Abbott Laboratories Employee Reviews
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lots of agency staff some had been on the agency for several years most people start on agency then when the chance comes up they can offer you full employment
cafe subsitised cleaners constantly cleaning
computer systems need reviseing
No real strategy or direction, coupled with unrealistic expectations and a real arrogance of where they sit within the market. This is a dangerous game to play when our competition are advancing all the time. Muddled, contradictory instruction from Management and demands to breach hospitals’ COVID-19 policies in order to meet with Consultants and sell, regardless of the risks it poses to Abbott employees, Doctors and patients (having previously asked us to adhere to official guidelines and told us not to visit hospitals if we were not comfortable doing so or if it wouldantagonise our customers). All that matters here is sales targets at any cost. Not a great place to work. Managers are the most inspiring and uneducated people I’ve ever worked with during my career thus far. Job hunting for the right role in order to escape this toxic environment and to work for a real market leader.
Long, long hours with little gratitude
If you're a generalist, or have skills that can be widely applied through multiple departments, it is perfectly possible to advance and have a great and long career at Abbott. If you're a specialist, chances are you'll get pigeon-holed, passed over for promotions, and denied opportunities to work elsewhere in the business if you're too integral to your current department. Can't fault the general day-to-day culture, as while things are generally pretty busy, most people will be happy to support each other.
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The work ethic in this place is just amazing. I only had a temp role but if I had the chance to work full time in some of the departments I would take the opportunity straight away. Lovely people, great atmosphere, I learned quite a lot in this job it was extremely busy and challenging at times at the reception as some phone calls were very random, but always wanted to help the people.
I worked for this company for 10 years built up good working relationships and learnt alot of good skills .When I became I'll with depression I was bullied by senior management IW and team managers JG and LH who made my job awkward for me I was then sacked for making a few mistakes This is a trend of Abbots and many people have had the same treatment which is also supported by a poor hr department people are afraid of speaking out in fear of losing there job
good share scheeme
Management was very sympathetic, but because of mergers there were lots of redundancies, hence a lot of instability. Workplace culture was very good. Hardest part of the job was taking over responsibilities from departments made redundant
Free fruit, birthdays days off, one early finish/month
new management knew nothing about the company, hence a lot of re-inventing of the wheel
Worked with this company for 5 years now. Thought I’d found my forever job until a while ago when I witnessed management turn on a nurse who handed their notice in. Fine up until then as the nurse had worked for competitors and was seen to be highly skilled and ‘useful.’ Bad behaviour from senior and associate managers, who totally blanked the nurse and made their notice period unbearable. Totally unprofessional and childish if I’m honest. If I had to give an analogy, I’d compare it to pack mentality. All followed suit. Disgusting to watch, but impossible to do anything about. Couldn’t really report my own bosses for fear of them turning on me too. I’m not in a financial position to lose my job or be driven out. Really not sure how that nurse ever coped, but have heard on the grapevine that she’s doing really well now. Lucky escape for her. Hopefully I’m next to leave. I have a few new jobs in mind. Not sure I’ll be able to handle such pressures if they treat me the same. It’s a worry. What I witnessed has scarred me mentally. I just can’t continue to work for a company who treat their staff so poorly and treat you just as a number. None of the personal touch that they say they pride themselves on. Shame on those managers.
No weekend work, ideal for a parent with small children
Unprofessional management, see my review
This is a brutal company to work for, If your face doesn't fit they will release you. They do not seem to value their staff, in the period I worked for this company I saw 2 Head of Operations come in to work in the morning and were "let go" with no notification. they are currently streamlining the company and making redundancies. Whilst still advertising for staff. This is not a secure company to work for.
do not value staff
I learned that multinational business are built on people. Some divisions are managed and run well, some are work in progress. If you have good guidance and leadership, good things happen. if you have incompetent any people leading you then make a choice and move on
on site cafe
irational management style