Abbott Labs

  www.abbott.com
  www.abbott.com

Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 16 November 2014
Updated 16 November 2014
621 Reviews
3.4
621 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
Miles D. White
383 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  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.  

    Not special

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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)

    Pros

    Cant think of any Pro's!!

    Cons

    Always penny pinching off Production Staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Play Fair!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  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 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

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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
  8. 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
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company places strong emphasis on employee happiness

    Cons

    Major layoff's in the past few years resulting instability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on strategic planning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    Excellent training and benefits, long work hours and complex selling environment, company believes in promoting from within, great culture and family oriented company

    Cons

    promotions require specific career track, few options for field based employees,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Abbott Labs...Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician/Mechanic in Fairfield, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician/Mechanic in Fairfield, CA (US)

    I worked at Abbott Labs as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Manufactures great products. In Fairfield,Ca, we produced Glucerna and Zone protein bars. At other plants, medical instruments and diagnostic devices were produced. I didn't realize how large this company was or how good the products were until I worked there. The pay was decent and if you like lots of overtime, this is the place to be.
    Good hard working individuals from the top to the bottom. (No disrespect intended)

    Cons

    1) The six days a week has an affect on your quality of life.
    2) Like most companies, you will start as a contractor. If your a good employee, the company may extend your contract as a contractor. This means no benefits as a permanent employee. This happened to me. While I appreciated the extension, I wanted to truly be a part of the company.
    3) As a temp, (contractor), I was on the outside looking in for the most part. I wanted to contribute to overall improvement where my voice would be heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more consideration for the employees in regards to quality of life. Hire enough good people to cover the shifts without so much overtime. Production and safety will improve when people are rested and sharp.
    Keep the good employees by truly making them a part of the team as a permanent employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Abbott Labs Photos

Work at Abbott Labs? Share Your Experiences

Abbott Labs

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.