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AbbVie Reviews

Updated January 20, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Run away"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Insurance Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Insurance Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie as a contractor

    Pros

    Not much to say about this

    Cons

    They will stab you in the back, make you think you are part of the group.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people and don't rip off the contractors that work that and the 10 demand in January is screwed up


  2. "Great Company to Work For"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lake Bluff, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lake Bluff, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive Culture, Caring and Committed Leadership, Career Advancement Opportunity, Work-Life Balance, Support of Working Parents

    Cons

    Silos between divisions and need for greater alignment in R&D between early Discovery and later Development

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, continue to encourage an environment where employees feel safe to speak up and make positive changes

    AbbVie Response

    Sep 20, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for the great rating! We agree with you that our culture is crucial to our business success.

  3. "Principal Quality Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Quality Assurance Engineer in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Quality Assurance Engineer in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Company Culture and Values Embrace Inclusion

    Cons

    Development opportunities for existing employees


  4. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Company treats employees well, has great values

    Cons

    Outsourcing too many IT jobs, should look to US for employing staff more


  5. "Work/Life Balance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, great medical benefits, and company perks.

    Cons

    Not many advancement opportunities unless you "know" someone. Hiring managers seem to value "friends" and "friends of friends" more than actual knowledge, skills, and experience.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Big Pharma"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Rewarding work. The company focusses on curing or treating the worst medical scourges known to man.

    Cons

    Advice to:
    Folks with visible disabilities - to maximize your chances of getting hired, do not self identify before interviewing. It's unusual to see anyone working here with a visible disability.
    GBLT Folks: Stay in the closet if you are interviewing for a role at Director or above. If interviewing below Director level, being out will be ok, however, I've never seen an out IT employee get promoted. If you'd like to promote, best to stay in the closet from the beginning.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider our recent rebranding of the IT department to 'BTS'.
    Our internal clients don't know what it means, and it's confusing to folks in our external vendor and peer networking partners too.

    AbbVie Response

    Sep 1, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

    AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse, inclusive organization with people who reflect the thousands of communities we serve around the world. It is our policy to employ... More


  7. "Not bad"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Help Desk Technician
    Current Contractor - IT Help Desk Technician
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent people, don't take work home

    Cons

    Also people, not much room for advancement without relocation

  8. "Document Support"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at AbbVie as a contractor

    Pros

    Great experience with a wide range of information

    Cons

    The micro management prevents the open and honest atomsphere.


  9. "Sr Financial Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    Great work life balance, outstanding culture

    Cons

    Flexibility to working from home could be a little better


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Positive and challenging work environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Doing work that makes a real difference in people's lives; incredibly smart people; fast-paced and interesting

    Cons

    Vacation time as a new employee is non-negotiable; takes a long time to get to four weeks

    AbbVie Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thanks so much for the great review! We’re glad that you see our culture in action and that you understand the importance of the patients we serve.


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