AbbVie Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. good company but could be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    nice friendly people
    no harsh business decisions
    good benefits
    leadership trying to diversify in new therapeutic areas

    Cons

    internal politics
    poor career development pathways
    dependency on one product

  2. Company has been extremely fair to me on a personal level.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    I believe company is trying its best to retain its sales force through acquisitions.

    Cons

    As a rep, we are always last to learn anything about our job status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    Customer Focus, great products, large investment on development

    Cons

    need to improve carreer managment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company with career opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Paralegal in North Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, potential for individual growth, tuition reimbursement, generous benefits package and good salary...awesome cafeteria!

    Cons

    Can't think of any at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - R&D in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - R&D in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    An exciting place to be with loads of opportunity

    Cons

    It's a Complicated matrix organisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify processes and assign responsibilities to provide clarity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Perhaps it depends on the department. Surprised.

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    Current Employee - Professional
    Current Employee - Professional

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

    Pros

    Large-.
    If this is your first professional job the place will be great as long as you have the ability to determine whether what you are learning is state of the art, or out of date. Many areas are understaffed, so there is lots of work. That is a pro and a con.

    Cons

    Work life balance bad.
    Pay is low relative to the work life balance and competitors.
    No merit bonus even for fairly high managers, just 5-7% profit sharing.
    Dead wood: Either 20 year old Abbott management, or new management brought in from dying big pharma.
    Common statements: That is how we always have done it from middle management. I thought that last statement was something that nobody would ever say at any company. I almost fell over, the first time I heard it.
    IT new and broken outsourced.
    it is likely Abbvie will be bought out if it can't fill the Humara hole.
    Very top management spins that the company is going to be a light nimble biotech, but the reality is very different in key areas.
    401K middle of the road for Pharma.
    No stock options for even middle management.
    Current department has high turnover of new people joining jumping and being replaced by new people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Old management: Adapt, change, have a look, what your competitors have been doing for the last 20 years.or the department will be incorrectly outsourced, and you will have no job. There is a view that it is hard to recruit to Chicago. That is not the reason it is hard to recruit at Abbvie for certain departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Company dedicated to internal development & innovation

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    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist

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

    Pros

    Energetic and young working community.
    Independent work and good possibilities to influence your own assignments/projects.
    Great opportunities to learn and work cross-functionally.

    Cons

    Still in the progress of breaking up from Abbott.
    No visibility in career growth process. Unclear how you can evolve in your career.
    Increasing bureacracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Drug safety evaluation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    Good benefits, low turn over rate, decent growth in recent years.

    Cons

    Hierarchy structure, oversized management teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Work Hard, Play Hard, Work Hard...Find the balance

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    AbbVie is growing quickly as a global presence in pharma. There are several opportunities available and more will become available as long as you prove yourself and play well in the sandbox.

    Cons

    With any organization experiencing this type of growth, there are long hours to put in no matter how much they preach about work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time looking at resource management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Getting better

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are working at improving the culture and moving away from the old ways. You start with 3 weeks vacation and if you have the right manager, your hours are flexible and you can still maintain a home life. Benefits package is great.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy and moving up/around throughout the company is much harder than you would think with it being so large. There is no formal mentor program or growth plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your employees build a vision for themselves to motivate them to stay at the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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