AbbVie Reviews

Updated 27 September 2014
Updated 27 September 2014
96 Reviews
3.3
96 Reviews
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Richard A. Gonzalez
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits including pension plan, work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • The corporate structure offers good benefits if you are FTE (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • High workloads adversely impacts work-life balance across multiple functions (in 8 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Trying desperately to establish itself apart from Abbott.

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  North Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing in North Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some nice people. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Very political and cliquish. Very trapped in excessive red tape and bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please work on advancing the right people and on fostering an transparent environment that rewards removing the red tape.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Most of the people are really nice good people

    Cons

    No work life balance! Lots of long hours and HR is the worst!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Scientist II  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Slow in implementing changes and often leads to unhappy employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    overall good the company benefits and overall package is outstanding, nice place to work fast paced ver ver rewarding

    Former Employee - Database Administrator  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at AbbVie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the company benefits and overall package is outstanding, nice place to work fast paced ver ver rewarding and a lot por room for growth

    Cons

    it can some times be very stressful and hight rate of turn over, if you are not the type that like a fast paced environment you will burn out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  7.  

    Great and dynamic atmosphere to work!

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    Former Employee - Planner  in  North Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Planner in North Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at AbbVie as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The upper management was very supportive.
    Even if the production environment was very dynamic being a research pharma company, all the departments were very good at keeping up with the deadlines.
    Lot to learn in a short period of time.
    An ethical atmosphere as compared to other production-based companies.

    Cons

    The coordination between production department and Quality department is very weak.
    There are some very unnecessary and mandatory training everyone has to go through which take a good chunk of your time monthly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company offers a very low pay range as compared to its competitors and revenue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My experience with the company is very good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Leadership
    Space for Growth
    Good Appreciation of Work
    Flexible

    Cons

    A little behind on latest technology and process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Depends on which team you are working with, very high politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good compensation, promise you for long term career. Company itself is growing fast and you get to expose to various field of technologies. The corporate structure offers good benefits if you are FTE. You have time to explore, learn and grow. The contract usually get extended for many years and promise you a long term. Most time you will be working independently which sometimes is better.

    Cons

    Depends on the team you work with. Who is your boss, who is your teammate. Not much of the room for promotion. Very competitive environment and very high political. People aren't very friendly and very stress environment to be working with. Not much of the team interact with or interpersonal between your peer or your boss. I have heard some of the team are very good but at least not for corporate GIS engineering, everyone is so individual. Culture wise not so good here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is lacking of confidence in making decision because themselves are in a very insecure spot. This culture is staying both Abbott and Abbvie (really same people) and when that happened, it's impact the entire team. This has to be changed and work together as a team. Need to work both directions to manage, not just their level up, but level down also.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Products, heavy on processes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good product lines
    Profit Sharing
    Company invests heavily in Research & Development

    Cons

    Work Life Balance
    Open communication
    Ability to move nimbly in response to the market
    Lack of Diversity in Leadership
    Few Rewards for hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity is important at ALL levels of the organization. There is very little diversity in this organization... needs to change. There are multiple benefits to a diverse workplace that rewards performance. Too few minorities in leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politics. Politics. And more internal politics.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some pleasant individuals.
    Pay is good.
    Good onsite facilities.
    Generally good physical environment
    Lots of techno-toys to play with

    Cons

    Highly political.
    Insular and conservative pharma long-termers.
    Insane number of pointless meetings. Lots of time wasted for no good reason.
    Brainwashing.
    Bit middle-brow. Don't expect too much intellectual stimulation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customers seem somewhat secondary to the core business of pleasing internal stakeholders.
    Corporate yet strangely uncommercial.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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