Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 28 September, 2014
Updated 28 September, 2014
602 Reviews
3.4
602 Reviews
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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373 Ratings

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 53 reviews)


Cons
  • not that good work-life balance; not good interaction between departments (in 17 reviews)

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

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Employee 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 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. 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 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative  in  Greensboro, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great compensation
    Terrific training for career advancement

    Cons

    Typical corporate issues
    Slow moving to make changes and adapt to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to cultivate front line talent and grow from within. As an employee, Abbott is viewed as a great company to work with and to grow within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Onsite Technical Lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Good at analysis, technical, leadership, team member and communication.

    Cons

    Non thing I can think of

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company, great benefits, good pay

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    The pay is good. The job was very stable with considerable opportunity for growth within....for 10 years. The pharma environment has grown very unstable over the last few years. my division was discontinued.

    Cons

    Big company atmosphere can be quit political.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong performing company, competitive salary and benefits, smart people, bureaucratic.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive because this is a life-sciences company. I always appreciated that there was an emphasis on providing solutions that are strategic here (i.e. that we were encourgaed as workers to consider the strategic impact of our actions). Strong opportunities for personal development and growth. Opportunities to move within the company. Generally well-managed. Learned a lot.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is pretty low, though leaders can be flexible in terms of work arrangements (like, let staff work at home sometimes). Culture is OK, and varies by work location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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