Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 14 September, 2014
Updated 14 September, 2014
594 Reviews
3.4
594 Reviews
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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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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    business development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time for less than a 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.  

    Awesome Company!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator
    Current Employee - Database Administrator

    I have been working at Abbott Labs as a contractor for more than a 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.  

    great

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    awarded best company to work for

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager  in  Bareilly (India)
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Bareilly (India)

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

    Pros

    best culture, best knowledge to develop careeier

    Cons

    in making the business only by communication skills and scientific inputs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ................................

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Long term commitment. reliable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    office culture, opportunity to different divisions

    Cons

    promotions, unutilized talant, constant change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify younger talent and not only 20+ year employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Skillful and rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Information Specialist  in  Waukegan, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Information Specialist in Waukegan, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Abbott Labs is a perfect employment for Mothers returning to work and young paid internship students. Abbott provides a comfortable work atmosphere and very very family oriented. As long as your work is with standards they will most likely be very open to your needs. Do apply with Abbott Labs if you want to rewarded with great experience and a well diverse environment.

    Cons

    Working for Abbott with leadership not hearing your most needed attention may be the biggest flaw within. Abbott takes a little more time to assist those who have reached out to Employee relations regarding matters in the office with Management and direct Supervisors bullying by management is definitely an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees wants. Communicate effectively due to they are the one who completes the projects for your reward. In return reward your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Finance in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    great salary
    great benefits
    nice amenities
    work/life balance

    Cons

    work/life balance though states to be company initiated - is at managers discretion -
    Promotions without red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extend same work/life balance to employees that you expect to receive for yourself. Things happen in life and though it is an employees goal to do their best for the department/organization/company - the unexpected will ultimately happen with family....it is inevitable.
    Look into each employees strengths and weakness, and push training, guidance or mentoring.
    Work and life balance can be difficult. Be more flexible - considering telecommuting once or twice a week to eliminate personal stress of the two.
    Create a serenity room at various locations to allow employees to decompress when things become stressful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Large company headquartered in East Coast

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Abbott is a large company headquartered in East Coast, and this is very much reflected in it's conservative culture. Most of the employees I met are family people and easily able to maintain life/work balance.

    Cons

    Overachieving, although seemingly encouraged, might be treated just as bad as underachieving.

    Approves of CEO

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