AbbVie
3.6 of 5 63 reviews
abbvie.com North Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

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Richard A. Gonzalez

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good learning experience, but not the most healthy workplace

Director (Former Employee)
North Chicago, IL

I worked at AbbVie full-time for more than 10 years

ProsA great place to learn (sometimes by counter example), very good at marketing, good benefits, good products (Humira, Kaletra) that truly improve people's lives.

ConsInsular culture, silos headed by empire builders, position authority more important than expertise, too much emphasis on formal education as a qualification (at most levels).

Advice to Senior ManagementSince leaving, what I've often been told that it's difficult to work with AbbVie. That is not good in an era that our industry needs to be more collaborative.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overall, OK.

Training Coordinator (Former Employee)
Waukegan, IL

I worked at AbbVie as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGood wages, benefits and compensation IF you are a full-time employee

ConsThey hire more contractors than employees and contractors are not treated the same as regular, permanent employees/team members.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure that ALL managers treat their contractors with the same respect and accountability as their regular, permanent employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK, good if you are new to pharma.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AbbVie

ProsNice people to work with. Good wages, benefit, compensation

ConsVery hard to move up in the company and work/life balance is not so good. Management is not transparent and new ideas are not accepted.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to close down during the holidays, that might be helpful. Need more team building and transparency

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hope your project has good leadership.

IT Project Manager (Current Employee)
Waukegan, IL

I have been working at AbbVie as a contractor for less than a year

ProsIf your project has good leadership, it can be successful. Otherwise, you will find yourself spinning.

I am a contractor but I have heard that the employee benefits (stock options, bonuses) make up for the generally lower salaries.

ConsLots of people working inefficiently, poor communication on projects. Many employees just skate by not really trying to improve processes or step up and take responsibility.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of political wrangling

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AbbVie full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood pay and decent benefits

Consexperience and training not valued, education is be all and end all

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A well run business

Applications Technology Manager (Current Employee)
North Chicago, IL

I have been working at AbbVie full-time for more than 10 years

ProsHealthy company that makes sound business decisions. Great pay. Meaningful products.

ConsRemote location. Career mobility is fast for some but slow for too many.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within. Recognize your bench.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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AbbVie is a hard charging, commercially focused, financially driven company. Half the revenue is now focused on Humira.

Associate Director of Marketing (Former Employee)
North Chicago, IL

I worked at AbbVie full-time for more than 10 years

ProsOverall pay and promotion opportunities are good. Seems to be more loyal to commercial employees over last few years.

ConsAs products reach end of life, fear factor of layoffs is high. I went through numerous redeployments as products reached patent cliff. Half of the revenue is now focused on Humira and creating a lot of stress on employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue recent trend of transparency and loyalty to marketing team and sales representatives.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was okay with short term time frame.

Regulatory Affairs Associate (Former Employee)
North Chicago, IL

I worked at AbbVie as a contractor for less than a year

ProsIt was contract position which I had opportunity to get work experience.

ConsThe position was not long term.

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A company for start but no for stay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AbbVie

ProsLow cost on food in cafeteria.

ConsLow pay, poor growth opportunities.

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A decent company to build a career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AbbVie full-time for more than 10 years

ProsOpportunities to grow and advance

ConsBureaucratic and somewhat political there

Advice to Senior ManagementLead by example

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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