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  • Cephalon was One of a Kind

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frazer, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frazer, PA

    I worked at Cephalon full-time (more than 8 years)


    I worked for Cephalon for 10 years. I came in through a temp agency and was hired 1 year later. Each department was a very close group of employees and they were dedicated/long term employees. Long lasting friendships were made, and this is exactly the culture Frank Baldino wanted. He come to work everyday and eat in the same cafeteria along side his employees, he was one of us. Salary and benefits were Great! Opportunities to learn were there, you just had to take advantage of them.


    Management was brought up the ladder and at times didn't deserve the positions they were given. There was no where to go if you had a complaint, the company was so small that it always go back to Management and you would be treated accordingly. Compliance?!

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    The company was taken over after the death of Frank Baldino, by Teva Pharma which was a large company and lay-offs came and were welcomed. We knew it would Never be the same Cephalon it once was.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frazer, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frazer, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Cephalon in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    It took a while to go through an interview process. I first spoke with my Director informally by telephone then in person. My Director then arranged interviews with various Directors within my Department, and with a Senior Director in HR. The interviews themselves were unscripted and relatively informal. I also had to do a drug test as per company HR policy prior to being hired.

    Interview Questions
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    • How do you see your academic background contributing to this [industry] position?   View Answer
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    Accepted Offer
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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

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Website www.cephalon.com
Headquarters Malvern, PA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1987
Type Company - Public
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Cephalon has a cabinet stocked with specialty drugs. The company's research, development, manufacturing, and marketing activities focus on therapies for central nervous system (CNS) disorders, cancer, pain, and inflammatory disease. Its NUVIGIL and PROVIGIL drugs treat the sleep disorder narcolepsy. The company's other top sellers are cancer drug TREANDA, cancer pain medications ACTIQ and FENTORA, epilepsy treatment GABITRIL, and muscle relaxant AMRIX. It also markets some generic pharmaceuticals. While the firm's products are primarily sold in the US and Europe, its... More

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