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AbbVie Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
112 Reviews
3.3
112 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, Competitive Salary, Sr management involvement (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • High workloads adversely impacts work-life balance across multiple functions (in 11 reviews)

  • As in all Pharma, can be some red tape to get through when trying to make changes e (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    so far so good

    • 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

    Pros

    great people and managers and relaxed working environment

    Cons

    working as a contractor with no benefits

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Let Them Eat Cake

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Waukegan, IL

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

    Pros

    * Good Salary / Benefits
    * Flexible schedules with right manager

    Cons

    * Advancement for the suck ups and politico
    * Company is not sure what it is (bio pharma or Mad Men)
    * Inconsistant and bad leadership
    * Punish mistakes harshly, punish the messengers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the Talk!
    Live in reality and stop the politics
    Stop hiring consultants that just blow smoke and tell you what you want to hear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A decent company to build a career

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow and advance

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and somewhat political there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    fair but not much opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    name recognition product quality reputation

    Cons

    bureaucracy favoritism few opportunities cronyism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    mutual respect is something that is supposed to flow both ways

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company but tough industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wage, benefits, overall compensation package is outstanding. Upper management really does care about employees. Unheard of (in this industry) care taken when Cardiovascular Division laid off. We had plenty of notice and much assistance in landing on our feet afterward.

    Cons

    High turnover for DM's. DM's instructed to conduct ride alongs every other week. Reviews were 80% based on quota achievement, regardless of skill level in product detailing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to remember what it was like to be a rep and just get out of our way so we can sell.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow moving company trying to innovate

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Job security, generous health benfits, good people

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, few opportunites to move up, not always a meritocracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee great, contractor not so.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL

    I worked at AbbVie as a contractor

    Pros

    Clean office environment. Some of the people are very nice but employees will always remind you that your just a contractor.

    Cons

    Contractors are not treated well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contract to hire, no contract over one year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company but working for a dumbo manager

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

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

    Pros

    Abbvie provides good opportunity in the company.

    Cons

    Various levels of management adds beurocracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ignore the hard working inididuals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed experience. Concerned for company's future.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Intern in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Intern in Waukegan, IL

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

    Pros

    Compensation was good. Opportunities for change at a new company.

    Cons

    Quality is going to make or break AbbVie's future and, from my experience, I have some major concerns about QA's ability to sustain itself. The corporate culture is very poor in QA. There is not much collaboration within teams. Managers are poorly trained and do not provide sufficient oversight. Employees are often very siloed and most do not really care about their work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not focus all of your corporate culture training on the upper management. You need to involve the middle/lower management as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lean and Mean...yikes!

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

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great benefits and cash profit sharing

    Cons

    Really slow to make changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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