Allergan Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. Great science behind the product

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allergan

    Pros

    Products and reputation is great

    Cons

    In my area, people don't want to the prices


  2. Product Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allergan

    Pros

    formal structure in knowing what needs to be accomplished

    Cons

    Politics, management changes. division among the business units


  3. Great people, commitment to quality, cautious

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Project Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Global Project Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Allergan

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, committed to delivering the best products on the market. Lovely campus, great weather. Recently remodeled cafeteria. Rarely hired, rarely fired. Stable.

    Cons

    Everything may have changed after the takeover. Many great people were asked to leave including most management. Systems are probably in flux. Everything I built will get trashed, including carefully studied business processes and workflow. Training is minimal. Sometimes too slow to change. Lots of inertia. But then again. it may all change.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the processes and why those processes work, before bringing in new technology or business methods. Try not to lose too much accumulated knowledge in the transition.


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  5. great company, great culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Employees get well taken care of. and are encouraged to do more and grow

    Cons

    You need to be working with the right people to experience the best of the companies. there are a few authoritarians who have recently taken leadership roles who will not let you grow.

    Also recently Allergan got acquired by Actavis. it would be interesting to see how the new combined company shapes up. Current emotions dont look very good.

    Advice to Management

    weed out the authoritarians and or fix them


  6. Great company to work for before the Actavis merger.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great intelligent, professional people to work with, good management team, beautiful campus

    Cons

    The place was Nordstrom before the merger, now it's resulted to Wal-Mart

    Advice to Management

    Be as honest as possible to employees, always find a way to work ideas into reality


  7. Lab Associate

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

    I worked at Allergan

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

    Pros

    Great Company with great benefits

    Cons

    It truly was a great experience, no cons.


  8. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Allergan full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Nice location, had a lot of opportunities to take on a lot of projects. Was able to work autonomously for the majority of time.

    Cons

    Company acquired, the site in Irvine is no longer headquarters. A lot of great people were laid off so the work load is too much now.

    Advice to Management

    Improve advancement opportunity.


  9. Senior Manager

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

    I worked at Allergan full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Campus and expanding global reach

    Cons

    Old school network and increasing red tape


  10. AGN was one of the best

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

    I worked at Allergan

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

    Pros

    Health benefits, 401K, great work environment

    Cons

    Lay off due to merger


  11. Helpful (2)

    One and only in Orange County

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Allergan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent salary; state of the art working environment and instruments; Incredible job safety before it was acquired; Classy management team.

    Cons

    I am no longer there.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to believe in your team and cultivate them.



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