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AbbVie Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is kinda limited (in 65 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. "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.


  2. "AbbVie"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Commercial Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Horrible processes and management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AbbVie (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some talented hard working people, teams respect competence, too bad poor management gets in the way.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, crippling workload, insane processes, and most management have no idea what lean and efficient mean as they have never worked anywhere else. No support for staff, just an undertone of fear inspiring leadership.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, slow upward mobility"

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    • 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

    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.


  6. "Great company with advancement opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "HR Review"

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    • 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

    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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Cracking under PRESSURE"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    When I went to work in Oncology at AbbVie, I was very interested in working on Rare Disease again and their molecular program was presented as impressive. Upon arrival it was immediate dissent. The CEO gave notice, several employees just didn't show up but sent emails that they were quitting due to a lack of structure or management. I stayed because Oncology is a an area of interest for me.

    Cons

    I left after being mis-managed and having to manage the verbal and psychological abuse the leads and director dumped on all their employees. The Director (a male) made sexist, and racist comments openly and often left meeting with staff jaws open. This company has/had a good reputation for staff and culture, but just a scratch and you can see it for what it is. BAD

    Advice to Management

    Fire the Director and review the leads. They are in desperate need of re-training and can't retain more than 1-2 long term employees, who are overwhelmed and favored over new staff/contractors. Existing staff dumping old or in-finished projects on new employees, leads that do not know how to manage time or delegate projects.

    AbbVie Response

    Oct 11, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    At AbbVie, we strive to maintain an inclusive and diverse organization with people who reflect the thousands of communities we serve around the world, and to treat employees fairly and equitably at... More


  9. "Positive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist I in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist I in North Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and like their jobs. The work is fulfilling.

    Cons

    I don't have any to comment on to be honest.

    Advice to Management

    Reward basic science with promotions, limit


  10. "Great Company Changing Peoples Lives"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Our products save or enhance lives
    -Great benefits
    -Profit sharing bonus
    -Great campus' and employee perks

    Cons

    -For as much as they talk about Diversity, many managers aren't receptive to it
    -Agility is a big thing here but ex-Abbott management kills any possibilities
    -Older generation workforce, not allowing younger generation to move forward/get promoted
    -Micro Managers

    Advice to Management

    Give Inclusion and Diversity a chance .


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