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"Good pay, old technology and lots of politics"

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Current Employee - GIS in Abbott Park, IL
Current Employee - GIS in Abbott Park, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good pay and benefits for sure.

Cons

Territorial leadership worries more about bonus than human beings

Advice to Management

Grow up

Other Employee Reviews for Abbott Labs

  1. "Good place to work if given the right opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Abbott Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, offices everywhere, ability to work with all sorts of people, learn a lot, many employees are older and have lots of valuable experience to share, robust transport to and from Metra, involved in community (charitable), great seminars to learn about operations/life issues, very good/inexpensive food in cafeterias, significant support of development programs, options for tuition reimbursement, established mentorship program, access to Abbott Credit Union (ALEC)

    Cons

    Culture: inflexible, non-meritocracy, significant promotion of 'friends', as a young person if not from the PDP (development program) then frequently passed over by management for any type of opportunity, poor morale, large contractor workforce contributes to poor morale, company's aggressive restructuring frequently leads to unexpected layoffs (someone who is there one day is gone the next with no plan to continue their work and co-workers must immediately pick up slack), lots of surprise management announcements, underperformers tolerated to a large extent, politics, bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Set expectations early and clearly. Allow for some innovation, outside thought, and new methods - if not to implement then at least entertain the concepts.


  2. "Overall experience"

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    Current Employee - Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    large company; many departments; great salaries;

    Cons

    Too many chiefs, not enough Indians.

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear with direction

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