Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
596 Reviews
3.4
596 Reviews
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
Miles D. White
369 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Management does heavily emphasize the work/life balance within departments (in 41 reviews)

  • Pay is good, offer good benefits for Permanently employed employee's (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance challenges, direction of new company (in 14 reviews)

  • Large company with a slow bureaucratic administrative paperwork that can be overwhelming (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A good place to have worked when first arrived in Ohio.

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    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    A good company to work for, for those that are young/career minded, a great experience for first career years.

    Cons

    Too many reductions in force and reorganization of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    awarded best company to work for

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager  in  Bareilly (India)
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Bareilly (India)

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    best culture, best knowledge to develop careeier

    Cons

    in making the business only by communication skills and scientific inputs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ................................

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Skillful and rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Information Specialist  in  Waukegan, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Information Specialist in Waukegan, IL (US)

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Abbott Labs is a perfect employment for Mothers returning to work and young paid internship students. Abbott provides a comfortable work atmosphere and very very family oriented. As long as your work is with standards they will most likely be very open to your needs. Do apply with Abbott Labs if you want to rewarded with great experience and a well diverse environment.

    Cons

    Working for Abbott with leadership not hearing your most needed attention may be the biggest flaw within. Abbott takes a little more time to assist those who have reached out to Employee relations regarding matters in the office with Management and direct Supervisors bullying by management is definitely an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees wants. Communicate effectively due to they are the one who completes the projects for your reward. In return reward your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Long term commitment. reliable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    office culture, opportunity to different divisions

    Cons

    promotions, unutilized talant, constant change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify younger talent and not only 20+ year employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Finance in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great salary
    great benefits
    nice amenities
    work/life balance

    Cons

    work/life balance though states to be company initiated - is at managers discretion -
    Promotions without red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extend same work/life balance to employees that you expect to receive for yourself. Things happen in life and though it is an employees goal to do their best for the department/organization/company - the unexpected will ultimately happen with family....it is inevitable.
    Look into each employees strengths and weakness, and push training, guidance or mentoring.
    Work and life balance can be difficult. Be more flexible - considering telecommuting once or twice a week to eliminate personal stress of the two.
    Create a serenity room at various locations to allow employees to decompress when things become stressful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Large company headquartered in East Coast

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Abbott is a large company headquartered in East Coast, and this is very much reflected in it's conservative culture. Most of the employees I met are family people and easily able to maintain life/work balance.

    Cons

    Overachieving, although seemingly encouraged, might be treated just as bad as underachieving.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Abbott Laboratories IT

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Columbus, OH (US)

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Longer term positions, benefits, great co-workers

    Cons

    Currently (2014) going through layoffs, possibility of inversion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the business profitable via more sales instead of layoffs. Losing employees, via layoffs, with years and decades of experience is something you can't replace with offshore resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great management and pay. They treated their employees great. I only quit because I was starting my family.

    Cons

    As with any pharma job there is managed care issues. They do have people who work on this but it is a hassle.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall a good place to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good reward package, I've been fortunate enough to have had career progression here, great focus on product innovation.

    Cons

    Too much corporate overhead containing many 'yes' men/women., too slow to change, overly bureaucratic and internally focused- especially in HQ

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut corporate overhead, employ more qualified talent globally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I think this is a good company to work with. Very great! I like it

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist  in  Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Irving, TX (US)

    I have been working at Abbott Labs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It gives you space to grow as a person. Bosses are very nice. They listen to you and they guide you through the process.

    Cons

    A little bit too far away from my location. The campus is nice and is pretty old.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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