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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated May 26, 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. 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?


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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!


  3. "Weak vacation accrual"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smooth transition to Abbotts daily business functions following purchase of St Jude Medical. Good company reputation. Positive outlook on future potential.

    Cons

    Interesting transition of job titles and salary levels with little to no explanation. Loss of two weeks of vacation from accrual rate earned from St Jude Medical.

    Advice to Management

    Legacy Abbott management, I dont know who you are and I would like to see you more. Be consistent and dont micro manage high performers.


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  5. "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products benefit patients, opportunities to move within organization, international opportunities

    Cons

    Culture is truly behind the times; continue to live in old pharma model and not thinking/operating like a "Built to Last" company for the future. It was sad to see the decline in the organization during my tenure.


  7. "Manufacturing Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefit, excellent training and great support for employee growth.

    Cons

    Take a long time to be familiar with all established system.


  8. "Absolutely Fantastic"

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, they cared about advancement and learning opportunity

    Cons

    They were down sizing and moving a lot of work out of the country, I was laid off with over 300 full time employees after almost 10 years with the company


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture created by the strong leadership."

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    Former Employee - RSM in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - RSM in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    From the CEO on down, you have great people working hard to make life better for all. An organization that recognizes that people are one of the greatest assets a company has and the opportunity to stretch oneself is available if you choose to be accountable for your own personal development.

    Cons

    Like most large organizations change is slow to happen and there are many layers of bureaucracy to contend with. Abbott culture has been cultivated from a pharma perspective and there are growing pains in understanding that the medical device world is different.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to your core beliefs and do not let the St Jude culture or lack there of, dilute the culture you have created.


  11. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.


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