Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
602 Reviews
3.4
602 Reviews
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
Miles D. White
373 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Promote work-life balance but sometimes performance review go the other direction (in 45 reviews)

  • Pay is good, offer good benefits for Permanently employed employee's (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • not that good work-life balance; not good interaction between departments (in 17 reviews)

  • As a large company, innovation and creativity is stifled a bit (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    One of the best to work for in the industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - IT Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great team and benefits. Enthusiastic environment.

    Cons

    not much to say, overall nothing to worry about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great People but poor senior management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Committed individuals who do not give up even when under duress

    Cons

    Poor Senior Management leadership, particularly within ADD

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must learn from your mistakes

  3.  

    It was excellent working with abbott laboratories

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anti Counterfeit Scientist  in  Queenborough, England
    Former Employee - Anti Counterfeit Scientist in Queenborough, England

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I got plenty of opportunity to upgrade my knowledge and to handle some of the most sophistacetd instruments. The team was very friendly and talented,

    Cons

    Overall I enjoyed working with Abbott and i recommend others as well if opportunity arises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should offer bit more of permanent employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good teamwork

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Family feel
    Little back stabbing
    Genuine people

    Cons

    Stagnant
    In the dark ages
    Commercial people get all the recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the praise
    Ore innovation

  6.  

    Dishonest, Lack Credibility, HR Dept Worst ever; Ethical Values contradict reality at company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Overall package above average in industry

    Cons

    HR Dept dishonest and disreputable - employees best interests far from their focus
    Reknown in industry for revolving-door-company; people join and soon leave due to company's politics, lack of ethics and treatment from Managers and HR alike
    Preach etkical values; practice the exact opposite -disreputable, dishonest, with long chain of unhappy employees within most of their Depts
    Worst company I and 5 others within same team have ever worked for between our combined 63 years experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose your HR Dept - you know what tehy're doing to employees; they know; present employees know - soon those outside the company will know.........
    Lose your 'bad' Managers - they should be 'managing' and 'encouraging' and 'supporting' - NOT discriminating or harrassing or criticising

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old Fashioned, Hierarchical and not Focused Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Good Pay and work-life balance

    Cons

    too many manager who are poorly skilled and do not listen
    Poor communication and decision making
    not dynamic and very reactive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative  in  Greensboro, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC (US)

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great compensation
    Terrific training for career advancement

    Cons

    Typical corporate issues
    Slow moving to make changes and adapt to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to cultivate front line talent and grow from within. As an employee, Abbott is viewed as a great company to work with and to grow within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Onsite Technical Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Good at analysis, technical, leadership, team member and communication.

    Cons

    Non thing I can think of

  10.  

    Excellent company, great benefits, good pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The pay is good. The job was very stable with considerable opportunity for growth within....for 10 years. The pharma environment has grown very unstable over the last few years. my division was discontinued.

    Cons

    Big company atmosphere can be quit political.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Strong performing company, competitive salary and benefits, smart people, bureaucratic.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive because this is a life-sciences company. I always appreciated that there was an emphasis on providing solutions that are strategic here (i.e. that we were encourgaed as workers to consider the strategic impact of our actions). Strong opportunities for personal development and growth. Opportunities to move within the company. Generally well-managed. Learned a lot.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is pretty low, though leaders can be flexible in terms of work arrangements (like, let staff work at home sometimes). Culture is OK, and varies by work location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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