Actelion Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    In this day and age, it was okay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Actelion

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - good people
    - pretty good benefits
    - central location
    - interesting pipeline
    - company longevity

    Cons

    - if you are not at HQ in Switzerland, you are in work Siberia
    - roles/responsibilities not clearly defined
    - different performance standards for different people

    Advice to Management

    - value all of your offices/locations the same!

  2. Worst head of HR despite a people oriented CEO

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

    I have been working at Actelion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Depends on the department you work in. All departments have different cultures due to their different leaders and style of these leaders.

    People oriented CEO, nice people to work with in general
    Work life balance

    Cons

    HR is very conservative due to the head. Is not interested in people nor the business. Does not have a seat at the senior business level and voice. On top management style is management by fear and mobbing.

    Advice to Management

    Change the leadership in HR and bring someone in who is more people and business oriented to take the company to the next level

  3. Ok workplace unless you want to change something

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

    I have been working at Actelion as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Warm relationships within teams and departments, flat hierarchy are definitely one of the most important things. Free coffee is nice, too

    Cons

    Bit rigid to innovations, some things are very poorly planned and bad implemented (logistics), not much possibilities for a career in administrative areas

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  5. Good for first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical in Allschwil (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Clinical in Allschwil (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Actelion full-time (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to do different activities within a position, you learn a lot from different roles/departments.

    Cons

    Salary is not up to par with industry, management does not empower teams

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen

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