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"Really depends on who is running the place"

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Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Lateral moves within Abbott are encouraged. Decent benefits. Many learning and development opportunities within the company. Flexible schedule.

Cons

Some departments are extremely bureaucratic and communications generally show style over substance. There is no empowerment at the grassroots level to improve processes. I question many of the hiring decisions.

Advice to Management

Hire all rounders instead of going for the extremes- e.g. technical specialists who don't work well in teams; or MBA grads who do not get their hands wet.

Other Employee Reviews for Abbott Labs

  1. "Great Opportunity"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Abbott has a great childcare facility, career life balance, great atmosphere to work in, great benefits, and they push you for career growth opportunities. Management can be very supportive as well.

    Cons

    It is hard to change careers within, and it takes alot of hard work and determination in order to do so.
    As with any company, they go through changes and must be able to adapt to change fairly quickly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "What was I thinking?"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Out of office all day. The friends you make during training become lifelong friends. Car allowance.

    Cons

    MICROMANAGEMENT. No future. Never know when you will be let go. No more access in doctors offices. Most doctors do not want you around. Busy work that has nothing to do with selling. Waiting in drug closets for an hour for a signature. Obamacare.

    Advice to Management

    You have already killed this career.

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