AbbVie Reviews

Updated 5 September 2014
Updated 5 September 2014
95 Reviews
3.3
95 Reviews
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Richard A. Gonzalez
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good compensation, work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Competitive Salary, Sr management involvement (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • High workloads adversely impacts work-life balance across multiple functions (in 6 reviews)

  • Lack of work-life balance in some areas of the company (in 2 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politics. Politics. And more internal politics.

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

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time for 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    overall good the company benefits and overall package is outstanding, nice place to work fast paced ver ver rewarding

    Former Employee - Database Administrator  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at AbbVie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the company benefits and overall package is outstanding, nice place to work fast paced ver ver rewarding and a lot por room for growth

    Cons

    it can some times be very stressful and hight rate of turn over, if you are not the type that like a fast paced environment you will burn out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist II  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Slow in implementing changes and often leads to unhappy employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Walk the Talk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Good Pipeline and tremendous benefits

    Cons

    Massive blame culture which flies in the face of the stated intention of all for one working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As per the total of this review

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Most of the people are really nice good people

    Cons

    No work life balance! Lots of long hours and HR is the worst!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Forward-thinking, challenging, and satisfying.

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

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, interesting work, and a growing company.

    Cons

    In the middle of a culture change. When the manager is on board with the new culture, it's an excellent place to work. If entrenched in old culture, it can be difficult to not feel held back. But I imagine this will change over time through attrition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great and dynamic atmosphere to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planner  in  North Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Planner in North Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at AbbVie as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The upper management was very supportive.
    Even if the production environment was very dynamic being a research pharma company, all the departments were very good at keeping up with the deadlines.
    Lot to learn in a short period of time.
    An ethical atmosphere as compared to other production-based companies.

    Cons

    The coordination between production department and Quality department is very weak.
    There are some very unnecessary and mandatory training everyone has to go through which take a good chunk of your time monthly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company offers a very low pay range as compared to its competitors and revenue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience with the company is very good

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

    I have been working at AbbVie as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Leadership
    Space for Growth
    Good Appreciation of Work
    Flexible

    Cons

    A little behind on latest technology and process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Clinical Project Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AbbVie as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Diversity, leadership, team work etc etc.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great Company to Work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AbbVie as an intern

    Pros

    The company offers the possibilit to develop one´s personal strength. The work load is okay. The values of helping people with severe disease are great.

    Cons

    The company offers a wide range of training programs. However advancements in the hierachy are heavily related to years of work and not always reflect the true qualification of the candidate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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