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AbbVie Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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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 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People, flexible work hours- great benefits and great overall place to work .

    Most of employees work extra time because they love what they do, and they are proud professionals giving the best tools to do their work at AbbVie .

    Cons

    Some things will take time to change - it’s a125 year old company .......Patients will appreciate our investment into more agile approach to change in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you can to innovate- we have to keep growing- otherwise someone else will....


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company with Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have generous vacation and paternity and maternity leave. Profit sharing plan. Health insurance is good considering rapid rising in everyone's cost the past few years.

    Cons

    They have a word for demanding tighter and tighter timelines - "agile". I would call it rushing.
    They encourage creating a healthy work culture but they allow higher level scientists with no people skills to sour the culture and while management looks the other way.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Clinical"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Scientist in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Clinical Scientist in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable environment in some departments , friendly people , strong pipeline, good benefits, still offering pension program, good 401k, company finally has some direction

    Cons

    Salary, limited advancement opportunities, changes in management, some managers not ready to lead teams, not a global mentality yet even though has global presence


  4. "Sales Manager for Willow Lake, in Lake Forest, IL."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I Love working with the home buyers and all areas of the construction process. Wonderful work environment and freedom to let me successfully sell! Very much enjoyed working for this company!

    Cons

    Real estate market in Lake Forest, IL declined in 2016. The developer was not making enough bottom line on home sales. They decided to walk away from the development and focus on their other projects.


  5. "AbbVie"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good employer with excellent benefits

    Cons

    Might be difficult to balance work and life; however this is not impossible


  6. "Commercial Manager"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and many learning opportunities make AbbVie a great place to work

    Cons

    Need to work on agility


  7. "Global Learning Excellence"

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    Former Employee - Global Learning Excellence in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Global Learning Excellence in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AbbVie (More than a year)

    Pros

    Embedding innovative frameworks to sustain Patient Centricity as company's primary mission.

    Cons

    Extreme bureaucratic processes as a result of the heavily regulated pharmaceutical industry.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, slow upward mobility"

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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

    I've worked at AbbVie for 5 years in various roles and moved up quickly from contractor to permanent employee in clinical development. Lots of knowledge among employees, great friendships formed, amazing company benefits.

    Cons

    You have to take your growth and development into your own hands. There is little focus on moving good people up to higher levels so you have to fight for it. It's possible to move up but somewhat depends on your managers and really takes persistence from the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Work to develop and promote good people. There needs to be more of a focus on people management rather than solely on project management.

    AbbVie Response

    Oct 10, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Congrats on your success in your first 5 years! We appreciate your feedback about your experience as we continue to focus on talent development across the organization.


  9. "Great company with advancement opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Senior EHS Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior EHS Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Held multiple positions due to advancement opportunities. Work hours were somewhat flexible, professional environment.

    Cons

    Housing prices in the area are a bit high so a bit of a commute was common. It was disconcerting when they attempted a tax inversion and the CEO s odd marriage.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "HR Review"

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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

    Amazing culture, great people. The really work hard to get you the best development and opportunities you need for a enriching career

    Cons

    I dont think I have any cons!

    AbbVie Response

    Sep 26, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your positive review! We’re happy that you have had a positive experience and see our culture at work.


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