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AbbVie Reviews

Updated 7 November 2014
Updated 7 November 2014
112 Reviews
3.3
112 Reviews
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Richard A. Gonzalez
46 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits including pension plan, work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Competitive Salary, Sr management involvement (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • High workloads adversely impacts work-life balance across multiple functions (in 11 reviews)

  • As in all Pharma, can be some red tape to get through when trying to make changes e (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Wonderful culture, great development opportunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Middle Management sUcKs

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    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Walk the Talk

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Trying to shed the old Abbott ways

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Cut the layers of management, improve systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Growth focused, employee-friendly company...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Senior leadership understands the value of a strong corporate culture!

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    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

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