AbbVie Reviews

Updated May 8, 2021

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AbbVie Chairman & CEO   Richard A. Gonzalez
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708 Ratings
Pros
  • "Supportive company that gives great benefits(in 96 reviews)

  • "Very good work environment and good benefits(in 77 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long hours and with short breaks(in 24 reviews)

  • "Upper management not early accessible for young employees(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company to work for!

      Apr 24, 2021 - Business Systems Analyst in Waukegan, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People really put in effort in to see you grow

      Cons

      Nothing really that comes to mind

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      5 stars

      May 8, 2021 - Specialty Sales Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance is good.

      Cons

      Probably the same cons as every other pharma job.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      Apr 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stellar compensation Resume builder Interesting opportunities High leadership visibility, way above your title Breadth of research methodologies used Opportunities to grow your talent Solid company for sure

      Cons

      Some Directors micro manage everything you do, especially on high visible brands like Immunology. High level of scrutiny and long hours. Within research group few Directors know how to develop talent/trust their talent. 9 box philosophy only develops the few the rest must advocate for themselves.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      It's ok, just ok

      May 4, 2021 - Biologic Operator in Barceloneta, PR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The retirement benefits are good, and vacation and sick days accumulation rate is above average.

      Cons

      Sadly Work-life balance is almost non existent. The culture is somewhat toxic.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Happy

      May 7, 2021 - Coder 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, nice co-workers, management is respectful

      Cons

      Limited opportunity for advancement, if that's what you seek

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Crap unless your FDP

      Apr 1, 2021 - Finance Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Paycheck, Casual in some parts of company, health and retirement benefits

      Cons

      "Rules" for traditional employees don't apply to FDP. People with decades of experience and master degrees are by passed for kids with two years of rotation experience in company, that is only accessible with the right connections and from the same three universities. No diversity in universities or backgrounds. Privilege helping privilege. Traditional employees are told those individuals are "exception", but 10 out of 10 times it's not true. W So kids with minimal experience, big egos and a safety net of gold...what do you end up with, incompetent entitled leaders who destroy the work life balance of those below them to the point of modern slavery (70-80+ hr work weeks, expect to answer emails 1 am) to ensure their image and place on the totem remains intact. How else does someone with no experience, minimal time put in, and minimal education make sure they are secure...by standing on the backs of those below them. Putting in time and effort to prove performance only applies to those with traditional career upbringings.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      It's 'Big Pharma', and that's okay

      Apr 26, 2021 - Project Manager in Mettawa, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It is a big pharmaceutical company with a large product pipeline, and you will learn a lot while there (if you are proactive). Overall happiness and job satisfaction is dictated by the department you work in and who your internal business partners are. Onsite cafeteria is good.

      Cons

      In my area, 50-60% of the people were with Abbott/AbbVie less than 5 years and 30% were with the company for 20+ years. This meant there were only 10-20% of people that were with the company for 6-19 years. So while promotions and "climbing the ladder" can occur, many people have to leave the organization to grow their career and salary. There is a lot of office politics you will have to deal with if you want to get promoted to high levels

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      May 6, 2021 - Associate Scientist II in Worcester, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work environment, great work life balance

      Cons

      Salary could be more competitive.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Review

      May 4, 2021 - Opex 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company and benefits. My work is challenging and rewarding.

      Cons

      The work load can be high at times based on deliverables for projects. I would not consider this a Con.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work at

      May 2, 2021 - Business Consultant in North Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Wide variety of colleague skills to collaborate on project with

      Cons

      Very large company that sometimes made you think your role was small

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