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AbbVie Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is kinda limited (in 63 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. "Good place to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good balance between work and personal life. Dedicated people who want to help patients. Class leading therapies and strong pipeline.

    Cons

    Upward movement limited unless home office rotations are made. Pay may lag what other specialty reps make at other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Create more field based positions that allow for employee skills to be better utilized. Focus hiring on internal candidates whenever possible.


  2. "Senior Statistical Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Statistician in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Research Statistician in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good life-work balancing, good health care and benefit.

    Cons

    It is hard to climb career ladder, and they like people from outside

    Advice to Management

    create career ladder for your employee


  3. Helpful (3)

    "The Company that Humira Built"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AbbVie (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Abbvie has fantastic resources for almost every position. I never had to worry about having data, software, vendor support or consulting services available to complete my projects. Being part of a large team also allowed me to take vacations and not worry that the project would collapse in my absence.

    Cons

    The company is tied to Humira. If something happens with the patent wall, then most of the high margin that provides funding for all the resources also goes away. There is also an undertone of a fear of failure. While there were great discussions about taking calculated risks, only take the risks that are guaranteed to pay off.

    Advice to Management

    Micromanaging is a problem with the culture. I saw it stem from the failure is not an option attitude.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable company, competitive benefits, excellent work-life balance, promotes/hires within (retaining good, experienced talent)

    Cons

    Once you start working there, your pay increases (through annual merit and even through promotions) does not keep up with the industry. They need to do more to keep top talent, and even do more to retain average talent that they've invested years and years of training/development into.

    Advice to Management

    Review salaries across geographic areas, and adjust as needed. Many people leave mainly due to large salary/compensation increases elsewhere for similar work.


  6. "Programmer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Programmer in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Flexible work schedule. Trip opportunity to annual meeting.

    Cons

    Without Ph.D. degree, you will be hard to be promoted.


  7. "Currently solid company with uncertain future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Salem, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Salem, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company with long history as part of Abbott. Great benefits and compensation package includes profit sharing and generous pension and retirement savings matching.

    Cons

    Humira is about to go off patent, and future looks uncertain.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Big Pharma"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smaller company than Abbott, focused more on profit than ethical business

    Cons

    Management not trusted, profit above all else


  9. "Senior pharmaceutical sales rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues. Nice people with experienced reps in the company. Gave tenured reps a place to stay. Good products. Doctors like products and total office call was great. Fair to employees and transparent

    Cons

    Turning more into a huge Pharma mentality. Very difficult to speak with anyone at corporate... Very secret and guarded. Too many hands and people to speak to before getting questions answered. Need a company friendly roster.

    Advice to Management

    Good ... Senior people are bright and on top of their game. RSD's are motivating and approachable at meetings. Let reps have freedom to be themselves.


  10. "Job wasn't what the description stated."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Animal Care Technician in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Animal Care Technician in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Animals are fun to interact with sometimes. Job is easy for the pay, and you have lots of down time.

    Cons

    Coworkers are tattlers and the actual day to day tasks are not fun to do. Example spraying cages for 3 hours every morning.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees grow.


  11. "Sr. Validation Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Validation Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Validation Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, excellent resources and a plant with many NPI's.

    Cons

    Still need to improve validation requirements


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