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Abbott Nutrition Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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Abbott Nutrition CEO and Chairman Miles D. White
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Pros
  • "Great benefits and long term incentives such as pension" (in 24 reviews)

  • "In addition there is good work life balance with flexible work schedules" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes difficult to maintain work life balance owing to high pressure at workplace" (in 22 reviews)

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

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  1. "Outpatient Sales Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meaningful company mission - Bettering people’s lives through the power of good health.

    They really take care of you here:
    - 24 years old entry level sales $70k- 80k base + $25k bonus
    - 7% profit sharing
    - Company car
    - 401k 5% $-$ match
    - 3 weeks of PTO, 3 floating holidays
    - Health, dental, and vision insurance the first day you start

    Clear territories and sales expectations with competent leaders.

    Cons

    None so far. It’s really hard to break into the industry and get hired by Abbott - Make sure your resume stands out from the rest.


  2. "Outpatient Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Abbott Nutrition (More than a year)

    Pros

    Collaboration and encouraging team culture mentatily

    Cons

    Ongoing territory re-alignment, consistently changing direction and job funcions

  3. "No work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, great compensation and benefits

    Cons

    No work/life balance, poor culture/values

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like cogs in a machine. Get your strategy and priorities figured out so you don't burn people out by making every day an unnecessary fire drill, sending teams down inconsequential rabbit holes based on the question du jour.


  4. "Inside Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Nutrition (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great products
    -passionate employees
    -open work environment

    Cons

    management not very transparent given the layoffs and future plans for the business

    Advice to Management

    transparency


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Culturally Lacking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Abbott Nutrition full-time

    Pros

    Has great benefits and opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity and inclusion. Caucasian male dominated culture and inherit bias. Lack of work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    An inclusive culture that is diverse is the key to any successful business. It is necessary at every plant and not just at the divisional level.


  6. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and professional colleagues to collaborate with.

    Cons

    Inconsistent policy for virtual workers across the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Update Global workforce trends to meet current business needs to retain top talent.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hcp very nice and supportive

    Cons

    Management out if touch. Promotions based on who you know

    Advice to Management

    Integrity

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good parent company, but Nutrition division needs a lot of help."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Nutrition full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation (401k, bonus, cash profit sharing,)
    Parent company (Abbott) is strong
    Opportunities to relocate to field offices or even international positions
    Great work experience for the resume
    Opportunities for career growth if you work hard

    Cons

    Old-school style managers
    LOTS of politics
    Layoffs occur every ~2 years
    Little flexibility in hours and working from home
    Culture often requires you to work nights and weekends to complete projects. Lots of 'firedrills'
    CEO is great but management at Nutrition headquarters is subpar.

    Advice to Management

    Come up to speed with the 21st century in regards to management style, flexible work hours and locations.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great brands, poorly run"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brands, good pay, good training, and a broad spectrum of opportunities

    Cons

    Abbott is a pretty hierarchical organization and it's a very short term focused organization. It is all about the quarterly earnings which results in spending cuts, rash decisions, and business disruption. Current leadership is running a very good company the wrong way and it is sad to see.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "The Curious Case Of Abbott Nutrition"

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    Current Employee - Pediatric Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Pediatric Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Nutrition full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    These are reasons to join Abbott Nutrition:

    - Benefits (Health, PTO, Cash Profit Sharing, 401k): You will need to utilize every PTO day (if you're lucky enough to get approval of the days off) and health coverage; stress of micromanagement and constant work depletes all personal happiness.

    - Opportunity to work with talented and intellectual co-workers: Many of these people will leave the company due to the absence of creativity and intellectual conversation in the workplace.

    - Great resume builder and catalyst for future positions: This is of upmost importance as you will be leaving the position within 1-3 years and other prospective companies will reach out to you with employment opportunities.

    Cons

    - Work/Life Balance = Non-existent
    - Upper Management = Political Nightmare
    - Corporate Mentality= Profit over People
    - Culture = Fake
    - Stress = 24/7

    Advice to Management

    I wanted to be as fair as possible when writing this review to help future prospective employees understand what is truly means to work at Abbott Nutrition. If you want to be a number on a piece of paper, with no influence or creative control of your job, then working with Abbott Nutrition is the right place for you. And this may apply to many prospective employees who want to embrace this corporate mentality. However, I warn you. Isolation and deterioration of one's own personal freedom and creativity does more harm than good. To work for a company that promotes "Life to the Fullest" but restricts all life from its employees is quite contradictory. And while the benefits and compensation of the company are exceptional, your work becomes your life and your life, outside of work, becomes non-existent.

    My advice to management is to look closer at the finite details of the company and take a moment to step away from PowerPoint presentations. People are what make a company successful. This has been lost over the past couple of years within Abbott Nutrition. Unfortunately, one of the worst parts of working at Abbott Nutrition is the current culture. What exists currently is no different than that of a Fraternity. The mentality of "see something, say nothing" and "I have power over you and you can do nothing or say anything to counter my decisions and actions." is childish and creates rifts in company culture and employee dissatisfaction.

    Many of the employees that work for Abbott are smart, creative and selfless. Upper management needs to welcome these talented individuals and give them freedom to run their business or turnover will continue at a high rate.


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