AbbVie Reviews

Updated 1 May 2015
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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. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D in Sydney
    Current Employee - R&D in Sydney

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    An exciting place to be with loads of opportunity

    Cons

    It's a Complicated matrix organisation

    Advice to Management

    Simplify processes and assign responsibilities to provide clarity

  2. Helpful (3)

    Politics. Politics. And more internal politics.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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 Management

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

  3. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company is supportive, they provide opportunity to grow and move up within. Try to keep lay offs to a minimum, move sales force from one division to the next when needed.

    Cons

    Do I really have to come up with something here just to be able to look at the average salary in SF? Come on. Lemme move on, without forcing me to write stuff.

    Advice to Management

    advice to your mangement..... Do I really have to come up with something here just to be able to look at the average salary in SF? Come on. Lemme move on, without forcing me to write stuff.

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  5. Not bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Human powerful company in the biopharmaceuticals industry willing to achieve higher goal to have a remarkable impact on patients' lives.

    Cons

    Lack of Transparency in some of the business areas and hard to get a permanent contract.

  6. Assistant Director

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in North Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in North Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative, competent employees. Benefits are great. Learning environment.

    Cons

    AbbVie is new and branding itself in the market. A lot of professionals recognize it only after you say "it used to be part of Abbott Laboratories"

    Advice to Management

    Get out your company name more vigorously

  7. Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AbbVie full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn and great people to work with.

    Cons

    IT Challenges with purchasing and inventory control.

    Advice to Management

    Continue capital investments.

  8. Category specialist

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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

    Pros

    - good company
    - flexiblility
    -work life balance

    Cons

    - Locations
    - restrictions
    - still have to find its way, as a new company still lots to implement

    Advice to Management

    thank you team

  9. Assistant Director

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Rewards top talent. Lots of opportunities to move and have different careers within company if you're a strong performer. Continues to move in progressive direction since split from Abbott with additional employee perks and benefits. Tremendous hard-working intelligent people to work with.

    Cons

    Needs a more progressive vacation plan, can be bureaucratic given extremely large organization which also needs to delays and less feeling of autonomy at times.

  10. Politics, Politics, Politics!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Solutions in Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Solutions in Abbott Park, IL (US)

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. The pay was great, once you get management to actually pay you what they offered you in the first place. (Took a promotion with a 20% increase in pay but management kept making excuses for 1.5 years as to the reason the pay never came thru)
    2. Ability to work at home, my cube, or any open seat within the department. Allowed a changed of scenery.

    Cons

    1. Management and HR track your internal applications and report them to your direct manager, so they can see how badly you want to move up, around, or out.
    2. Management will do whatever it takes to make themselves look good, while placing all the blame on the lower levels.
    3. They preach culture change and transparency, but do nothing about working to improve it.
    4. The bring in people to interview just for the fun of it, the job is already given to another employee most of the time.
    5. Was personally told they can't fire any more minorities until they let go of a few more non-minority employees as it will make the company look bad and get governmental attention.
    ETC...

    Advice to Management

    Take a good long look in the mirror before you go to work. Realize the decisions you are making may appear small to you, but could be having a major impact on another employee and take responsibility for that action instead of ignoring it!!

  11. Finance

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

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    -Good job opportunities outside of Corp office in Lake County

    Cons

    -Not as much good work life balance as they promote it
    -CEO wants to remove bureaucracy but still there in the HQ of Lake County
    -Pay can be low

    Advice to Management

    Removing bureaucracy

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