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AbbVie Reviews

Updated 21 October 2018
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AbbVie Chairman & CEO Richard A. Gonzalez
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  • "Work-life balance is kinda limited" (in 67 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 (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly relaxed office. Open plan and inviting work environment. Great canteen and subsidies. Flexible working hours, employee wellness taken seriously

    Cons

    Not very many. Maybe reduce the gap between management salary and rest of employees. Global bonus scale so can mean that doesn't work out as well for everyone


  2. Helpful (3)

    "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 (4)

    "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. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in North Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in North Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work/life balance, innovative therapies to millions of patients globally, smart colleagues, internal mobility is encouraged, profit-sharing, high margin business, free shuttles, subsidized healthy food options, decent vacation/paid time off, top global pharma company with strong financial results/fundamentals and strong therapies/pipeline of medicines in areas of unmet need

    Cons

    Large corporate politics, difficult to move up if not part of a formal "career development program" or very well connected with senior leadership (through mentoring), some nepotism exists particularly in career development programs, given organization's size, work can be highly specialized and siloed depending on group/department, only 1 formal performance review per year, very far from downtown Chicago, flexibility to work from home varies by department/group and manager, some of Abbott's legacy culture still remains (if it's not broken don't fix it mentality), innovation isn't encouraged or rewarded equally in all departments, some main buildings lack a gym facility,

    Advice to Management

    Improve performance evaluation transparency by adding at least one formal written mid-year review so that employees can improve where needed and enhance their career growth while adding value to the company/increasing efficiency. Accelerate career growth of high performers despite not being in a formal development program or being mentored by senior leadership to progress (i.e. reward performance not connections). Improve diversity in recruiting (i.e. minorities, diversify target schools, not just the same schools that leadership or their children attended). Encourage/incentivize innovation in all areas to improve as a whole. Incentivize innovation and team-work, not just on paper, but by rewarding employees who demonstrate these attributes through results. Do not promote to management those who are strong individual contributors, but lack or have not demonstrated leadership skills. Some managers lack people/management skills, emotional intelligence, empathy, and desire/interest to develop others or work collaboratively. Live out the "All for One AbbVie" motto and don't promote those who are clearly only looking out for their own benefit at the expense of the team. Reward efficiency and improvement, not just face-time and "hard work" that is inefficient.


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Home Office Policy, Good and Talented employees, good structure and localization

    Cons

    leadership do not follow the culture. It's hard sometime.


  7. "Receiving"

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

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

    Pros

    Controlled air, great environment to work in.

    Cons

    The organization could be better. Company was not very informational

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Global Commercial"

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    Current Employee - Director in Mettawa, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Mettawa, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Truly global teams, opportunities in future pipeline, great co-workers,

    Cons

    Very hierarchical and heavy on layers of governance, only promote the ‘in’ people, culture and politics are brutal, lots of ego the higher the rank.

    Advice to Management

    Blind spots and arrogance due to success of Humira is a risk to future success. Rivalry between Global and US is destructive.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Quite OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, Interesting pipeline, innovative spirit

    Cons

    Does not live up to its claimed values


  10. "QA Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in North Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in North Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is promoting better culture. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of development in lab setting. But, they are trying to improve.


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