AbbVie Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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AbbVie Chairman & CEO Richard A. Gonzalez
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Pros
  • Overall, good work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits for the regular employees (in 9 reviews)

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

  • Bonus structure is cash profit sharing when it should be performance based (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Review

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

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, senior management work very hard to make AbbVie a world class company

    Cons

    Hard to progress in career

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear expectation and path for employee seeking for career advancment


  2. A large company trying to increase agility

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Scientist in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Scientist in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pipeline, motivated workforce, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Poor investment in some areas (IT as a cost center), work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Continue focus on culture. Some of the old Abbott management needs to be shown the door---they're getting in the way of substantive change.


  3. Great company! Just feels like a startup

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance are great!!!

    Cons

    Far... It feels like I am going camping every day!


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  5. Great internship experience

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at AbbVie as an intern

    Pros

    The work environment is extremely relaxed and friendly. There is always a good balance between having fun and being productive. There is always flexibility with hours and so far interning here has been an amazing experience.

    Cons

    There are not any real cons that I can think of. A small thing might be to get more in person interactions between project managers and interns.

    Advice to Management

    Don't have much real advice to give. Maybe plan trips for the interns to visit the corporate office and their project managers.


  6. HEOR

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Abbot, IL
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Abbot, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    AbbVie is a generous employer that offers excellent compensation, caring management, team building activities/ socials and upward mobility. I love working here!!!

    Cons

    It is time consuming and somewhat difficult to get hired, but so worth the investment and effort. :)

    Advice to Management

    You are amazing; thank you for everything you do!


  7. Business Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AbbVie as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Management truly cares about their employees. Management shares a strong connection with all coworkers on all levels. Easy to know what role you play in the big picture.

    Cons

    Some changes take longer due to it being a big company. Usual red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  8. Helpful (4)

    Very rewarding company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very competitive salary; outstanding perks including a free 24-7 concierge service and onsite pharmacy, fitness centers, onsite daycare, pension & 401(k); highly collaborative work environment; outstanding leadership at all levels. Most managers are also open to flexible work arrangements to support work/life balance and a global service model.

    Cons

    HQ campus is spread out, so spend extra time traveling to meetings and facilities. Although many facilities have been remodeled to more open and modern workspace, there are still a few cube farms. And if you want to live in the city, commuting by car from downtown Chicago is very tough, but Metra and shuttle service makes it doable.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the innovation pipeline and in creating more agility throughout the organization.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Ups and Downs.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Development in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Process Development in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    + Great work-life balance. + Very talented co-workers. + Fast-paced environment. + Good amount of cross-training.

    Cons

    - As a contractor, a fair amount of information is held back from me, which disallows me to really obtain a full picture. I feel like sometimes I am treated as a lesser employee.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more full-time positions instead of contract workers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Pizza baker

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    easy as pie when there is not much work

    Cons

    when its busy, it really is busy not even time for breaks


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company is supportive, they provide opportunity to grow and move up within. Try to keep lay offs to a minimum, move sales force from one division to the next when needed.

    Cons

    Do I really have to come up with something here just to be able to look at the average salary in SF? Come on. Lemme move on, without forcing me to write stuff.

    Advice to Management

    advice to your mangement..... Do I really have to come up with something here just to be able to look at the average salary in SF? Come on. Lemme move on, without forcing me to write stuff.



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