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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. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Abbott are the people, the benefits, the resources, the chance to introduce lifesaving and innovative products

    Cons

    I didn't find many downsides to working at Abbott. Lunch was very average in the cafeteria and senior leadership was not consistently strategic but overall a great place.

    Advice to Management

    Experience working at a lower level for one day each year. Route at least one document through the cumbersome systemy currently in place.


  2. "Complaints Investgation Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Complaints Investigation Engineer in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Complaints Investigation Engineer in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love my position, as I am constantly exposed to new design challenges, requiring technical skill.

    Cons

    in general I have No Cons about this position and company

    Advice to Management

    over all I like how management is handling everything however I do wish there was more individual contact and input.


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    "IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice big company to work for

    Cons

    Upper IT management is clueless


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Packaging"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, annual bonus, 401k and pension

    Cons

    Constant management turnover, don't know when your getting off or starting next dY, legal sweat shop


  6. "Aseambly lll"

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    Current Employee - Aseambly Lll in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Aseambly Lll in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good benefit,programs for all personal offices and operators.

    Cons

    some time the supervise need more listen when the operator has a preblem


  7. "Abbott"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PROJECT LEAD/Senior SOFTWARE VERIFICATION ENGINEER in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - PROJECT LEAD/Senior SOFTWARE VERIFICATION ENGINEER in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great company to work for; Abbott has a lot to offer including the job opportunities, benefits, on-site and off-site training and more

    Cons

    I would expand on learning more about other functional groups and devisions


  8. "Assembly loading is very easy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packaging in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Packaging in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly and easy with responsibility

    Cons

    everybody always help together

    Advice to Management

    friendly and nice


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Finance Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is attainable if you have a supportive manager who understands the business and likes people. The benefits are great, particularly if you have children.

    Cons

    Sr. Leadership has no concept of what goes on and is rude to employees with no fear of repercussion, employees are intimidated and resort to following orders rather than contribute ideas, no real cross training, poor communication among the ranks, face time is a MUST!

    Advice to Management

    Show some support and sympathy toward your employees.......it goes a long way.


  10. "Abbott Labs...Good place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Maintenance Technician/Mechanic in Fairfield, CA
    Former Contractor - Maintenance Technician/Mechanic in Fairfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Manufactures great products. In Fairfield,Ca, we produced Glucerna and Zone protein bars. At other plants, medical instruments and diagnostic devices were produced. I didn't realize how large this company was or how good the products were until I worked there. The pay was decent and if you like lots of overtime, this is the place to be.
    Good hard working individuals from the top to the bottom. (No disrespect intended)

    Cons

    1) The six days a week has an affect on your quality of life.
    2) Like most companies, you will start as a contractor. If your a good employee, the company may extend your contract as a contractor. This means no benefits as a permanent employee. This happened to me. While I appreciated the extension, I wanted to truly be a part of the company.
    3) As a temp, (contractor), I was on the outside looking in for the most part. I wanted to contribute to overall improvement where my voice would be heard.

    Advice to Management

    Have more consideration for the employees in regards to quality of life. Hire enough good people to cover the shifts without so much overtime. Production and safety will improve when people are rested and sharp.
    Keep the good employees by truly making them a part of the team as a permanent employee.


  11. "Culture is management heavy, leadership lacks vision and promotion is based on nepotism."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary + retirement pension.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted as there is limited turnover or advancement. Company culture is very pass-the-buck and unprofessional. Constant follow-up with colleagues to do their job.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to and have a clear vision and strategy and get rid of the old boys club mentality.


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