Animas

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Animas Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
13 Reviews
2.3
13 Reviews
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Teri Lawver
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  1.  

    Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in West Chester, PA

    I worked at Animas full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people very helpful and willing to solve problems together. The manufacturing team is very nice and easy to work with

    Cons

    Upper management gave unclear assignments but other than that it was a great experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly give assignments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing Company With Exceptional Products

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in West Chester, PA

    I worked at Animas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture, company values, professional atmosphere

    Cons

    Out-dated technology, management in transition (Teri Lawver has not been President of the company since 2011). The current General Manager (chief executive) is Juan Toro

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Legacy employees that have proven track records have been removed from key positions within the organization and replaced with ill-equipped managers resulting in decreasing customer service scores/experiences. Payors, patients and distributors are all effected by these changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in West Chester, PA

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

    Pros

    I honestly can not say very many positive things about this company besides the fact that its a Johnson & Johnson company and has good benefits. Thats about it.

    Cons

    I worked at this company for about a year and it was one of the worst places Ive ever worked. Horrible training program. Extremely micromanaged. The leadership is incompetant and the overall moral was very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs leadership training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    supervisors,leads and backup leads

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Animas

    Pros

    New Site Manager is trying to improve things

    Cons

    They have leads and backup leads giving orders to people with far more knowledge and experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the people with the knowledge and experience in charge.Not people who have been permanent a year or less and have a limited background.Clean house of the people who are a cancer to teamwork and gang up on the good employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Inexperienced leaders

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Animas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, great co-workers

    Cons

    Management consisted of those with no college education or management training. Low morale throughout sales department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in sales supervisors with experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA

    I worked at Animas part-time

    Pros

    Animas provides lots of opportunities to prove yourself and to try different things. The patient-first mentality is pervasive.

    Cons

    Not much current innovation as technologies have been established for years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst J&J Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Animas

    Pros

    Ability to work for a company with a mission of helping individuals that have diabetes.

    Cons

    Animas has significant potential. However with legacy "leadership" at the helm of years of disastrous poor planning and zero ability to execute, Animas is doomed to be a J&J divestiture.

    Animas has zero professional development and promotional opportunities due to stagnant and incompetent "leaders" that have zero ability to advance in their own careers, thus staying in their positions until they hope to retire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real authentic and competent leadership that deliver with the "how" in mind, vs. the current state of continuous finger pointing in a failing attempt to preserve their own ability to survive until retirement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee who escaped a poor ethical environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Animas full-time

    Pros

    Some good people and pretty good benefits

    Cons

    Below average pay for most employees.The arrogance of some in middle and upper management . They let there egos and friendships get in the way of managing the company fairly. I have seem them destroy lives and careers of people who didn,t bow to them.Causing some good people to move on(including me) and some current ones to dread everyday they worked there.They will belittle you If attempt try to make an improvement they don,t agree with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in people and advance people on there accomplishments.Not because they tell you how wonderful you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Beware

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in West Chester, PA

    I worked at Animas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Owned by Johnson and Johnson, pay and benefits are good because they are part of Johnson and Johnson for now

    Cons

    Company is in serious trouble with the FDA with multiple warning letters (2005 and 2011, see FDA website) and with the parent Johnson & Johnson for unacceptable financial performance. Very high turnover in senior technical and management ranks. Products in market are nearly obsolete compared to competition and have high failure rate. Company will likely be sold by Johnson & Johnson soon or absorbed into one of their other larger companies as a dying business unit with resultant layoffs. Ok place to apply for job if you have no current job or are certain you will loose your current job, not otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for an exit to save yourself and think of your underlings also when you do so

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Up until "the merge," Animas was one of my favorite companies to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA

    I have been working at Animas

    Pros

    The employees are very friendly, helpful and honest
    Very comfortable work environment
    Great benefits
    Wonderful location
    Terrific work/life balance
    Family and patient-oriented
    Being a member of J&J

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for professional growth
    Being a member of J&J
    The recent merge has all but "killed" the Animas we all knew and loved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what Animas' strengths are/were and utilize them (Integrity, Honesty, Patient-focused, true concern for others, family-first attitude and always tries to do the right thing)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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