Allergan
3.2 of 5 168 reviews
www.allergan.com Irvine, CA 5000+ Employees

Allergan Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.2 168 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Allergan Chairman, President & CEO David E. I. Pyott

David E. I. Pyott

(122 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "They have a standard time off policy and the company work-life balance is fairly well managed"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Pretty good benefits, including a GREAT tuition reimbursement program"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance tilted too far to work side- not family friendly"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Senior management changed direction frequently and sometimes made questionable decisions"
    in 9 reviews
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    Awesome

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsReally great people and products

    ConsNone - great place to work

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay independent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent atmosphere

    Executive Secretary (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsThe betterment of humanity. Excellent culture. Truly will acknowledge and reward innovative/cost savings/bottom-line enhancing/efficiency related ideas.

    I did recommend a friend and a relative for positions and both were hired and happy/fulfilled.

    ConsDepends on the group/department. Overall dedicated people who pursue their life's career passion are the happiest to be around.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Allergan is a great company to work for with a portfolio of extremely good products.

    Finance (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsAllergan is the single largest employer based in Orange County and they strive to treat their employees right. They have a standard time off policy and the company work-life balance is fairly well managed. Allergan also has a very generous tuition reimbursement program.

    ConsCareer-advancement; the opportunities are somewhat limited to advance, and they sometimes lose talent due to the lack of clear career-pathing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease consider building a career pathing tool and integrate it as a part of the annual review process.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice place

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsNice campus, nice location, small company feel with big company amenities

    ConsOnce you are here you may never leave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay independent on the west coast

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, growing company, fun place to work

    ConsNo cons to report here

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    Company that really cares

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsAllergan is a company that provides services and products within the medical industry. My experience is that they genuinely care about their employees and do everything they can to enable an effective work-life balance for its employees and help to build the skill set that each person has. They truly care when employees have concerns and work to resolve matters in a way that benefits all. I cannot imagine a more conducive employer to work for.

    ConsThere are no cons for working for this company as far as I'm concerned.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Director (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsThings constantly change. Good opportunities come up for those who excel. People who do well are rewarded. Time commitment / workload is well-managed. Company is run well.

    ConsA lot of focus on metrics is a good practice but sometimes hurtful. For example, holding the contingent number down for the sake of the metric prevents teams from executing. Sometimes overly bureaucratic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPush stock options further down into the organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place To Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPlenty of work and the people are great to work with.

    ConsSometimes not enough direction as to what needs to be done and the deadlines.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Incredible energy and positivity around!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsValue their employees, value the quality of work, work ethically

    ConsNone so far, but I don't think I will see any either!

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    Interning at Allergan for the summer

    Summer Intern (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsFriendly co-workers, I liked that it was smaller corporate because I was able to interact with upper management even more than I thought I could. I learned so much high strategy work because of that and I really appreciate the opportunity.
    I loved every moment! A lot of opportunity.

    ConsSmaller company = less structured. but that of course can be turned into opportunity as well. I do not see anything so bad about the company?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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