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Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
10 Reviews

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Depomed President, CEO, and Director James A. (Jim) Schoeneck
James A. (Jim) Schoeneck
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    Sexism is rife - dont be a smart female expecting to succeed

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

    Pros

    Most folks at HQ are good to work with.
    Basic collaboration and willingness to get the job done among bench-level folks.
    Salaries and benefits quite competitive.

    Cons

    Leadership is composed of men... only a handful of females in upper management, and even then, they report to men...
    Old boys network who look to make themselves richer while ignoring those that have to put in the hours and get the job done.
    No pipeline at all, only me-too products with no benefits over existing products.
    Back-stabbing and bullying from certain heads of department make the culture intimidating to promote any collaborative discussions and decision making in a team setting. Especially if you're an intelligent female who has succeeded elsewhere and are trying to implement your successes here.
    Do not follow their procedures or have systems that are robust. Lazy heads of departments who just want to collect a pay check.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the folks that actually do the work. Listen to their ideas.
    Nepotism has never been a useful tool in inspiring collaboration and team work, so stop doing it now.
    How about recruiting some women in to senior management?
    Dont reward those that constantly bully others and behave inappropriately - have a forum for employees to be able to report this, and have the issues confronted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Salaries should have been more competitive with the market

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Menlo Park, CA

    Pros

    It is a small company where you can establish relationships with most people at the company. Since many of the processes are not set in place, it is a great opportunity to implement fresh ideas.

    Cons

    The salaries at the bottom level are not that competitive. It is hard to bring about improvements within departments with the management in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the people who do a great job at the bottom since these are the people who bring results to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    No growth or development = no motivation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    Pros

    - Support work life balance.
    - Some really great people.
    - Salary is competitive.

    Cons

    - Lack of accountability throughout organization.
    - Promotions not justified.
    - Performance review process needs improvement. No metrics or peer reviews.
    - Lacks adequate program for personnel training and development.
    - New personnel suggest fresh and efficient ideas for improvement but are immediately confronted with road blocks due to long time staff who are intimidated and reluctant to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the performance review process so that employees are properly rewarded for their accomplishments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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