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Allergan Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
235 Reviews
3.4
235 Reviews
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Allergan Chairman, President & CEO David E. I. Pyott
David E. I. Pyott
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, with onsite gyms and programs to aid with your well being (in 18 reviews)

  • The company offered good benefits and there were some great people to work with (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little work/life balance; no understanding or tolerance of extenuating circumstances (in 18 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Director-level positions

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

    I worked at Allergan

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Corporate Culture, and opportunities for travel. Most positions require a graduate degree, yet they are known to make some exceptions for years of experience.

    Cons

    Located in Orange County, in Southern California, so very high cost of living. Long commute if relocating to more affordable housing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more opportunities to males and to minorities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Allergan review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Training Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - National Training Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Allergan full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary and appreciating stock options

    Cons

    Incompetent leaders that focus solely on work and not people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your people

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company, Very Respectable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allergan

    Pros

    The company is well respected by the patients we support with our products. Internal team support is, across the board, structured and evolving. I appreciate the learning opportunities and my colleague's expertise. Our senior managers are approachable. The growth of the company is indicative of its reputation.

    Cons

    This is not really a 'Con', but individuals working at Allergan stay well informed of what is described as challenges in this industry and carefully address issues faced in this year and years ahead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent, great management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Surgical Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Surgical Sales in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Allergan (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, able to work independently

    Cons

    Can't think of any, offer a better car option

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Companies with great Employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist (Biochemist) in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist (Biochemist) in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Allergan full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I like the ability to progress in my career and have increasing responsibilities.

    Cons

    They are very heavy in middle-management and not enough people to actually do the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't really on large influx of money from products to overspend when you could be conserving your resources.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Summer Intern during hostile take over attempt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Allergan as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really nice facilities, fun and friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs during the three months that I was there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid a takeover from Valeant Inc

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful experience, hard work and innovation are rewarded

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

    I have been working at Allergan full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positive collaborative work environment with lots of advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Tough to achieve work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allergan full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing corporate culture, strong pipeline with heavy emphasis on R&D, and great group of people to work with. Performance based rewards...high functioning and demanding.

    Cons

    Large geographical territories, administrative duties can be a task (but that's normal for all companies).

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, a wonderful place to work at

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

    I have been working at Allergan full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, great location, lots of flexibility, no micro-management, professional coworkers and many opportunities to work on several different projects.

    Cons

    Compensation and raises may be lower than other companies. Hard to move up without a PhD if you're in research. Overall, this company has great company culture, although in the past few years, it isn't as apparent as it use to be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    One of the few rewarding companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Allergan full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and smart colleagues.

    Cons

    Can get stressful with layered management and personality clashes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give financial recognition to long loyal employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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