Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
614 Reviews
3.4
614 Reviews
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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377 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 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.  

    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

  3.  

    It was excellent working with abbott laboratories

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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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 (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

    • 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
  8.  

    Excellent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Tacoma, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Tacoma, WA (US)

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits work hard & play hard

    Cons

    Long hours may requires extensive evening work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good work environment, but very corporate.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Abbott Park, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Company size afforded opportunities for growth and movement into new positions. Generally good career progression opportunities.

    Cons

    Pretty political and networked environment. A very relationship based culture. You will do well if you network and know the right people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor performers are allowed to "hide" in this environment. Hold people accountable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Product Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Abbott Park, IL (US)

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is my goal to return to Abbott. I enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    Timing is everything. Due to unavoidable life events I had to leave.

  11.  

    Solid Company

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

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

    Pros

    New hire training and ongoing professional development is good. The company culture is positive overall but can vary by division. Total compensation package is industry competitive to superior.

    Cons

    Resources are not as available as one might expect for a company of this size. Career growth is 100 % dependent on your manager in many areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget where you came from.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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