AbbVie Employee Reviews about "management"
Updated May 31, 2023
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It’s been 6 months since I joined Abbvie and I received a joining bonus of 10k (~8k after tax deductions). Now I plan to switch to other firm and I need to return joining bonus. So will I be liable to pay the actual amount 10k or the amount after tax deductions ~8k to AbbVie ?
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- "Good company and benefits with a company that kept growing" (in 366 reviews)
- "Great people and very interesting" (in 268 reviews)
- "Great culture and future of the business" (in 207 reviews)
- "a good work life balance" (in 136 reviews)
- "The pay as a contractor is good and there is always work to be done." (in 132 reviews)
- "Lack of good leaders, highest follow ups, unhelpful leaders, leaders don't take responsibility, poor management and HR" (in 124 reviews)
- "Managers have no clue on how to manage and create many imbalances and unfair standards and practices." (in 65 reviews)
- "life balance continues to be a challenge despite vocal efforts driven by senior leadership to improve in that area." (in 56 reviews)
- "I seriously cannot think of any negatives seeing that my last job was in the military which demanded long hours and was non" (in 41 reviews)
- "Upper management is aware and take no action." (in 25 reviews)
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- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
ReviewMar 14, 2022 - Specialty Sales RepresentativeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Benefits are good along with pay
Company managers are not ready for management and their ability to lead is not good. micromanaged very fast paced and high stress large territories virtual meeting overload to the point of not being able to do the task at hand difficult products to sell no work life balance at allContinue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
DirectorMar 29, 2013 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Nice benefit, and many opportunities (if you are at Abbott Park and have good connections)
Still very old management thinking from the Abbott days, spent lots of time to align, discuss, and discuss but slow in finalizing. I agree with someone saying many great scientists in the senior management role but not sure they are great in operations and execution.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
TenureOct 23, 2019 - EngineerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great atmosphere and flexible work schedule
Architecture management team is a micromanager and they dont care about anyone other than their personal claim to the ivory towerContinue reading
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- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Very poor managementOct 7, 2022 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Work/life balance is a pro
poor management management people leading by force and not by example employees other than management not allowed to have a voiceContinue reading
- Current Contractor, more than 3 years★★★★★
STAY AWAY FROM TA DEPARTMENTApr 23, 2021 - Anonymous ContractorRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
There are no pros for the TA department
If you are looking to join the TA department, DON'T. Especially if you do not have any previous pharma experience. As a recruiter, you will be incredibly overwhelmed with active requisitions. This could range anywhere in between 40-60 active requisitions and if you have no previous pharma experience, this could obviously pose as a big challenge. Not only for you personally, but also for the business because we are a very fast paced department. Also, just because you're a new recruiter does not mean you'll be let off the hook. You will be thrown into the craziness and be given 40-50 requisitions, depending on which businesses you support. On top of the overload of work, recruiters are EXTREMELY underpaid. They bring everyone in at the same pay rate, no matter if you have more experience than the person next to you. They made it clear that there is no room for negotiation, which I feel like contradicts the work recruiters do. Additionally, if you are a contractor, you're basically working for free. You have to ask to clock in overtime and it's almost never given. It has to go all the way up to the VP, which doesn't really care for anyone lower than her. So, in order to finish all of your work efficiently you will have to work after hours for free. If you are looking to be a coordinator, this position is just as bad. You are underpaid, can rarely clock in overtime and you will be handed responsibility on top of responsibility with no pay raise. Additionally, there is ZERO career development in this department. The politics and favoritism is almost comical. Management and the leaders are too afraid to speak up to our VP who is absolutely terrible. The VP is very results driven which is fine because so is everyone else, but she has not given the employees the tools to do our jobs effectively like she preaches. The ATS still does not work properly because she rushed AbbVie and AGN to be in a 'One Taleo' system. Now that that project was rushed, Taleo doesn't let recruiters do their jobs properly. I personally don't think the VP exhibits leadership traits and does not fully grasp how to run a department that supports precision medicine. It also doesn't help that she is bringing everyone over from her previous company, people who have zero pharma experience. Moral of the story, if you are looking to enhance your HR career, whether it be as a recruiter, coordinator, etc, please seek this else where. Although AbbVie is a resume builder, the lack of ethics in this department is extremely sad. I won't be surprised if people leave and the turnover rate continues to increase.Continue reading
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Good company, but bad departmentJun 6, 2021 - Quality Control Personnel in Tuas,RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Other departments are pretty good.
Quality Control department is in a bad shape. Backstabbers and politics are rife. Lies and fakery are common. Many things are hidden and manipulated to show to upper management that all is fine. Even safety issues can be concealed to avoid being flagged. I was impressed to see how much ass-kissing went on. Favoritism etc.Continue reading
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- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
AbbVie Pharmacy SolutionsDec 29, 2021 - Pharmacist in Waukegan, ILRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Working with AbbVie medications. Opportunity to use position as a springboard to another more functional AbbVie department or another job.
Pay for contractor pharmacists is well below market average. Do not be surprised to be earning up to 30 to 50% less than a typical retail pharmacist. Management uses the prospect of being hired on full time to entice contractors to work harder, while management could be very well planning to never hire you. There have been many contractors that have started and quit. There have been contractors that have been there for 2 years before being hired on full time. Nothing is guaranteed and management will not be transparent about your prospects. If management just doesn't like you (for whatever arbitrary reason), you will have no chance of being hired on, and you will waste your time here as a contractor until you finally realize that you are being taken advantage of. Contractor seniority/experience on the job mean nothing in the hiring process. If you like gambling your time and money on a career path that might not ever pay off, try your luck here. Management is entirely focused on increasing pharmacy volume at the cost of their workers time and sanity. There are constant staffing issues, and do not be surprised to be asked to work OT and weekends. While OT is rarely required (there have however been times where OT is mandatory), they will make it seem like you have no chance of being hired on if you refuse OT. Treatment of technicians in the dispensing pharmacy is terrible. Technicians have a minimum of 6 to 8 hours of OT each week, and they dictate when you can or can't do your OT hours. Even technicians that leave after doing their OT hours before all the prescriptions are sent out are looked down upon for not being a 'team player' (this departments idea of a 'team player' is someone who stays 10 to 12 hours a day and until all prescriptions are finished, with no regard for any family or life circumstances). Technicians and pharmacists are burnt out and turnover rate is high. Just this year, the pharmacy has had 8 pharmacists leave. Turnover is even higher for technicians. Either management is still clueless as to why so many people are leaving, or they don't care. The fulfillment area of the pharmacy is a physically demanding job. If you can not stay on your feet for 8 to 12 hours a day (on top of constantly lifting and moving around boxes/totes), do not bother with this job, they will fire you instead of trying to accommodate. While the wider culture in AbbVie is excellent, this department consistently has issues. The culture here is not like other departments in AbbVie. If the AbbVie name wasn't attached to this company, I doubt many people would be staying.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Run Away Unless You Like DramaAug 19, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Abbott Park, ILRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Salary and Benefits are very good.
Management in the pharmacy has its favorites and it’s a very oppressive and hostile place to work. If you have a chronic illness they will try hard to get rid of you.Continue reading
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- Former Employee★★★★★
ManagementSep 17, 2020 - Complaints Handler in Austin, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The benefits for Medical, PTO and Holidays started at the start of hire. Upper management was very engaged with the wellbeing of the employees and conducting educational company town hall meetings. Very nice building.
Within the Customer Complaints Handling and FDA Reportable Events Document Control Department, the management had challenges with proper direction and control with collaborating with their partnered companies and the FDA process. New Hire Training was not sufficient and not supported to properly have an employee feel confident and comfortable with performing the duties and tasks to follow the strict guidelines in reporting pharmaceutical and product discrepancies for patients and pharmacies. Some team members were supportive, some were not as kind and friendly.Continue reading
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- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Amazing experience!Apr 5, 2019 - Summer Worker in Worcester, MARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Everyone was so helpful and kind to one another, it was a fantastic environment to work in!
Some of the upper management tended to give the lab workers a bit too many projects and it seemed overwhelming and counterproductive at times.
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