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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. "Overall experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Great benefits ... smaller sites have limited opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Documentation Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Documentation Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well, we have one of the better benefit and pension packages still around, and it seems to be well funded. It is also not uncommon for people to work here 20-30 years.

    Cons

    They have this amusing habit of repeating history. I've seen it happen several times in my dozen or so years with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Quit going in circles.

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