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Good pay, old technology and lots of politics

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Current Employee - GIS in Abbott Park, IL (US)
Current Employee - GIS in Abbott Park, IL (US)

I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good pay and benefits for sure.

Cons

Territorial leadership worries more about bonus than human beings

Advice to Management

Grow up

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Golden Handcuffs

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Pasadena, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Pasadena, CA (US)

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, potentially great bonuses, company car, computer, cell allowance, expense account.

    Cons

    Constant threat of lay-offs. If you leave before bonus payout, you forfeit.

  2. Good place to work if given the right opportunities

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Abbott Park, IL (US)

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, offices everywhere, ability to work with all sorts of people, learn a lot, many employees are older and have lots of valuable experience to share, robust transport to and from Metra, involved in community (charitable), great seminars to learn about operations/life issues, very good/inexpensive food in cafeterias, significant support of development programs, options for tuition reimbursement, established mentorship program, access to Abbott Credit Union (ALEC)

    Cons

    Culture: inflexible, non-meritocracy, significant promotion of 'friends', as a young person if not from the PDP (development program) then frequently passed over by management for any type of opportunity, poor morale, large contractor workforce contributes to poor morale, company's aggressive restructuring frequently leads to unexpected layoffs (someone who is there one day is gone the next with no plan to continue their work and co-workers must immediately pick up slack), lots of surprise management announcements, underperformers tolerated to a large extent, politics, bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Set expectations early and clearly. Allow for some innovation, outside thought, and new methods - if not to implement then at least entertain the concepts.

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