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Avoid Diabetes Care division at all costs
Sales Specialist, Diabetes (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC7 January 2019
Poor company culture. Non existent work-life balance, micro managers. Only good thing about working here is the share plan you can opt into after 2 years of employment.
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Toxic
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Ottawa20 November 2018
This location is the most toxic environment you could be in. The anxiety has cause numerous people to take stress leave. They claim to be about quality and saving lives, bottom line is always money. Night shift's are invisible to managent. They treat their new employees horribly, because they've let go most senior members; some with 10, 15, 20 yrs experience, and now hire contract employees and a fraction of the pay and ignore you. DO NOT WORK HERE IT! THEY SUCK OUT YOUR SOUL!
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agréable
Gérant des services de distribution (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC8 November 2018
compagnie phamaceutique bien établie et structuré avec un service a la clientel impécable incluant des regles et des produits approuvé par les gouvernements.
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It is a good working place
Global Services Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Lake Forest, IL16 October 2018
Abbott will you a lot of personal growth opportunities. And people are nice and you have work life balance there. Abbott is also a famous company and provide good working environment.
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Good
Medical Representative (Former Employee) –  Middle East22 September 2018
Good. I have enjoyed it. Nice place to work in.
Ethical environment. Recommended. Multicultural, entertainment, passion, and professionalism. Abbott is a great company and great people.
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Excellente entreprise
Analyste principal TI (Former Employee) –  St Laurent, QC21 June 2018
Excellente entreprise.
Excellent avantages sociaux (programme d'action)
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Productive and enjoyed working at Abbott
Quality Assurance Process Chemist (Former Employee) –  Brockville, ON1 June 2018
First job coming out of college was a productive place to start my career. excellent stuff that would help with any question that i had at the time, and flexible with hours if needed
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Professional learning environment
Channel Development Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 May 2018
A typical day at Abbott Labs was an opportunity to interact with peers and colleagues to share ideas and learnings, it involved pressure on getting the task done but at the same time had moments in which you can explore new ideas and build on best practices.
Pros
Fuel, Lunch, Medical were covered as part of your compensation package
Cons
Lack of opportunities to grow
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In thjs scenario bored sometimes coz eyes is hurt tiny stuff
Chips for diabetes (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON23 December 2017
What I observed to this job is very willgood experience coz is about the medical for diabetic .sometimes exciting coz they ask you to take schooling which is free.
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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.
Pros
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) –  Montréal, 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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Abbott is an illusion.
Technical Support (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON26 October 2017
The Abbott brand, is nothing but an illusion. What they say they value and what they actually value is completely different. Quality, safety, innovation, opportunity, loyalty is all trumped by one thing and that's their bottom line and maintaining the status quo. The more profits they make, greedier they get. They value their shareholders more than their own employees. They let go hard working dedicated veterans to hire unexperienced contractors for half the cost and if you are hired through an agency, you will be treated as third class. If you are night shift, you might as well be invisible. They do not value anyones opinion unless you are part of the management team or a highly educated engineer even if you do have the right answers. Half the management team is incompetent and only care about making themselves look good no matter who they have to throw under the bus. The other half have no choice but to follow what is asked of them and spend to much time defending the bad ones. They will never admit fault or take responsibility for their own actions. They like to start new projects but no one ever follows through anything.

If you just want a steady paycheck and and go home after your shift, this might be a good place to work. But if you want to make something of yourself and value integrity and honesty, this isn't for you.
Pros
Decent salary, good benefits, stock options and valuable education for those who qualify.
Cons
Horrible management, poor moral, and very greedy.
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Productive and fun place to work
Operator I- R&D, Barcoding, Final Packaging (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON21 September 2017
It was a great place to work at , it was professional and secure. Job security is very low. Nice clean and friendly environment to work.in. Co-workers were great to work with.
Pros
free meals and little gifts
Cons
Job security is low
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Rewarding work with decent promotion potential
Lab Operator III (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON19 September 2017
Abbott is a great place to work in general, the managers are competent and appreciate their team members. The workload was well-balanced and there are opportunities for overtime in most positions. The culture is mostly positive, with the ability to learn from specialists in a variety of fields.

There are issues with them using temporary staffing agencies and those do not provide good benefits. They also tend to move staff around between departments, especially if you are in the lower positions, so the job you are hired for is not necessarily what you will be doing day-to-day. Also, you may be required to move to a different department/job in order to get hired officially by Abbott (and getting benefits) as opposed to working as a temp.
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Super projet
Coordonnateur, développement des emballages (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC18 September 2017
Rédiger et implanter la procédure de développement des emballages pharmaceutiques et former les employés concernés
• Créé un service interne de coordination et de production d’emballages
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Expérience de travail enrichissante
Nutrition Communication Agent (Former Employee) –  Saint-Laurent, QC10 September 2017
Cette expérience de travail m'a permis de voir et de vivre ce qu'est que de travailler dans une compagnie stable et très axée sur la réussite.
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Decline over the last 2 years
Manager (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON11 July 2017
Over the last 2 years, the common theme around the the office is "you never thought it could get worse but it does". Bringing in people from other Abbott sites to manage departments, yet they have no idea how to manage, lead or let alone understand the topic (example:production planning). The management that remains (not from other Abbott sites) have no back bone to stand up to do what is right for the employees.

They all lead by fear of perpetual layoffs. They lay off all of the experienced resources to bring in younger cheaper resources, that take years to come up to the same level as the people they laid off.

If you are not a "yes" person to everything, this is not the place for you.
Pros
Pay is competitive, benefits are decent (not great)
Cons
Management (Plant Manager, Slt, Managers)
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Worse job ever.
IT Site Support (Network, Voice, Workstation) (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON18 May 2017
They laid off their IT department just to hire us, contractors for half the money.
They expected us to be on call, without being paid and without telling us up front.
We, contractors were treated like second hand (not to say third hand employees)

I will return there only if I starve (and even than I will give a second thought)
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None
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Good company
Senior Medical Representative (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL12 April 2017
Good company with great employee support. Great products with strong pipeline. Great training. Good opportunity for career advancement. Average job security.
Pros
Strong pipeline
Cons
Average job security
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Great company if you have no life
SOLUTIONS SALES SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Canada3 April 2017
It is a big company, and it has some amazing directors and managers. On the other side, it lacks teamwork and requires improvement in team communication.
This produces one of the highest turnovers I have ever seen. I saw people leaving after just one week of work.
Cons
No work life balance
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