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"Great benefits. Paternalistic culture. Couldn't change career path."

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Former Employee - HR Manager in Abbott Park, IL
Former Employee - HR Manager in Abbott Park, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Total compensation was excellent, especially when you factor in retirement benefits. My 401K, after two years of working at Abbott, was better off than expected and in comparison to friends. I had good opportunities to work "above my pay grade" so long as I demonstrated exceptional performance. Got to work in Europe for a year and that experience was very well executed.

Cons

I wanted to move from one function to another and despite networking and getting interviews and an offer, I was asked to stay in my current function. This was not aligned with my career interests.

Advice to Management

If someone is a high performer, allow them to pursue the passion they identified at your company.

Other Employee Reviews for Abbott Labs

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, but really bad managers."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. The company is financially robust. Normally, a great atmosphere depending on who your boss is.

    Cons

    I had really lousy managers for most of my time there. That's not a reflection on the company as a whole. My co-workers with much more time in the company acknowledged that I just happened to have the worst of the worst type of luck when it came to bosses.


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    "adversarial"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company feel, profit sharing is a big benefit, ability to transfer to other divisions

    Cons

    quickly assemulates cultures to be the same. Pay for growth, but no support to gain growth. Management seems inept with diferent agenda. More worried about thier power point presentations vs. taking care of business. Hostile relationship with sales and marketing.

    Advice to Management

    seek advise of field leardership and market participants. those closest to customer have good advice to share.

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