About AbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries. AbbVie is represented in Germany with headquarters in Wiesbaden and a research and production site in Ludwigshafen. In total, AbbVie Germany has about 2600 employees.

Facts & Figures

Industry Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees 2600
Number of active countries 170

The Research

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The employee offerings of AbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Communication Channels

  • Employee surveys
  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Special access to CEO/Leadership
  • Social media
  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Suggestions box/email
  • Instant messaging
  • Works councils
  • Forums/blogs on Intranet

Learning and development programs

  • Competency-based training programmes
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • Job rotation programmes
  • International exchange programmes
  • Internship programmes
  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • On-the-job training
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Mobile Learning
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Communities of Practice

Compensation and benefits

  • Pension
  • Variable compensation
  • Long-term incentives
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Salaries
  • Year-on-year evolution of total rewards
  • Shift premiums
  • Overpay
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Flexi-time working
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Part-time working
  • Compressed working hours
  • Reduction in company travel
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Job sharing
  • Crèche/childcare facilities (above legal requirements)
  • Onsite nursing/feeding/mothers’ room
  • Bringing a child to work (in emergency)
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)

Networking Activities

  • Flexible workspace at the office
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management
  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Personal online profile/social media
  • Organising weekly drinks or other social event (by staff association)
  • Alumni club (association of former employees)
  • Online chat/instant messaging

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Use of internal/external social media (networks) to chat with current employees
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Post-hire assessment
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Code of Conduct
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Safety policies and instructions

Career and succession management

  • Training programme
  • Job rotation
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)
  • Job enrichment
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Special assignment

Secondary benefits

  • Bicycle scheme
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Laptop
  • Company car
  • Car/travel allowance
  • On-site parking
  • Telephone allowance

Well-being programs

  • Time management
  • Stress management
  • In-house doctor
  • Health screening programme
  • Wellness programmes
  • On-site sports facilities
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Ergonomic support
  • Personal support line
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Burn-out recovery programme
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • Rewards or bonuses for achieving or completing certain health and wellness goals/programmes
  • Nutritional information programmes
  • Weight loss programme
  • Smoking cessation programme
  • Safety programme
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Employee debt support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager