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"Live in fear!"

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Former Contractor - Research and Development Technician in Abbott Park, IL
Former Contractor - Research and Development Technician in Abbott Park, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Abbott Labs as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Good benefits, if you aren't contracted.

Cons

- Contract-to-hire never pans out and you do the same, if not, more work than actual employees.
- Layoffs are way too frequent

Advice to Management

Treat your employees like humans, we are not as disposable as you treat us.

Other Employee Reviews for Abbott Labs

  1. "Nice people, settled in their ways"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Lake Forest, IL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Abbott has generous benefits and a good work / life balance. Once you're "in" it's hard to be pushed out. Lots of opportunity for international travel (if that's your thing).

    Cons

    Little movement at the director + level since Sr leadership stay in same roles for a long time. People get comfortable and stop pushing for their best. Most IP has been outsourced so Abbott works more like a large contracting or VAR company.

    Advice to Management

    Better career pathing.


  2. "Good Company, Many Politics"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Abbott Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good Company name - looks good on resume.
    - Good variability of experiences - management welcomes rotations through the company.

    Cons

    -Very political. Everything is based on getting an advocate for yourself and networking excessively.
    -Your experience will depend on your manager, but that is pretty standard.
    -Rather conservative culture

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on what a person can do, rather than who they know.

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