Dynamic and demanding work place with high rewards
FINANCE DIRECTOR - NUTRITION DIVISION (Current Employee), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – April 29, 2014
Pros: long term career organization with excellent benefits
Saudi Arabia is the 3rd largest International market within Abbott Nutrition. The affiliate had delivered consistent double digit year over year growth for the past 8 years. It is a multi-cultural environment with a mix of nationalities. The affiliate maintains highest levels of ethics and financial controls. Talent is the best in class and employer – more... of choice. – less
Purchasing Intern (Former Employee), Irving, TX – February 25, 2014
This was my first job in a business environment. It helped me to become very detailed oriented working with purchase orders. I managed purchase orders in an Oracle database, and also helped keep supplier shipping dates in line with our departments agents.
Corporate Real Estate Intern (Former Employee), Abbott Park, IL – February 25, 2014
As an Intern I was given opportunities to prove what I had learned in college to that point. I was not micro-managed besides an occasional check-up to verify that I had completed tasks by the timeline I was asked to. However, there were times when I needed assistance and every single person in the office was willing to help me ranging from a Vice President – more... of Abbott Laboratories, to senior Real Estate managers, to younger real estate employees.
I learned great negotiating skills, the importance of social skills with clients, and great attention to detail within something so precisely written as a property lease.
I was honored to be able to sit-in on conference calls of major deals with my boss, the Vice President, and offer opinions and receive feedback.
My colleagues were instrumental in assisting me and guiding me throughout the summer and because of them, I learned a great deal. – less
Senior Laboratory Technician (Former Employee), Abbott Park, IL – February 20, 2014
Cons: complicated parking
Abbott labs was great. Daytime hours were not rigidly defined and gave employees the freedom to accomplish their work on flexible schedules with minimal pressure. Jobs were always finished on-time and to a high standard because of a mutual respect for the work everyone was doing and desires to help each other accomplish goals. Projects were challenging, – more... but highly rewarding and the general atmosphere was one of success and high standards. – less
Financial Analyst (Current Employee), Santa Clara, CA – February 12, 2014
Pros: working with other colleagues, challenging work duties
Cons: no management advancement
I started in a new department that was reviewing a high volume of expense data for State and Federal transparency reporting. I had a lot to understand, review and analyze to ensure we reported our expenses accurately and to the reporting standards. I have been able communicate to various departments and executive levels management. Additionally, I was – more... the direct contact to IT on implementation of a check request database program to collective gather data to assist with reporting. I have trained over 300 employees as well as 7 members in my group on how to complete the reporting of data. I learned so much like helpful excel functions to assist my audit, to presentational skills, to IT terminology, to project management and how various departments in a Medical Device company function. I was extremely challenged with a task that was new to the company and businesses Statewide. It was so interesting to see such new reporting and facing the challenges head-on. I enjoyed working with so many employees and different departments. – less
System Integration Specialist (Current Employee), Waukegan, IL – February 6, 2014
I have a bachelors in Health Science from Oakland University and a masters in Clinical Lab Science from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and science. I started working at Abbott Laboratories as a Data Verifier straight out of school. After receiving the MT certification I moved on to the clinical research assistant position. After gaining expertise – more... in Clinical Research, I wanted to learn more about the R&D side (testing side of the assays) then I took the role in R&D as a biologist and worked on Design verification studies on several different assays. After this I moved to the reagent cross contamination team where I helped several carryover studies. Having worked at Abbott for 4 years I have had a chance to gain expertise in both Clinical Research and R&D, at this point in my career I wanted to learn more about the inner mechanics of the instruments and also understand the customer complaint investigations a little more, so last year I joined System Integration team as a SI specialist. I had a very exciting year in the SI group, I had the opportunity to learn how to write M&D codes using CLI scripting. I got indepth training of the ARCHITECT Instruments. Helped with multiple customer complaint investigations. – less
Assembler I / II (Former Employee), Temecula, CA – January 31, 2014
It was a good company until they made some changes with short notice. They forced me to switch shifts so it was very complicated for me to get situated with my kids not having a baby sitter. i had to use my vacation hours for the days i didnt have a baby sitter and on top of that i got laid off.
An Amazing workplace with high standard of Quality and Compliance
Quality Control Inspector/Quality Tester (Former Employee), Temecula, CA – January 29, 2014
Working for Abbott Vascular, a global leader in cardiac and vascular care, for almost 7 years has been very rewarding in terms of the knowledge and experience I gained as a Quality Control Inspector/Laboratory Technician. Working for a company whose mission is to save lives through developing promising products to improve quality of life, has instilled – more... in me its core values in terms of setting high standards of ethics and compliance and delivering excellence in my job performance. I come to work each day with enthusiasm and a commitment to make a difference on other peoples lives by delivering accurate testing results. I may not be able to accomplish what I had accomplished then had it not been for the support of management and engineers who have been very supportive in terms of providing me with the tools/materials and training; and best of all, co-workers who were great team players whose always there if and when I needed help. Working in a high Reliability and Engineering Laboratory demands a great deal of focus due to the fact that we worked on Engineering and Released lots. The testing methods for engineering lots may have some deviations or redlines depending on how the project engineer wanted the testing done. Because of the hierarchy on the different kinds of lots, for example, non human use, changes/deviations cannot be made not until a change order on the document has been issued and approved. With this is being said, the tester/technician should be very careful and should an issue arise, the tester/technician should be able to address and justify the non-conformance per appropriate documentation. For me, the most enjoyable part of this job is knowing that i made a difference in someone else's life by delivering accurate results on every part that I tested to ensure that we deliver a safe and effective product that people can trust. – less