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Updated March 23, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is kinda limited (in 61 reviews)

  • Absolutely no work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Excellent place to work... cultural progress is working!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Excellent CEO with a clear vision for success; strong compensation packages; great progress toward the culture the company envisions

    Cons

    Be ready to work hard! Have made great strides to provide the opportunity for work/life balance but it's a lean company. IT systems can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Live the vision of the CEO - be ONE company and demonstrate this by example.

    AbbVie Response

    Oct 3, 2016 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

    It’s great to hear you’re seeing changes in our culture. We’re working hard on it since it’s key to our success as a biopharma company. Thanks for the feedback and support.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie part-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities to work remotely or part time.

    Cons

    Working remotely or part time can hurt your career over the long term.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Been here for over a year now still very happy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - R&D in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Recognition for good work
    Many high level colleagues
    Excellent salary and bonus
    Work life balance
    Excellent focus on professional development
    Remote work is an option

    Cons

    I have no negative comments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. I'm so happy here.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great company moving the right direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of exciting changes and challenges
    Work/Life balance
    Smart leaders
    Good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Some people are still slow to adapt to change
    Location of HQ is too far outside of city to draw good talent
    Hard to get rid of bad employees

    Advice to Management

    Continue moving in the right direction and focus on your people and culture


  6. "Working toward great culture,hard work is rewarded"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, flexibility, leadership at VP and above levels. They are working to change the culture and become people first.
    They have a patient-centered model which helps to keep the patient as the focus really helping employees to feel great about what they do to help people.

    Cons

    Paid time off! Starting time off is great but don't get more until 10th year!
    Poor performers are everywhere as company is very risk adverse when it comes to separations. Poor performers are holding back company in relation to both culture and performance.

    Advice to Management

    Change PTO policy. Make the tough employee decisions to move forward.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits, high salary"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SMA II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - SMA II in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Time off(3 weeks) sick days, half day fridays

    Cons

    Too many systems to learn


  8. "AbbVie Professional / Technical position"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Most people good to work with. Professionals are well educated / experienced.

    Cons

    Larger company comes with more bureaucracy to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Although very courteous, need to be less political and reduce some of the bureaucracy to help streamline workflow.


  9. "Experience at AbbVie"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Feels valued and lots of opportunities to move within the company. Most people are very friendly and willing to have informationals and coach others that want to develop.

    Cons

    Comp is not competitive in some professions in some regions, and there is not much incentive for great performance. Agility has been improved but not quite there yet.

    Advice to Management

    Refer to cons.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Big company, doing good things; Good benefits. Cafeteria!

    Cons

    Insane & obsessive micromanagement. Managers are cutthroat to take credit for anything good. Secretive and manipulative to make sure blame goes elsewhere. Unwilling acknowledge colossal mistakes....Expect subordinates to assist in cover up. Poor communication. No trust. No support for new people. Probably varies greatly by department.

    Advice to Management

    See cons.....Figure it out.


  11. "Cardiovascular Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues - Good training - great exit meeting when we were layed off. Very supportive and helpful. They even provided a head-hunter to begin our employment search.

    Cons

    Politics, micro-management - big-pharma game



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