Abbott Labs
3.4 of 5 517 reviews
www.abbott.com Abbott Park, IL 5000+ Employees

Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.4 517 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White

Miles D. White

(327 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
  • "Pay and benefits were really good"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "Good work-life balance, good benefit, well-organized"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Large company with a slow bureaucratic administrative paperwork that can be overwhelming"
    in 14 reviews
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It was a great developmental experience being exposed to different areas of Accounting.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Abbott Labs

Pros401K, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, compensation, personal development

Conswork life balance challenges, direction of new company

Advice to Senior Managementimprove work life balance conditions

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

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Excellent Place to work .

Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Waukegan, IL (US)

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

Pros-Benefits are good
-Compensation is based on company performance normally it is 7% or over .
-Company 401k plan is good
-Great benefit almost 40% off on abbott products.

Cons-Promotions all depend on managers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsGood budget, great training, really great people to work with. I learned a lot and felt like the company cares for the employees overall.

ConsThey tend to change managers often.

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

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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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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 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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