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Don't do it... Abbott Vascular Menlo Park
Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Menlo Park, CA20 June 2012
Almost 1/2 the QEs have left in the last several months of late 2011 and early 2012. This place is growing too fast and their is no control or vision. There is no work-life balance, no appreciation, merits suck 2-2.5%, promotions 5% if they even give any out, no money for training and development, the management team (especially in quality) is immature and innexperienced. They couldn't pay me enough to go back... oh and the pay there is pretty low and they cut bonuses year after year because of unrealistic goals. It is a very cut throat and backstabbing environment there. In terms of job security Abbott is like every other employer. They do layoffs but this site has been safe. Abbott has great benefits and a pension program if you survive there. Overall my advice is... Don't do it... especially the Menlo Park site.
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abbott is dumping a ton of money in this place but...
Cons
no work life balance, no appreciation, inexperienced management, product issues, poor decision making
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As long as you are not on CONTRACT
Operator Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa8 December 2017
Good people to work with. Very poor management. Very hiarchy oriented. Lots of problems for every solution. They hire a lot of contract workers since they don't really care about their front line employees. Let them go as needed after using their services. You are just a number.
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Great cafeteria space
Cons
Contract workers are treated very poorly
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Abbott made sure that employees were treated well.
Manager, Business Systems (Former Employee) –  MontrĂ©al, QC2 November 2017
Abbott had many interesting projects on the go. I enjoyed working with the people in Canada as well as those at HO in Chicago who were always interested in contributing to our projects in Canada and not dictating what had to be done.
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