Allergan Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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Allergan Chairman, President & CEO David E. I. Pyott
David E. I. Pyott
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Pros
  • Understands the importance of work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Great company with pretty good benefits (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance seems to depend on your role (in 18 reviews)

  • Layoffs targeted the lowest levels instead of "cutting the fat" in middle management (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Growing Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Allergan

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

    Pros

    Constantly growing, tons of opportunity, very smart CEO, free car, better than average commission payouts, new products to sell on a yearly basis.

    Cons

    If you don't like change this is not the company to work at. Lower salaries than industry average. Must be able to work in a team.


  2. Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - R & D Intern in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - R & D Intern in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Allergan (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly people, organized structure, great campus

    Cons

    Limited restaurants that were walking distance from Allergan, no other cons I can think of.


  3. Great Culture

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

    I have been working at Allergan full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Empowering, can move between divisions and careers, like a family, constantly learning new things, allows telecommuting, encourages fitness and healthy lifestyle

    Cons

    not a place to just put in your 8 hours and go home, a lot of uncertainty and churn since the recent acquisition

    Advice to Management

    Do what you can to keep the good people that stayed, but allow those that are not happy to go so the company can move on to the next challenge.


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  5. Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allergan full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, talented people, company rewarded good performers and initiative and offered competitive compensation.

    Cons

    After years of fast paced growth and acquisitions, decision making and internal processes were not as nimble as they used to be. Company new size added unwanted burocracy. Allergan got acquired at end of 2014 by Actavis.


  6. Senior Manager Finance

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Allergan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment with an entrepreneurial spirit. Lots of viability and face time with senior management. Really great leadership team.

    Cons

    Benefits does not compare with the big pharma standards. Lot of old people who are just riding it


  7. great company

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

    I have been working at Allergan full-time

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Tight processes and procedures.

    Cons

    Sometimes feel like a cog in a very large machine.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good culture through acquisition.


  8. Sr Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist, Chemistry in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist, Chemistry in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Allergan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good company to work for.

    Cons

    it was too good and got taken over

    Advice to Management

    no advise, management was very good


  9. To Give to Global Others as We Want to Be Treated

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Allergan full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    To be a part of a family with the same goal in bringing an extended quality of life to our global community.

    Cons

    The exceptional working culture left me spoiled.


  10. Botox therapeutic sales

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

    I have been working at Allergan full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Compensation package flexibility autonomy technical

    Cons

    Healthcare got worse this year, but everyone's did


  11. Great science behind the product

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allergan

    Pros

    Products and reputation is great

    Cons

    In my area, people don't want to the prices



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