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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Abbott Labs

  1. "Challenging, but rewarding, opportunities in biotechnology and healthcare industries."

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Abbott is a great place work if you enjoy working on new technologies that will make a difference in people's lives. Abbott is full of top-notch talent, so there is plenty of opportunity to learn from your peers. The benefits and compensation are extremely generous as well.

    Cons

    Sometimes the shear size of Abbott gets in the way of progress due to the bureaucratic hoops one must jump through to accomplish certain tasks that should be trivial.


  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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