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Abbott Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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Pros
  • tze vorhanden, gute Sozialleistungen, auf Work-Life-Balance im Innendienst wird geachtet (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good salary (according to the market) (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Less learning opportunities but very work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Within a large company you can feel lost wondering how to move up (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Adminstrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administror in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Administror in Abbott Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay, and nice facility

    Cons

    Too much micro managing, bad attitudes and large egos amount Senior staff

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to employees. Don't place all the concern on Senior management


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Abbott is a mixed bag"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For management, there is good pay, good stock bonuses, good long-term incentives, good benefits, and a retirement pension plan (which most companies no longer offer).

    Cons

    There has been a lot of out-sourcing and layoffs, so definitely a "do more with less" environment. It is an increasingly difficult place to work. With the layoffs specifically, the work does not seem to go away, rather it gets piled onto the people who are retained.
    I find myself regularly asking if the pay and benefits worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the impact of out-sourcing and layoffs. There may be savings on the surface, but it hurts the employee base and morale, which is likely having intangible negative impacts.

  3. "Solid company. Good history"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in Lake Villa, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in Lake Villa, IL

    I have been working at Abbott full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good diversity in work force
    wide variety of work type and location
    Appreciates people with advanced degrees
    Good mix of white collar, engineering, manufacturing positions

    Cons

    Some areas are too silo'd
    Some groups focus on getting along instead of accountability
    Some times it's who you know instead of what you know

    Advice to Management

    Break down barriers between different layers. Young, entry level workers have good ideas, too
    Abbott doesn't need new blood from outside; it needs managers who hire correctly regardless of source.
    Reward good employees: hold poor preformer accountable


  4. "Abbott Finance Graduate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - overall, its a good company to work for
    - average pay
    - some degree of development takes place
    - rotational programme

    Cons

    - lower level management can be quite big headed
    - difficult to progress
    - not too keen to send on international projects

    Advice to Management

    keep an eye on the lower management more


  5. "Great Place to Learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott full-time

    Pros

    A great brand name with a diversified product portfolio. A great opportunity to work with some really smart people, up to PhD level.

    Cons

    Promotions seem to happen only for cronies of management who were friendly and had worked together at previous companies.

    Advice to Management

    I like the transparency of the bonus calculations. Too much spent on performance review process, even though it has no bearing on merit increase.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "dispatcher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dispatcher VI in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Dispatcher VI in Temecula, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Abbott (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and friedly people

    Cons

    Management to lok at all employee performance not just at the old boys


  7. "Great"

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

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

    Pros

    It was a great opportunity to work for such an amazing and great environment and company. It was a good fit in terms of culture.

    Cons

    There was not as much room to grow exponentially. I had a lot of difficulty to get to upper management levels as the market was saturated.

    Advice to Management

    I hope they can look forward and see the potential in up coming students and give them an opportunity to grow and learn new tools and software to keep moving up the ladder.

  8. "machine operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altavista, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altavista, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Takes to long to get hired on

    Advice to Management

    Get new management


  9. "Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work...somewhat progressive in their thinking and will often ask for feedback from field sales reps..are fair with their pay scale

    Cons

    They have way too many layers of management t and this making decisions often don't have a clue...this needs to be trimmed so the right people make appropriate decisions

    Advice to Management

    Try to spend somesome more time in the field..everything can't be decided by sending out surveys over and over..ivory towers need to come down


  10. "Manufacturing Operator I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guide Wire Operator I in Clermont, FL
    Former Employee - Guide Wire Operator I in Clermont, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excelent benefits, great employees, good Managerse and Supervisors. Very good place to work

    Cons

    No downsides its an excellent place to work. And will recomended to anybody. Can't satisfacción anything bad.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work.


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