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AbbVie Reviews

Updated August 15, 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. "Business Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Very nice campus and awesome events are held

    Cons

    north chicago is very far

    Advice to Management

    have more modules


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, flex time, work from home

    Cons

    Work life balance not always practiced

  3. "Director"

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

    I worked at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Culture is positive and familial

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic, typical big company


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Poor treatment of humans"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in North Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Some good coworkers. Great benefits. Nice profit sharing. They indulge in giving gift cards and gifts. Sometimes balloons.

    Cons

    Management is too incompetent to run reports so they are really good at saying you don't do the work you actually do. They say you have not met you quota, or have missed voice mails,when you know your work is done. Later they admit there was a problem with the reporting systems but they won't retract the negative remarks about you. They harass you about using the washroom too much. Even got HR involved and occupational health. With a Dr's note stating there is a valid medical condition, and HR said give them time and leave them alone, I was still harassed. Then more than half of the staff was pulled for training and projects, leaving three people to manage phones, voice mails, escalations, acavities and pharmacy queues. Then yelled at because the stats were horrible. A lot of horrible treatment in that pharmacy.

    Advice to Management

    Quit lying to people, treating them like garbage, and find out why your supervisors are harassing your staff. Especially those with disabilities. There is no employee confidentiality. You have supervisors telling their staff other employees personal business.

    AbbVie Response

    Aug 9, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    We’re disappointed to hear that you’ve had such a negative experience. This isn’t the employment experience we strive for. Thank you for voicing your concerns. We’re sharing your message here to... More


  5. Helpful (10)

    "The worst of Pharma"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on legendary brand, Humira

    Trying hard to break into competitive Oncology space

    Decent salaries and benefits, but not as generous as other biotechs in terms of employee contributions

    Cons

    Old school executive management with 1990's palatial C suite

    CEO is less than truthful about education, so hard to respect

    Lot's of internal politics

    Hard to foster needed culture change when former Abbott employees continue to run the show

    White and male dominated culture

    Spend obscene $ on executive offsite meetings while bleeding certain functions dry for basic business functions

    Advice to Management

    Open floor plans doesn't foster new mindset if new employees added from competitor companies are not valued

    Pay more attention to your mid-level employees

    Value diversity of thought and experience


  6. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Good managers and great people

    Cons

    Pipeline is limited and micro managing

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the field


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Been here for over a year now still very happy"

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    Current Employee - R&D in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - R&D in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recognition for good work
    Many high level colleagues
    Excellent salary and bonus
    Work life balance
    Excellent focus on professional development
    Remote work is an option

    Cons

    I have no negative comments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. I'm so happy here.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Bad Management and worst HR"

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    Former Employee - Market Access in Brazil, IN
    Former Employee - Market Access in Brazil, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and salary are good, but similar to average. Good culture in theory.

    Cons

    Poor Management and areas knowledge, especially Directors. HR is not supportive, really absent. Work-life balance do not exist. The culture is not practiced.

    Advice to Management

    Choosing better the Directors, especially in market access. Change HR staff for people who cares about employee.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie part-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities to work remotely or part time.

    Cons

    Working remotely or part time can hurt your career over the long term.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Managers on power trips"

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    Current Employee - SPM II in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - SPM II in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    finally after a decade they are catching up to some of the industry standards.

    Cons

    salaries average to slightly below market
    where you start is where they will keep you
    managers on power trips

    Advice to Management

    cut the fat the old abbot management that manipulated their way in are still bad news


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