AbbVie Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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AbbVie Chairman & CEO 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. Category specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    - good company
    - flexiblility
    -work life balance

    Cons

    - Locations
    - restrictions
    - still have to find its way, as a new company still lots to implement

    Advice to Management

    thank you team

  2. Assistant Director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Current Employee - Assistant Director

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Rewards top talent. Lots of opportunities to move and have different careers within company if you're a strong performer. Continues to move in progressive direction since split from Abbott with additional employee perks and benefits. Tremendous hard-working intelligent people to work with.

    Cons

    Needs a more progressive vacation plan, can be bureaucratic given extremely large organization which also needs to delays and less feeling of autonomy at times.

  3. Finance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

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

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    -Good job opportunities outside of Corp office in Lake County

    Cons

    -Not as much good work life balance as they promote it
    -CEO wants to remove bureaucracy but still there in the HQ of Lake County
    -Pay can be low

    Advice to Management

    Removing bureaucracy

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  5. Awesome Place to Work!

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Culture is attractive. The company is actually listening comments and recommendations from each level on improving.
    Career opportunity transparency.
    Great pipeline brings a stable increasing future.

    Cons

    Location. Although the summer is great!

  6. A bumpy ride at a strong company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They're actually trying really hard to eliminate draconian practices and improve work life balance, they seem to actually listen to and act on feedback

    Cons

    Still a long way to go on work life balance, in spite of ongoing efforts.

  7. Soccer Mom Management

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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

    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.

  8. Sr Research Statistician

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Statistician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Research Statistician in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AbbVie

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

    Pros

    Good location and pleasant working environment. Many young statisticians here, can learn from each other and hang out over weekends.

    Cons

    Work load is a bit high. Research environment is not as good as many other companies. Wheather can be very bad, but it's not the company's fault.

    Advice to Management

    Need better retention policy to keep current employees from moving. Provide wider health insurance choices. Cafeteria could be better with wider variety choices of foods.

  9. AbbVie is a fantastic and growing company that has a growing culture that is moving away from the old Abbott culture.

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

    Flexible schedule. Good Paid Time Off. Many opportunities for growth and learning. Great starting compensation. Fantastic co-workers and managers. Good on-site cafeteria services. Tuition Reimbursement opportunity.

    Cons

    Poor geographical location for commuting. Sometimes a difficult work-life balance. Employs a lot of contract employees. Still need to completely shed the Abbott culture.

    Advice to Management

    My advise would be continue to look for ways to expand and grow AbbVie through fiscally smart business decisions, and continue to advance our pipeline.

  10. 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.

  11. Great company with great work ethics

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

    I have been working at AbbVie

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

    Pros

    Heavily funded in Research and Development

    Cons

    The company still growing and trying to expand in several markets

    Advice to Management

    More transparency with overall scope

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