AbbVie

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AbbVie Reviews

Updated 26 February 2015
Updated 26 February 2015
139 Reviews
3.6
139 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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    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)

    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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    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 a 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.  

    Great Company with career opportunities.

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    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
  7.  

    Company dedicated to internal development & innovation

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    • 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
  8.  

    Great summer intern experience.

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    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
  9.  

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

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    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
  10.  

    Getting better

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with tremendous potential but many kinks to still work through old-school culture

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    Current Employee - Public Affairs in Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Public Affairs in Abbott Park, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Very profitable, competitive and really trying to evolve into a more modern, bio-pharmaceutical company. There are new programs rolling out that are more health-focused, helping employees learning to cope with stress and encouraging more work-life balance. New drugs being offered are outstanding and show how great this company can be,

    Cons

    The culture needs a lot of work - there are many employees that migrated from Abbott and the hierarchical, political, old-school mindset needs a serious reboot. Pockets of the organization are still very silo'ed - like IT. There is no CIO / CTO and the organization suffers a great deal because IT is so disconnected from the business it supports and the Help Desk is not customer-service oriented. Older drugs like Synthroid either need to be reformulated or abandoned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT customer service and true collaboration with the business needs to be addressed in order for the company to be agile. Dump legacy products or reboot them - they only bring down the great work being done in the new AbbVie regime. Really break down those old-school silos, dump the hierarchical stuff (like special parking for managers and higher) and promote a more agile workplace so work-life balance is truly attainable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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