me

    Advice to Management

    Bring everything back inside Abbott - forget Wipro - and listen to your employees, they WANT to do their jobs.


  5. "a place for work life balance."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance working environment.

    Cons

    Not too much challenges.


  6. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule for people with families.

    Cons

    Lack of positions/ hiring of non-degreed employees with many years of actual experience in the company / pharma.


  7. "Workplace Review"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Everyone supports each other. Generous budgets for equipment.

    Cons

    Don't contribute to 401(k) until after one year. Very complex, clunky document repository system that will waste hours of your time. Fixing any issues that have lingered for years is like turning the Titanic around. No mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Standardize your tools corporate wide. Make production and test engineers more responsive to the needs of the business. Address field failures with more seriousness.

  8. "sales professional"

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

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Great job to work and advance career

    Cons

    A lot of training and travel

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Opportunity knocks"

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

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Great place to build connections.

    Cons

    Lots of free time available.


  10. "Executive Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work! Enjoyed my daily position in both the production facility and at POC.

    Cons

    The drive from home to Mercer county was a killer - straight down Rt 1. Yikes!


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