Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 23 October, 2014
Updated 23 October, 2014
616 Reviews
3.4
616 Reviews
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Promote work-life balance but sometimes performance review go the other direction (in 45 reviews)

  • Pay is good, offer good benefits for Permanently employed employee's (in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • not that good work-life balance; not good interaction between departments (in 18 reviews)

  • As a large company, innovation and creativity is stifled a bit (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    business development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good money compared to other company in the same industry. The leader in diagnostic industry

    Cons

    Did not promise a huge salary increase

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Company!!

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator
    Current Employee - Database Administrator

    I have been working at Abbott Labs as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very accommodating to employees and great pay.

    Cons

    Office politics can be a drag.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Abbott

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs as a contractor

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    great

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

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    stability and advantages were great pros for company

    Cons

    resturctures and mergers created more of a pressured enviornment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales, Marketing, Sales Management, Senior Manager in-house

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for upward mobility when I was employed there except for the last 2 years during downturn of economy. Good people to work with, quality products

    Cons

    I really loved my time at Abbott. I had 2 managers in a 20 year career I did not enjoy working for. Both were demoted. The other leaders I worked for were great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Tacoma, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Tacoma, WA (US)

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits work hard & play hard

    Cons

    Long hours may requires extensive evening work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good work environment, but very corporate.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Abbott Park, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Company size afforded opportunities for growth and movement into new positions. Generally good career progression opportunities.

    Cons

    Pretty political and networked environment. A very relationship based culture. You will do well if you network and know the right people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor performers are allowed to "hide" in this environment. Hold people accountable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Abbott Park, IL (US)

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is my goal to return to Abbott. I enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    Timing is everything. Due to unavoidable life events I had to leave.

  11.  

    First job out of school

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    Former Employee - LAN/WAN Network Operations Technician in Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - LAN/WAN Network Operations Technician in Abbott Park, IL (US)

    I worked at Abbott Labs as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience - was able to get my hands on a lot of technologies (load balancers, WAN accelerators, switches and routers), interacted with people around the world, treated everyone fairly the same and held them with similar responsibilities, great team, knew their stuff, certifications didn't decide who you were here unlike so other experiences I've had, plenty of opportunities, organization is growing and is currently in a weird time with the Abbott/Abbvie split

    Cons

    Full time contract position - was my first taste at shift work, can't say that I minded it, but it was and still is tough adjusting to shifts...mainly 3rd

    Please be aware my compensation rating is that of the contracting company not Abbott!

    This can be taken as a pro or con, mostly con since the defacto network vendor is Cisco, and is also more marketable, but for layer 2/3 switches the vendor is Extreme. There was a slight learning curve, but the syntax is fairly easy to adjust too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interacted with associate managers, although my experience was fine with them but would like to have been able to have senior managements insight or have visibility into managements decisions

    Recommends

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