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Good experience, good company doing good research in a tough therapy area.

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Former Employee - Clinical Scientist
Former Employee - Clinical Scientist

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

Pros

Freedom to work independently, good benefits.

Cons

Somewhat closed culture, takes time to understand.

Recommends

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management is non-existant

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    Former Employee - Intake Coordinator in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intake Coordinator in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Actelion as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    They have a fully stocked refrigerator and snack section and a clean campus. Thats about it.

    Cons

    They expect an in-human amount of work to be done in a rediculous time frame. Their management is non-existant and staff is unsupportive. I mean I'm all for working independantly but there is absolutely no team structure in this place. I was working in a contract position in the customer service/patient assistance department and was stoked when I got the gig, but that enthusiam didn't last long. There is overall direction provided to the team from the management. The work methods and overall system are lacking direction. An insane amount of work is expected to be completed within an impossible timeframe. It was an overall tiring andunpleasant experience working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direct and motivate your staff! Let them know that you are there for them and that you have an open door policy. Make the pecking order clear (for lack of a better term). Maybe spend a week in your employee shoes to see if your alotted time frame and amount of work is actually feasable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    In this day and age, it was okay

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Actelion

    Pros

    - good people
    - pretty good benefits
    - central location
    - interesting pipeline
    - company longevity

    Cons

    - if you are not at HQ in Switzerland, you are in work Siberia
    - roles/responsibilities not clearly defined
    - different performance standards for different people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - value all of your offices/locations the same!

    No opinion of CEO
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