Abbott Labs - A sad, mediocre place | Glassdoor
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"A sad, mediocre place"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend

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

Pros

Focus on the bottom line, take swift action to course-correct financially.

Cons

Unforgivable long-term tolerance of mediocrity, insane bureaucracy, and legendary hypocrisy.

Advice to Management

A total transformation is required. Have the courage to become nimble. Get R&D out of the dark ages. Think and act like a biotech if you can pull it off.

Other Employee Reviews for Abbott Labs

  1. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  2. "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.

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