AbbVie

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AbbVie Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Abbvie has great potentials

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

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

    Pros

    After the separation with Abbott, you can tell Abbvie is trying to shake off the conservative Abbott and trying to improve many processes. I think there is great potential with all the changes but it will take time.

    Cons

    Abbvie is a far drive from the city, so for people who wants to live downtown, it is a tough commute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would suggest a more modern work space with bright colors and many nice cafe areas for people to have business meetings over coffee. Due to the large size of the campus, having bicycles will promote health lifestyle and easy transportation to get around. There is definitely too many systems and process in R&D that can be streamlined.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    diversity of products, patient's safety first.

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    Former Employee - Medical Director in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Medical Director in North Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    science based drug development.

    Cons

    somewhat slow pace of changing of environments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    sales at Abbott/Abbvie

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Abbott/Abbvie gave me 1st in pharmaceuticals

    Cons

    The pipeline is light .Needs to enter new disease state

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back displaced employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The company is concerned about patients and employees and these values are readily apparent.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Management - BD in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Management - BD in North Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The company is new and motivated to be successful and open to hearing about new opportunities and ideas. The company draws from a long history of drug development while part of Abbott. Interesting mix of heritage and desire to prove itself.

    Cons

    While they are aspiring to a biopharma culture - changing a culture is not easy. They should bring in external biotech talent into key positions to help catalyze change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work in effectively managing the company's operations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    Good products to sell. Some great people. Possible opportunities if you can wait.

    Cons

    Hyper managed from top down. Different divisions treated very differently. Lack of transparency. Never really know where you stand. Top reps tend to make same money as bottom reps due to quota system. Keep increasing cost to the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around and realize the changes you are making are too little and too late. Hire and promote better people!

  7.  

    SAP Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Vernon Hills, IL

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

    Pros

    This is young company with lots of new ideas. The system and processes are innovative, something leading companies would implement.

    Cons

    The time to segregate from Abbott is very demanding. There is very little breathing space and pressure is high to deliver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need some time break

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Finance Analyst

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Competitive Salary, Sr management involvement

    Cons

    Still earning their name and breaking away from Abbott ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving forward, 2014 is the year of improvements!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work and thrive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Science Liaison in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Science Liaison in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Stable, flexible, great benefits and open to change

    Cons

    This company has lots of processes and is bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Financial analyst

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Waukegan, IL

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

    Pros

    employee friendly culture in this company.

    Cons

    no cons working for this company

  11.  

    Brilliant People Running In Circles

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AbbVie as a contractor

    Pros

    very smart people, amble resources

    Cons

    On substance of projects, lack of vision and coordination across functions resulted in brilliant people running in circles. On logistics, Byzantine bureaucracy made you feel as though you had been transported to some conglomerate in the 1950s. Circles + bureaucracy = hard to get job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating / articulating vision + better coordinating resources = better employee experience, greater shareholder value

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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