Dow Pharmaceutical
2.3 of 5 3 reviews
www.dowpharm.com Petaluma, CA 50 to 149 Employees

Dow Pharmaceutical Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014

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Bhaskar Chaudhuri

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    Nicest place I've ever worked, too bad it won't last.

    (Current Employee)
    Petaluma, CA

    ProsEveryone here will agree that the people here are the nicest people to work with. Everyone does a great job at what they do, are knowledgeable, and willing to train others.

    ConsParent company Valeant has laid-off a significant portion of the company, so the future of this company is questionable.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great before it was purchased by Valeant, Mike Pearson put it out of business.

    Assistant Director of Marketing (Former Employee)
    Petaluma, CA

    ProsNone that I can think of.

    ConsRun by group of corporate raiders who ruin every company they purchase.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClose the whole mess down and sell the piece parts now while they're worth something

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK Company with Lots of Room for Improvement

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Petaluma, CA

    ProsGood salary for the North SF Bay area. Dow is a small fast-paced company, and you have lots of opportunities to wear lots of hats. Very results-oriented environment.

    ConsCommunication from executive management and sharing of information across functional areas is sorely inadequate. Micromanagement is king at the senior management level. Dow struggles between trying to be a service provider business versus an internal drug development company - doing neither role really well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe new direction of Dow / Valeant to reduce internal R&D headcount and costs and focus more on acquiring later-stage drug products may benefit stockholders in the short term, but this is not likely to be a good long-term strategy if Valeant wants to be a growing specialty pharma company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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