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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
582 Reviews

3.4
582 Reviews
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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360 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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - IT Manager in London, England

    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

    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

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    • 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

    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

    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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager

    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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England

    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.  

    Supply Chain position review - a retrospective after several years in another work force

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Planner  in  North Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Production Planner in North Chicago, IL (US)

    Pros

    Highly organized with policies and procedures. Organizational hierarchy is well defined. Employee performance is reviewed every year. Continued education and certification is supported with company funding and time.

    Cons

    Hard to make a significant change to policy and procedures due to size of company. Massive layoffs. Used to be a stable place to grow a career but with spinning off pieces of the business and sending some divisions out of the country, many good people have lost their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micro management does prevail. Empower employees, you have some of the best.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to learn corporate culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager  in  Waukegan, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Waukegan, IL (US)

    Pros

    Well organized Pharma Company with opportunities for growth. Large corporate culture but with room for introduction of new ideas.

    Cons

    As a large company, innovation and creativity is stifled a bit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sr Scientist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very diverse work environment. Great benefits and pension plan.

    Cons

    Not much time for work life balance. Need to change the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, dated practices

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern  in  Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Abbott Park, IL (US)

    Pros

    Good benefits, compensation, and work-life balance

    Cons

    Corporate culture is dated and may not fit the desires of a younger crowd

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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