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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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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 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "fed up"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Witney, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Witney, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company pension share scheeme good shop floor people are ok in production can't think of anything else

    Cons

    bad management pls and team managers people are being bullied and treated really badly by there pls getting supported by the team managers I have started hating going to work

    Advice to Management

    show some respect for your staff and get some people skills and training treat people as you would expect to be treated L H and JG

  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. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Just acquired, Judgement is still out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Big company, seems to be a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    No communication as to their plans for acquired employees, doesn't seem like they have figured things out.

    Advice to Management

    Better Communication would be great


  7. Helpful (4)

    "All about the money."

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    Current Employee - Principal Research Scientist in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Research Scientist in Des Plaines, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salaries. Disparity between executive salary and everyone else is absurd

    Cons

    They try to make you believe they are interested in advancing healthcare. But it only comes down to how much money the executives get in bonuses and what's best for the "stakeholders". please.
    They will shelve advanced technology that saves peoples lives if it doesn't make loads of money. They won't tell you how much a product needs to make to not get cut.

    Advice to Management

    Don't follow what all other businesses are doing. Do what's right and lead a change that esteems advancement over the dollar.

  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. Helpful (3)

    "Direct Manager's Jealousy Ruined My Abbott Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    The majority of Abbott employees are respectful and genuinely care about the well-being of others.

    Cons

    • Direct manager periodically harassed me about my salary during private meetings in his office. He told me that my salary was too high for my position, questioned why the company chose to pay me such a salary and openly complained that I was one of his top paid employees. My manager also said that I should learn to appreciate my current salary when I asked how I could earn a greater merit increase during an annual performance assessment. I perceived this behavior as a form of jealousy.
    • Company does NOT follow its own standard disciplinary procedures outlined in Corporate Human Resources policies. Counseling services, performance improvement plans and probation are swiftly bypassed when it is convenient for management.
    • Company does NOT follow its own standard employee problem solving procedures outlined in Corporate Human Resources policies. Conflict resolution between employees either directly or with management as an arbitrator is discouraged so that Employee Relations can get involved and escalate the severity of the situation.
    • Company denied me a severance package upon terminating my job
    • Company refused to bridge my pension upon terminating my job just weeks prior to vesting.
    • Company assigned its own employee as the independent, third-party reviewer for my job termination appeal. This employee's relationship with my direct manager led him to immediately dismiss my appeal.
    • Company retaliated against me by appealing my unemployment benefits eligibility with the Workforce Commission. However, after company could not prove allegations and even failed to appear for its own appeal hearing, the WC affirmed my unemployment benefits eligibility.
    • Company refused to negotiate a settlement with my attorney once again citing allegations it could not prove. It threatened to publicly smear my name and counter-sue me for attorney's fees should I ever file a lawsuit.


  10. "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.


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