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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated June 11, 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 22 reviews)

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  1. "Good Work-Life Balance at Abbott Hematology"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment at Abbott Hematology takes a while to get used to but after a while there's plenty of positives.
    - Work-life balance
    - Good place to retire
    - Work environment is micromanaged in a good sense

    Cons

    - The new wave of management and new hires brought in some annoying changes
    - Colleagues always ask for help
    - Employee are excessively polite

    Advice to Management

    Tenured employees have held together Hematology for the last decade+. Keep it the way it is.


  2. "Electrical Engineering Co-op"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Plano, TX
    Current Intern - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Labs as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really good exposure of Medical Electronics, Automating Test Fixtures & Fabricating Mechanical Fixtures using 3-D Printers

    Cons

    Not really any con that I can think of right now.

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  3. "Absolutely Fantastic"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Abbott In Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance Project Specialist in Abbot, IL
    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance Project Specialist in Abbot, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Abbott is a very good company to work for with all levels of opportunity within the Pharmaceutical Industry.
    The company is very stable and its culture is personable and progressive.
    The opportunities for growth as an employee is almost limitless.
    Salaries are at the upper level for all positions available.

    Cons

    Some individuals may feel lost because of the the large size of the company..

    Advice to Management

    At one point the company had a venture group group called M.I.N.D Diagnostics...They have done a very good job with everything
    else they should seriously look into this area of diagnotics as they now have the sensitivity capabilities.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Recruiter in Lake Bluff, IL
    Current Contractor - Senior Recruiter in Lake Bluff, IL

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

    Pros

    Amazing company and amazing culture

    Cons

    management could be hard to deal with sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    please take care of your hardworking contractors and employees.


  6. "Marketing support"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Well organized and structured company
    Great compensation and benefits
    Teamwork

    Cons

    More opportunities for internal career development


  7. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment; demanding yet people are understanding, patient, polite.

    Cons

    no cons that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Site Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Second to none benefits with a Global footprint.

    Cons

    Unpredictable M&A. Division here today, gone tomorrow.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate.


  9. "Healthcare Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great firm, comprehensive planning and implementation

    Cons

    A little slow and bureacratic

    Advice to Management

    More nimble, take a few more risks, at least use the 90:10 rule if the 80:20 rule is too risky


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work, great enviroment, great hours.

    Cons

    Five year hiring freeze the only con.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more hard working contracts. We make majority of the population.


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