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AbbVie Reviews

Updated 8 December 2014
Updated 8 December 2014
114 Reviews
3.3
114 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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    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.  

    Love the highly collaborative culture and how the company is reinventing the large corporation

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

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great onboarding experience, ensuring I had meetings and discussions with the key people and teams important to my role
    - Outstanding career opportunities globally and a clear philosophy on talent management
    - Highly competitive salary and benefits
    - Strong patient focus throughout the business - I know my impact is much greater than impacting a company's bottom line, it is impacting people's health and wellness worldwide
    - A unique "All for One" approach to decision making
    - Outstanding product portfolio and innovation pipeline that will continue to keep the company in a leadership position in the industry

    Cons

    - A few too many meetings at times due to the scope of project teams and commitment to inclusiveness
    - Lack of some key processes and workflows as a result of being a newer company that is redefining the way it works and operates
    - Inconsistent workspace and environment - some workspace is very traditional while other is very modern and open (dependent on location)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MSL in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - MSL in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    * The official company care about ethics.
    * Care about employees development and needs.
    * Continuous development in the company in all aspects.
    * Open communication between higher management and employees.

    Cons

    * Training still has room to grow and be more effective.
    * Procedures need to be less to be more agile.
    * Talent management to help employees know their best potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Decresing the procedures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    GM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    Empowerment, good pay, development, talent retention and patient centricity

    Cons

    Slow processes, too traditional yet, too much face to face meetings, too much traveling,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speed up agility and reduce the not added value work for affiliates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Growth focused, employee-friendly company...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Clear focus after splitting into a new company in 2013
    Invests a lot in employee development

    Cons

    Average age of employees is high
    Some corporate politics exist (as with any other corporate)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior leadership understands the value of a strong corporate culture!

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities to take on new, challenging assignments, but you can't wait for someone to offer. You need to step up and ask. Solid benefits program, including diverse 401K and Pension.

    Cons

    Legacy Abbott culture at middle-management level needs to be addressed. Senior leadership has made an impact here, but more opportunities exist. Medical benefits could be better for a health care company; the programs change significantly in cost/coverage on a year to year basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up what you're doing and don't significant change course until you see the progress you started.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for

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

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is average. Benefits are really good. Ability to rotate to other departments to learn. Most managers are very flexible when it comes to work schedule.

    Cons

    Not a lot of diversity. Bonus structure is cash profit sharing when it should be performance based. Legacy Abbott ways still within management. Hard to move up if you don't fight youth and nail for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the legacy Abbott attitude. Learn how to keep good talent!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Start-up feel with deep pockets

    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a dynamic and rapidly changing professional environment that provides significant opportunities for personal growth. The history of success with Abbott provides a solid base to grow from.

    Cons

    It's still trying to make its mark. The pipeline is robust but there is a tremendous number of challenges to complete as part of the divestiture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take new approaches to running the business, getting away from the historic way of doing things. Keep the dynamic spirit growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Worcester, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Worcester, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    They offer competetive salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    Not always a good work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider better staffing. This will help give the employee's a better work life/balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Riyāḑ (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Riyāḑ (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    Very good pipeline and unique products

    Cons

    No work life balance and too much focus on internal show rather than the work itself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on people development and building successor not only getting talent from outside the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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