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Great place to work!!!
Material Coordinator/Data entry Junio (Former Employee), Jayuya PlantAugust 1, 2014
State of the art manufacturing plant set on a beautiful place with great professional and kind people.
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Dynamic and high stress in a state of change
Program Manager Innovative Products (Current Employee), Lake Forest, ILJuly 31, 2014
Pros: good pay, and benefits, fitness center
Cons: the job can be 24/7 if you allow it.
Abbott is a high stress, result oriented company. However the attitudes and atmosphere have changed dramatically since the split into Abbott and Abvie. Previously Abbott has been know for it’s science, health and nutritional expertise, a recent press release makes it sound like Abbott is an investment company. The new Abbott is still finding it's sea – more... legs for the continued voyage forward. – less
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Productive environment
Senior Manager, L&D Operations EMEA (Former Employee), Maidenhead, ENGJuly 30, 2014
Pros: amazing people
Cons: not a great embracer of technology systems
Employees rewarded well for great work done. Love innovation
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Company is good
Asst.Manager-Administration & Employee Relation (Current Employee), INJuly 29, 2014
Pros: abbott as a company is very good
Cons: no sync in the top managment
As being the greenfield project the company spending a lot on the set up .
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Logistics Coordinator (Former Employee), Midrand, GPJuly 28, 2014
Pros: streamlined regarding head counts
Cons: resulting in long hours
•A global, broad-based health care company.
•Founded in 1888.
•Headquarters in Chicago, USA.
•Products span the continuum of health care, from nutritional products and laboratory diagnostics through medical devices and pharmaceutical therapies.
•Sales, manufacturing, R&D and distribution facilities around the world.
•Listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
•Abbott – more... ranks No 69 on the Fortune 500 list.
•Employs 90 000 people worldwide.
•Revenue of $35 billion.
•R&D Investment of $3.7 billion.
•More than 100 facilities worldwide.
•Products are sold in more than 130 countries. – less
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Great company with solid financials
Senior Manager, Supplier Management (Former Employee), Abbott Park, ILJuly 27, 2014
Fast Paced
Intelligent Employees
Cost Cutting
Given tools to be successful
Advancement opportunities
Great Marketing Initiatives
International
Great pipeline
On-site lunch rooms
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Efficient and staff oriented
Operations Management Intern (Former Employee), Casa Grande, AZJuly 24, 2014
Abbott, for the short time I was there, was very efficient in how business was conducted. Staff seemed to come first and was accepted of work-life balance.
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what i learned
Production Operator & Inspector (Former Employee), Rocky Mount, NCJuly 22, 2014
i worked in many areas and learned alot of different things. but could not seem to move up and get on dayshift.
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SR. PROJECT MANAGER (Current Employee), Waukegan, ILJuly 21, 2014
I was a consultant at Abbott Laboratories through Manpower.
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Okay place to work
Technician (Former Employee), ILJuly 21, 2014
Pros: well known company
Cons: job stability
Work was performed in a lab and the schedule varied. There was a large focus on policy and procedure to the the amount of regulations for manufacturing and documentation.
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Productive safe environment and nice people
Device Assembler Technician Trainer (Former Employee), Columbus, OHJuly 19, 2014
Pros: very professional
Cons: only 30 minutes for lunch
6am to 2:30pm

Quality assurance is a key factor.

Became a professional machine operator.

Worked closely with management and became new hire mentor.

Everyone got along well together.

The hardest part of the job was making sure everyone was following the SAP guidelines.

The people were the most enjoyable part of working at Abbott.
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Business System Analyst - Abbott Corporate IT
Business System Analyst (Former Employee), North Chicago, ILJuly 17, 2014
Pros: event management
Cons: it terminology
1) Event Mangement, Sharepoint Redesing and Communications Mangement
2) I've learned so much here in IT: Sharepoint Web Work Design, StarCite for Event Management, and editing and writing email communications that is released to the different groups of the entire company.
3) Excellent manager and colleagues.
4) Hardeset thing about my job: IT terminology
5) – more... Most enjoyable thing about my job is Event Management and Event Planning – less
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Company with a long history struggling in the present
Snr Project Manager (Current Employee), Waukegan, ILJuly 13, 2014
Pros: benefits/salary
Cons: risk averse, low career growth, low job security, unclear value system
I have been with this company for many years and though you get interesting and sometimes enjoyable work to do, career growth is limited in general. Grade promotion came with a job change to another division. There are people who have been in the same role and same grade level for a decade or more. Basically, little to no emphasis on career growth or – more... people development. Management are generally good at managing the work but not really with people skills/development. The career growth path is not clear for many positions. Those who progress up typically have connections or play the political game very well or hop from division to division. Very few progress on meritocracy. Those who are frustrated with no growth after many years either bury it in silence just to have a constant. predictable paycheck or leave.
Co-workers are fairly competent. Minorities in leadership positions are very rare so the facade of a diverse workforce only extends to the lower grade workers and even the representation at that level looks relatively low for a company headquartered in the general Chicago area.
There is a lot of demand on one's time and the stress can be immense. However, it is possible to learn a lot if you push the boundaries of your day-to-day role. The hardest thing now is the environment - the general feeling of instability. Lay-offs are becoming the order of the day and the degrading job security, compared to prior years, is resulting in a tense somewhat fearful atmosphere. The former impression that it is a company that values its people is fading also given how people are being let go.
It is a company with a good and long history which has done things in a specific way for many years and thus any change is not easily embraced. Questioning the status quo could be career limiting. If one is a shaker, you have to tread carefully. Very hierarchical environment and politically charged. Management is generally not accessible though of course variations may exist from from individual to individual. Job culture is very risk averse and conservative.
Overall a company with a successful history, with some really good people trying to do their jobs well to keep it successful for the future. – less
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Excellent
Senior Purchasing Agent (Current Employee), San JuanJuly 11, 2014
Orchestrated project teams in improving business processes and ensuring optimum performance.
Provided ongoing operational process analysis, mitigated “scope creep,” communicated project status,
and identified and resolved operational issues and constraints.
Managed project resources, progress, completion timeframes, and budget while exceeding key
operational – more... performance target. – less
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A great company to work for.
Senior Project Engineer (Former Employee), Rocky Mount, NCJuly 9, 2014
Pros: profit sharing check that we received at the end of each year.
Cons: long work hours some weeks.
I worked on assigned engineering projects. Most projects required weeks or months to complete. Each day consisted of tasks that were a part of the overall project. Each project had something new and interesting to learn.
I loved the new and interesting things that each project brought because they kept me from getting bored. Management and co-workers – more... were very professional in their jobs and duties. The hardest part of my job was when I had to work long hours, weekends and holidays to implement a project. The most enjoyable part of my job was to see a successful completion. I knew that each completed project would help make the company successful in meeting our goals. – less
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Productive and great place to work
Product Inspector (Former Employee), Altavista, VAJuly 8, 2014
Pros: good pay, great co-workers
Cons: repetitive work, no benefits for temp workers/contractors
A typical day at Abbott begins with putting on your uniform and punching your time card at the beginning of the shift. Usually, there is a mandatory meeting between co-workers and management before work starts. There's a lot of repetitive work but sometimes you get a chance to work in other parts of the plant. While at Abbott, I learned a great deal – more... about manufacturing. My co-workers were easy going and very experienced. The hardest part of the job is the repetitive nature of the work sometimes. The most enjoyable part of the job was working in other parts of the plant. – less
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productive place to work training is excellent
Senior Production Equipment Operator (Former Employee), Altavista, VAJuly 7, 2014
Pros: compensation/benefits
Cons: job work/life balance on some jobs
great people to work with and like always management can be improved.hardest part to the job is working 8 days a week [on some lines].but the pay is only thing good thing.
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Fast paced, high profile
Sr. Purchasing Assist (Former Employee), Abbott Park, ILJuly 7, 2014
Purchasing for high dollar capital projects.
Learned many skills for finding the best possible prices.
Management was will to work with you to get the jobs done.
Co-workers were excellent to work with and very helpful.
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Healthcare company that delivers financial growth goals
General Manager, US Market Access (Former Employee), CaliforniaJune 27, 2014
Pros: compensation package
Company that rewards high performance and that is committed to it's people, customers, and shareholders
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Great place with good working environment
R&D Lab Supervisor/Technician (Former Employee), Santa ClaraJune 19, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: n/a
In my almost twenty years, had managers that were great mentors, and learned a lot from them as well from Abbott.

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