Abbott Labs

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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 16 December, 2014
Updated 16 December, 2014
628 Reviews
3.5
628 Reviews
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
Miles D. White
385 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Promote work-life balance but sometimes performance review go the other direction (in 46 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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  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.  

    Great company with strong roots

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Great company, people with great skills, ability to learn about processes and to work in international teams, a lot of changes all the time and need for constant improvement.

    Cons

    A lot of administrative work.
    Management style of some managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst

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

    Pros

    good company, excellent benefits.
    company is always changing, buying selling companies/divisions.

    Cons

    hard to move up in positions, especially if you don't live in Chicago.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not the Same Old Abbott

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Profit Sharing, Pension, opportunities in large company to transfer depts for new experiences.

    Cons

    Outsourcing IT, burn out IT employees, reducing benefits, not as much company growth since 90's and even less after AbbVie split.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a skeleton base of IT at Abbott. Outsourced areas have no vested interest in Abbott and response is weeks instead of hours. Quality of IT systems is also going down. Cost savings are being negated by more system bugs and much longer project timelines to get things done. When you have to fix something 3 times to get it right, no more cost savings. Get back to valuing employees instead of short term bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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    Former Employee - Senior Medical Writer
    Former Employee - Senior Medical Writer

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

    Pros

    Good to be a regular employee

    Cons

    Not so great to be a contractor

  11.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    In the past - opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Currently - downsizing, lost many good people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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