Abbott Labs Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
585 Reviews

3.4
585 Reviews
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Abbott Labs Chairman and CEO Miles D. White
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363 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.  

    Very Good company to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very Good company to work with

    Cons

    Nothing to say much..good going

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing Very Good job.keep doing

    Recommends
  2.  

    Country Security Manager

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    Current Employee - Country Security Manager  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Country Security Manager in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and Excellent managers

    Cons

    Increased travel and difficult environment of operation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    worked for 6+yrs

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    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER  in  Baharampur
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Baharampur

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    unetical 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 ManagementAdvice

    huge miss communication happening across so attrition rate is high

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    This is wonderful company for working enviorment

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    Current Employee - Therpy Business Manager  in  Delhi
    Current Employee - Therpy Business Manager in Delhi

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

    Pros

    Working Environment , salary structure and employee friendly company

    Cons

    some issue in distribution department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It is great Company to work.

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    Current Employee - Business Manager  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It is a nice experience to work with Abbott Labs.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Good work culture. Lots of career opportunities.

    Cons

    Stay away from internal politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide opportunities to each employees to involve in areas other than their routine work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    it was not a happy ending

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    Former Employee - Business Units Head  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Business Units Head in Mumbai

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pl honor commitments, Walk the talk, relieve artificial pressure and people can perform and innovate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A vibrant company capable of doing wonders

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    Former Employee - TBM  in  New Delhi
    Former Employee - TBM in New Delhi

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

    Pros

    vl carve u into a true professional

    Cons

    exteremely result oriented company ...no space for underperformers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to provide promtion based on performance not experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Outstanding opportunites were provided in terms of projects

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    Former Employee - Consultant Business Human Resources  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Consultant Business Human Resources in Mumbai

    I worked at Abbott Labs

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1. 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 ManagementAdvice

    Balance 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.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Experience of working at Abbott Labs

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Abbott Labs

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    More 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.

    Disapproves of CEO

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