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Analytical Chemist (Former Employee) – North Chicago, IL – November 8, 2018
Culture is not the greatest, and the managers are mostly untruthful. My manager did not help me advance to my fullest potential, and he was a micro- manager. Some people do not stay long, because of the culture. Typically people leave within 2 years or less. The hardest part of the job is there is no Career Life balance. I have averaged a 60 hour work week. My coworkers were awesome along with the cross functional teams. The job itself is very interesting. A typical day is that your manager will give you a list of things to do, and you complete the job. You will either develop analytical methods or support the chemical pilot plant, which can create extra hours. The plant will run 24/7 especially on weekends. AbbVie has not created shifts for chemists so there are times I have worked 15 to 17 hours a day during pilot plant. It is something they need to improve on.
Interesting job and learned a lot of skills
Management is not trustworthy