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Updated 10 February 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. "AbbVie Cork a busy plant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrigtwohill
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrigtwohill
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of new products being made and coming down the line. Not like most pharma plants. Great to be busy.
    I settled in quickly, great induction and up and running quickly. Lots of opportunities if you want to progress.

    Cons

    None really there’s a great future hear.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the site growing. Keep the expansion going.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "has great potential"

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    Current Employee - QC Laboratory Analyst in Cork
    Current Employee - QC Laboratory Analyst in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Shift allowance
    Overtime pay
    Teamwork is good

    Cons

    Rarely get out of work on time
    Very disorganised
    Lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Work on cons

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Cork Ireland"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people very willing to help each other. Benefits Ok. Monthly Friday treat. Big emphasis on Health and Safety. Subsidised canteen with great chef.

    Cons

    Very lean site under resourced in many areas. Run like a generic Pharma company where every thing is about lower cost. Work life balance is not good. High staff turnover.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Abbvie sligo"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tobercurry
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tobercurry
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good money and benefits. Most staff pleasant and approachable.

    Cons

    Difficult shift. A lot of politics.


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of room to grow, they really care about their employees, and they want you to work full time.

    Cons

    No cons at this time


  6. "Fixed term contract position"

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    Former Employee - Account Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in London, England (UK)
    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.


  7. "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint-Laurent, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint-Laurent, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AbbVie full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, wonderful people, work from home, great benefits, great salary.

    Cons

    Lack of work due to outsourcing.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "DO NOT JOIN MICRO TEAM"

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    Former Employee - Associate QC Scientist - Microbiology in Worcester, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Associate QC Scientist - Microbiology in Worcester, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Abbvie is a great company. Benefits are the best and compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    My only cons apply to the QC Microbiology group. Management is rude beyond belief. Employees in the group are intimidated by management so they don't speak up about mistreatment (someone should report them to the Department of labor). Vacation time must be requested 1 year in advance! It is hard to change the culture of the group, management only blames employees for anything that goes wrong, nobody really talks to anyone, everyone sits in their cube to eat lunch, nobody in the group goes to company activities.
    I was extremely sad to leave such a great company but being in that toxic group was awful. After I couldn't take it anymore I was lucky to find a different job and never looked back!


  9. "Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Passionate, energetic, team collaboration is high.

    Cons

    hierarchical, seeks to do more with little


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Drink the Kool-aid!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abbot, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abbot, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing! This is the worst place to work

    Cons

    Too Big and Hyper unorganized. So many projects at once - not enough people to work on them - serious burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Stop! You don't know what you are doing and you keep adding more junk to do!

    AbbVie Response

    1 Feb 2019 – Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate your feedback. At AbbVie we have a strong commitment to delivering a positive work environment with a culture that is inclusive and transparent. We also encourage employees to provide... More