AbbVie

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AbbVie Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
125 Reviews
3.4
125 Reviews
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Richard A. Gonzalez
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits including pension plan, work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits for the regular employees (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • High workloads adversely impacts work-life balance across multiple functions (in 11 reviews)

  • Bonus structure is cash profit sharing when it should be performance based (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Politics. Politics. And more internal politics.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some pleasant individuals.
    Pay is good.
    Good onsite facilities.
    Generally good physical environment
    Lots of techno-toys to play with

    Cons

    Highly political.
    Insular and conservative pharma long-termers.
    Insane number of pointless meetings. Lots of time wasted for no good reason.
    Brainwashing.
    Bit middle-brow. Don't expect too much intellectual stimulation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customers seem somewhat secondary to the core business of pleasing internal stakeholders.
    Corporate yet strangely uncommercial.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture, great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, life-work balance, my voice is heard and appreciated, fosters culture of success if you work hard

    Cons

    Some are still trying to really adopt a lean process and some are hesitant to get on board. Overall, minimum cons compared to pros.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offer growth opportunities to those you see as embracing Abbvie's vision. You have done a great job of recognizing we all have life at home too. Keep up the great momentum!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Was hired as the Operations Support person. I learned a lot and got into an effective routine which was a great benefit.

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    Former Employee - Operations Support in Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Support in Abbott Park, IL (US)

    I worked at AbbVie

    Pros

    Independent thinking is promoted. Can choose own schedule.

    Cons

    Staff too busy to train well. Often too busy to answer questions when needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the newly hired person know they truly have a purpose and be organized to deliver effective training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fantastic Wrkplace and employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Not much pressure, realistic goals, helpful employees, full training provided in everything, safe environment, good hours (flexible) and fantastic social opportunities.

    Cons

    High employee turnover in some departments,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    great benefits, great environment, nice people

    Cons

    Teams not effective, promtions slow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Contractor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AbbVie

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Great people. Lunch atrium is really neat.

    Cons

    Was not fired full time.

  8.  

    Fantastic Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern in North Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - IT Intern in North Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at AbbVie as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, work has an impact on consumers

    Cons

    Not pushing the technological edge, monotonous work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    New company with great promise

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    High level of professionalism and expertise
    Strong drive for results
    Above average compensation

    Cons

    Still finding its way as a new company in many respects
    Some managers lacking leadership skills
    Long hours

    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Entitlement runnning rampant!!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AbbVie

    Pros

    Easy salary to do a lot of non valued busy work. Can hang out,drink coffee,socialize and sit in meetings with no content.

    Cons

    AbbVie spinoff from Abbott poorly planned. Infrastructure completely unraveled. No internal cost saving initiatives.
    Long term employees rejecting change. A lot of unfriendly condesending attitudes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together. Hire knowledgable professional people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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