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Abbott Nutrition Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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Pros
  • Great benefits and long term incentives such as pension (in 23 reviews)

  • In addition there is good work life balance with flexible work schedules (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes difficult to maintain work life balance owing to high pressure at workplace (in 20 reviews)

  • No Work Life Balance-at least in sales (in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "RDP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Nutrition full-time

    Pros

    You are given a lot of freedom, and it is a great way to get your foot in the door.

    Cons

    In phase I, a majority of your time is spent working from your car. If you do not enjoy working independently this job in phase I isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make changes to optimize the program, and understand that each RDP is unique.


  2. "Abbott Nutrition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Abbott Nutrition is an amazing Company!

    Cons

    I can not think of any

  3. "Career at AN"

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    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, great people, compensation is very competitive.

    Cons

    Can not think of any cons, fantastic job!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A job you take for the benefits more than anything else and with little else to offer"

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    Former Employee - Food Technologist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Food Technologist in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Nutrition full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits & helpful support staff. Pay is fair (don't be afraid to ask for more / signing bonus). Columbus is a nice area to live in with many things to do. Company genuinely appears to want you to be healthy, offering whole host of ergonomic options from day one & an onsite gym.

    Cons

    A very inefficient company that fails to get work done due to lack of communication and a perverse desire to keep all information to oneself. As a new hire I was unable to get almost any training. The work was uninteresting with no real opportunity to innovate or decide the order that tasks were done. While people were not unfriendly very few people (aside from those I was hired with) were actually willing to get to know me (so it definitely could be a lonely place for less outgoing individuals). A very cumbersome hierarchy makes for an working environment that is at best slow and at worst maddeningly difficult when decisions are passed from one manager to the next (I had 2 formal levels to go through with an option of a third). The hiring practices are misleading, they commonly hire more people than are needed and then let a portion of them go (yes I was one of those). Please be aware that the position may be less permanent than you think (at least at the entry level).

    Advice to Management

    Better on boarding procedures.


  5. "Inside Sales Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Nutrition full-time

    Pros

    The internship gave a great opportunity to learn how to network. Depending on the managers, intern projects varied.

    Cons

    Depending on the project, the manager over seeing you had different levels of oversight. One intern had periodical checks with their intern, while others had so much oversight there was little learning.

    Advice to Management

    Interns should be judged on their performance and difficulty of their project.


  6. "Great company for those wanting to advance in their career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Nutrition full-time

    Pros

    Those that work for it are rewarded.

    Cons

    Conservative company - no Google environment.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Too heavy on leadership-Little respect"

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager
    Former Employee - National Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products, Benefits, Salary and history

    Cons

    Stress. You’re a #. Tenure meaningless. Many overworked for positions.

    Advice to Management

    Respect and support subordinates as they will bring you positivity

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Category Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Category Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Category Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Infant Formula, Kid Toddler and Balanced Nutrition products

    Cons

    Company has no idea what to do with ZonePerfect or EAS. Flavor extensions are not "brand innovation". Some directors have been around way too long. Same old ideas, that continue to lead to item discontinuations. Some of them made horrible brand decisions and for some reason still have jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Time to make room at the top for younger, high performers.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Finance Director"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Abbott Park, IL
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Abbott Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Nutrition full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great products and good salary and benefits. The culture is still somewhat caring although not as much as it used to be.

    Cons

    Upward mobility limited by who you know more than by merit. You have to have a sponsor to move up. The HR function is very weak as it also is the senior leadership at the area levels. Good leadership is not an attribute the culture of the company rewards.

    Advice to Management

    Improve and update your HR people and processes. Reward leadership and good judgement as opposed to relationships for hiring and promotions


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Committed to positive health outcomes"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Team in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing Team in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Nutrition full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Abbott Nutrition has a strong culture of delivering positive health outcomes to people of all ages. With Similac infant formula, Ensure nutritional supplement, as well as nutritional brands for kids like PediaSure and Pedialyte, Abbott helps improve the lives of people every day.

    Cons

    The culture demands results, and is still working to engrain the level of training and development that it aspires to be.

    Advice to Management

    The Nutrition division has set lofty goals each year, but never clearly defined it's role within the overall Abbott portfolio. Are we a growth business, a cash generator, or something else?


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