Abbott Labs
3.5 of 5 512 reviews
www.abbott.com Abbott Park, IL 5000+ Employees

Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.5 512 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White

Miles D. White

(326 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Positive work life balance for moms of small children"
    in 37 reviews
  • "Very competitive company to work for, excellent pay and they offer good benefits"
    in 46 reviews
Cons:
  • "Good work-life balance, good benefit, well-organized"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Large company with a slow bureaucratic administrative paperwork that can be overwhelming"
    in 14 reviews
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Awesome Company!!

Database Administrator (Current Employee)

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

ProsVery accommodating to employees and great pay.

ConsOffice politics can be a drag.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Abbott Labs as a contractor

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

ConsNone worth mentioning. Overall had no complaints.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Montreal, QC

I worked at Abbott Labs

Prosstability and advantages were great pros for company

Consresturctures and mergers created more of a pressured enviornment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent experience, perfect superiors and great environment.

Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis (Former Employee)
Zagreb (Croatia)

I worked at Abbott Labs full-time for less than a year

ProsChallenging environment that gives an opportunity to progress; very good salaries

Consnot that good work-life balance; not good interaction between departments

Advice to Senior ManagementDepartments should be better synchronized

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to work and to grow career

Senior Research Scientist (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

ProsDiversity in business and company culture, lots of nice and experienced colleagues to work with, and good severance package including transition in supporting you looking for the next stop.

ConsJust like others, constant reconstruction is part of the routine business in the dynamic setting so be prepared

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice Mature Company

Science Intern (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Abbott Labs as an intern for less than a year

ProsPeople are generally nice across functions and departments, The company treat the interns very well in term of activities and life and lodging.

ConsInterns generally don't get any real work or projects, it's more like the managers are creating some easy side projects or works for the interns to experience. So the interns don't learn as much as they should in an intern experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Abbott Labs

ProsCompany pension plan in addition to 401K.

ConsNeed more competitive salaries in bay area.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great benefits, excellent salary, wonderful co-workers.

Engineer (Former Employee)
Irving, TX (US)

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

ProsLots of opportunity to learn and grow; Employee safety and compliance with policy and procedure is a priority;

ConsNot all managers at this company are good leaders, and a persons success in many instances depends on the leadership of their manager. Timelines are not always realistic but this is not always communicated upwards.

Advice to Senior ManagementDirectors should seek feedback from those persons that are actually doing the work when trying to estimate time lines. Managers do not always provide realistic information.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Abbott Vascular

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsNice benefits, good salary, good people.

ConsHuge corporation with commensurate bureaucracy. Employees are cogs in the machine.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore honest communication. Trust your employees to understand that change happens.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Abbott Park, IL (US)

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

ProsSurrounded by sharp people. The management team in finance are extremely competent. This is a numbers driven company

ConsPay increases are small. Some teams have little teamwork. Can be a little cut throat at times.

You will put in loooong hours in FPA during the plan

Advice to Senior ManagementShorten the plan cycle. Streamline it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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