Elan Pharmaceuticals

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Elan Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work, very good benefits. The people i worked with and my supervisors were treated me with respect.

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    Former Employee - Research Associate II in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate II in South San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    there is a possibility for growth. If you work hard eventually you will be promoted. You interact with a lot of people, even with the directors

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work overtime.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bought us to sell us

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Elan Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    stock options awarded to Dura employees vested on sale.

    Cons

    Little appreciation of research and development programs, they bought us only for the US sales force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Depends on the department.

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Elan Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People. Intereating technology for the most part.

    Cons

    Managers more interested in communication with their level. Decision making entirely top down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate some decision making, less promotions for friendliness and more for ability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Elan Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Industry leader, great job and people

    Cons

    Just like any other big company, easy to get lost in the office...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative

    I have been working at Elan Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy - pay was ok and comprible

    Cons

    Management and lack of leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Research Associate

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Elan Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great science and people. Provided many opportunities to showcase my talents while learning much more.

    Cons

    Bad CEO! This guy should have been cut loose long ago.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Solid experience gained by working in their ISO certified IT Organization.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Site amenities, open friendly culture.

    Cons

    Waterfall project mgt methodology as a de-facto standard makes solution delivery ineffecient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Agile methodology should be introduced and integrated to gain more velocity in solution delivery.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Elan Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    many of the sites closing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Beware of this company

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant

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

    Pros

    1. Salary, bonuses, stock options, great health benefits, referral bonuses
    2. They set SMART goals for each employee and depending on who your boss is - will support those goals
    3. Promote education and training from within

    Cons

    The cons to this company are what brings the ratings down to dissatisfied.
    1. Micromanagement to the point of feeling constantly tortured
    2. Poor work/life balance
    3. Favoritism
    4. Gossiping that leads to irrational judgments and decisions by managers
    5. Constant layoffs
    6. Devaluing of stock that makes options worthless
    7. Good ol' boys club mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's probably too late because your limited pipeline and inability to know your people, hire good management, and treat employees with respect eventually impacted the company to the point they are near corporate death.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was -- different -- while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in South San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to take on new challenges. Lots to do and ready for people to ask to do it. Smart people who are highly motivated. Love, love the people. Best group I've ever worked with in many ways.

    Cons

    Pace of change, downsizing, restucturing can be relentless. And was, actually, as proven by the fact it's about to be sold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stability please? Actually it's too late as the company is about to be sold. Sad....

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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