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Great money but no chance to advance career
Operator (Current Employee) –  Clonmel, County Tipperary15 August 2017
Very good money but the company is target and money driven to the extent that so many people are leaving with no chances given to advance your career.
Pros
Shift rate
Cons
Monotonous
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Overall Positive Direction with room to grow
Senior Reliability Engineer (Former Employee) –  County Cavan1 August 2017
Great growth opportunities if mobile.
Always acquiring new companies so new core work areas and locations.
Most support grown and development.
Internationally focused leading to multiple opportunities abroad
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An excellent employer
IBM iSeries Consultant (Former Employee) –  Dublin West, County Dublin14 July 2017
I did lots of projects for Abbot and always found them to be very fair and decent. I worked in both their Sligo and Dublin offices, the people were great and professional and the conditions were good too.
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Productive and fun workplace
Operations Assistant (Former Employee) –  Donegal19 March 2017
Worked here as part of a student placement. Worked 8 hour shifts and 12 hour shifts as part of a 40 hour work week. The other staff were friendly and helpful at all levels and I learned a lot during this time
Pros
Friendly Environment
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fun work place
General operator (Former Employee) –  Clonmel, County Tipperary19 November 2016
A very good company to work for and you get a free lunch if you get your targets and the hours are set so you know when you be starting and finishes at.
Pros
frre lunches sometimes
Cons
none
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Fun place to work in if you have masochistic tendencies.
Manufacturing Operative/Assembler. (Former Employee) –  Clonmel, County Tipperary26 August 2016
If you are unemployed and are desperate for a job I would seriously ask you to think about working for this company. It is a large building , built with structural steel and glass, and it is within this building that the work is done. I learned that manners and common courtesy are foreign concepts amoung Irish people, and I learned that amoung factory workers there are a remarkable number of gosfords.The hardest part of the job was listening to the inane conversations about football or the filthy talk about s.. during eight hour shifts. Management were a total bunch of ticks, the most enjoyable memory of the job for me was the night a water pipe burst in the ceiling above the clean room and we all had to be sent home.
Pros
Good Car Park.
Cons
Monday thru Friday.
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Not the best place to work
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Liffey Valley Centre, County Dublin18 July 2016
I worked in AMO, Liffey Valley for less than 1 year and it was more than enough. Despite what you'll be told at interview you will pretty soon need to put up with micromanagement, lack of staff, unrealistic targets, call center environment, huge turnover and a management structure solely based on reviewing your mistakes.
Pros
free coffee, subsidized cantine
Cons
micromanagement, frequent useless meetings on extratime after your shift (1h), all the above
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Demanding, but also rewarding
IT Infrastructure Specialist (Former Employee) –  Clonmel, County Tipperary3 July 2016
Big corporation, working in highly regulated environment (FDA, BSI audits every few months). Adherence to procedures is essential, team work is crucial. Good working culture and mutual respect. Hardest part of job ? Procedures...sometimes there are better, faster and easier ways to do the job, but due to nature of this business, everything needs to be done according to approved procedures. Good moments... when you see people who are living their life in relatively good health thanks to devices from your factory.
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Good work environment, with gym and sports and social club
Assembler / Training Specialist (Former Employee) –  Clonmel, Ireland29 June 2016
Days very busy and full, plenty of activity. Opportunities were good, promotion from within where possible. Made some very good lifetime friends there. Management were friendly and approachable, easy to talk to. While the work was very rewarding, it was also very tiring and hours could be very long when overtime was required
Pros
Annual bonus, Xmas vouchers, on site gym, Vhi
Cons
Very political
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Gran formación y oportunidades a sus empleados
Administrativo Senior con SAP (Former Employee) –  Dublín28 June 2016
Gracias a la formación extensa y continua de esta gran multinacional he podido aprender el uso exhaustivo durante dos años de SAP para realizar varias gestiones administrativas a través de este programa.
He podido tramitar pedidos de vital importancia para el sector sanitario español gestionando facturación, créditos y débitos e inventarios para más de 600 hospitales del territorio nacional.
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great people
Line technican (Former Employee) –  Galway12 May 2016
loved working shift work and loved the job met fun people and learned so much from abbott.

the company had to pull outn of galway otherwise i would still be there travelled to clonmel to learn how to make stents for four weeks all expenses paid which was great.
Pros
great people
Cons
hol request issues for some staff
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A great experience
Summer Contractor (Former Employee) –  Clonmel, County Tipperary22 November 2015
I was hired on a contract basis for the summer of 2012. It was an amazing experience from day one - everyone made you feel welcome, showed an interest in you and were willing to offer their assistance when needed. The training was also first class and again, there was always someone to help when required. The work itself (assembly line) was quite repetitive but that being said, I didn't find it too bad as one would always be busy.

The money was very good also and there was often a few hours overtime going to supplement your pay which was brilliant as I was a student at the time.

The canteen was very clean and the food was usually very good and reasonably priced .

The work was shift work so if you worked mornings one week you would work evenings the next.

Overall, I would highly recommend Abbott as a company and I would only love to be back working there. On a less positive note, I felt that there was a huge power distance between supervisors and line workers. My observation was that there was a slight tint of arrogance among some of the supervisors(but maybe that was just me).
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nice place to work
Human Resource Assistant (Former Employee) –  clonmel17 September 2015
its a hard place to advance in certain area as such as HR. if your in the engineering field of lab it is an ideal place to look as there tends to be a high turn over
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A good salary can be earned with this company
Equipment Technician (Former Employee) –  Tipperary18 August 2015
This company is a good place to work for the those whose focus is earnings only. You can be swallowed up by internal rules and regulations and with so many goals to be achieved you are bound to trip up.
Pros
Wages
Cons
Long hours, Very Strict internal regulations
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Fun place to work
Line Technician (Former Employee) –  Galway, Ireland17 August 2015
Each day at work was very similar, since it was a work on an assembly line. Beside various training, equipment troubleshooting and training other co-workers, the day passed by working on various workstations. The management was yield focused, which created some tension in the workplace, but in general co-workers were very nice to work with and quite helpful.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Monotony
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productive
Medical Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  venezuela6 July 2015
• Adult Nutritional Training Area (Ensure ®, Glucerna ®, Pulmocare ®)
• Promotion of pediatric nutritional products area, based on monthly visits to pediatricians and nutritionists according to a medical file as a particular area of the city focused on a Territory Planning. Reached annual sales targets.
• The development of this area is through implementation of technical, sales skills and clinical studies of products.
• Training Area on Pediatric and Basic Nutrition (Pediasure ®, Similac Advance IQ ®, IQ Gain Plus ®, Pedialyte ®)
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Good benefits, good money and great co workers
Trainer on the final assembly production line (Former Employee) –  Galway3 June 2015
Abbott was a great place to work and had a lot of benefits for employees.
Trained new operators on the manufacturing process and work in the solution lab making the coating solution for the stents.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
none
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Fixed Term Contract
line operator (Former Employee) –  Clonmel28 April 2015
Typical day at work involved working at a certain part of the production line. I personally was trained on 7 different station so could of been assigned to any one of those 7. My co-workers were very friendly and helpful. Management was not very interactive with the line workers. Most enjoyable part of the job was the people I worked with and building new relationships.
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Assembler (Former Employee) –  Clonmel, TA28 January 2015
Horrible work environment. Employees constantly under pressure to perform, and warnings issued for the slightest reason, Very stressful environment to work in, Never met such an unhappy workforce in all my working career.
Pros
Excellent Salary, Great Benefits, Great work colleagues
Cons
Constant harassment from managers and threats of warnings and possible dismissals
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factory work
Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Clonmel, TA21 August 2014
great place to work and met some nice people up there. only downfall is it was very repetitive work every day. decided to move to Australia so that's why I left
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