Depomed
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www.depomed.com Menlo Park, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Depomed President, CEO, and Director James A. (Jim) Schoeneck

James A. (Jim) Schoeneck

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Menlo Park, CA

    ProsGood communication at the hands-on and low/middle management levels make it a friendly place to work. Depomed has some very talented people even if they aren't always recognized.

    ConsUpper management didn't seem to care what the employees actually did. They were just the hands that let management make announcements to business investors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive a little personal attention to your employees to keep them motivated.

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    Outstanding experience at this company wearing many hats in Senior position

    Senior Management (Current Employee)
    Menlo Park, CA

    ProsHigh growth, dynamic atmosphere. Very exciting, never boring. Lot's of challenges and rewards.

    ConsNot profitable yet, so still boot-strapping as much as possible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet profitable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company with potential, but senior management seems out of touch.

    (Current Employee)
    Menlo Park, CA

    ProsSome great people.
    Products and technology worth supporting.
    Good pipeline for small company.
    Good mid-Bay Area location. Moving in December 2012 to a very nice, newly renovated space in the PRC in Newark.

    ConsSenior management, especially the CEO, appears to be out of touch with the organization as a whole. Morale is low and there is much complaining among the ranks. Several good people have recently left or are looking to leave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAt such a small company the CEO should be more accessible to people beyond his direct reports. And HR should be lead by someone who is truly interested in making sure the work environment is good and that people feel like they are heard.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Salaries should have been more competitive with the market

    Analytical Chemist (Former Employee)
    Menlo Park, CA

    ProsIt is a small company where you can establish relationships with most people at the company. Since many of the processes are not set in place, it is a great opportunity to implement fresh ideas.

    ConsThe salaries at the bottom level are not that competitive. It is hard to bring about improvements within departments with the management in place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward the people who do a great job at the bottom since these are the people who bring results to the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No growth or development = no motivation

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Menlo Park, CA

    Pros- Support work life balance.
    - Some really great people.
    - Salary is competitive.

    Cons- Lack of accountability throughout organization.
    - Promotions not justified.
    - Performance review process needs improvement. No metrics or peer reviews.
    - Lacks adequate program for personnel training and development.
    - New personnel suggest fresh and efficient ideas for improvement but are immediately confronted with road blocks due to long time staff who are intimidated and reluctant to change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the performance review process so that employees are properly rewarded for their accomplishments.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you don't care for politics, then don't work for this company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Menlo Park, CA

    Pros-people at the bench level are pleasant to work with.
    -people at the lower level are technical and knowledgable

    Cons-collusion between people in upper management designed to undermine others efforts;

    -lack of accountability, responsibility by upper management "Lead by Consensus" philosophy;

    -decision making is done by consensus. If you disagree with the consensus (2-3 people in upper management) you are labeled a "problem";

    -management approach is to take the shortest, highest risk route rather than the "right" approach. Often make decisions predicated on time lines rather than "correct/industry standard"" or "ethical" approach;

    --promotions through Nepotism

    Advice to Senior ManagementFoster a culture of diversity in opinion & experience rather than going with the corporate "Bobble Heads"

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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