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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, people were more than willing to teach (in 70 reviews)

  • Good Benefits and professional work environment (in 96 reviews)

Cons
  • The company likes to brag about a Work/Life balance, the employees always joked that if you wanted a life don't work for Abbott (in 28 reviews)

  • Most employees don't believe on what upper management says (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "long standing employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people of this company.

    Cons

    Recently had to make difficult decisions no different than other companies who need to stay competitive.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "old school"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abbott Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abbott Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits are good, flexibility is good

    Cons

    management is always looking to pat themselves on the back

    Advice to Management

    Before laying off / outsourcing people who actually WORK, thin out your own herd first.


  3. "regulatory affair"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    long hours spent at work


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Labs (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Superior Management
    - Development driven

    Cons

    You have to be able to move locations to climb up the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    None. Keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Abbott Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay mid-range, even in Silicon Valley, but their benefits are top tier and they have retirement pensions. if you can stay long enough - it could be worth it.

    Cons

    Conservative culture with 125 year history. Still trying to re-invent itself for the 21st century

    Advice to Management

    Bring in fresh, progressive leadership talent to tip the scales.


  7. "Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Wealth of knowledge about the healthcare industry at Abbott. People have been working there for 20+ years due to the financial package they offer. Overall, its a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance could be better. Very slow moving to make any decision. Very risk averse.

    Advice to Management

    Empower the divisions to make their own financial decision when it comes to investments.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Long History"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multiple in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Multiple in Abbott Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities are available if you are employed at one of the larger sites. The company offers competitive salaries and solid benefits.

    Cons

    As a highly regulated industry, getting things done sometimes takes much longer than originally anticipated. Additionally, the company is growing through acquisition and has not developed much from their R&D group for years.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions are wonderful, but promoting someone into a management position without any people skills can be disastrous. I have personally seen both amazing and worthless managers at the company. Additionally, there is a fear that people might lose their jobs or be outsourced. Transparency on this topic is critical in order to help with morale and culture.


  9. "Not that forward thinking."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large company, great benefits. Lean.

    Cons

    On the downside, monolithic in some approaches, especially where software development was concerned.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more open environment for new ideas.


  10. "Abbott Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Messaging and Collaboration Analyst in Streamwood, IL
    Current Employee - Messaging and Collaboration Analyst in Streamwood, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great working environment.
    Great coworkers
    Great immediate manager

    Cons

    No real cons except drive from Streamwood is long... Not Abbott's fault


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Abbott Hematology - Employee Beware"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    The individual contributors at this organization are great, hard-working folks.

    Cons

    There are WAY too many chiefs. The Sr Leadership is horrible. There is no concern or respect for the employees. The management team believes people are robots and should be at their beck and call 24/7. The culture at Abbott Hematology in Santa Clara is toxic and there is no desire to change the culture.



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