AbbVie Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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AbbVie Chairman & CEO Richard A. Gonzalez
Richard A. Gonzalez
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Pros
  • Overall, good 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. Helpful (2)

    Old School Success, new world practices

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

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Strong successful company. AbbVie has a good future ahead of it. It is really trying to change from a company that still has assigned parking spaces, casual Friday, and a strict hierarchy. The benefits are excellent. Not much to complain about.

    Cons

    Struggles with culture change. AbbVie operates as if its still in the 50's. Paralysis by analysis, we have all ways done it this way, Process Process Process. Much of the workforce is older and the under 30 crowd does not stay long. They also need to stop treating technology as a cost center and more as a product that can help them make their bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Name a CIO and a Chief Collaboration Officer. Ensure the message of change that you communicate, actually gets past middle management.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Not perfect, but an ok place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AbbVie

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Motivated (and really nice) colleagues, excellent science, competitive salaries. Good collaboration across sites.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, even at the Redwood City site. Individuals and teams are not empowered to Few opportunities to advance once you've hit the "glass ceiling". Poor work/life balance - employees are overwhelmed by the amount of work to do. Company has down-sized but did not reduce group's performance expectations, which is not sustainable long-term. Company uses a lot of contract employees instead of hiring full-time employees, which harms morale and culture.

    Advice to Management

    Expectations need to be realistic. Burning the candle at both ends is do-able for the short-term, but not long-term.


  3. Well compensated if you can handle the environment.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits. Porfolio has some of the top pharmaceuticals to sell and we provide excellent options for patients across many therapeutic areas.

    Cons

    Corporate culture is very challenging. While some franchises have better working environments than others, the organization is extraordinarily political.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Pharmacy Operations

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Abbvie as a company is a great company to work for. Awesome pay, benefits, retirement, 401K, profit sharing, no copay on Abbott/Abbvie medications, vacation days, paid holidays.

    Cons

    These apply to the Pharmacy Operations department, not Abbvie. High school atmosphere, supervisors are very clicky. It's not what you know, its's who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up!!!! Be thankful you are in the positions you were handed!!


  6. Helpful (1)

    Contract Employment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Biologics Operator in Barceloneta, PR
    Former Employee - Biologics Operator in Barceloneta, PR

    I worked at AbbVie (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay Flexible Shifts Relaxed Work Environment

    Cons

    Bad communication Lack of work ethic Bad organizational skills.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Typical Pharma Manufacturing

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Considerate of life needs, not cutthroat

    Cons

    Slow and fat, not yet lean and nimble biotech


  8. Production Supervisor

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

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

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

    Pros

    The culture is good. They encourage upward mobility. The company is passionate about providing patients with products that improve the quality of their lives.

    Cons

    With the split some functions and shared services still need to be strengthened. The work life balance could be improved within some departments.

    Advice to Management

    I think AbbVie is heading in the right direction. Continue to value your people and patients. The culture surveys that are conducted have been taken into consideration and the improvements are noticeable.


  9. Great company! Just feels like a startup

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance are great!!!

    Cons

    Far... It feels like I am going camping every day!


  10. Helpful (1)

    All about business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AbbVie

    Pros

    The prepare are friendly and helpful. The change of the company to the AbbVie environment seems to be moving in a positive direction.

    Cons

    If you are not a manager you feel lost in the shuffle. It's difficult to feel heard or like your opinion matters. At the end of the day it's all about business and the little guy gets squashed.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people more like they matter and not like they are replaceable.


  11. Great Company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in North Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Diversity, Work-Life Balance, decent Salary, easy to move to new positions

    Cons

    Merit increase could be slightly higher



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