Abbott Labs

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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 26 January, 2015
Updated 26 January, 2015
638 Reviews
3.4
638 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 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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    • 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. 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 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 (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  

    Not afraid to change

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Abbott is always trying to do things better and is adapting to the global marketplace
    Good benefits, including pension
    Respectful of people, is generally a good team environment
    CEO addresses employee questions
    Becoming less bureaucratic

    Cons

    Sometimes change is not always for the better, some changes are hurting the prospects for the future
    Pipeline of innovation could be stronger

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dedicate more focus on recruiting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great company with good experience in a nurturing and caring environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    very good at preparing interns for real world

    Cons

    pressured work environment but not uncomfortable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience but tough and competitive work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abbott Park, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    I was intellectually stretched at Abbott and grew tremendously professionally. During my 5 years, I worked with high caliber, talented people as I advanced to different management positions in Abbott International, Global Pharmaceutical Research and US Marketing. Abbott presented a wealth of opportunities for me to perform at my peak.

    Cons

    The environment was very competitive due to the high level of talent among employees. Like many middle management jobs, long hours often prevailed and work-life balance was a struggle. I was low-balled with my starting salary (but I also accept responsibility for not negotiating more aggressively). My salary and bonuses grew over the years as I was promoted to different positions.

  10.  

    It has been a breathtaking journey for the last 3 years.

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    Current Employee - TBM in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - TBM in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Career growth path is very promising.It is providing industry best compensation n benefit package to their employees.It has astounding past history and has a futuristic visionary which makes it best workplace.

    Cons

    Getting promotions is tough. Process is being filtered through various skill parameters so that the best guy may get promotions which sometimes get disrupted by some strong lobbying. Which can be demoralizing at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing as such.

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

    Spot on

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Great place to work, all staff members are willing to help

    Cons

    None, I was there as a temp.Not sure of employee benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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