Abbott Labs

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Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 22 January 2015
Updated 22 January 2015
638 Reviews
3.4
638 Reviews
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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389 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not afraid to change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Spot on

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very progressive company that puts employees first

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    District Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    Benefits, stability and overall compensation

    Cons

    work-life balance, recognition and growth opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    excellent comprehensive benefits. great work life balance, office culture promotes growth from withing, rewards for excellence. great procucts

    Cons

    promotions dependent on existing manger hard to cross divisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stable and fair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Waukegan, IL (US)
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Waukegan, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you have a life outside of work because they have a great work life balance program

    Cons

    Not very innovative.... Safe but not challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing fine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX (US)

    I worked at Abbott Labs as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good benefits and nice people to work with. Very nice atmosphere to work in, and you can save a lot of time during lunch with the cafeteria inside the building.

    Cons

    Management doesn't hold the correct people accountable for their actions. The people that have been there tend to do things the way they prefer and not according to protocol. So when things "Hit the fan", the wrong person will be used as the scapegoat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold the correct people accountable for their actions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Politics, politics, politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director Market Research
    Former Employee - Director Market Research

    I worked at Abbott Labs (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Industry-leading products, big budgets, and good benefits. If you keep your head down and follow the party line, you can survive for a long time and build up your resume with a blue-chip company.

    Cons

    People get and keep their positions only if they play the game - resulting in complete incompetence in key roles. Not a great place to hang onto your integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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