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AbbVie Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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AbbVie Chairman & CEO Richard A. Gonzalez
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  • "Work-life balance is kinda limited" (in 67 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 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    "On the up and up!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Great company"

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

    Pros

    Great company, many benefits to working here

    Cons

    Work can be a little boring and repetitive but it wasn't too bad

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Global Commercial"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Mettawa, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Mettawa, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Truly global teams, opportunities in future pipeline, great co-workers,

    Cons

    Very hierarchical and heavy on layers of governance, only promote the ‘in’ people, culture and politics are brutal, lots of ego the higher the rank.

    Advice to Management

    Blind spots and arrogance due to success of Humira is a risk to future success. Rivalry between Global and US is destructive.


  4. "QA Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is promoting better culture. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of development in lab setting. But, they are trying to improve.


  5. "Quite OK"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, Interesting pipeline, innovative spirit

    Cons

    Does not live up to its claimed values


  6. "Senior Manager"

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    • 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

    Great compensation - including a pension along with 401k matching. The friendliest people with a purpose

    Cons

    It is a hike. If this was just 10 miles closer to the city and on a direct train route, I am sure everyone would want to work for this amazing company.


  7. "New Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Just started at AbbVie and have been very impressed by the onboarding process!

    Cons

    No cons yet. The people are nice and I'm settling in.

  8. "Great place for career-minded people who also prioritize family"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Consultant in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Systems Consultant in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart and collaborative colleagues. Entrepreneurial environment where you are empowered to make decisions. A familial environment where most have families and are respective of kids school activities and flexible hours as needed.

    Cons

    As few legacy old school folks who play the blame game rather than focusing on addressing the problem and moving forward.

    Advice to Management

    Continue transparency and open communication culture and empowering employees to take control of their careers. Also supporting guilt-free work-life balance culture.


  9. "Senior CRA, Regionally Based"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CRA
    Current Employee - Senior CRA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great comp
    Decent Benefits
    Fairly generous PTO
    Career development opportunities

    Cons

    Few career advancement opportunities
    Management is hit-or-miss

    Advice to Management

    Tweak your process for advancement to management positions, as too many unqualified people are managing teams. Perhaps rely more on unbiased peer interviews, as opposed to colleagues with close working relationships.


  10. "MSL Directors In Immunology are Pathetic"

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    Former Employee - Senior Medical Science Liaison in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Medical Science Liaison in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Humira Launch Team members were amazing
    New folks hired don’t know which way is up
    No terminal degrees so we have dropped our standards
    No opportunities for promotions unless you kiss you know what

    Cons

    Crap leadership in Immunology. All political factions making idiotic decisions
    Micromanage us to the MAX

    Advice to Management

    Get your stuff straight and treat doctorate level professionals like that. They pay the new people more than the folks who launched Humira. Beware of MSL leadership. They don’t understand how to lead

    AbbVie Response

    Sep 12, 2018 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review. Employment decisions are based on different factors, including business need, job requirements and individual qualifications. We hold our employees to the highest... More


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