Manufacturing Quality Engineer III (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – April 13, 2016
I got hired on as a contractor and work there for a year. Once i worked i never felt like the culture want to change or improve. I was a quality engineer. Management want to have free improve idea that would improve yields ten folds. Work days with 4-3-3-4 schedule. 12 hours days when you worked. Culture there especially on night shift was not a place were people wanted to be. Day shift was more alive but not as productive. overall this place was not a place for me to thrive in being an EE or engineer for that matter.
Senior Analyst Literature Surveillance (Former Employee) – Pleasant Prairie, WI – March 20, 2016
I began working at Abbott Labs and became a literature analyst when the company spun off as Hospira in 2004. I enjoyed reviewing peer reviewed journals. Journals were reviewed and assessed to see if they contained adverse events associated with our drug products. Reports would for the adverse events would then be drafted and submitted to the FDA.
In 2005, this role was internally sourced to our team in Manila, Philippines. I was given the opportunity to travel to Manila to train the team there. I developed collegial relationships with colleagues locally and abroad because of that opportunity.
The hardest part was continuing to be resource while remote. The time difference could be difficult. Nevertheless, we made it work and our metrics did not falter.
Documentation Specialist (Former Employee) – Lake Forest, IL – February 17, 2016
I loved my time with Abbott/Hospira. I started as a temp in 1988 was was hired in 1989 (Abbott) I was part of the spin off (Hospira) until I was laid off June 2010. I worked with so many wonderful people and learn so much.
I was working Test and Investigative Engineering Technician III
T&I Engineering Technician III (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – August 28, 2015
Performed functional test to confirm Customer complaint. Troubleshooting return device to component level. Entered test result to INET system, SAP system, and Track wise system. I also worked for Reliability Lab Engineering Technician III conduct test in Reliability /QA lab to assure product meets/exceed specifications. Performed reliability testing and prepare reports on results.
Manufacturing Technician II (Current Employee) – Boulder, CO – June 2, 2015
Great manufacturing work experience, working for Hospira gives you 3-4 years of work experience in 2-3 years on site. Highly regulated work environment so following the SOPs and Batch Records is a must.
Validation Engineer (Former Employee) – Morgan Hill, CA – April 12, 2015
An off-shoot of Abbott Labs, the company is successful in producing infusion pumps, even though recently it has been purchased by Pfizer. It had a good work environment and the people were good to work with. Not sure if infusion pumps will be part of Pfizer's future.
Co-Workers make this a great place to work; benefits not quite up to par.
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) – Lake Forest, IL – March 19, 2015
Hospira was a vibrant company when first spun away from Abbott Laboratories; it will be hard to watch Hospira fade away with the closing of the Pfizer transaction. I wish all of my co-workers well and hope they all achieve success with either Pfizer or another company lucky enough to employ them.
Hospira is a great place to work and learn about the pharmaceutical industry.
Finance Manager (Current Employee) – Lake Forest, IL – February 24, 2015
Hospira and its focus on life saving medication and medical devices is a great place to work. There is a focus on a good work-life balance - with recognition that at times there are tougher work loads.
Procurement (Current Employee) – Lake Forest, IL – February 5, 2015
Good benefits. Good pay. Procurement organization needs work to be best in class. Not very strategic. very little communication from leadership to employees. Slow moving projects and very employee dependent with progress.
Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) – USA – February 2, 2015
Not the best place to work as it used to be. You spend more time documenting things than you do servicing IV pumps for your customers. Company has a lot of issues with their IV pumps and they will not listen to the people who service them everyday as to what the problem/solutions are. No real technical education or background is really needed here. If you can turn a screwdriver, swap out a board, and walk while chewing gum then you are more than qualified. I have a BS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology and have yet to use one ounce of my education here.