Abbott Reviews

Updated 20 April, 2015
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Pros
  • Salary, Flex work schedule, Work/life balance, Opportunity, Location (in 3 reviews)

  • Good Compensation and benifits, and good quality product portfolio (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No transparency from management, some times decisions made without asking workers opinions (in 2 reviews)

  • Company is having some challenges recently so a lot of downsizing is going on (in 2 reviews)

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  1. good working environment, nice clean office, professional atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Inside-Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Inside-Sales Representative in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Abbott full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great team work, great company values, always looking to help the community. Encourage health and fitness always

    Cons

    sometimes too many opinions during meetings, but not enough decisions made after meetings

  2. Helpful (1)

    Best place I have worked hands down

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company culture, benefits, training, room to grow

    Cons

    None. I truly had nothing but a positive experience

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. Pleasant enough

    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    I worked at Abbott

    Pros

    Lot of work opps, people are nice, huge campus

    Cons

    Huge company structure often makes implementing change a long and arduous process

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  5. A modern healthcare conglomerate

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    Current Employee - Senior R&D Scientist in Libertyville, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Scientist in Libertyville, IL (US)

    I have been working at Abbott

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, well-known name.
    Solid performance, stable if moderate growth.
    Cost of living north of Chicago is modest, a good place to raise a family.

    Cons

    Very large organization can make it hard to be recognized for contributions.
    Conglomerate business model is detracting from some traditional values of the company.

    Advice to Management

    You won't be able to buy all of the innovation for the future product pipeline. Invest in organic growth.

  6. Quality Intern

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    Former Intern - Quality Intern
    Former Intern - Quality Intern

    I worked at Abbott as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Abbott is a very organized company and has good values. This is a company that knows what they are doing and has the right mindset to succeed. As an intern I was exposed to the quality function of the business and the message was thoroughly relayed that the quality of the product that was being given to patients was of the utmost importance. The internship was a great experience and I enjoyed tremendously and loved the exposure to the healthcare industry.

    Cons

    The types of projects that were given to me were not directly related to my major (Biomedical Engineering) and therefore I found it difficult to become truly passionate about the work.

  7. Land of the Lost

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    Former Contractor - Sales Manager
    Former Contractor - Sales Manager

    I worked at Abbott as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Many nice co workers. Nice walking path behind AbbVie buildings. Cute little shop where you can buy craft beers and artisanal cheese within walking distance of Metra. On-site gym (small). Starbucks cafe.

    Cons

    Commute from hell if you want to live in Chicago. I do not believe that any company that places itself in the middle of nowhere in Illinois can recruit or retain the best and brightest. They hire a lot of Midwestern suburbanites. They also hire a lot of contractors. There is absolutely nothing around Abbott except some gas stations. You can't leave campus unless you have a car. The commute from Chicago is three hours round trip (to the North side!) on a good day. Passengers on the Metra will hog the seats by placing oversized purses, computers and other crap next to them so you can't sit there. Then you have to board the shuttle buses from the Metra to campus, fifteen minutes each way on a good day. There are obnoxious groups on the shuttles and they don't care if you have to hear their conversations every day. The Abbott cafeteria was awful. The AbbVie cafeteria was a little better.

    Advice to Management

    Run commuter buses from Chicago every day.

  8. Overall good experience at Abbott Nutrition.

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

    I worked at Abbott

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Solid company, great benefits, good people, trusted brands.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, heavy politics, senior leaders more concerned about keeping their jobs (and bonuses) than doing the right thing for the business.

  9. Great Benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice benefits. One of few companies offering generous pension plan.

    Cons

    Lots of politics in management layers and big company red tape....

    Advice to Management

    Let go of your cubwebs

  10. I had a great time and met fantastic people, but ...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    All the colleagues I worked with in Europe, Canada, Asia and Australia were just great ! I will miss them a lot.

    Cons

    The work/life balance was absolutely not good.

    Advice to Management

    If you change your long-term plans too often, the confidence in you and your skills declines.

  11. Not great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Abbott

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It is an extremely warm place with few very good people around. Also, being an MNC, salaries may be reasonable.

    Cons

    Very few growth opportunities. Often gets lost in the MNC culture of pleasing global and regional bosses instead of focusing on the right set of areas which will help drive business.

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