Angiotech Pharmaceuticals

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Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
12 Reviews
2.7
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Tough Economy's impact on angiotech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    New Group, Various Opportunities for Growth

    Cons

    Challenging Economic Situation, limited opportunities for promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Average

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    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)

    Pros

    They offer a great work environment for their employees.

    Cons

    They do not pay their employees enough wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more money!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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)

    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..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Reading, PA

    I worked at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, lousy communication

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    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)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lost Opportunity

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Well organized company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Excellent Colleagues
    Superior work environment
    Professional organization
    Experienced and appropriate personnel
    Location

    Cons

    Financial uncertainty, lack of senior management presence, uncertain future and opportunities, project mismanagement, poor communication between departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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