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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated September 22, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Safe company, traditional values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Large, reputable company. Lots of locations for work. Good end of year bonuses.

    Cons

    Slow to promote. Does not appreciate talent. Not very innovative


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offers competitive benefits packages to employees

    Cons

    No true work-life balance for employees!

  3. "BEST JOB EVER"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits all, vacation, profit sharing ,employee assistance programs ,health insurance.

    Cons

    small raises.Too many spin offs

    Advice to Management

    faster hiring from contractor to permanent if they deserve it don't hire the brown nosers lol.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "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.


  5. "Brand Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Great long term benefits. Strong stock. Once you get into RSU, it's hard to walk away. Strong brands with excellent margins. Some good people especially cross-functionally.

    Cons

    Marketing was a bit of a revolving door at every level. Lots of turn-over from the top down. It was a pretty volatile place.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to stop the turn-over shuffle to increase stability for teams. Empower lower level managers. Negotiate a plan that is realistic, allow teams to be apart of the solutions.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Needs to be on undercover boss to see what truely happens here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and bonus at year end. Tools are there to be a great Facility. Cookie dough bar is delicious.

    Cons

    Atmosphere. You have to be willing to throw folks under the bus to be apart of the Team. Supervisors need Human resource training. You cannot give constructive feedback without retaliation.

    Advice to Management

    Human Resource Training for Supervisors to better communicate with Employees.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Careful of which team/department you are being hired (Extra careful if Regulatory Affairs)"

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    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good variety of products
    -Nothing more

    Cons

    -Very old school (No bay area company culture whatsoever)
    -Toxic work environment
    -Personal attacks from director level management
    -"Sore Loser" type of mentality
    -Top Heavy
    -Holds employee hostage based on visa status

    (Please do a quick search on Linkedin to make sure how many people left the company in last 2-3 years before accepting any offer)

    Advice to Management

    God Bless everyone in your team

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great technology mix. Treat employees very well.

    Cons

    Not as reliable an employer as they were 15 years ago. Saw many friends get their jobs outsourced. Continual M&A puts constant pressure on financial performance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't over over hire and then force yourself to cut jobs.


  9. "Specialty Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits were good. Had a matching 401K. The best!

    Cons

    Some managers are not professional and still get promoted

    Advice to Management

    reward good management behavior, not bad


  10. "Medical company with lots of insights in the health feild"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    This company is originally St. Jude Medical. It has recently been bought over by Abbott Labs. New management with better work ethics, and benefits are better than before.

    Cons

    Micromanaging here is high. If you are not comfortable with someone looking over your shoulders all the time like me, you would not like it here.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to facts and not rumors.


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