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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Abbott Labs

  1. "Good pay, excellent benefits, poor management."

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility. Good pay. Benefits were fantastic.

    Cons

    Poor management in the northwest, other districts seemed fine and I actually had other district managers warn me of the poor management and high turn-over in the northwest.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your district managers stats and investigate accordingly before the FDA and human rights division gets involved.


  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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