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Deluded management, lack of growth opportunities, unbalanced/unfair pay

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Current Employee - Scientist  in  North Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Scientist in North Chicago, IL

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

Pros

1) Decent benefits
2) Good place to be in if you are looking for short term opportunities (3-5 years) or want to start a career.

Cons

1) Lost management with some old thinking and unclear end point. Management is deluded about reality and is attempting to make changes without TRULY understanding the present situation.
2) Unbalanced payscale - new hires could end up getting paid more than existing employees at the same level and with more years of experience or qualification.
3) Not much growth opportunity (especially if you are ambitious)
4) Too much time and resoruces are wasted in initiatives/collaborations that don't seem to pay off

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1) Do some soul searching to get rid off old and bad management practices/people. You cannot expect employees to keep the best interest of the company in mind (even if they intend to) when the company management ignores the employee's interest and uses unfair practices.
2) Too much time and energy is spent in collaborations at the upper level which does not filter to the lower levels which is where it probably matters most since the lower levels need to work cohesively to achieve goals.
3) Throwing jargons of what this new company is all about is not going to get the company anywhere. The strategy is similar to a beautiful gift wrapped birthday present with nothing in it. The excitement will die once the truth (emptiness) is known.
4) Culture needs to be defined by each and every employee (or at least the vast majortiy) and not just by management in order for every one to buy in. Obtain employee input on what sort of culture they would like to have in the company. This would bring in more involvement and commitment as employees will feel they are being heard and that they are part of the company. If not, it will just be another round of management mandate that employees will follow because it is their job and not their company

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for AbbVie

  1.  

    Great company just came across a tough time in between products.

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and People, treated as a person not a number

    Cons

    Must first move to Chicago in order to advance, unclear future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer other ways to advance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Redwood city CA site: Great people but limited advancement and misaligned goals.

    • 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 as a contractor

    Pros

    Company demographics overall young, turnover rate is low, pension and benefits are sound. Plenty of work and strong research and there are people who're genuinely nice. Groups within departments often bond together through department specific events.

    Cons

    Initiatives to change are slow, budget for entertainment often mismanaged, offsite events don't apply to all employers. Strict compliance training is redundant and obsolete for employees that are not involved in that specific work. Patent protection is the motivation for innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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