Depomed Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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Depomed President, CEO, and Director James A. (Jim) Schoeneck
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  1. Love it here

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Depomed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting future Development focused culture Proactive leadership approach Great central location Nimble and not bogged down with too much process Thought leaders when it comes to incentive practices. Exciting contests, great prizes, motivating incentive pay.

    Cons

    Need more participation in charitable events Need to think of creative ways to recognize non-sales staff

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. Keep thinking of ways to take care of your number 1 asset your employees. Your doing a great job and I know it will only get better.


  2. Executive Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Belmont, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Belmont, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The executive team walks their talk.

    Cons

    Although we have stock with the company they limit their stock & bonus at time of performance reviews.

    Advice to Management

    They should revisit how much stock they offer with raises and bonus at review time.


  3. Great culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Newark, CA

    I worked at Depomed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and values. People are very nice and a pleasure to work with. The company is growing at a very mindful pace. Location is commute friendly.

    Cons

    Too many snacks. I can't resist free chips.


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  5. Bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist

    I have been working at Depomed

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

    Pros

    Base salary is the only positive draw to a job with this underperforming company.

    Cons

    Low commission/bonus Me-too drugs with little advantage over generic options Bad leadership Off-label selling practices Non-compliant No room for career advancement Low level leadership is incompetent

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of incompetent sales managers and revamp HR, sales training, compliance department and all whom encourage illegal practices. FDA should keep a close eye on sales practices. Physician's should be skeptical of messaging from sales specialists.


  6. Bright future ahead for Depomed

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

    I have been working at Depomed full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I reviewed some of the posts on this site and I realized that they are dated and companies change over time. I can tell you that Depomed is a company of change. People who excel at the company are people who embrace and accept change, finding it invigorating and inspiring. I believe we have a team of leaders who a paving the way for a successful future at Depomed, Inc. It’s thrilling to be part of this growing family culture. Where the President knows everyone’s name! Take a minute and consider joining us on this journey.

    Cons

    For some people change is difficult, at Depomed, we work with everyone to help them embrace change and provide the necessary tools for success.

    Advice to Management

    Keep brining in the business!!! Stay focused on growing the company. Please maintain the culture as we continue to grow.


  7. Mature Culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Depomed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great smart people to work with. Most employees have a lost of work experience in the field

    Cons

    Could have better defined processes

    Advice to Management

    Work on defining processes. Need a SOP book for all activities and tasks


  8. Helpful (4)

    Sexism is rife - dont be a smart female expecting to succeed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research and Development
    Former Employee - Research and Development

    I worked at Depomed full-time

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

    Pros

    Most folks at HQ are good to work with. Basic collaboration and willingness to get the job done among bench-level folks. Salaries and benefits quite competitive.

    Cons

    Leadership is composed of men... only a handful of females in upper management, and even then, they report to men... Old boys network who look to make themselves richer while ignoring those that have to put in the hours and get the job done. No pipeline at all, only me-too products with no benefits over existing products. Back-stabbing and bullying from certain heads of department make the culture intimidating to promote any collaborative discussions and decision making in a team setting. Especially if you're an intelligent female who has succeeded elsewhere and are trying to implement your successes here. Do not follow their procedures or have systems that are robust. Lazy heads of departments who just want to collect a pay check.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the folks that actually do the work. Listen to their ideas. Nepotism has never been a useful tool in inspiring collaboration and team work, so stop doing it now. How about recruiting some women in to senior management? Dont reward those that constantly bully others and behave inappropriately - have a forum for employees to be able to report this, and have the issues confronted.


  9. Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Flex Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Flex Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Depomed full-time

    Pros

    Small company, good environment, start up,

    Cons

    need bigger pipeline, need more employees at home office

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. Outstanding experience at this company wearing many hats in Senior position

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not profitable yet, so still boot-strapping as much as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Get profitable.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Flex Sales Rep

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flex Sales
    Current Employee - Flex Sales

    I have been working at Depomed part-time (Less than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good product offering with Gralise but Zipsor is just another me too.

    Cons

    Poor Managent and no clear sales direction. If ram my own business with the same lack of direction I would be bankrupt.

    Advice to Management

    A culture of fear to drive performance will never get the best performance from your employees.



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