AbbVie Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
95 Reviews
3.3
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Richard A. Gonzalez
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good compensation, work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Competitive Salary, Sr management involvement (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • High workloads adversely impacts work-life balance across multiple functions (in 6 reviews)

  • Lack of work-life balance in some areas of the company (in 2 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK, good if you are new to pharma.

    • 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

    Nice people to work with. Good wages, benefit, compensation

    Cons

    Very hard to move up in the company and work/life balance is not so good. Management is not transparent and new ideas are not accepted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to close down during the holidays, that might be helpful. Need more team building and transparency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Abbvie has great potentials

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    After the separation with Abbott, you can tell Abbvie is trying to shake off the conservative Abbott and trying to improve many processes. I think there is great potential with all the changes but it will take time.

    Cons

    Abbvie is a far drive from the city, so for people who wants to live downtown, it is a tough commute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would suggest a more modern work space with bright colors and many nice cafe areas for people to have business meetings over coffee. Due to the large size of the campus, having bicycles will promote health lifestyle and easy transportation to get around. There is definitely too many systems and process in R&D that can be streamlined.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of political wrangling

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    experience and training not valued, education is be all and end all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A well run business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Technology Manager  in  North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Applications Technology Manager in North Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Healthy company that makes sound business decisions. Great pay. Meaningful products.

    Cons

    Remote location. Career mobility is fast for some but slow for too many.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. Recognize your bench.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The company is concerned about patients and employees and these values are readily apparent.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Management - BD  in  North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Management - BD in North Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The company is new and motivated to be successful and open to hearing about new opportunities and ideas. The company draws from a long history of drug development while part of Abbott. Interesting mix of heritage and desire to prove itself.

    Cons

    While they are aspiring to a biopharma culture - changing a culture is not easy. They should bring in external biotech talent into key positions to help catalyze change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work in effectively managing the company's operations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    SAP Consultant

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

    I have been working at AbbVie as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    This is young company with lots of new ideas. The system and processes are innovative, something leading companies would implement.

    Cons

    The time to segregate from Abbott is very demanding. There is very little breathing space and pressure is high to deliver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need some time break

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    Good products to sell. Some great people. Possible opportunities if you can wait.

    Cons

    Hyper managed from top down. Different divisions treated very differently. Lack of transparency. Never really know where you stand. Top reps tend to make same money as bottom reps due to quota system. Keep increasing cost to the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around and realize the changes you are making are too little and too late. Hire and promote better people!

  10.  

    Finance Analyst

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    • 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 for 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
  11.  

    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 for 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

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