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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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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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  1. One of the best to work for in the industry

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great team and benefits. Enthusiastic environment.

    Cons

    not much to say, overall nothing to worry about.

  2. Not special

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Cant think of any Pro's!!

    Cons

    Always penny pinching off Production Staff

    Advice to Management

    Play Fair!!!!

  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 a year)

    Pros

    Committed individuals who do not give up even when under duress

    Cons

    Poor Senior Management leadership, particularly within ADD

    Advice to Management

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    They should offer bit more of permanent employment.

  6. Good teamwork

    • 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 (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 Management

    Share the praise
    Ore innovation

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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

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    Old Fashioned, Hierarchical and not Focused Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Get new management

  9. Analyst

    Current Contractor - Human Capital Analyst in Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Current Contractor - Human Capital Analyst in Abbott Park, IL (US)

    I have been working at Abbott Labs as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Treated very fairly in the organization, respected just like a full time employee during my contract. Trusted to do the work with minimal supervision

    Cons

    Organization has a lot of compartmentalization that they are working on to break down these barriers and advance team work levels

  10. lots of work, great experience

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

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    60+ hours a week, need better communication between departments

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication channels between departments.

  11. Professional Atmosphere

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

    I worked at Abbott Labs as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very professional staff. Committed to work. Supportive and good trainers. Plenty of educational opportunities.

    Cons

    Management and staff somewhat aloof. Information not always shared as well as it should be. Not always clear how promotion and hiring decisions made.

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