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Welcome to AbbVie

On behalf of our entire company, we would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to our team.

We're so glad you're joining us

You have joined a dynamic team of scientists, technicians, sales, marketing, administrative, manufacturing and business professionals who work together to make AbbVie one of the most powerful, trusted, and respected pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Across AbbVie, in all roles and functions, we are passionate about bringing world class medicines to market that help customers and patients around the world live better, healthier lives.

We know you take pride in your career at AbbVie, knowing you play an important part in contributing to our ongoing success.


What you need to do in preparation for your first day

Read your Welcome Email and take a moment to ensure you understand what you will need to be ready for your first day.

Your first day might look different from other colleagues depending on which site you start your journey, so please pay close attention to the first day details in the email.

Please reach out to The AbbVie Experience Team at should you have any questions.

Important Day 1 Activities

We understand there are a lot of things to take care of as you start your new career at AbbVie. Below is a short list of what you should act on as soon as you have appropriate system access:

Sign and send the AbbVie Employee Agreement form

If you haven’t done so, take a moment now to electronically sign and send to

  • Complete pages 5 and 6 while leaving the “AbbVie Inc Signature” blank as it will be signed by one of our HR Team members.
  • Please provide the entire Employee Agreement (13 page form)

Review and watch the Total Rewards Presentation and Benefits Video

We know benefits selections are personal and can be complicated to decipher. Please take the time to watch the Benefits video and review the Total Rewards presentation before your first day. You will have 30 days from your start date to make your selections.

Complete I-9 Process

 I-9 Completion Instructions:

If you are located in the below locations, you will meet with an HR Representative on-site to present your documents on or shortly after your first day of employment to complete Section 2. Additional instructions will be sent to your personal e-mail soon*.

  • Bay Area, Irvine – CA
  • Boston, Cambridge, Worcester - MA
  • Branchburg/Bridgewater, NJ
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Lake County, IL
  • Madison, NJ
  • Waco, TX

Before your first day, complete Section 1 at: using the AbbVie employer code 15101. You must present your original unexpired acceptable document(s) during your in-person I-9 verification. A copy of your documents will also be required.

If you are experiencing COVID symptoms, have been in direct contact with someone diagnosed or experiencing symptoms, or have been diagnosed with COVID, or other reasons, please respond to the email regarding your I-9 appointment.

*Notify if you will not be within 50 miles of your work location during your first week. You may then follow the All-Others instructions below to complete your I-9. 

All Others I-9 Completion Instructions:

Employees working remotely or not within 50 miles of the on-site locations will complete their I-9 through an Equifax service called I-9 Anywhere, which offers remote Form I-9 Section 2 completion through authorized I-9 representatives near you.

Go to I-9 Anywhere now and select your AbbVie work location or Virtual (from the drop-down list) to complete Section 1. Make your appointment to present your documents to complete Section 2. You must present your original, unexpired, acceptable document(s) during your in-person I-9 verification. Appointments fill up fast and completing these steps in advance of your start date will help to ensure you meet the federal government deadlines no later than three days from your start date or earlier.

If you need assistance rescheduling your appointment, please contact Equifax/Workforce Solutions at 877-664-8778, Option 4, Compliance/I-9s. Request to have your new hire packet/pending I-9 removed so that they can start a new one. You will then start over by visiting I-9 Anywhere to complete Section 1 and make your new appointment.

What to expect during your first week at AbbVie

Every Tuesday, at the same time, using the same Microsoft Teams link, our New Employee Welcome Week is hosted by the AbbVie Experience Team at headquarters. No matter your start date and/or your location along with any additional site-specific orientation you might receive, you are also invited to participate in this series of virtual, interactive sessions taking place throughout the week. You can join from anywhere using your own device and meet colleagues in your office or from various U.S. AbbVie locations.

Headquarter New Employee Welcome Week Schedule

Tuesday: 1pm - 4pm CT
New Employee Orientation & Welcome Session
Together, we explore AbbVie’s history, mission, and principles, along with important information you’ll need to get started.

Wednesday: 11am- 12pm CT
Culture Session
Connect with the programs and philosophies that are fundamental to our culture at AbbVie. Throughout the session, you’ll find opportunities to learn and engage with our Ways We Work and Talent Philosophy.

Thursday: 2pm- 3pm CT
AbbVie Journey Map Session
This engaging session will give you an opportunity to take the AbbVie Journey through our Virtual Map while interacting with other new employees and learning about The AbbVie Way. The Virtual Map is a unique and dynamic format facilitated by a Journey Map facilitator.

Friday: 11 a.m - 12 pm CT
Q&A Session
Still have questions? In the Q&A Session, representatives from Total Rewards (benefits) and Business Technology Solutions are in attendance to address any questions you may have.

For all sessions, see the below options to join the meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 365 569 8997
Password: 568911

One tap mobile
+13126266799,,3655698997# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 365 569 8997

Find your local number:

Join from a Video System (Example: Cisco)
Password: 568911

Join by SIP
3655698997@ (US West)
3655698997@ (US East)

Additional new employee forms

Please review the information below before your first day of work. Check all sections below for those that apply to you. Sections titled “Review Only” contain important information for you to read, but you do not need act on those documents. *Please bear with us, as we continue to update these documents with proper branding during our integration process.

We truly hope that your experience at AbbVie will be exceptional.

Welcome and best of luck in your new career journey!