Abbott Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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3.6
68%
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91%
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Abbott CEO Robert Ford
Robert Ford
36 Ratings
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  • "It can be a challenge to achieve work/life balance given how demanding the work can be(in 151 reviews)

  • "Upper management makes choices that negatively effect most departments(in 87 reviews)

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  1. "Program Manager at Abbott"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott full-time

    Pros

    Great people, Excellent company, good environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  2. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Medical Device Representative in Macquarie

    I have been working at Abbott full-time

    Pros

    Various product portfolios, good salary package

    Cons

    A little inflexible with incentives


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Engineers being treat as disposable tool"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Service Specialist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with a global vision.

    Cons

    I have never seen a company treating engineers like a disposable tool until I work here. Increasing workload and pressure without resource support and no reward. Management recognize you when they need you take more responsibilities and work load, while put down on you when discussing remuneration. Pay is a joke compared to other medical companies. They keep feeding your work and responsibilities, stretching you like a robotics without any reward, once you failed to achieve those unhuman targets, they came to you and point out you are not suitable for the work. This happened many times and people are leaving, over 10 people left the department last year, for this industry, this is a joke. Many of management has no degrees and couldn't manage work properly. I doubt some of them see new people with strong education background as threat to them. No leadership in Australian Region. HR is not neutral and not professional. If nothing change, more people will leave this year.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Dont get sucked in"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Service Specialist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abbott full-time

    Pros

    Global company with good visions

    Cons

    - Septic culture - Promise of growth but unless you are part of the "boys club" you will either be forced to leave/quit or pull your head in - Upper management bullying incessant - HR part of the problem - Leave if you don't like it mentality - No respect for Australian employment law. - Ignorance is bliss mentality - Current high turn over due to septic culture, - Failure to perform in upper management mean promotion if part of the "boys club"

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  5. Helpful (2)

    ""support""

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Support Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abbott full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good culture, flexible hours and compensating

    Cons

    no career advancement and little room for it

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative 

    I worked at Abbott full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    promotes work life balance, great opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Regional influence is not always to the benefit of local processes

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to start with"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, flexible work schedule, accountability

    Cons

    average pay, small office, not transparent in revealing other employee's wage

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Understaffed"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diagnostic Technologist 

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

    Pros

    College graduates get experience here

    Cons

    Can't retain staff longer than 2 years

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Weak management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Ryde
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great staff facilities and coffee

    Cons

    Too much in fighting within the department. Poor leadership.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "clincial specilaist"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Abbott full-time

    Pros

    good salary and benefits. education system is great

    Cons

    work life balance isn't great

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