Actavis Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
32 Reviews

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  1.  

    Rapid growth, impressive performance, working at integrating acquisitions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Actavis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many talented people I've been proud to work with. Stellar stock performance. Many opportunities to gain exposure to different things.

    Cons

    Frequent acquisitions, frequent restructuring to save on synergies, results in some (justified) uncertainty. Every workgroup is run very lean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making people feel valued goes beyond compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Merger is not smooth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actavis

    Pros

    In the past, company has been on top of things.

    Cons

    No one seems to know what they're doing in latest merger. Lives are on hold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make announcements unless you are 100% sure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Company in transition.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actavis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No shortage of work to be done. Investment community is entralled with the management team. Lots of interesting work.

    Cons

    Not stable. Dealing with many merger/integration issues. Morale among legacy Forest employees is generally low. Need to figure out how to operate as a 50-50 brand/generic company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Acquisitive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actavis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Constant change means never a dull moment. The rapid pace of adding new companies and employees is exciting, and a lot of good talent is available.

    Cons

    The company is always onto the next acquisition before the last one is fully digested. Work quality begins to suffer as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, and make sure your managers are communicating down as well as up. Tell us what you are doing, when, and why so we can help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The good and the bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actavis full-time

    Pros

    Large growing company with great potential and great benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from corporate management. A steadily waning focus on employees and work environment.

  7.  

    Always changing, shifting products. Pretty fast paced, average salaries.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actavis

    Pros

    Not Boring, a lot of locations. Fast growing. Good 401K, bonus.

    Cons

    Salary, promotions and moving up. Always preparing for changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work while it lasted...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst III  in  Corona, CA
    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst III in Corona, CA

    I worked at Actavis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Work/life balance was good for me, but depends on who you report to.

    Cons

    Numerous acquisitions have made layoffs routine.
    Poor mid level management makes day-to-day work experience frustrating.
    Poor chance for advancement. Few internal promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to focus more on employees, not just value for shareholders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A company in a state of flux.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Opportunities abound due to recent acquisition.

    Cons

    Lots of uncertainty with overlap of employees, paygrades, job functions and future of specific sites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clearly define a path forward not just sales and numbers, but where the employees stand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Micro managed

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Actavis full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    not many, good base salary

    Cons

    capped for reps on commission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Multicultural and fast-paced culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, multicultural, fast-paced environment.

    Cons

    company politics on management level, often a lack of communication and particular timely communication between departments which leads to duplication of work.
    Long hours for some departments, workload not distributed evenly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, communicate, communicate. Rather say a word too many than one too less..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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