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Allergan Chairman, President & CEO David E. I. Pyott
David E. I. Pyott
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Pros
  • Understands the importance of work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Great company with pretty good benefits (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance seems to depend on your role (in 18 reviews)

  • Layoffs targeted the lowest levels instead of "cutting the fat" in middle management (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Production System Administrator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Systems Administrator in Waco, TX
    Current Contractor - Systems Administrator in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Allergan as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, the staff and employees are very kind and professional. Clean working environment with great benefits.

    Cons

    some times you work on call, not a lot of room for error. I felt as a contract worker I didn't have the privilege the Allergan employees had. Was trained to complete all access of the job only to be dumped to hire a new employee.

    Advice to Management

    The Management had a lot on their hands, but focus should not be taken off the employees. Or certain cases should be made to work better with an employee could become a part of the Allergan team.


  2. I would said it a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Operator in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Operator in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allergan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's Climate Control, I came in as a Tech Operator Now I am a senior operator Like the time off I work 4 on one week and 3 on the nest week the benefits are great.

    Cons

    Have help with project in make the job better. coming up with ideal to make it easy to work on the lines

    Advice to Management

    I as that they give us better training.


  3. Metrologist

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    Former Employee - Plant Technician in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Plant Technician in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Allergan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, friendly coworkers, will hire without age discrimination.

    Cons

    This company is so far behind on maintenance practices, not willing to consider suggestions or unwilling to act upon suggestions. . Not willing to purchase more equipment than the minimum to perform maintenance duties. No room for advancement. I worked for an unmotivated leader Manager who was content to do the minimum to get by with the department function for plant instrument calibrations support.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to implement new ideas, don't tie the hands of departments regarding purchasing more equipment to perform their tasks.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    A place of retirement

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Technician in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy Work as long as you stay on top of your responsibilities

    Cons

    Hard to progress, and mundane work

    Advice to Management

    Keeping your go getters and people that progress rapidly busy and use them to their full potential. Do not overlook age or experience.


  6. A lot expected for little reward (Waco, TX facility)

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    Current Employee - Chemistry Lab Tech II in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Chemistry Lab Tech II in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allergan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great place for new grads to meet each other, company performance above average overall

    Cons

    Sub-par pay, favoritism, inconsistently enforced procedures/SOPs, lack of teamwork (especially between departments), high level of complacency (lots of spoilage), poor middle management in all departments, Waco is not the best for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Pinpoint the hard workers, reward them, and cut the underperformers


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to Start but No Opportunity for Advancement

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allergan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits, good place to start in pharma industry, financially stable company, good corporate mission and core policies, decent starting salaries

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, small salary increases, small to minimal bonuses, poor work - life balance, very strict sick time policy, nepatism through out the facility, no work at home policy.

    Advice to Management

    Stop creating positions for the wives of favored employees, develop a work at home or flex time policy, develp better bonuses and salary increases for everyone (even the hourly employees). Develop a mentoring program to help increase promoting from within.



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