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Updated May 21, 2014

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3.4 80 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

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Richard A. Gonzalez

(31 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good compensation, work life balance(in 7 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Competitive Salary, Sr management involvement(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • High workloads adversely impacts work-life balance across multiple functions(in 6 reviews)

  • Lack of work-life balance in some areas of the company(in 2 reviews)

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    Shedding the old Abbott culture

    Scientific Director (Current Employee) North Chicago, IL

    Prospersonal growth, opportunity to do interesting work, moving toward more of a biopharmaceutical culture as opposed to the old stodgy, slow, Abbott way

    Conscertain senior managers are all about building their own empire, some processes are still ridiculously slow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork life balance is great.

    Consno room for promotion if you cannot work inhouse.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great before the split, but questionable future

    Specialist Sales Representative (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGood benefits, loyal to their people

    ConsPerks are weak, no stock options below management level, poor company car choices, very conservative and strict with guidelines and rules (old pharma feel).

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't just match competitor benefits, beat them to retain the top sellers in the industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging but rewarding

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany produces medicines that can greatly improve peoples lives around the world.
    Challenging assignments

    ConsNot savvy in the use of IT as much as it could be. May get better the farther it gets from being part of Abbott.

    Advice to Senior Managementnvest more in IT.

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

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    Abbvie has great potentials

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAfter the separation with Abbott, you can tell Abbvie is trying to shake off the conservative Abbott and trying to improve many processes. I think there is great potential with all the changes but it will take time.

    ConsAbbvie is a far drive from the city, so for people who wants to live downtown, it is a tough commute

    Advice to Senior ManagementWould suggest a more modern work space with bright colors and many nice cafe areas for people to have business meetings over coffee. Due to the large size of the campus, having bicycles will promote health lifestyle and easy transportation to get around. There is definitely too many systems and process in R&D that can be streamlined.

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

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    diversity of products, patient's safety first.

    Medical Director (Former Employee) North Chicago, IL

    Prosscience based drug development.

    Conssomewhat slow pace of changing of environments.

    Advice to Senior Managementless bureaucracy.

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

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    The company is concerned about patients and employees and these values are readily apparent.

    Senior Management - BD (Current Employee) North Chicago, IL

    ProsThe company is new and motivated to be successful and open to hearing about new opportunities and ideas. The company draws from a long history of drug development while part of Abbott. Interesting mix of heritage and desire to prove itself.

    ConsWhile they are aspiring to a biopharma culture - changing a culture is not easy. They should bring in external biotech talent into key positions to help catalyze change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work in effectively managing the company's operations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Consultant (Current Employee) Vernon Hills, IL

    ProsThis is young company with lots of new ideas. The system and processes are innovative, something leading companies would implement.

    ConsThe time to segregate from Abbott is very demanding. There is very little breathing space and pressure is high to deliver.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed some time break

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Waukegan, IL

    Prosemployee friendly culture in this company.

    Consno cons working for this company

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    so far so good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat people and managers and relaxed working environment

    Consworking as a contractor with no benefits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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