ALZA Reviews

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  • Great people, bad management

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    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST

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


    People are great there. Was a very fun and fulfilling experience. The company as a whole held a high standard in its compliance and safety.


    Upper management protected itself and would cut people that was not in their inner circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that there are good people that work there. Choosing people that kiss up over good hard working people is not the right formula for long term success.

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ALZA Interviews

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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    HR contacted followed by Hiring manager phone interview, then onsite in person interviews without presentation, followed by an offer in 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most challenge project in school   View Answer
    Accepted Offer

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Headquarters Fremont, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2001
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Unknown
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

ALZA helps medicine get under your skin. The company concentrates on drug-delivery systems, primarily transdermal patches; GlaxoSmithKline's #1 smoking-cessation product NicoDerm CQ uses ALZA technology. Other drug delivery systems offered by ALZA include electro-transport systems that use electricity to push the drug through skin, implants designed to regulate drug delivery for up to a full year, depot injections, liposomal technology for intravenous drugs, and timed-release tablets and capsules. The company has been a subsidiary of health care giant Johnson & Johnson... More

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