Abbott Diabetes Care - Decent Company, Strange Culture | Glassdoor
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"Decent Company, Strange Culture"

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Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Alameda, CA
Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Alameda, CA
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Positive Outlook

I have been working at Abbott Diabetes Care full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

People are very motivated to help those with diabetes. Nice location. Great pay and benefits (bonus, stock, pension). Better than average job security. Interesting products that help people. A decent place to work overall.

Cons

Poor teamwork. Groups are set against each other, and within groups there are favorites and rejects. This is not an open environment: yes-men will flourish. If you are cautious or highlight concerns instead of successes you are often punished. Oversight is ineffective - nobody asks questions in reviews, from bottom to top. (I would be punished if I asked probing questions so I am silent.)

Advice to Management

You have talent available, but you are not effective in forming teams. You believe you are doing well because you stifle concerns. I don't know a single engineer who does not chafe under the management in private, but those who try to speak up for another way are hammered back down. (You are either for us or against us) The company could perform better if we weren't divided.

Other Employee Reviews for Abbott Diabetes Care

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work - move to advance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Salary is top of market

    Cons

    Lack of stability in product in marketplace

    Advice to Management

    Better communications to employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Dysfunctional."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Health benefits. Co-Workers. Location. Commute.

    Cons

    Incompetence of management and completly condescending approach to employees and disregard for employees' points of view. Dysfunctional.

    Advice to Management

    Change it.

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