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Updated February 23, 2018
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  • Work-life balance is kinda limited (in 64 reviews)

  • No work life and balance unless you are working in the office, you will be stuck here on weekends when its needed which can be alot sometimes (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "On the up and up!!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Cost Accountant
    Former Employee - Senior Cost Accountant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


  2. "Senior Sales rep"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong pipeline, committed to excellence, patient centric, fair, transparent, great benefits and salary! I love working for this company! The tenure is 15, 20 years and more in this company!

    Cons

    None, honestly hard to identify cons! Pharma is hard work and you must be committed and dedicated to succeed in any company!

    Advice to Management

    People and patient centric, transparency!

  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are lots of development opportnities

    Cons

    a big company highly regulated


  4. "Solid pipeline and smart coworkers but ineffective management structure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, good benefits, secure company, too bad some areas are behind

    Cons

    There is an old school layer of management in some groups, using intimidation and negativity rather than open, agile thinking to motivate. Too bad it drives away talent.

    Advice to Management

    Clean the ranks of old school, old thought management and let the talent do their jobs.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of good things going on here-"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of good things going on here, Old and New products.

    Cons

    Minority focused to an extreme- great for many people but if you are a WM not the best place for growth-

    Advice to Management

    Don’t forget about the non-minority employees- Straight white males still make great employees,


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nice People Except for Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Security Engineer in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Security Engineer in North Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation and bonus is hard to beat. 401k and Bonus are excellent. Friendly people willing to help and assist

    Cons

    IT Management is awful. Too many cooks in the kitchen; Nepotism is obvious. Have a lot of people at Sr. Manager and Director level who would fail any exam in basic technology; Old school mentality that has not adapted to the times. Most people are 55 and older; a rather sterile environment

    Advice to Management

    Bring in younger people who have new ideas and can think outside the box; retire the older managers; start to look at new technologies (Cloud, Biometrics, etc.) Its time for a change


  7. "Large resources, promising pipeline, a bit too much focus on earnings. Great potential."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pipeline; employee benefits; stability; strong communication of expectations and opportunities; employee development

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on corporate earnings; remnants of highly formal, bureaucratic, impersonal, and hierarchical culture

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the strong employee training. Present quarterly results in terms of patient impact, not just earnings. Address the "dirty" parts of the pharma business head-on with meaningful change and a strong PR message (drug pricing, animal testing, e.g.). Perhaps create an outlet for individual creativity and exploration of "out of the box" ideas. You are doing well in articulating a vision and educating employees in effective team behaviors.

  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Patient focused, collaborative environment and flexible

    Cons

    Great company to work for


  9. "IT Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Pride in bringing life changing medicine to patients.

    Cons

    IT lacks strong senior leadership and suffers from unclear and constantly changing priorities. AbbVie continues to work towards outsourcing more of their IT support. Internal politics and cronyism drive staffing decisions negatively impacting diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on delivering important and impactful technology by setting a clear direction. Strive for improved diversity in the workforce.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Patient Focused Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Focus on patient. Great pay and a lot of good people to work with. Pipeline is fantastic.

    Cons

    Big company with a hierarchy structure (lots of layers). Big pharma feel with very old school career paths.

    AbbVie Response

    Jan 16, 2018 – Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate your review! We agree that the patient is central to everything we do at AbbVie and are happy that this has been your experience, too.


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