Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
596 Reviews
3.4
596 Reviews
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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369 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Management does heavily emphasize the work/life balance within departments (in 41 reviews)

  • Pay is good, offer good benefits for Permanently employed employee's (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance challenges, direction of new company (in 14 reviews)

  • Large company with a slow bureaucratic administrative paperwork that can be overwhelming (in 14 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 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

    • 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 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

    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.  

    awarded best company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager  in  Bareilly (India)
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Bareilly (India)

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

    Pros

    best culture, best knowledge to develop careeier

    Cons

    in making the business only by communication skills and scientific inputs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ................................

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to have worked when first arrived in Ohio.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    A good company to work for, for those that are young/career minded, a great experience for first career years.

    Cons

    Too many reductions in force and reorganization of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Long term commitment. reliable

    • 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 full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    office culture, opportunity to different divisions

    Cons

    promotions, unutilized talant, constant change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify younger talent and not only 20+ year employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Skillful and rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Information Specialist  in  Waukegan, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Information Specialist in Waukegan, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Abbott Labs is a perfect employment for Mothers returning to work and young paid internship students. Abbott provides a comfortable work atmosphere and very very family oriented. As long as your work is with standards they will most likely be very open to your needs. Do apply with Abbott Labs if you want to rewarded with great experience and a well diverse environment.

    Cons

    Working for Abbott with leadership not hearing your most needed attention may be the biggest flaw within. Abbott takes a little more time to assist those who have reached out to Employee relations regarding matters in the office with Management and direct Supervisors bullying by management is definitely an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees wants. Communicate effectively due to they are the one who completes the projects for your reward. In return reward your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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