AbbVie Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Soccer Mom Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, travel, benefits, profit sharing.

    Cons

    Company under CIA, questionable ethics, manager's gossip like soccer moms.

    Advice to Management

    Do more than just talk a good game, CEO unscrupulous life outside of work - google it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Disappointed

    Current Employee - Safety
    Current Employee - Safety

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    I can't really think of any pros about this job and department except that I like my co-workers.

    Cons

    Minimal to no training, inefficient, no work life balance, micromanagement, everyone does his/her own thing (no standard of work), lack of communication or no communication, managers discuss about other co-workers during one on one and lack of management.

    Advice to Management

    Take Lean management courses , be clear with expectations so that there is no need to micromanage, be more flexible with hours and work at home, managers need to take management/leadership courses , listen to your staff.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Be more transparent with employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    good company but could be better

    • 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

    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


  6. Great company

    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Customer Focus, great products, large investment on development

    Cons

    need to improve carreer managment


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Company with career opportunities.

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

    I have been working at AbbVie

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

    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.


  8. Work Hard, Play Hard, Work Hard...Find the balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AbbVie

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

    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 Management

    Spend more time looking at resource management.


  9. Getting better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Worked for many years in multiple countries for Abbott/AbbVie

    • 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 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Good benefits - Average work/ life balance depending on location - Seems to be trying to become more innovative and moving away from the Abbott ways - Awesome branding and cultural rhetoric

    Cons

    - HR processes and policies are very out of date - Systems are on their way to getting better but the company is still only partially investing in this - Need a "real" approach to talent management - not just a rhetoric

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people - give us the right tools (not just the most cost effective); invest in your people (don't just toss people aside - we are human beings!); get out of the US centric mindset. If you're going to talk the talk, then walk the walk!


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great company with tremendous potential but many kinks to still work through old-school culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Public Affairs in Abbott Park, IL
    Current Employee - Public Affairs in Abbott Park, 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

    Great pay and benefits. Very profitable, competitive and really trying to evolve into a more modern, bio-pharmaceutical company. There are new programs rolling out that are more health-focused, helping employees learning to cope with stress and encouraging more work-life balance. New drugs being offered are outstanding and show how great this company can be,

    Cons

    The culture needs a lot of work - there are many employees that migrated from Abbott and the hierarchical, political, old-school mindset needs a serious reboot. Pockets of the organization are still very silo'ed - like IT. There is no CIO / CTO and the organization suffers a great deal because IT is so disconnected from the business it supports and the Help Desk is not customer-service oriented. Older drugs like Synthroid either need to be reformulated or abandoned.

    Advice to Management

    IT customer service and true collaboration with the business needs to be addressed in order for the company to be agile. Dump legacy products or reboot them - they only bring down the great work being done in the new AbbVie regime. Really break down those old-school silos, dump the hierarchical stuff (like special parking for managers and higher) and promote a more agile workplace so work-life balance is truly attainable.



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