AbbVie Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
108 Reviews
3.3
108 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, Competitive Salary, Sr management involvement (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • High workloads adversely impacts work-life balance across multiple functions (in 9 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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  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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    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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    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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    • Senior Management
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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.  

    Good company to work for.

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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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Great culture change, smart people.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist Sales Representative in North Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Specialist Sales Representative in North Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, progressive culture change. Keeps the end game of the patient focus always in sight even in the back room of business.

    Cons

    The location of its headquarters in Waukegan or North Chicago is really the only downfall in my opinion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work, but they are outsourcing everything.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    My co-workers are friendly and knowledgeable. It is a good place to work if you are looking for short-term employment.

    Cons

    Everything is being outsourced and they and they have purchased Shire as a tax inversion, so the corporate offices and other areas will be relocating to Ireland.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive management needs to insure that the lower level managers are not straying from the corporate strategy. They also need to be honest with their employees about the move to Ireland and the head-count involved in the upcoming downsizing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place and envoriment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Barceloneta, PR (US)
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Barceloneta, PR (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place, great culture. Great benefits for the regular employees.

    Cons

    No opportunities. I work there as a contract and have to leave because there where no chance for me to get a permanent job. New openings already have names, like for family and friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better treatment and opportunities for temporary and contractor employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Manager

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    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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