Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
585 Reviews

3.4
585 Reviews
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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363 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

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    • 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

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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

    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.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Rep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great management and pay. They treated their employees great. I only quit because I was starting my family.

    Cons

    As with any pharma job there is managed care issues. They do have people who work on this but it is a hassle.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall a good place to be

    • 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 5 years

    Pros

    Good reward package, I've been fortunate enough to have had career progression here, great focus on product innovation.

    Cons

    Too much corporate overhead containing many 'yes' men/women., too slow to change, overly bureaucratic and internally focused- especially in HQ

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut corporate overhead, employ more qualified talent globally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I think this is a good company to work with. Very great! I like it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist  in  Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Irving, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    It gives you space to grow as a person. Bosses are very nice. They listen to you and they guide you through the process.

    Cons

    A little bit too far away from my location. The campus is nice and is pretty old.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

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

    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

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