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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
583 Reviews

3.4
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Management does heavily emphasize the work/life balance within departments (in 41 reviews)

  • Pay is good, offer good benefits for Permanently employed employee's (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance challenges, direction of new company (in 14 reviews)

  • Large company with a slow bureaucratic administrative paperwork that can be overwhelming (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Challenging environment, people are treated well, solid company

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy, moving jobs outside of Canada

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome Company!!

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator
    Current Employee - Database Administrator

    Pros

    Very accommodating to employees and great pay.

    Cons

    Office politics can be a drag.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Abbott

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were really good. Clean and safe environment.

    Cons

    None worth mentioning. Overall had no complaints.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC

    Pros

    stability and advantages were great pros for company

    Cons

    resturctures and mergers created more of a pressured enviornment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I think this is a good company to work with. Very great! I like it

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist  in  Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Irving, TX (US)

    Pros

    It gives you space to grow as a person. Bosses are very nice. They listen to you and they guide you through the process.

    Cons

    A little bit too far away from my location. The campus is nice and is pretty old.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Supply Chain position review - a retrospective after several years in another work force

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    Former Employee - Production Planner  in  North Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Production Planner in North Chicago, IL (US)

    Pros

    Highly organized with policies and procedures. Organizational hierarchy is well defined. Employee performance is reviewed every year. Continued education and certification is supported with company funding and time.

    Cons

    Hard to make a significant change to policy and procedures due to size of company. Massive layoffs. Used to be a stable place to grow a career but with spinning off pieces of the business and sending some divisions out of the country, many good people have lost their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micro management does prevail. Empower employees, you have some of the best.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to learn corporate culture

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager  in  Waukegan, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Waukegan, IL (US)

    Pros

    Well organized Pharma Company with opportunities for growth. Large corporate culture but with room for introduction of new ideas.

    Cons

    As a large company, innovation and creativity is stifled a bit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sr Scientist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very diverse work environment. Great benefits and pension plan.

    Cons

    Not much time for work life balance. Need to change the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company, dated practices

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    Former Employee - IT Intern  in  Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Abbott Park, IL (US)

    Pros

    Good benefits, compensation, and work-life balance

    Cons

    Corporate culture is dated and may not fit the desires of a younger crowd

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent exposure to Project Engineering

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  North Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in North Chicago, IL (US)

    Pros

    I learned all my project engineering at abbot Labs, as leader in pharmaceutical they have provide master piece training which I am utilizing till today

    Cons

    very demanding position and one is always under stress to compete with ever changing requirements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider Human Resources as one of Assets on Balance sheet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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