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"Solid place to experience drug discovery as it is really done"

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Current Employee - Group Leader in Worcester, MA
Current Employee - Group Leader in Worcester, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great colleagues, good resources, interesting projects. Good mix of biologics and small molecules.

Cons

Slow and very cautious to develop drug candidates (i.e., many worthy candidates never progress to clinical trials). Management can be parochial, and seems at times not to understand how to truly nurture a worldwide company.

Other Employee Reviews for Abbott Labs

  1. Helpful (2)

    "If You Don't Mind Leaving Massachusetts, Abbott Labs Could Be Great For You"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturer in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturer in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Don't require education to be respected at Abbott and in fact earlier you commence career and remain with Abbott, better off you will be.

    Non base pay benefits exceed many provided by other Massachusetts companies.

    Cons

    Worcester site:
    Tolerant of harassment including physical harassment.
    High turnover rate for Manufacturing.
    Rather than mar PR image, employee bullying prominent to reduce Manufacturing staff.
    Reduction of Manufacturing staff and overtime to show management's ability to reduce labor costs has caused a cessation in cross training outside the plant hindering career growth for those desiring to move outside the plant environment.

    Advice to Management

    May want to take claims of harassment more seriously.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very rewarding career until a reduction in force separated me from the company."

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    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Abbott Park, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Abbott Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work. Plenty of opportunities to use your skill set. Good compensation and benefits. Many different venues for potential employees.

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees. Management uses reduction in force to maintain profitability. Employees work in an environment of constant fear of losing their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot sustain a business by getting rid of employees to increase profitability. Follow Deming's advice. Concentrate on quality and people and the profits will come.


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