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AbbVie Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
114 Reviews
3.3
114 Reviews
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Richard A. Gonzalez
48 Ratings

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.  

    Love the highly collaborative culture and how the company is reinventing the large corporation

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

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

    Pros

    - Great onboarding experience, ensuring I had meetings and discussions with the key people and teams important to my role
    - Outstanding career opportunities globally and a clear philosophy on talent management
    - Highly competitive salary and benefits
    - Strong patient focus throughout the business - I know my impact is much greater than impacting a company's bottom line, it is impacting people's health and wellness worldwide
    - A unique "All for One" approach to decision making
    - Outstanding product portfolio and innovation pipeline that will continue to keep the company in a leadership position in the industry

    Cons

    - A few too many meetings at times due to the scope of project teams and commitment to inclusiveness
    - Lack of some key processes and workflows as a result of being a newer company that is redefining the way it works and operates
    - Inconsistent workspace and environment - some workspace is very traditional while other is very modern and open (dependent on location)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Growth focused, employee-friendly company...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Clear focus after splitting into a new company in 2013
    Invests a lot in employee development

    Cons

    Average age of employees is high
    Some corporate politics exist (as with any other corporate)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior leadership understands the value of a strong corporate culture!

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

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to take on new, challenging assignments, but you can't wait for someone to offer. You need to step up and ask. Solid benefits program, including diverse 401K and Pension.

    Cons

    Legacy Abbott culture at middle-management level needs to be addressed. Senior leadership has made an impact here, but more opportunities exist. Medical benefits could be better for a health care company; the programs change significantly in cost/coverage on a year to year basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up what you're doing and don't significant change course until you see the progress you started.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

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

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is average. Benefits are really good. Ability to rotate to other departments to learn. Most managers are very flexible when it comes to work schedule.

    Cons

    Not a lot of diversity. Bonus structure is cash profit sharing when it should be performance based. Legacy Abbott ways still within management. Hard to move up if you don't fight youth and nail for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the legacy Abbott attitude. Learn how to keep good talent!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Start-up feel with deep pockets

    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a dynamic and rapidly changing professional environment that provides significant opportunities for personal growth. The history of success with Abbott provides a solid base to grow from.

    Cons

    It's still trying to make its mark. The pipeline is robust but there is a tremendous number of challenges to complete as part of the divestiture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take new approaches to running the business, getting away from the historic way of doing things. Keep the dynamic spirit growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but they are outsourcing everything.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My co-workers are friendly and knowledgeable. It is a good place to work if you are looking for short-term employment.

    Cons

    Everything is being outsourced and they and they have purchased Shire as a tax inversion, so the corporate offices and other areas will be relocating to Ireland.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive management needs to insure that the lower level managers are not straying from the corporate strategy. They also need to be honest with their employees about the move to Ireland and the head-count involved in the upcoming downsizing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great culture change, smart people.

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    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place and envoriment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Barceloneta, PR
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Barceloneta, PR

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place, great culture. Great benefits for the regular employees.

    Cons

    No opportunities. I work there as a contract and have to leave because there where no chance for me to get a permanent job. New openings already have names, like for family and friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better treatment and opportunities for temporary and contractor employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    All hat,no cattle!

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    • 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

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