AbbVie

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AbbVie Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
128 Reviews
3.4
128 Reviews
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Richard A. Gonzalez
53 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. 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.  

    Sr Clinical Research Associate

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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate

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

    Pros

    decent work life balance
    understanding management
    a company that makes a difference in the world (in a good way)
    great benefits
    I can honestly say I enjoy my job

    Cons

    pay could be higher
    quicker career advancement would be helpful
    more employee engagement (travel / meetings) activities would be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay current with industry salary norms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great Place to Work and Grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    Truly a patient-centric organization. Great people to work with. Great working environment and progressive culture. Above average compensation and benefits. Flexibility highly encouraged. Increasing opportunities to grow and develop via new assignments, promotions, and training.

    Cons

    Company is still learning to be more efficient with new systems and processes due to separation from Abbott.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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

    I worked at AbbVie as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the environment at AbbVie. I worked as a creative intern but learned so much more about the company and the prescriptions that the sell.

    Cons

    It was rough getting to AbbVie every morning. It was about an hour drive there and about 2 hours home at the end of the day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an internship program for the creative network. They could really use some help down there!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great culture, great people.

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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

    Pros

    Benefits, life-work balance, my voice is heard and appreciated, fosters culture of success if you work hard

    Cons

    Some are still trying to really adopt a lean process and some are hesitant to get on board. Overall, minimum cons compared to pros.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offer growth opportunities to those you see as embracing Abbvie's vision. You have done a great job of recognizing we all have life at home too. Keep up the great momentum!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Was hired as the Operations Support person. I learned a lot and got into an effective routine which was a great benefit.

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    Former Employee - Operations Support in Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Support in Abbott Park, IL (US)

    I worked at AbbVie

    Pros

    Independent thinking is promoted. Can choose own schedule.

    Cons

    Staff too busy to train well. Often too busy to answer questions when needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the newly hired person know they truly have a purpose and be organized to deliver effective training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fantastic Wrkplace and employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Not much pressure, realistic goals, helpful employees, full training provided in everything, safe environment, good hours (flexible) and fantastic social opportunities.

    Cons

    High employee turnover in some departments,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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