Abbott Labs
3.4 of 5 517 reviews
www.abbott.com Abbott Park, IL 5000+ Employees

Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.4 517 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White

Miles D. White

(327 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Positive work life balance for moms of small children"
    in 37 reviews
  • "Pay and benefits were really good"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "Good work-life balance, good benefit, well-organized"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Large company with a slow bureaucratic administrative paperwork that can be overwhelming"
    in 14 reviews
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One of the best to work for in the industry

IT Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

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

Prosgreat team and benefits. Enthusiastic environment.

Consnot much to say, overall nothing to worry about.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great People but poor senior management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Maidenhead, England

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

ProsCommitted individuals who do not give up even when under duress

ConsPoor Senior Management leadership, particularly within ADD

Advice to Senior ManagementYou must learn from your mistakes

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It was excellent working with abbott laboratories

Anti Counterfeit Scientist (Former Employee)
Queenborough, England

I worked at Abbott Labs full-time for more than a year

ProsI got plenty of opportunity to upgrade my knowledge and to handle some of the most sophistacetd instruments. The team was very friendly and talented,

ConsOverall I enjoyed working with Abbott and i recommend others as well if opportunity arises.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey should offer bit more of permanent employment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good teamwork

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Maidenhead, England

I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFamily feel
Little back stabbing
Genuine people

ConsStagnant
In the dark ages
Commercial people get all the recognition

Advice to Senior ManagementShare the praise
Ore innovation

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Old Fashioned, Hierarchical and not Focused Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Maidenhead, England

I have been working at Abbott Labs

ProsGood Pay and work-life balance

Constoo many manager who are poorly skilled and do not listen
Poor communication and decision making
not dynamic and very reactive

Advice to Senior ManagementGet new management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It was a great developmental experience being exposed to different areas of Accounting.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Abbott Labs

Pros401K, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, compensation, personal development

Conswork life balance challenges, direction of new company

Advice to Senior Managementimprove work life balance conditions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Place to work .

Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Waukegan, IL (US)

I worked at Abbott Labs full-time for more than 5 years

Pros-Benefits are good
-Compensation is based on company performance normally it is 7% or over .
-Company 401k plan is good
-Great benefit almost 40% off on abbott products.

Cons-Promotions all depend on managers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsGood budget, great training, really great people to work with. I learned a lot and felt like the company cares for the employees overall.

ConsThey tend to change managers often.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to work and to grow career

Senior Research Scientist (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at Abbott Labs full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDiversity in business and company culture, lots of nice and experienced colleagues to work with, and good severance package including transition in supporting you looking for the next stop.

ConsJust like others, constant reconstruction is part of the routine business in the dynamic setting so be prepared

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent experience, perfect superiors and great environment.

Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis (Former Employee)
Zagreb (Croatia)

I worked at Abbott Labs full-time for less than a year

ProsChallenging environment that gives an opportunity to progress; very good salaries

Consnot that good work-life balance; not good interaction between departments

Advice to Senior ManagementDepartments should be better synchronized

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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