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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
628 Reviews
3.5
628 Reviews
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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385 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Promote work-life balance but sometimes performance review go the other direction (in 46 reviews)

  • Pay is good, offer good benefits for Permanently employed employee's (in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • not that good work-life balance; not good interaction between departments (in 18 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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.  

    Not special

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Lead in Witney, England
    Current Employee - Process Lead in Witney, England

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

    Pros

    Cant think of any Pro's!!

    Cons

    Always penny pinching off Production Staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Play Fair!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    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 (less than an 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

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  5.  

    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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    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 (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

  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
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    Old Fashioned, Hierarchical and not Focused Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    Great company with strong roots

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, people with great skills, ability to learn about processes and to work in international teams, a lot of changes all the time and need for constant improvement.

    Cons

    A lot of administrative work.
    Management style of some managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    abbott review

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

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

    Pros

    good company, excellent benefits.
    company is always changing, buying selling companies/divisions.

    Cons

    hard to move up in positions, especially if you don't live in Chicago.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not the Same Old Abbott

    • 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

    Profit Sharing, Pension, opportunities in large company to transfer depts for new experiences.

    Cons

    Outsourcing IT, burn out IT employees, reducing benefits, not as much company growth since 90's and even less after AbbVie split.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a skeleton base of IT at Abbott. Outsourced areas have no vested interest in Abbott and response is weeks instead of hours. Quality of IT systems is also going down. Cost savings are being negated by more system bugs and much longer project timelines to get things done. When you have to fix something 3 times to get it right, no more cost savings. Get back to valuing employees instead of short term bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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