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Updated 20 March 2019
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  • "Work Life balance, treats new hires better than long time employees" (in 70 reviews)

  • "No work life and balance unless you are working in the office, you will be stuck here on weekends when its needed which can be alot sometimes" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful culture, great development opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    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.


  2. "Good culture, difficult work life balance, development opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Brand Finance Manager in Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Brand Finance Manager in Maidenhead, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    I have learnt a lot in my position and have been given opportunity to progress.
    There is a general sense both in myself and from the work colleagues that the organisation promotes friendly and productive reltionships at work.

    Cons

    Despite continuous negative feedback work life balance remains major challange. It is not possible to meet deadlines without putting in extra hours on a daily basis.

  3. "Fixed term contract position"

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    Former Employee - Account Specialist in London, England
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely friendly culture between field and office. Good materials to support field. Training could be improved, timetable was a bit chaotic. Good support via manager. Would work for company again.

    Cons

    Large geography to cover meant very long travelling times to see customers, smaller geography would mean increased customer interactions. Some Management had a bit of a short term strategic view and priorities or actions seem to change in a knee jerk fashion.

    Advice to Management

    Have smaller geographies with increased indications/customer groups per specialist. Seven hours in a car each day impacts on volume of customer interactions and also admin time gets pushed into evenings.


  4. "Abbvie UK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities with some new products coming to market and always an acquisition of some company or other. Everyone wants to be involved in the new shiny products.....very resource heavy with lots of people to get lost in!

    Cons

    Still living in the old Humira days with ‘this is how we used to do it’ mentality. Got very greedy. Sadly the management is all over the place and no identity lost its ‘culture’. Have a very hire and fire mentality with very little consideration for human beings. (Yes a bitter aftertaste!)

    Advice to Management

    Be true to the human beings that are working for you. Too much unnecessary pressure to perform which is invalid especially for the new product launches. Disinterest in the people side of the business affects many and causes ‘toxic’ environment


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Bullying culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Specialist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Senior Account Specialist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good package but not worth the bullying culture, I am struggling with cons other than they have good products and really good sales people shame they can’t retain them

    Cons

    Bullying culture and ineffective management , if your face fits culture . Horrendous management with zero people skills which was reflected in the GPTW survey

    Advice to Management

    Stop the if your face fits culture and stop managing out good employees


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Bullying culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New to industry opportunities and you get to work with some incredible people in a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    I refused to sign off an inappropriate brand campaign, which could harm patients and was subsequently managed out of my role, despite being the therapy area expert for years. Money is more important to this company then patients and they'll happily bleed communities dry to improve their sales. The culture is a hierarchy of power with fear and intimidation for those who question why or just say no. It's a miserable life and you will get bullied.

    Advice to Management

    Whistleblower process and protection.

    AbbVie Response

    30 Nov 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    At AbbVie, we hold our employees and our vendors to the highest standards of honesty, fairness, integrity, and the law. Extensive policies and procedures are put in place to ensure safety and quality... More


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Glad to be out"

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    Former Employee - Commercial
    Former Employee - Commercial
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There aren't many pros except for the fact that they have deep pockets for resources.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy limits what can be done.
    Morale is poor as management have started to performance manage the staff in preparation of losing its key product patent.
    Very process and task driven, little effort is made to look after its people.

    Advice to Management

    Culture, certainly in the UK affiliate needs to drastically change.

  8. "Strong patient and change focus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Patients really at the heart of everything. Some great people working to keep AbbVie ahead of the game.

    Cons

    Not always agile - sometimes a bit bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Continue to trust you have good people and expertise around you.


  9. "employee > 8 years service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Consistently achieves great place to work accolades top Irish Pharma companies

    Cons

    Alot of travel required for certain jobs


  10. "Great company but great GM lost to the competition."

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment.
    Huge transformation in working culture in the last 3-years.
    Definitely on the right track but LOE on big product to manage.

    Cons

    Losing the U.K. GM was a MASSIVE loss to Abbvie.
    If the company are really serious about having the top leadership talent on board, he should never have been allowed to leave Abbvie...

    Advice to Management

    Ensure you don't lose our best people!!!