AbbVie Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
108 Reviews
3.2
108 Reviews
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Richard A. Gonzalez
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Pros
  • Good benefits including pension plan, work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Competitive Salary, Sr management involvement (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • High workloads adversely impacts work-life balance across multiple functions (in 11 reviews)

  • As in all Pharma, can be some red tape to get through when trying to make changes e (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in North Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is average. Benefits are really good. Ability to rotate to other departments to learn. Most managers are very flexible when it comes to work schedule.

    Cons

    Not a lot of diversity. Bonus structure is cash profit sharing when it should be performance based. Legacy Abbott ways still within management. Hard to move up if you don't fight youth and nail for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the legacy Abbott attitude. Learn how to keep good talent!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Start-up feel with deep pockets

    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a dynamic and rapidly changing professional environment that provides significant opportunities for personal growth. The history of success with Abbott provides a solid base to grow from.

    Cons

    It's still trying to make its mark. The pipeline is robust but there is a tremendous number of challenges to complete as part of the divestiture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take new approaches to running the business, getting away from the historic way of doing things. Keep the dynamic spirit growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They offer competetive salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    Not always a good work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider better staffing. This will help give the employee's a better work life/balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work, but they are outsourcing everything.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My co-workers are friendly and knowledgeable. It is a good place to work if you are looking for short-term employment.

    Cons

    Everything is being outsourced and they and they have purchased Shire as a tax inversion, so the corporate offices and other areas will be relocating to Ireland.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive management needs to insure that the lower level managers are not straying from the corporate strategy. They also need to be honest with their employees about the move to Ireland and the head-count involved in the upcoming downsizing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place and envoriment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Barceloneta, PR
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Barceloneta, PR

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

    Pros

    Great place, great culture. Great benefits for the regular employees.

    Cons

    No opportunities. I work there as a contract and have to leave because there where no chance for me to get a permanent job. New openings already have names, like for family and friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better treatment and opportunities for temporary and contractor employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Slow in implementing changes and often leads to unhappy employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great and dynamic atmosphere to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planner in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Planner in North Chicago, IL

    I worked at AbbVie as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The upper management was very supportive.
    Even if the production environment was very dynamic being a research pharma company, all the departments were very good at keeping up with the deadlines.
    Lot to learn in a short period of time.
    An ethical atmosphere as compared to other production-based companies.

    Cons

    The coordination between production department and Quality department is very weak.
    There are some very unnecessary and mandatory training everyone has to go through which take a good chunk of your time monthly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company offers a very low pay range as compared to its competitors and revenue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience with the company is very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Leadership
    Space for Growth
    Good Appreciation of Work
    Flexible

    Cons

    A little behind on latest technology and process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Forward-thinking, challenging, and satisfying.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, interesting work, and a growing company.

    Cons

    In the middle of a culture change. When the manager is on board with the new culture, it's an excellent place to work. If entrenched in old culture, it can be difficult to not feel held back. But I imagine this will change over time through attrition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Clinical Project Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AbbVie as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Diversity, leadership, team work etc etc.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Recommends

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