Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated May 12, 2015
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  1. Strong product line, great environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals full-time

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

    Pros

    The company had a strong product line which is now Surgical Specialties (with the IR business going to Argon Medical). Strong community and good leadership. Nice to work for a company that makes products that help people.

    Cons

    The company went through some ups and downs in terms of growth. They had a financial restructuring that on the surface looked bad but ultimately was great for the company. Lots of changes but that happens with smaller medical device companies.

    Advice to Management

    No advice needed. They took a hard look financially and did what they felt was the best decision at the time. Can't fault them for that. They also tried to engage staff as best as they could through difficult times.


  2. Tough Economy's impact on angiotech

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

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

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

    Pros

    Growing R&D and lot of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Medium Sized company with ambitious projects. Tough economy did impact the financials of the company. Ambitious Acquisitions may have led to its downfall.


  3. Change not for the good of all, just a few!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals

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

    Pros

    Until Angiotech, Vancouver, CA purchased Surgical Specialties in 2008, it was an upstanding well respected manufacturer? Changes have not been positive and deteriorated to present, as they are closing manufacturing operations on PR and Reading PA, to manufacture in Mexico in 2015.

    Cons

    Changes have not been positive since 2008 and deteriorated to present, as they are closing manufacturing operations on PR and Reading PA, to manufacture in Mexico in 2015.

    Advice to Management

    Why, They never listened to sound advice from the field.


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  5. Good company to work for

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

    I worked at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals full-time

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

    Pros

    New Group, Various Opportunities for Growth

    Cons

    Challenging Economic Situation, limited opportunities for promotion


  6. Average

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attacher in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Attacher in Reading, PA

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

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

    Pros

    They offer a great work environment for their employees.

    Cons

    They do not pay their employees enough wages.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more money!


  7. Good pay, decent products, horrible management

    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Niche product originally sold in plastic surgery, but later sold in orthopedic

    Cons

    No data at the time for orthopedic surgeries, yet tremendous pressure to sell in those cases


  8. nothing much

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Wheeling, IL
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Wheeling, IL

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

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

    Pros

    long term employment.. they hire even the older ones..

    Cons

    they do not give the same opportunity with their employees.. it should be equal specially in giving overtime..


  9. Great people local in Reading, Pa with a great product.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Reading, PA

    I worked at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Local Surgical Specialties division was a great place to work with people, products, and challenges. Local Senior Managment very knowledgeable and great to work for.

    Cons

    Corporate in Vancouver, Canada could use some lessens in manufacturing, development, and managment of running a non pharmaceutical company. Constant cost cutting is a strain on personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate delegate more responsibility down to local management. Raise salaries and benefits to a reasonable level for existing employees and to draw new talent.


  10. Great people, lousy communication

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, free office snacks, lots of employee bonding initiatives. Company was making some very interesting products

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management, kept everyone in the dark as to state of company


  11. Lost Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Great bunch of people, really interesting science and they had bags of money for research when I started.

    Cons

    Squandered the money and started rounds of layoffs every 6 months leading up to bankruptcy and eventual dissolution of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Management never really accepted that the widget side of business WAS the business. There is no shame in making widgets. But they blew all of the money on research projects with no hope of success.



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