AbbVie

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AbbVie Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
125 Reviews
3.4
125 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 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.  

    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
  2.  

    All hat,no cattle!

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

    I have been working at AbbVie as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Within Regulatory IT, there are good people to work with. The pay is good and the group allows a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Terrible support from upper management. No strategic vision for department growth or mentoring for employees. "Squeaky wheel" business partner will always get the attention. Stop, drop and roll is the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees in RA IT!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great culture.....on paper!

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great and the team I work with is creative, collaborative, easy going and professional. My manager is very supportive, but he reports into senior management that is very tactical and can't see a vision if it hit them in the face.

    Cons

    It's probably the area I'm in but I feel like I'm living in the 70s. The technology solutions we provide are outdated and there is a general fear of technology and people's ability to adapt. Very political and uninspiring place to work. High performance is not rewarded. There are rigid rules around promotions and hiring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Trying desperately to establish itself apart from Abbott.

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

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

    Pros

    Some nice people. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Very political and cliquish. Very trapped in excessive red tape and bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please work on advancing the right people and on fostering an transparent environment that rewards removing the red tape.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Project Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Most of the people are really nice good people

    Cons

    No work life balance! Lots of long hours and HR is the worst!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people 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. 3 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
  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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Depends on which team you are working with, very high politics

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good compensation, promise you for long term career. Company itself is growing fast and you get to expose to various field of technologies. The corporate structure offers good benefits if you are FTE. You have time to explore, learn and grow. The contract usually get extended for many years and promise you a long term. Most time you will be working independently which sometimes is better.

    Cons

    Depends on the team you work with. Who is your boss, who is your teammate. Not much of the room for promotion. Very competitive environment and very high political. People aren't very friendly and very stress environment to be working with. Not much of the team interact with or interpersonal between your peer or your boss. I have heard some of the team are very good but at least not for corporate GIS engineering, everyone is so individual. Culture wise not so good here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is lacking of confidence in making decision because themselves are in a very insecure spot. This culture is staying both Abbott and Abbvie (really same people) and when that happened, it's impact the entire team. This has to be changed and work together as a team. Need to work both directions to manage, not just their level up, but level down also.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Products, heavy on processes

    • 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

    Good product lines
    Profit Sharing
    Company invests heavily in Research & Development

    Cons

    Work Life Balance
    Open communication
    Ability to move nimbly in response to the market
    Lack of Diversity in Leadership
    Few Rewards for hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity is important at ALL levels of the organization. There is very little diversity in this organization... needs to change. There are multiple benefits to a diverse workplace that rewards performance. Too few minorities in leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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