AbbVie Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. good company but could be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    nice friendly people
    no harsh business decisions
    good benefits
    leadership trying to diversify in new therapeutic areas

    Cons

    internal politics
    poor career development pathways
    dependency on one product

  2. Drug safety evaluation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    Good benefits, low turn over rate, decent growth in recent years.

    Cons

    Hierarchy structure, oversized management teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    New company with great promise

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    High level of professionalism and expertise
    Strong drive for results
    Above average compensation

    Cons

    Still finding its way as a new company in many respects
    Some managers lacking leadership skills
    Long hours

    Positive Outlook
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  5. To much emphasis based on Develop Program participants; not enough attention to development of finance employees

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    Current Employee - Finance in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in North Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment often allows for great on-the-job learning opportunities.
    Great people
    Decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Limited advancement - Like many companies advancement is based greatly on who you know. A major issue is management doesn't change much so the same people are promoted or given developmental opportunities.
    Not much diversity in leadership ranks
    Still working out the kinks from the split from Abbott (systems, processes, etc.) which caused a lot of busy work and doesn't always allow time for analysis. I would recommend Abbvie to a friend but not in the Finance function.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on development of employees and not processes (new PEx process, TMR)
    More attention needed on the systems and IT (SAP, Help Desk, migrations)
    Address changes that are not working (accounts payable issues etc.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    Marketing Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Most of the people are really nice good people

    Cons

    No work life balance! Lots of long hours and HR is the worst!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful

    Depends on which team you are working with, very high politics

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at AbbVie as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good compensation, promise you for long term career. Company itself is growing fast and you get to expose to various field of technologies. The corporate structure offers good benefits if you are FTE. You have time to explore, learn and grow. The contract usually get extended for many years and promise you a long term. Most time you will be working independently which sometimes is better.

    Cons

    Depends on the team you work with. Who is your boss, who is your teammate. Not much of the room for promotion. Very competitive environment and very high political. People aren't very friendly and very stress environment to be working with. Not much of the team interact with or interpersonal between your peer or your boss. I have heard some of the team are very good but at least not for corporate GIS engineering, everyone is so individual. Culture wise not so good here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is lacking of confidence in making decision because themselves are in a very insecure spot. This culture is staying both Abbott and Abbvie (really same people) and when that happened, it's impact the entire team. This has to be changed and work together as a team. Need to work both directions to manage, not just their level up, but level down also.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 4 people found this helpful

    Great Products, heavy on processes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good product lines
    Profit Sharing
    Company invests heavily in Research & Development

    Cons

    Work Life Balance
    Open communication
    Ability to move nimbly in response to the market
    Lack of Diversity in Leadership
    Few Rewards for hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity is important at ALL levels of the organization. There is very little diversity in this organization... needs to change. There are multiple benefits to a diverse workplace that rewards performance. Too few minorities in leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great benefits, not so great location

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    Former Employee - Associate in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in North Chicago, IL

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits, generous 401K matching and pension.

    Cons

    Biggest con is the locations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful

    AbbVie

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    Intelligent, energetic, dedicated, conscientious employees. Benefits.

    Cons

    High workloads adversely impacts work-life balance across multiple functions.

  11. 4 people found this helpful

    Good company if you work for a good boss.

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Lake Bluff, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Lake Bluff, IL

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Old company with decent pay. Steady employer.
    If you screw up - they will still keep you on a lower performance pay but will not take proactive steps to do anything!

    Cons

    Dog eat dog world in the Corporate IT world.
    Some of the sr. managers have no clue on what they are doing. They are there because of relationships with Directors and so forth. They have no idea on how to manage the team. No long range planning, no insights. With new culture values, seems like everyone is doing their own thing.
    Commercial is better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys really need to cut the red tape, apply some of the culture values to yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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