Valeant Reviews

Updated February 4, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good but boring experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Summer in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Valeant full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and good hours.

    Cons

    Can often be boring. Because of their philosophy of being lean and efficient, it often forces people to pretend that they are constantly busy.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees and customers better.

  2. Is what it is

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valeant

    Pros

    co-workers are very nice.
    Compensation is one par for the work being done.

    Cons

    Dirtier than I would expect a pharmaceutical plant to be.
    I am having a hard time finding people to trust here, my direct manager seems like a snake.
    Everyone seems to really dislike it there because there benefits were cut back, but i think the benefits are okay.

  3. valeant experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ

    I have been working at Valeant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the managers were very friendly

    Cons

    no communication. no career improvement

    Advice to Management

    they need bring workers together .

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  5. Large corporation with the "lean structure" motto

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Contractor - QA Specialist in Petaluma, CA
    Current Contractor - QA Specialist in Petaluma, CA

    I have been working at Valeant as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Employees on-site are very friendly and helpful. There is laid-back culture, however the job gets done and the goals are met.

    Cons

    No HR on-site; upper management are in the East Coast so quite often feel that there is no cohesion. Acquisitions lead to "synergy", which means software systems and quality systems are scrapped or half-hazardly merged together. Very "dynamic" company.

    Advice to Management

    Too many chiefs, not enough indians.

  6. Great portfolio of products that customers like.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

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

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

    Pros

    Pay for performance, job does not get stagnant, benefits are good, products are excellent. You have to be very good at getting the job done with less resources.

    Cons

    Communication wasn't always the best and often the sales force felt their needs weren't heard. Always in a state of acquisition and needs of the field are not always a priority.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Fast-paced environment in continual transition

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

    I have been working at Valeant full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are always opportunities to learn. The environment is very fast-paced. The company offers stock options, which are a very good incentive.

    Cons

    The company is in perpetual transition and does not complete the integraton of one company before moving on to the next. The company operates under an extremely lean model, constantly downsizing and streamlining forcing everyone to be spread too thinly.

    Advice to Management

    Management should allow sufficient time between major acquisitions.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Very fast pace with lots of exposure but little guidance/direction

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

    I have been working at Valeant full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    dealing with 3rd party CMOs allows for virtual work. Exposed from OTC to prescriptions.

    Cons

    Very little guidance/direction. constant state of change without allowing time to acclimate.
    no honeymoon stage - always reacting

  9. Helpful (4)

    Agressive Takeover Machine

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

    I have been working at Valeant full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    They are swift when they strike

    Cons

    The machine will never stop

    Advice to Management

    Communicate More

  10. Helpful (2)

    Company is most concerned with bottom line, if you are okay with that you will be fine

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

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

    Pros

    fast past, dynamic, great for learning, opportunity for promotion

    Cons

    management doesn't put employees interest - they relocated entire company from California to NJ which put employees with 20+ years of history with the company out a job.

    Advice to Management

    Get a pulse on morale and take action to address it

  11. Good with room for improvement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - In Field in Eastern, KY
    Current Employee - In Field in Eastern, KY

    I have been working at Valeant

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, better senior leadership

    Cons

    Average, not great, field leadership

    Advice to Management

    Mike, Good job so far. The communication with the field has been often and thorough. Nice change from prior mangement.

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