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Abbott Vascular Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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Abbott Vascular Chairman & CEO Miles D. White
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Pros
  • Generous benefits, genuine and caring people, and flexible work-life balance programs (in 17 reviews)

  • Good benefits and excellent good workers (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • The work-life balance that Abbott preaches is sometimes ignored when projects get busy (in 16 reviews)

  • Overall, archaic systems, poor middle & upper management, lagging behind in product development (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Abbott Vascular"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good bosses
    Good pension plan

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "abbott vascular? more like abbott india"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Information Systems in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Global Information Systems in Temecula, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    co workers were great, awesome benefits, location

    Cons

    layoffs and outsourcing every year. a shell of itself now. the site will be closed shortly as building G and F are being sold off and all employees moving back to the main campus for now.

    Advice to Management

    outsourcing only saves $ in the short term, you're losing a lot more $ due to down time and knowledge. workers take pride in the company. contractors are there just for the paycheck.


  3. "2017 Update"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Stable company with pension found.

    Cons

    Slow to change, slow advancement

    Advice to Management

    Foster internal growth


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Exceeded all Expectations!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous benefits, genuine and caring people, and flexible work-life balance programs.

    Cons

    Working in a large conglomerate such as Abbott requires certain political know-how in order to be an influential person in the organization

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that the current benefits of the culture aren't lost, but try to engage teams in the organization, as opposed to individuals


  5. "Post MBA Offer Received!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With responsibility right out of the gate and a learning curve that never ends, Abbott is an incredible place to join the business world. There are many rotational programs available that allow you to move to different functional areas to increase your depth of learning.

    Cons

    The work-life balance that Abbott preaches is sometimes ignored when projects get busy. Stick to your cultural backbone!

    Advice to Management

    Don't make it mandatory for high performers to leave the country in order to advance in the organization.


  6. "Nothing but good things to say!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved interning at Abbott Vascular over the summer. The leadership was eager to have all the interns there, and from day one, we were immersed in all the happenings of the company. We immediately got placed into important strategic initiatives and never looked back. I will be accepting my offer to return after graduation!

    Cons

    I literally have nothing bad to say about Abbott. I was supported every step of the way. If I had to complain about something, it would be that the food isn't free like most Silicon Valley companies.

    Advice to Management

    Don't stop hiring and developing young people! As long as Abbott continues being Abbott, this 100+ year old company will flourish.


  7. "Rewarded for Good Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anon in Murrieta, CA
    Current Employee - Anon in Murrieta, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, Pay, Benefits, Culture. You are rewarded for good work. It's easy to stand out if your manager allows you and trusts you. Fantastic mentorship with higher-level folks.

    Cons

    Self-importance with some people from the Guidant days. A lot of complaining. General lack of technical ability. Resistance to change. It's easy to get lost in a big company and skate by. A lot of folks are content providing base-level work that was considered productive in 2000 and aren't held accountable to it. A lot of nothing happens with IT and IT-support - more problems and issues than actual solutions/complaining is most of the work there.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great job with what you have to work with!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "What a joke"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Vascular (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Food in when we were not allowed to leave the building.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Hours were unnecessarily long. Sales reps & leaders were incredibly rude to inside support team. Leadership was not at all helpful. New employees treated like door mats by leadership & staff. Felt hazed constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Likely hopeless. All med device Co's think they are gods gift. Try to teach your sales staff not to be jerks. I earned 1/4 of what they earned & probably worked 2 times longer every week - didn't need to also be talked to like a dog & screamed at - hospital purch departments have processes for purchasing & docs don't buy product or make product decisions for hospitals, nor do they give sales reps ultimatums stating they better have a contract to them in a day, an hour, or a week. It just doesn't work that way so cut out the lies.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Poor culture and management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are good
    Nice coworkers

    Cons

    micromanagement
    middle management (at least the person I dealt with) is not qualified for people management
    High turnover
    no open communication

    Advice to Management

    Be open to your people
    Choose your (middle) management thoroughly, please!


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Big disorganized mess"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, ability to hide in a big company, salary, health insurance, 401k, stock options, networking with other divisions, anyone can get in apparently, easy interview process

    Cons

    Lack of proper leadership, existing leadership is allowed bad behavior due to lack of other options, or "seniority" . lean environment (1 person doing 2 people's jobs) no understanding of work/life balance. Gossip environment heavy within even the leadership level. Stressful environment always. Lack of IT and admin support, so plan to troubleshoot your own issues. Taking on SJM acquisition will cause all matters to worsen.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out bad behavior from senior team members who have been there only because of time.


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