AbbVie Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
104 Reviews
3.2
104 Reviews
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Richard A. Gonzalez
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Review Highlights

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 8 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.  

    Great culture change, smart people.

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, progressive culture change. Keeps the end game of the patient focus always in sight even in the back room of business.

    Cons

    The location of its headquarters in Waukegan or North Chicago is really the only downfall in my opinion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very Patient Centric!

    • 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

    Very Patient Centric
    Amazing and impactful products

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is huge, but they are working on it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going as is!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great compensation but career growth tough

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

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    Good compensation, work life balance

    Cons

    Career growth is tough and some things are not very transparent

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's been a fantastic career so far!

    • 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

    Pros

    When you reach Director level, pay and benefits is generous. Very sharp, motivated and intelligent employees. Lots of growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Lack of work-life balance in some areas of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain Abbott culture of promoting from within. I've seen too many high-level positions filled from outside the company in our first year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alfragide (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alfragide (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    has good working environment between all team

    Cons

    away from home and I catch traffic

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highly collaborative environment.

    • 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

    Pros

    Motivated workforce, sensible upper management, interested in good science, highly collaborative

    Cons

    BIG company, lots of department, can be intimidating at start. Too many projects that' can be overwhelming, lots of meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of waiting for employee to say 'No' to a project due to insufficient bandwidth, evaluate before handing down a non-essential task if the employee is spread-out too thin. Help employee prioritize essential tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic and getting better

    • 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

    Pros

    Leadership is dedicated to making this a world-class bio-pharmaceutical company (the best of bio-tech and pharma) - Big, but seeking to be agile. Also we are committed to targeting some of the most debilitating diseases with high unmet need - quite a task and more exciting than working for a company that's making the next "me too" drug.

    Cons

    Location - North Chicago is NOT Chicago... it's basically Wisconsin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address hierarchy as a cultural issue

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Finance Analyst

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

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Competitive Salary, Sr management involvement

    Cons

    Still earning their name and breaking away from Abbott ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving forward, 2014 is the year of improvements!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work and thrive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Science Liaison in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Science Liaison in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Stable, flexible, great benefits and open to change

    Cons

    This company has lots of processes and is bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great place, Great people

    • 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

    Pros

    Your ideas are heard and incorporated. People are valued!
    Pay is great, benefits are ok. Work/life balance is a reality!

    Cons

    IT related issues are slow to be resolved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees in the loop and develop those that show the initiative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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