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AbbVie Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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AbbVie Chairman & CEO Richard A. Gonzalez
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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. Category specialist

    • 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

    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

  2. Helpful (2)

    Wonderful culture, great development opportunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Supportive culture, focus on improving company through improving team working, recognising strengths and weaknesses, how best to work with colleagues, good opportunities for improving skills. Embedding patient centricity as core to all decisions, innovative thinking rewarded.

    Cons

    As in all Pharma, can be some red tape to get through when trying to make changes e.g. implementing digital campaigns, but this is definitely improving.

  3. Middle Management sUcKs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Patient Centric drives and Programs ; Good Top level Management; Increasing product pipelines;

    Cons

    Middle Management really bad, very manipulative ; Non-transparent communication ; Aversion to IT ; Obsolete Tools & Technology ; Unsettled workflow ; Work-life balance only on papers;

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to low level Employees, address their personal growth plans; apply 360 degree feedback process

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Walk the Talk

    • 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

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

    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 Management

    As per the total of this review

  6. Helpful (2)

    Trying to shed the old Abbott ways

    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Strong pipeline, shedding old Abbott ways, opportunities to develop new identity, uk business seems to be more empowered to innovate than regional or corporate functions

    Cons

    Entrenched in bureaucracy, many layers of senior management, strong US focus, old systems, many restrictive procedures, generic bio pharma strategy

    Advice to Management

    Cut the layers of management, improve systems

  7. Assistant Director

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • 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

  8. 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.

  9. Assistant Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Finance

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    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

  11. Awesome Place to Work!

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Culture is attractive. The company is actually listening comments and recommendations from each level on improving.
    Career opportunity transparency.
    Great pipeline brings a stable increasing future.

    Cons

    Location. Although the summer is great!

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