AbbVie Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Worked for many years in multiple countries for Abbott/AbbVie

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Average work/ life balance depending on location
    - Seems to be trying to become more innovative and moving away from the Abbott ways
    - Awesome branding and cultural rhetoric

    Cons

    - HR processes and policies are very out of date
    - Systems are on their way to getting better but the company is still only partially investing in this
    - Need a "real" approach to talent management - not just a rhetoric

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people - give us the right tools (not just the most cost effective); invest in your people (don't just toss people aside - we are human beings!); get out of the US centric mindset. If you're going to talk the talk, then walk the walk!


  2. Rewarding, but expected to work hard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Make a path to move up for high achieving staff


  3. Helpful (3)

    Great company with tremendous potential but many kinks to still work through old-school culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Public Affairs in Abbott Park, IL
    Current Employee - Public Affairs in Abbott Park, 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

    Great pay and benefits. Very profitable, competitive and really trying to evolve into a more modern, bio-pharmaceutical company. There are new programs rolling out that are more health-focused, helping employees learning to cope with stress and encouraging more work-life balance. New drugs being offered are outstanding and show how great this company can be,

    Cons

    The culture needs a lot of work - there are many employees that migrated from Abbott and the hierarchical, political, old-school mindset needs a serious reboot. Pockets of the organization are still very silo'ed - like IT. There is no CIO / CTO and the organization suffers a great deal because IT is so disconnected from the business it supports and the Help Desk is not customer-service oriented. Older drugs like Synthroid either need to be reformulated or abandoned.

    Advice to Management

    IT customer service and true collaboration with the business needs to be addressed in order for the company to be agile. Dump legacy products or reboot them - they only bring down the great work being done in the new AbbVie regime. Really break down those old-school silos, dump the hierarchical stuff (like special parking for managers and higher) and promote a more agile workplace so work-life balance is truly attainable.


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  5. Drug safety evaluation

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

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, low turn over rate, decent growth in recent years.

    Cons

    Hierarchy structure, oversized management teams.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Too many silos

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AbbVie

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

    Pros

    1) Great people / very knowleadgeable

    Cons

    1) Silos / people don't know who is working on the same /. similar projects / no co-opeation
    2) Politics

    Advice to Management

    Congress has less politics than you guys, maybe drug making is not your thing


  7. Great Place to Work and Grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Truly a patient-centric organization. Great people to work with. Great working environment and progressive culture. Above average compensation and benefits. Flexibility highly encouraged. Increasing opportunities to grow and develop via new assignments, promotions, and training.

    Cons

    Company is still learning to be more efficient with new systems and processes due to separation from Abbott.


  8. Sr Clinical Research Associate

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    decent work life balance
    understanding management
    a company that makes a difference in the world (in a good way)
    great benefits
    I can honestly say I enjoy my job

    Cons

    pay could be higher
    quicker career advancement would be helpful
    more employee engagement (travel / meetings) activities would be better

    Advice to Management

    stay current with industry salary norms


  9. Helpful (3)

    Horrible!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The experience is good example one learns how to do lab work, draw blood, EKG etc

    Cons

    Poor management, poor communication, you never feel comfortable because someone is always micromanaging you for no reason when you're always doing your work

    Advice to Management

    They need a divine intervention because everybody is talking so badly about the company and that's not good since what they're saying is true


  10. Great culture, great people.

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

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

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

    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 Management

    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!


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Support in Abbott Park, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Support in Abbott Park, IL

    I worked at AbbVie

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

    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 Management

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



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