AbbVie

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AbbVie Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 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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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AbbVie as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the environment at AbbVie. I worked as a creative intern but learned so much more about the company and the prescriptions that the sell.

    Cons

    It was rough getting to AbbVie every morning. It was about an hour drive there and about 2 hours home at the end of the day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an internship program for the creative network. They could really use some help down there!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great culture, great people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, life-work balance, my voice is heard and appreciated, fosters culture of success if you work hard

    Cons

    Some are still trying to really adopt a lean process and some are hesitant to get on board. Overall, minimum cons compared to pros.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offer growth opportunities to those you see as embracing Abbvie's vision. You have done a great job of recognizing we all have life at home too. Keep up the great momentum!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Was hired as the Operations Support person. I learned a lot and got into an effective routine which was a great benefit.

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    Former Employee - Operations Support in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Support in Abbott Park, IL

    I worked at AbbVie

    Pros

    Independent thinking is promoted. Can choose own schedule.

    Cons

    Staff too busy to train well. Often too busy to answer questions when needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the newly hired person know they truly have a purpose and be organized to deliver effective training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fantastic Wrkplace and employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Not much pressure, realistic goals, helpful employees, full training provided in everything, safe environment, good hours (flexible) and fantastic social opportunities.

    Cons

    High employee turnover in some departments,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Contractor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AbbVie

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Great people. Lunch atrium is really neat.

    Cons

    Was not fired full time.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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 a 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growth focused, employee-friendly company...

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (more than a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture change, smart people.

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    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 a 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  

    Wonderful culture, great development opportunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Supportive culture, focus on improving company through improving team working, recognising strengths and weaknesses, how best to work with colleagues, good opportunities for improving skills. Embedding patient centricity as core to all decisions, innovative thinking rewarded.

    Cons

    As in all Pharma, can be some red tape to get through when trying to make changes e.g. implementing digital campaigns, but this is definitely improving.

    Recommends
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    overall good the company benefits and overall package is outstanding, nice place to work fast paced ver ver rewarding

    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    the company benefits and overall package is outstanding, nice place to work fast paced ver ver rewarding and a lot por room for growth

    Cons

    it can some times be very stressful and hight rate of turn over, if you are not the type that like a fast paced environment you will burn out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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