Abbott Labs
3.5 of 5 512 reviews
www.abbott.com Abbott Park, IL 5000+ Employees

Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.5 512 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White

Miles D. White

(326 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Positive work life balance for moms of small children"
    in 37 reviews
  • "Very competitive company to work for, excellent pay and they offer good benefits"
    in 46 reviews
Cons:
  • "Good work-life balance, good benefit, well-organized"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Large company with a slow bureaucratic administrative paperwork that can be overwhelming"
    in 14 reviews
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One of the best to work for in the industry

IT Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

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

Prosgreat team and benefits. Enthusiastic environment.

Consnot much to say, overall nothing to worry about.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great People but poor senior management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Maidenhead, England

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

ProsCommitted individuals who do not give up even when under duress

ConsPoor Senior Management leadership, particularly within ADD

Advice to Senior ManagementYou must learn from your mistakes

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It was excellent working with abbott laboratories

Anti Counterfeit Scientist (Former Employee)
Queenborough, England

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementThey should offer bit more of permanent employment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good teamwork

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Maidenhead, England

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

ProsFamily feel
Little back stabbing
Genuine people

ConsStagnant
In the dark ages
Commercial people get all the recognition

Advice to Senior ManagementShare the praise
Ore innovation

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Old Fashioned, Hierarchical and not Focused Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Maidenhead, England

I have been working at Abbott Labs

ProsGood Pay and work-life balance

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

Advice to Senior ManagementGet new management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent experience, perfect superiors and great environment.

Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis (Former Employee)
Zagreb (Croatia)

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

ProsChallenging environment that gives an opportunity to progress; very good salaries

Consnot that good work-life balance; not good interaction between departments

Advice to Senior ManagementDepartments should be better synchronized

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to work and to grow career

Senior Research Scientist (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

ProsDiversity in business and company culture, lots of nice and experienced colleagues to work with, and good severance package including transition in supporting you looking for the next stop.

ConsJust like others, constant reconstruction is part of the routine business in the dynamic setting so be prepared

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice Mature Company

Science Intern (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Abbott Labs as an intern for less than a year

ProsPeople are generally nice across functions and departments, The company treat the interns very well in term of activities and life and lodging.

ConsInterns generally don't get any real work or projects, it's more like the managers are creating some easy side projects or works for the interns to experience. So the interns don't learn as much as they should in an intern experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Abbott Labs

ProsCompany pension plan in addition to 401K.

ConsNeed more competitive salaries in bay area.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great benefits, excellent salary, wonderful co-workers.

Engineer (Former Employee)
Irving, TX (US)

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

ProsLots of opportunity to learn and grow; Employee safety and compliance with policy and procedure is a priority;

ConsNot all managers at this company are good leaders, and a persons success in many instances depends on the leadership of their manager. Timelines are not always realistic but this is not always communicated upwards.

Advice to Senior ManagementDirectors should seek feedback from those persons that are actually doing the work when trying to estimate time lines. Managers do not always provide realistic information.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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