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Abbott Laboratories Reviews

Updated Nov 13, 2019

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3.6
67%
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82%
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Abbott Laboratories CEO Miles D. White
Miles D. White
814 Ratings
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  • "Sometimes work life balance isn't good depending on the role(in 57 reviews)

  • "Being in a regional role means late night conference calls and work long hours(in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Abbott Review Procurement"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director Procurement in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent package and people to work with - great management team to work for.

    Cons

    Salaried staff should expect to work long hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep track of all hours worked by salaried staff

    Abbott Laboratories2019-07-29
  2. "Good benefits but bad processes"

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great benefit package and bonus

    Cons

    Senior management don't understand the market and are scared of the truth and of risk so want "yes" people _limited opportunity for progression -don't care about their customers just how much money they make them.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people at the coalface they nlknow their market more than you.

    Abbott Laboratories2019-10-14
  3. "Good Company with bad people"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Laboratories full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good company name, innovative products and the pipeline.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, upper management team is not doing good for the name of the company. There is no support from the management team, when it is required. They turn their heads away, as soon as you ask for help. There are lots of talking behind ones back with politics. I have heard comments like, "it is your job and you should figure out" or "you are as good as your last quarter". Targets are never discussed with field... team and more of it is quite stretched and unrealistic. There was a year the whole entire field team of the division couldn't hit their individual numbers. There are stories about people have been asked to keep quiet by paying them lump sums.

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    Advice to Management

    I'd recommend a complete change to the division and HR team.

    Abbott Laboratories2019-10-13
  4. "No opportunity for growth or interesting projects"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work environment Respect for your private time (no overtime)

    Cons

    Job is very operational, lack of investment in automation (old systems), no chance to take part in more interesting activities, no opportunity for growth, lack of communication from leadership

    Advice to Management

    Company strategy should be clear Invest in automation

    Abbott Laboratories2019-10-08
  5. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Loughton, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and nice office.

    Cons

    Poor salary, managers and leaders with poor idea of roles and impact on decisions made.

    Abbott Laboratories2019-08-02
  6. "Excellent training and development, excellent benefits and culture"

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    Current Employee - Quality Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Laboratories full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, training and development, good progression

    Cons

    diversity of experience and cultures not evident, need to understand company ethos

    Abbott Laboratories2019-06-26
  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director 

    I have been working at Abbott Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Great as you can take it

    Cons

    Always something messing with us

    Advice to Management

    Try to reach higher at all times

    Abbott Laboratories2019-05-24
  8. "RBM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Abbott Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Great company, lovely people

    Cons

    Slow pace, slow growth

    Abbott Laboratories2019-04-17
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Abbott for life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Great share scheme, A real pride in the products made, Some great people who are passionate about their jobs and company.

    Cons

    The company varies from site to site and the culture is very different at times. some environments and plants are high tempo and stressful. Sometimes work life balance isn't good depending on the role. Salary increases can be slow if you don't gain promotions

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work but be careful who give a "development role" to as in some cases managers come from other plants and have no knowledge of the plant or industry they are in which disheartens employees.

    Abbott Laboratories2019-03-01
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Old Dinosaur"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Laboratories full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay. Decent Benefits. employees tend to spend most of their career here.

    Cons

    Old Style of Management with bullying being the norm. Very old legacy applications that hinder productivity on a daily basis. The financial process of this company is a serious problem due to severe restrictions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the Divisional view on everything ! Invest in your employees, techniology and management to move to the 21st century

    Abbott Laboratories2019-01-22
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