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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 and development-based biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world’s most complex and critical conditions. The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people ... 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.

Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2017 (#62)

Company Updates

  • When you make the 2019 Fortune Magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For list on Valentine’s Day, there’s nothing sweeter. Hear why our employees love their #AbbVieLife:

  • “Black History Month is a time to celebrate achievements, contributions and reflect on those who sacrificed and paved the way to where we are today,” said Joy, from our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team. We’re honoring #BlackHistoryMonth with activities each week in February – how are you celebrating the month? #AbbVieLife

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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.

Click below to learn more about programs within our Culture.

Great Place to Work

Giving Back

Diversity & Inclusion

Sustainable Growth 


AbbVie Reviews

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AbbVie Chairman & CEO Richard A. Gonzalez
Richard A. Gonzalez
393 Ratings
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    "Good company to work for!"

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


    Great culture; innovative; continues to try to raise the bar on performance.


    Can be hierarchical; needs more diverse talent

    Advice to Management

    Continue on your current trajectory of continuing to raise the bar.

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AbbVie Photos

AbbVie photo of: AbbVie employees from our Cork, Dublin and Sligo locations are pictured celebrating AbbVie’s 1st place ranking at the Great Place to Work Awards
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: 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: 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: Asian Leadership Network, employee resource group, members celebrate Eid al-Fitr (Festival of the Breaking the Fast), and learn about different types of Islamic clothing.
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AbbVie Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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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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    • My interest in the role, why I was a fit. How I would address some of the business challenges faced by the company?   Answer Question
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AbbVie Awards & Accolades

  • 2018 Best Employers for Diversity, Forbe's America’s Best Employers for Diversity, 2018
  • Best Workplaces for Giving Back 2018, Great Place to Work, 2018
  • 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
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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