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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 17 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance fun travel and great challenge" (in 90 reviews)

  • "Good teamwork atmosphere, good benefits, exciting pipeline of products" (in 122 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance for almost all levels" (in 47 reviews)

  • "Upper Management based in IL did not have faith in our vision" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing culture, mobility, benefits, values, etc.

    Cons

    None - amazing overall, keep it up

    Advice to Management

    -


  2. "Good benefits package"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Health insurance, good pension, cycle to work scheme and could also purchase numerous benefits via salary sacrifice

    Cons

    The dept I was working in didn’t have a good sales pipeline and it caused a lot of anxiety

  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worthy cause that saves/improves lives, great benefits, newly renovated office space

    Cons

    Communication throughout the whole business is lacking


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Bad culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Benefits final salary pension and healthcare

    Cons

    Culture and leadership based on fear


  5. Helpful (2)

    "bullied"

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Witney, England
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Witney, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    benefits are good health care car parking share scheeme

    Cons

    alot of bullying goes unnoticed team managers process leads senior managers are all part of it even hr department back them up no support when i had problems with mental health no people skills JG LH IW would never recomend working there they badly let me down

    Advice to Management

    it's very hard to give advice to bullies becuase they hide behind there positions there in and back eachother up they no who they are so hope there ashamed of themselves they should be


  6. "Decent place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Has good opportunities to work

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times


  7. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Great products, contribution to society, people. Excellent rapport between departments, good collaboration within teams.
    Company performs well for shareholders

    Cons

    Highly political; employees/senior managers ready to undermine peers/subordinates for self-promotion/recognition.
    Divisions are autonomous, without clear collaboration.
    Slow-decisions-making when US is involved.
    Chaotic IT systems, with no comprehensive ERP.
    Some processes are more bureaucratic than old-style government departments

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to frontline, customer-facing employees. Take time to understand issues and motivations of those raising them. Invest in technology that helps, not hinders, ensure it is flexible and empowering.

  8. "Good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Manager
    Former Employee - Regulatory Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Progression is a challenge. Office politics can be heavy

    Advice to Management

    Implement speak up policy effectively


  9. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None. Great business to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bedford, England
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bedford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions, friendly staff

    Cons

    Senior management, communication, office politics

    Advice to Management

    Listen