Abbott Labs
3.5 of 5 512 reviews
www.abbott.com Abbott Park, IL 5000+ Employees

Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.5 512 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White

Miles D. White

(326 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Positive work life balance for moms of small children"
    in 37 reviews
  • "Very competitive company to work for, excellent pay and they offer good benefits"
    in 46 reviews
Cons:
  • "Good work-life balance, good benefit, well-organized"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Large company with a slow bureaucratic administrative paperwork that can be overwhelming"
    in 14 reviews
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Very Good company to work with

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsVery Good company to work with

ConsNothing to say much..good going

Advice to Senior ManagementDoing Very Good job.keep doing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Country Security Manager (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsGood work environment and Excellent managers

ConsIncreased travel and difficult environment of operation

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

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worked for 6+yrs

Area Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Baharampur

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

Prosstability of org, position in globe, nice training programme, quality products, good culture

Consunetical pressure now a days, reduced allegation for recent bad practise, high attrition, lack of proper marketting plan, less coordination & understanding between steps of workers

Advice to Senior Managementhuge miss communication happening across so attrition rate is high

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It is great Company to work.

Business Manager (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsIt is very transparent organization and has good healthy atmosphere for working.
Mutual respect is very high for colleagues who work for Abbott.

ConsThe undue pressure for performance is very for the Indian employees. The newly hired bosses from other Companies or executives are spoiling the atmosphere in the Abbott which is a great organization. This should be stopped immediately or else nobody will be willing to join Abbott in India. It will loose its valued employees of this policy.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe upper management should be more transparent and the HR should function without bias. Due to the bias management activities in the recent years Abbott has lost lot of good employees who worked with dedication for this Organisation for years.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This is wonderful company for working enviorment

Therpy Business Manager (Current Employee)
Delhi

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

ProsWorking Environment , salary structure and employee friendly company

Conssome issue in distribution department

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

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it was not a happy ending

Business Units Head (Former Employee)
Mumbai

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

Proswell structured processes, focus on business, ambitious company, big name, u can get chance of international tour

ConsToo much control driven, political, one man driven, big talk of values

Advice to Senior ManagementPl honor commitments, Walk the talk, relieve artificial pressure and people can perform and innovate

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It is a nice experience to work with Abbott Labs.

Finance Manager (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsGood work culture. Lots of career opportunities.

ConsStay away from internal politics.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to provide opportunities to each employees to involve in areas other than their routine work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A vibrant company capable of doing wonders

TBM (Former Employee)
New Delhi

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

Prosvl carve u into a true professional

Consexteremely result oriented company ...no space for underperformers

Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to provide promtion based on performance not experience

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

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Outstanding opportunites were provided in terms of projects

Consultant Business Human Resources (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at Abbott Labs

Pros1. Great Opportunity
2. Fair compensation
3. Encouraging and supporting senior leaders
4. Tremendous enhancement in learning by the scope of projects provided

Cons1. Some policies need to be in place for better management
2. Work-Life balance of employees need to be worked upon
3. No recreational facilities

Advice to Senior ManagementBalance between Work and personal life is a rising issue in Abbott that needs to be worked upon and provideing some recreational facility (as Abbott has a wonderful campus) and a good canteen would be an added benefit.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Experience of working at Abbott Labs

Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Abbott Labs

ProsThe company is a solid performer that is very financially or numbers driven and provides good benefits. It is more a company to retire in rather than start a fast-paced career with (although different divisions have their own personalities). But, then that is no secret.

ConsThe decision making can be slow and bureaucratic at times. Senior management does not follow a hands-off approach and will try and impose US-think to other parts of the world (even though it does not work the same). I was surprised by how little direct exposure top management has to international markets particularly in the emerging markets.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore international people should be seen in top management positions. Almost all top managers are wasp with narrow thinking and a restricted worldview. Greater customer focus.
What works in the US or Europe does not necessarily work in the developing markets, yet same templates and expensive American expat managers are imposed in geographies where they take a year to find out what is happening, another year to blame their predecessor and the last one to find something new to do back home!
Strategic thinking about business during reviews. My experience has shown only numbers and more numbers being discussed almost to the exclusion of business issues or market or customer.

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