Par Pharmaceutical Companies

www.parpharm.com
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Par Pharmaceutical Companies Chairman, President, and CEO Pat LePore
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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Irvine, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Par Pharmaceutical Companies as a contractor

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    Positive Outlook
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment with brilliant people working here. Very busy and productive. Open doors to any offices (of which there are few). Practically everyone works in a cube. Convenient parking. Hours may be flexible to accommodate commuters. Lots of autonomy -- they expect you to know your job and do it. Lots of GMP and SOP training.

    Cons

    If you aren't good at what you do, don't bother applying for a job here.

    Advice to Management

    Now that Anchen/Par is part of Endo, perhaps it's time for consistency in branding the various business entitites in a consistent manner.


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    Anonymous Employee in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Par Pharmaceutical Companies (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Brief telephone conversation about the position and my salary expectations followed by on-line "interview" where I had to log into a system with my computer and record answers to questions using my webcam. I was not speaking to a real person, just a computer, so there was no opportunity for follow-up questions or any give and take. When the question comes up on the screen you have 30 seconds to formulate a response and then 3 minutes to state your answer. I found this to be very cold, impersonal, and much more difficult than a live interview. I am sure I did not present myself well due to my nervousness. I did not receive any feedback in the 2 weeks following the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Can't remember a specific question. I had expected a typical "phone interview" line of questioning where I simply go through my qualifications. Most questions were of the "describe a time when..." type, which I think are much more difficult to answer in this format.   Answer Question

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Website www.parpharm.com
Headquarters Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1991
Type Company - Public
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Generic drugs are par for the course for Par Pharmaceutical Companies (Par). The company markets about 50 generic drugs in some 175 dosages; its generic product line focuses on central nervous system, cardiovascular, and anti-inflammatory medications, as well as infectious disease. The generic division manufactures some of its own products, but it also distributes drugs manufactured by strategic partners. The company is moving into the branded pharmaceutical market as well by developing updated versions of off-patent drugs through its Strativa division. Par markets product... More

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