Teva Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
86 Reviews

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Teva Pharmaceuticals President & CEO Dr. Jeremy M. Levin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • World's largest generic company, great benefits both medical and financial (in 6 reviews)

  • Friendly environment and great training department (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • very lean organization in my field , effects work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • A lot of career opportunities, but usually only if you know the right people (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent company to work for, but faces profitability and competition challenges like most pharmaceuticals.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemist  in  Pomona, NY
    Former Employee - Chemist in Pomona, NY

    I worked at Teva Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits: tuition reimbursement 100% up to $6K and 50% up to $10K decent bonuses, good health coverage, 6% 401K match with extra discretionary 2% contribution,

    Cons

    Very competitive and volatile work environment with high workloads. Frequent restructuring and layoffs. Centralized management creates inefficiency at the business unit level. Global decisions are made primarily to increase shareholder value. Limited opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Receive more feedback from middle managers, involve them in the planning process. Concentrate on implementing value-added tasks that reduce costs and improve efficiency. Revise Teva LMS so that employees are only trained on tasks that are related to their job responsibilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall I enjoyed working at Teva.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical QA Investigator
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical QA Investigator

    I worked at Teva Pharmaceuticals as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people who generally are eager to help others. Not real formal so it is somewhat relaxed. Was able to learn from others. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Could be a little more formalized and structured in some areas. For a rather large company they lack certain programs. Still lots to do integrating the various companies that have been merged into Teva.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work on harmonization of the varous companies that have become part of Teva.

  3.  

    Disappointing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Frazer, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Frazer, PA

    I worked at Teva Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good products; exposure to upper management.

    Cons

    Every company has pros & cons and each individual experience is unique.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A good company with poor department managment at the local, site, level

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist II  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist II in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Teva Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Teva is a great company in the Pharmaceutical industry. As a global leader in the generic market Teva is a front runner in the drive to make medicines, some of which are life saving, more affordable. Knowing that your job is helping to save lives and help people get access to the medications they need is very rewarding. Teva also has an excellent benefits package.

    Cons

    Teva, Irvine has been mismanaged. The research and development department specifically suffors from poor overbullying underappreciating negative-feedback type managment at the upper levels. Some supervisors are excellent but are hindered by the inept leadership in upper managment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Global managment and decision making is above my level so I am not qualified to applaud or critique it. I feel that the upper level managment of the Irvine site has been very poor over the past few years, especially within the research and development department.

    Approves of CEO
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    Teva Pharmaceuticals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sellersville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sellersville, PA

    I have been working at Teva Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Teva has a great benefits plan and is people oriented. There is a good life/work balance that allows the employee to prosper both personally and professionally.

    Cons

    The organization is dysfuntionally structured with major departmental silos that make it difficult to work or improve cross-funtionally. The growth of the company has outpaced the growth of many of the managers abilities to support the company but there is no program in place to address this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take accountability for the people and processes and actively manage and support your areas. Stop relying on the methods that used to work when Teva was significantly smaller, and start managing and supporting change that helps the company be successful now.

  7.  

    Decent place to make fairly good coin

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teva Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Your manager will make or break your experience with Teva. There are some good ones and some nut jobs. It is not huge mega pharma.

    Cons

    There have been times that sales support has been lacking. A few of the managers are nut jobs. The products are not exactly exciting blockbusters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the managers should have been screened a little better for personality defects. There should be more management training for lower level and new managers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The cover up world

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director Business Development Generic  in  Curral Novo, Pernambuco (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Associate Director Business Development Generic in Curral Novo, Pernambuco (Brazil)

    I have been working at Teva Pharmaceuticals as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Fixed working hours schedule for the first 3 contract period.

    Cons

    The old time people are very hard to work with, they treat newly hired people like stupid! The worst is if new operator see something wrong and he or she voice it out, they will take it against the person, Its like if your new you don't have the right to see or speak about any wrong doing, Even deviation of SOP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many SOP's yet the very author is violating her own policy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to learn corporate and Pharmaceutical world (and move on...)

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

    I worked at Teva Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    perks that only big corps can offer

    Cons

    Rigid, competitive (non-collabortive) environment, high workload.
    no career development program nor personal growth attention.
    Not stable in the last few years as leadership changed frequently and re-shape program taking place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in your people - its the most important asset.
    support collaborative work environment.

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Nice place to start the career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teva Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to start the career, no experience required

    Cons

    No possibilities to grow within the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Teva Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Global exposure. Self starting position which promoted creativity.

    Cons

    Poor group structure led to redundant tasks.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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