AbbVie Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 10 Dec 2020

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Technology Specialist I in Westport
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, Good pay, interesting work

    Cons

    - Occasionally long hours, but very good flexibility

    AbbVie Response

    December 14, 2020

    Thank you for sharing your positive feedback about your time with us at AbbVie.

  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "Outdated company with long hours"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Mettawa, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good COVID measures

    Cons

    Long hours, horrible work-life balance culture, outdated data tools and outdated way of managing data. Lots of international workers managing American staff with outdated management styles. Cultural immersion training is needed for these leaders as they lead American teams.

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    AbbVie Response

    January 6, 2021Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We value employee feedback and are committed to employee satisfaction. Please reach out to us to provide additional information regarding your concerns at HRConnect.northamerica@abbvie.com.


  3. "Awesome job that makes a global remarkable impact"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planner in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary, Culture, Collaboration, Flexible schedules, work from home, lots of time off, parental leave

    Cons

    I seriously cannot think of any negatives seeing that my last job was in the military which demanded long hours and was non-collaborative. Definitely a huge step up.

  4. Helpful (4)

    "Currently an awful place to work at"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are supportive and creative in instituting "work-around" solutions. Unfortunately, these work-arounds often become permanent because things don't get fixed as they should.

    Cons

    AWFUL work life balance. No balance at all. Super long hours. Lots of turnover which makes it even harder to find a balance. Study team organization is too complex, and no one knows who to turn to fix things because no one knows who is responsible or things just get pushed around. Not the employees fault, they're just responding to lack of bandwidth, resources, and lack of TRAINING.

  5. "Good place to learn skillsets and get overview of Industry"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Scientist in Redwood City, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AbbVie for less than a year

    Pros

    Congenial Atmosphere. Great place to learn but limited growth opportunity .

    Cons

    Quick Timelines and long hours

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Nice company, good benefits for family - balance depends on manager"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been here about 4 years and started when the split from Abbott was announced. It's a good company to work for overall - nice people, great benefits, and a decent culture. I took three months maternity leave (I believe it is 8 weeks paid now) and for working mothers, it's fairly good. There is also a great day care on site. The work is always interesting and changing and there is a push towards more communication and transparency.

    Cons

    Long hours. Work life balance sometimes not great. Projects often not thought out well by management and require a lot of work at the lower levels are pushed through nonetheless. A lot of initiatives to make the company more "lean" means that there is constant push back when no one wants the work.

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  7. "BSA"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Very strong loyalty in both directions (management to employees, employees to management), very successful, makes a large positive impact in the lives of many patients, good vacation policy, good mentors, provides engaging and impactful work.

    Cons

    Culture is more old-school corporate, and despite leadership stressing culture change, they are probably still far away from becoming a very collaborative company. Can be a bit political and territorial. Long hours are more the rule, as opposed to the exception to the rule.

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  8. "Good employer. Great benefits"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Barceloneta, PR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional growth, learn different areas, great benefits, know different people. Exposure to different areas where you can help. Support great causes

    Cons

    Short staffed in some areas, depending on area not so much flexibility. Work life balance is challenge, long hours in several departments

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  9. Helpful (9)

    "AFS"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Level 16 Senior Financial Analyst in North Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company but poorly run department. I wouldn't recommend this job to anyone.

    Cons

    Long hours, no work life balance, poor training, no guidance

  10. "Work Hard, Play Hard, Work Hard...Find the balance"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie

    Pros

    AbbVie is growing quickly as a global presence in pharma. There are several opportunities available and more will become available as long as you prove yourself and play well in the sandbox.

    Cons

    With any organization experiencing this type of growth, there are long hours to put in no matter how much they preach about work life balance.

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