AbbVie Reviews

Updated 24 August 2014
Updated 24 August 2014
92 Reviews

3.3
92 Reviews
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Richard A. Gonzalez
33 Ratings

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 6 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.  

    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

  2.  

    Great and dynamic atmosphere to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Forward-thinking, challenging, and satisfying.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, interesting work, and a growing company.

    Cons

    In the middle of a culture change. When the manager is on board with the new culture, it's an excellent place to work. If entrenched in old culture, it can be difficult to not feel held back. But I imagine this will change over time through attrition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    My experience with the company is very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Great Company to Work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AbbVie as an intern

    Pros

    The company offers the possibilit to develop one´s personal strength. The work load is okay. The values of helping people with severe disease are great.

    Cons

    The company offers a wide range of training programs. However advancements in the hierachy are heavily related to years of work and not always reflect the true qualification of the candidate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Politics. Politics. And more internal politics.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Great Products, heavy on processes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Sr. Business Systems Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst  in  Abbott Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Abbott Park, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Beautiful grounds, some work life flexibility, solid company, if you make the opportunity there could be lots of opportunities to grow your skills but not necessarily be rewarded for them.

    Cons

    Management sabotage projects rather than add value to move them aling; management more concerned about their titles than actually assuring work is being performed accurately. No value is placed on hard working employees, racial and age discrimination is rampant and accepted throughout the organization. Lots of money is wasted on projects due to managers political posturing and on and on. This can be a very combative environment and I wouldn't recommend it for the entry level or faint at hard . However, if you can survive here you have you've earned your worrier badge and can work almost anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute mandatory management training for diversity and sensitivity, age discrimination, put systems in place to make management accountable and overall people skills training. Lastly, there is a significant amount of funds wasted on manager posturing. ..entire projects done done incorrectly and needing revamping because of managers gone rogue and not being held accountable for the 1000s of wasted dollars on resources and equipment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Clinical Project Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Diversity, leadership, team work etc etc.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Recommends

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