Actavis Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Growth Pharma" is not great pharma

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director of Marketing in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director of Marketing in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Actavis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fair compensation to industry standard, good benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    Big Management mentality, poor communication by management, lack of stability, too many acquisitions and management changes over past year is degrading productivity and morale.

    Advice to Management

    No more acquisitions and organically grow this company!

  2. Specialist

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

    I worked at Actavis full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Actavis has provided great opportunities to learn and growth.

    Cons

    Due to lots of acquisitions, company are willing to care stockholder more than employees situation.

    Advice to Management

    Look forward focusing more on long term consequences.

  3. Better when it was Forest

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

    I have been working at Actavis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It's a really great sales job that provides a good salary and opportunity to make decent commission. If you aren't lazy, and driven, you could do very well.

    Cons

    Non- stop worrying about Layoffs, buyouts, mergers, acquisitions. It never ends in this industry. It seems like goals are never achievable, and once you achieve it, they raise it higher and higher- but if you've been in sales long enough, i guess it's the name of the game.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your great sales people better.

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  5. Merged & Acquired

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Actavis

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company was beginning to be recognized as a top pharmaceutical company as it was going through M&A.

    Cons

    Being employed during an M&A, you have to deal with uncertainties. From the direction of the company as well as your own position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep constant communication with employees, to have less speculations.

  6. One of the best places to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Actavis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best places to work

    Cons

    Fast paced environment and demanding

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance needed across the org

  7. Company Going to Hell!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Actavis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get a company car....(really not a major pro but had to put something)

    Cons

    Always changing products, territories, managers, etc

    Advice to Management

    This use to be a great place to work before the new CEO Brent Saunders got his claws on it. Upper Management is more concerned with lining their pockets then actually taking care of their ppl!

  8. Engaging.

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

    I worked at Actavis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work collaboratively. Good teamwork. Lots of energy.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  9. Overall had a positive experience when we were Forest

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

    I have been working at Actavis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of colleagues who are willing to assist each other in times of need

    Cons

    Senior management (since Actavis acquired us) not very concerned with employee's professional development.

    Advice to Management

    See above!

  10. Formulation Development in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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

    I have been working at Actavis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has invested in good capital equipment and instrumentation. There are good opportunities for personal growth. Work-life balance is not acceptable.

    Cons

    Compensation is generally low. Work-life balance is unacceptable. The leadership is not focused on creditable results. There is little chance that this will change.

  11. Actavis (formerly Forest Laboratories)

    Former Employee - Senior Medical Coder in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Medical Coder in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Actavis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Data Management and Coding Department

    Cons

    I was not an employee of Actavis long enough to rate the company.

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