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Updated Jul 18, 2014

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3.5 78 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

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Richard A. Gonzalez

(30 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good compensation, work life balance(in 7 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Competitive Salary, Sr management involvement(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • High workloads adversely impacts work-life balance across multiple functions(in 5 reviews)

  • Lack of work-life balance in some areas of the company(in 2 reviews)

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    Great benefits, not so great location

    Associate (Former Employee) North Chicago, IL (US)

    Prosgreat benefits, generous 401K matching and pension.

    ConsBiggest con is the locations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    AbbVie

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIntelligent, energetic, dedicated, conscientious employees. Benefits.

    ConsHigh workloads adversely impacts work-life balance across multiple functions.

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    Micro management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOverall, good work life balance

    ConsMicro management with favoritism. Unclear direction of the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to he ground and know how stuff work. Don't just sit in your fancy office and speculate how things work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company if you work for a good boss.

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) Lake Bluff, IL (US)

    ProsOld company with decent pay. Steady employer.
    If you screw up - they will still keep you on a lower performance pay but will not take proactive steps to do anything!

    ConsDog eat dog world in the Corporate IT world.
    Some of the sr. managers have no clue on what they are doing. They are there because of relationships with Directors and so forth. They have no idea on how to manage the team. No long range planning, no insights. With new culture values, seems like everyone is doing their own thing.
    Commercial is better

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys really need to cut the red tape, apply some of the culture values to yourself.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Fragmented

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood for collaborations and research. Satisfying salaries.

    ConsWeak leadership, distributed work across sites which is not often efficient both from personal and company development perspective , unnecessary trainings, no respect from colleagues/supervisors if no exact experience from study or work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up and look at a fragemented culture and work environment.

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    Professional Sales Representative

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, company car, vacation time.

    ConsBeing under a CIA; everything and everyone is scrutinized. Pushing out some of the more tenured reps. High turnover of managers on GI team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo away with the "challenger rep" model. Reps hate it and only do it when a manager is with them.
    Hire managers who are honest and ethical, and truly want the best for their reps.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Trying to shed the old Abbott ways

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStrong pipeline, shedding old Abbott ways, opportunities to develop new identity, uk business seems to be more empowered to innovate than regional or corporate functions

    ConsEntrenched in bureaucracy, many layers of senior management, strong US focus, old systems, many restrictive procedures, generic bio pharma strategy

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the layers of management, improve systems

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Politics, Fragmented and Limited Opportunities for Growth

    Marketing (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat products to work on and some very passionate marketing staff. Over the years, patient focus has increased significantly which really helps drive and motivate across the organization.

    ConsOrganization is fragmented and often not aligned to the same goals. There is high amount of individuals that are willing to lie, talk behind backs to create divisions. It can often be a very hostile environment despite all working towards the same goal and for the same company? After working for two other Fortune 500s, this is my first experience of this level of hostility and division between departments. The new behaviors seem to outline the right direction, but there's lack of accountability around these measures.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFinding ways to make everyone more accountable for teamwork, even if it includes balancing power could lead to great traction with the behaviors and a better culture. Very negative ratings on the culture survey in years past were met with ambivalence by past senior management. Senior Management vision, often not shared by others within the organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Shedding the old Abbott culture

    Scientific Director (Current Employee) North Chicago, IL (US)

    Prospersonal growth, opportunity to do interesting work, moving toward more of a biopharmaceutical culture as opposed to the old stodgy, slow, Abbott way

    Conscertain senior managers are all about building their own empire, some processes are still ridiculously slow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork life balance is great.

    Consno room for promotion if you cannot work inhouse.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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