Customer Service Advocate

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations - with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our Diagnostics Business has an opportunity for a Customer Service II role to support customers in our Diagnostics, Point of Care and Diabetes Care businesses. Abbott is looking for a high caliber individual looking to make a difference in the way we do business with our internal and external Customers.

This is a non-exempt, on-site position, based in Lake Forest, IL


In this role, potential candidates will be able to work with highly motivated Staff members to make process improvements, have the ability and flexibility to think on their feet to provide Customers with the best possible solutions for their issues or concerns, all while gaining the knowledge and understanding of how and why the different Divisions of Abbott work together.
  • Respond to customer inquiries via telephone, email or chats to provide problem resolution in accordance with the Organization's service standards - This is a great opportunity to learn the business as well as grow and develop in a very customer focused, dynamic environment.
  • Provide and maintain detailed and current knowledge of the company's products and services, to ensure complete Customer satisfaction.


  • BS/BA degree and a minimum of one-year customer service experience in a Call/Contact Center environment OR a minimum of three years customer service experience in a Call/Contact Center environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate consistent performance in a high volume/high quality/high accountability contact center will be given favorable consideration.
  • Ten-key typing skills or equivalent speed is required.
  • Basic level WORD experience required.
  • Must be familiar with search engines and be able to search and navigate using the internet.
  • Excellent e-mail, telephone, written and verbal communications skills necessary.
  • Ability to handle difficult customers and to facilitate service recovery.
  • Sitting is required for 90% of the work day.
  • Heavy and speedy keyboarding is required.

Preferred Qualification:
  • 4-year education BS/BA degree
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills to analyze customer service needs for communication to Service and Technical departments, while understanding and maintain adherence to the Abbott Quality System policies and procedures.
  • Requires ability to navigate a computerized ordering system or other relevant applications.
  • Microsoft software suite and keyboarding skills.
  • SAP/ERP system software experience is a plus.
  • Call Center Phone System - Cloud-based Technology


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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