Actavis Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. Overall had a positive experience when we were Forest

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    See above!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Formulation Development in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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    • 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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 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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  5. Change

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Actavis

    Pros

    Decent products, Decent pay, Flexible hours

    Cons

    There is a lot of change and the IT systems are not keeping up with the changes.
    The company is growing fast and the leadership does not seem to value the sales force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know that every acquisition will result in unrest for employees and try to communicate deadlines for information sharing so employees are not anxious.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Fast growing company with lots of changes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager

    I worked at Actavis

    Pros

    Great products, good sales force, good performance

    Cons

    with many mergers and acquisitions there have been many layoffs due to synergies, changes in company and reporting structure make it difficult to make connections.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the employees more so they feel connected to the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. I had a great experience working for Actavis.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Actavis

    Pros

    I liked the fact that I did not have to work in a pod. They have great products and a great pipe line.

    Cons

    The management team but in place are not as good as you would think.

  8. Was better when it was Forest

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

    I have been working at Actavis

    Pros

    Good place to learn, Good people, Very Diverse job

    Cons

    Lack of Growth in alot of areas. Management floor communication not what is used to be

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9. Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actavis

    Pros

    Growing specialty pharma with lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Location is not as good for R&D

  10. QC Chemist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QC Chemist II in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - QC Chemist II in Elizabeth, NJ

    I have been working at Actavis

    Pros

    Great Benefits and job ecurity

    Cons

    Unpaid Overtime. Lot of work very busy place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Actavis going through BIG changes

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

    I worked at Actavis full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great products in growing areas. Good promotion opportunities. Good managed care department. Sales training is very good. 8% match.

    Cons

    Clashing cultures Between the Forest reps and Actavis after 2014 buy-out. Lack of trust in management and new CEO. Fears of another buyout by a bigger fish. Employees are not happy and are jumping ship in droves. Beginning pay and benefits are on the low end and little to no room for negotiation of salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to put real value in front line sales people and not turn them over so fast. I had 15 territory partners in 4 years as a specialty rep. Many of them were excellent reps. Forest Management style is borderline militaristic. If reps don't hit goal you better find another job because the manager will score you low and then here comes the progressive discipline! The call panels could not be a bigger mess! Too many people calling on the same office for the same drug shuts everyone out. Forest / Actavis need to understand it is not three reps calling on an office with the same medicine that sells... One really good rep is more effective!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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