AbbVie Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Richard A. Gonzalez
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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 Benefit for Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AbbVie

    Pros

    A lot of equipment to use

    Cons

    People not working v hard

  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. 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

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  5. 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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    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
  7. Great summer intern experience.

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at AbbVie as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge science and technology working to change the face of disease. The company cares about health and safety of its employees and is working to improve EHS aspects continuously.

    Cons

    The location of the AbbVie facilities is far from the city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Rewarding, but expected to work hard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Everyone works hard, long hours on my team.
    3 weeks paid vacation plus sick time and floating holidays
    Good benefits
    Professional environment

    Cons

    Not a lot of paths to move up
    Several demanding personalities in eadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a path to move up for high achieving staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Toxic environment

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Worcester, MA

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fairly stable - They never get rid of anyone (even if they should). The worker bees are great, but management is mostly comprised of technically savvy, but management-clueless, people.

    Cons

    Toxic culture in Worcester. The people doing the work are good, but even middle management is so out of touch that they don't even realize people are miserable and trying to escape. Senior site management spends all their time telling everyone how good everything is, even though people can look around and see otherwise.

    This site used to be great, but now people seem so burnt out. No one seems happy, everyone is overworked and doesn't feel that working harder gets you anything except more work to be buried under.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell us where the company is going. Give the sites enough resources to do their job.

    Let people cross-train, and actually give them the resources for doing so. None of this encouraging-training but not-allowing-resources-to-do-so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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