AVANIR Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated May 17, 2015
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AVANIR Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Keith A. Katkin
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  1. Long Term Care Associate Sales Representative

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Long Term Care Associate Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Long Term Care Associate Sales Representative

    I have been working at AVANIR Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working here because of the people I work with. My Territory Manager and I work well together, and our Regional Business Manager has management and leadership skills that go unmatched. The company is not incredibly big either, so you get to know many people within the company quickly. Our CEO and the entire brand of upper management seem extremely thoughtful and sincere.

    Cons

    No company is perfect, but I can't find much I don't like. If I had to choose one thing I would fix, it would be to provide more bonus opportunity for the Associate Sales Representatives. But at the same time, the company made a major investment on hiring many new sales representatives, while other companies downsized. I am grateful for the opportunity and believe it to be a great fit.

    Advice to Management

    To promote the LTC Associate Representatives who have made a valuable impact within their territory. (Once they are eligible for potential promotion)


  2. Executive Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Some fun people to work with. Made a few good friends there.

    Cons

    Unorganized. Upper management was only looking out for themselves. Huge salary gaps between worker bees and management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they matter


  3. Amazing culture, high growth potential

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at AVANIR Pharmaceuticals

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

    Pros

    Management is very transparent from the c-suite down to middle managers. People here are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the work done. Lots of focus is placed on developing employees.

    Cons

    Some processes are outdated and tedious. Lots of administrative work that should be automated. However the company is open to change.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making processes more efficient.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Not good not that bad

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Long Term Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Long Term Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I have been working at AVANIR Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay,company car, phone, iPad and they give you tons of cool free stuff. Promotions we said to happen after 18 months in entry level postions so we will see.

    Cons

    selling a drug nobody wants or even believes exists. Job stability is always in the back of your mind since the buyout. Very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Stay consistent on how you want things conducted. Be upfront about whats going on with the future of the company.


  6. Selling out for $3 above trading price? Irresponsible

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - LNAM Area Manager
    Current Employee - LNAM Area Manager

    I have been working at AVANIR Pharmaceuticals

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

    Pros

    Small company style and feel vs BIG pharma

    Cons

    POOR benefits! 2 weeks vacation for ALL employees?

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell out your shareholders!


  7. Reimbursement Information Support Specialist

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

    I worked at AVANIR Pharmaceuticals

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, training, pay and supportive company culture.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AVANIR Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can make alot of money if you can find patients

    Cons

    TOugh to find patients for product


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great experience initially but soured quickly

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Aliso Viejo, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation was okay and the team was very friendly. Late hours are rare

    Cons

    Very rigid and unfair performance review process. I was criticized for thinking too highly of myself.

    Advice to Management

    Lay off the politics, treat employees as people


  10. Helpful (1)

    Work Life balance on going

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Neuroscien Are Manager
    Current Employee - Neuroscien Are Manager

    I have been working at AVANIR Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good company would love more time to sell.

    Cons

    Selling the state of disease is tuff.

    Advice to Management

    not yet


  11. Helpful (2)

    Don't work here unless you want to do the job of 3-4 people and have zero work/life balance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at AVANIR Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The senior management team are some of the highest quality people you will ever meet and are easy to get along with. The people in general are very high quality which is a testament to their HR recruiting practices.

    Cons

    The culture and work/life balance is horrible. Everyone does the job of 3 or more people and if you aren't on call 24/7, you're not doing your job. The culture they are trying to develop echos this sentiment. This is the only job I've had where I felt guilty taking a full 60 minute lunch and taking time off for vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to spread the workload out and have defined job functions that don't overburden employees so they can have their own lives outside of work.



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