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  1. Beware of this company

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Elan Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Salary, bonuses, stock options, great health benefits, referral bonuses 2. They set SMART goals for each employee and depending on who your boss is - will support those goals 3. Promote education and training from within

    Cons

    The cons to this company are what brings the ratings down to dissatisfied. 1. Micromanagement to the point of feeling constantly tortured 2. Poor work/life balance 3. Favoritism 4. Gossiping that leads to irrational judgments and decisions by managers 5. Constant layoffs 6. Devaluing of stock that makes options worthless 7. Good ol' boys club mentality

    Advice to Management

    It's probably too late because your limited pipeline and inability to know your people, hire good management, and treat employees with respect eventually impacted the company to the point they are near corporate death.


  2. Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Elan Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back environment. Good people in technical area

    Cons

    Poor management. Excessive spending on the company. CEO uses private jet on the company, cost 3-5 headcounts every time he uses the jet and $ 1 million a month to park/maintain the jet, executives stay in hotel that cost $1500 a night, etc....while the company is in billions of debt! Management has no interest in managing the company...just keep selling profitable part of the company and trim the company to polish the book and put the company for sale!

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking advantage of the company and start performing!


  3. ELan good pay bad mgmt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Elan Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay flexible hours nice office

    Cons

    untrustworthy sr. mgmt, lack of pipeline


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  5. Uncertain

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Elan Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good benefits, smart people, opportunities

    Cons

    Uncertainty always lingering, terrible management, layoffs always happening. Withering.

    Advice to Management

    Better vision could have made this a great company.


  6. So much potential!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Elan Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Very talented, willing pool of people. Potentially exciting pipeline.

    Cons

    Nasty politics. Lack of growth/development opportunities. Lack of transparency

    Advice to Management

    Engage the potential of the employees


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    Elan

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Elan Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay / benefits package. Chance to work on projects that help people.

    Cons

    Disconnected Company. Project Status is unknown

    Advice to Management

    Turn over hurts those that remain


  8. did you listen before this..

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Ahmedabad (India)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Ahmedabad (India)

    I worked at Elan Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Fresher can get good salary. 2) Good learning for fresh graduates. 3) Good company for fresher and one to two years of experience as they want to learn new instead of worrying on job security.

    Cons

    1) Personally speaking,am not happy with my work responsibilities. I was given a different impression of what my work would be like when I appeared in the interviews.But,my work's actually very basic and there's no scope to learn anything useful.Also,my skill sets are not even needed in this work and I feel like I am losing my touch on those skill sets. I discussed my concerns regarding my work with my Management but no one taking note of my discontent. Career seems to be stagnating. 2) Management are worry more about the Client and their Revenue. 3) No reason to work at elan ............. working under bond and contract system. Did you hear any company appoint 100% of staff in contractually and also they have one year of bond. Company renew bond every year. (There is no any guarantee that company will renew your bond even after your best performance). This company appoint employee like this way. 4) HORRIBLE benefits if you have a family on your plan 5) Management doesn't have a PLAN. Shifted from one project to another without real direction, no or specifications provided. Expected to produce something to solve every problem for everyone. 6) Working here is nightmare. They try to make your life hell by deliberately pressurizing you to work more and fast.

    Advice to Management

    1) Start treating employees like they have value. The workers are making you your money. 2) Don’t fires any employee as his/her project closed and after that you appoint new employee as you can find new project from your client easily. 3) Just look around what others are providing security, Dont try to run the company on contract and bond system.



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