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AbbVie Overview

North Chicago, IL
10000+ employees
Company - Public (ABBV)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies ... Read more

Mission: The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world’s most complex and serious diseases.

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Top CEOs: 2017 (#62)

Company Updates

  • “We value diverse perspectives. To maintain a high performing organization, it’s important to look at our problems and solutions from every angle.” – Julie Simak, VP, Diversity & Inclusion, AbbVie. Learn more about why DiversityInc included us.

    AbbVie Repeats as Top 50 DiversityInc Company

    Today, DiversityInc named AbbVie to its " Top 50 Companies for Diversity" list. AbbVie secured a place for the fifth year in a row among the ranks of prestigious businesses that make diversity a key component of their management principles.

  • We're excited to announce our latest research collaboration with Rice University, which will establish the K.C. Nicolaou Research Accelerator and focus on advancing oncology treatments.

    AbbVie and Rice University establish K.C. Nicolaou Research Accelerator to advance therapies in oncology

    NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and HOUSTON, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, and Rice University today announced they have entered into a joint research collaboration to establish the K.C. Nicolaou Research Accelerator. The research at the Accelerator will focus on synthesizing novel cytotoxic agents for use in the fight against cancer.

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AbbVie – Why Work For Us?


AbbVie’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience. In more than 75 countries, AbbVie employees are working every day to advance health solutions for people around the world.

On January 1, 2013, AbbVie was founded, a global biopharmaceutical company with the focus and capabilities to address some of the world's greatest health challenges.


We believe the world needs new approaches to addressing today’s health issues – from life-threatening illness to chronic conditions. And we believe we are just the people for the job. We are AbbVie, 28,000 strong. We are scientists, researchers, business developers, information technology specialists, financial strategists, human resource professionals and more. We are also parents, brothers, sisters, friends, community leaders, veterans and volunteers. We have a lot in common with the people we serve, and we come together every day to create, discover and deliver new ways to improve people's health. 

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"In the military, I learned leading by example, integrity above all, accepting responsibility and so much more. That's been invaluable to my career at AbbVie."

-Michelle Raine-Shepherd, BTS Technical Specialist and U.S. Army Captain

"We are changing people's lives. No matter what job you have at AbbVie, you're part of the bigger picture in life-changing medicine."

-Andrea Buskirk, Associate Specialist, Talent Acquisition

"What is attractive about AbbVie is our diverse and inclusive organization that fosters innovation and focuses on our patients by identifying top talent who will solve complex problems."

-Kevin Castro, Early Career Coordinator

Each of our employees brings their own unique ideas, approaches and life experiences to AbbVie. This type of diversity creates an eclectic workplace. Our people have the freedom to challenge ideas, take risks and create novel solutions to better meet patient needs. Discoveries are possible at AbbVie because of the environment we've designed – one that fosters creativity and rewards innovation.

Join us and see firsthand how we are following The AbbVie Way together.

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    This company spin-off company out of Abbott is on the up and up. Every year that I worked there is was just a better company year after year. By this I mean both financially and the development of the companies culture. I worked there for 3 years and 7 months. Company has pension plan and all of the other perks you would expect.


    Company could benefit a bit more by listening from the bottom-up. The company is fairly new but has the privilege of a world of experience.

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AbbVie Photos

AbbVie photo of: AbbVie fosters a culture that is inclusive. When the stakes are as high as a patient’s well-being, the best ideas must rise to the top, no matter where they begin.
AbbVie photo of: To work at AbbVie is to engage in something more than a job. It is to come to work every day with a purpose that leads to better lives for people.
AbbVie photo of: AbbVie invests ~$3B in research and development annually to develop new medicines and improve patient health.
AbbVie photo of: More than 5,000 employees work in science globally with a focus on the 450 million patients living with conditions our pipeline aims to treat.
AbbVie photo of: AbbVie's global headquarters are located in North Chicago, IL. This site also serves as headquarters for our Research and Development function.
AbbVie photo of: Our Mettawa, IL location, known as ABV1, houses our U.S. Area Commercial team and Global Commercial Operations.
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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at AbbVie (Chicago, IL).


    Was flown in the night before. It was a half day interview starting at 8 and wrapping up at 12:30. The team was EXTREMELY friendly. I started talking to them and knew I would have loved working with them. They were extremely insightful and intelligent, and at the same time, kind and easy to talk to. At the end of the day, it felt like a stimulating discussion on my field rather than an interview process.

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AbbVie Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2016
  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies, Working Mother Magazine, 2016
  • Corporate Equality Index Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2016
  • Forbes 2016 America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2016
  • Best Places to Work LGBT 2016, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2016
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