AbbVie

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AbbVie Reviews

Updated 1 March 2015
Updated 1 March 2015
141 Reviews
3.6
141 Reviews
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Richard A. Gonzalez
63 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Pros

    An exciting place to be with loads of opportunity

    Cons

    It's a Complicated matrix organisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify processes and assign responsibilities to provide clarity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Politics. Politics. And more internal politics.

    • 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 (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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company with career opportunities.

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

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, potential for individual growth, tuition reimbursement, generous benefits package and good salary...awesome cafeteria!

    Cons

    Can't think of any at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company dedicated to internal development & innovation

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

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

    Pros

    Energetic and young working community.
    Independent work and good possibilities to influence your own assignments/projects.
    Great opportunities to learn and work cross-functionally.

    Cons

    Still in the progress of breaking up from Abbott.
    No visibility in career growth process. Unclear how you can evolve in your career.
    Increasing bureacracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great summer intern experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge science and technology working to change the face of disease. The company cares about health and safety of its employees and is working to improve EHS aspects continuously.

    Cons

    The location of the AbbVie facilities is far from the city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Getting better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    They are working at improving the culture and moving away from the old ways. You start with 3 weeks vacation and if you have the right manager, your hours are flexible and you can still maintain a home life. Benefits package is great.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy and moving up/around throughout the company is much harder than you would think with it being so large. There is no formal mentor program or growth plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your employees build a vision for themselves to motivate them to stay at the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Work Hard, Play Hard, Work Hard...Find the balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    AbbVie is growing quickly as a global presence in pharma. There are several opportunities available and more will become available as long as you prove yourself and play well in the sandbox.

    Cons

    With any organization experiencing this type of growth, there are long hours to put in no matter how much they preach about work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time looking at resource management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Rewarding, but expected to work hard

    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone works hard, long hours on my team.
    3 weeks paid vacation plus sick time and floating holidays
    Good benefits
    Professional environment

    Cons

    Not a lot of paths to move up
    Several demanding personalities in eadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a path to move up for high achieving staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Toxic environment

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

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fairly stable - They never get rid of anyone (even if they should). The worker bees are great, but management is mostly comprised of technically savvy, but management-clueless, people.

    Cons

    Toxic culture in Worcester. The people doing the work are good, but even middle management is so out of touch that they don't even realize people are miserable and trying to escape. Senior site management spends all their time telling everyone how good everything is, even though people can look around and see otherwise.

    This site used to be great, but now people seem so burnt out. No one seems happy, everyone is overworked and doesn't feel that working harder gets you anything except more work to be buried under.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell us where the company is going. Give the sites enough resources to do their job.

    Let people cross-train, and actually give them the resources for doing so. None of this encouraging-training but not-allowing-resources-to-do-so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Drug safety evaluation

    • 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

    Pros

    Good benefits, low turn over rate, decent growth in recent years.

    Cons

    Hierarchy structure, oversized management teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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