AbbVie Reviews

Updated July 2, 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. Great company! Just feels like a startup

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance are great!!!

    Cons

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


  2. 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.


  3. HEOR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Abbot, IL
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Abbot, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!


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  5. Business Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in North Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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!


  6. Helpful (4)

    Very rewarding company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Ups and Downs.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Development in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Process Development in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Pizza baker

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    easy as pie when there is not much work

    Cons

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  10. Very consistent and enjoyable!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Cherry Hill, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great products, great people, great core values, great customers

    Cons

    Too many tele-conferences Managers should give the reps more free reign

    Advice to Management

    Less micro-managing, less relevant-conferences, more selling!


  11. Awesome Place to Work!

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

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture is attractive. The company is actually listening comments and recommendations from each level on improving. Career opportunity transparency. Great pipeline brings a stable increasing future.

    Cons

    Location. Although the summer is great!



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