Actelion

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Going nowhere fast

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cherry Hill, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cherry Hill, NJ

I have been working at Actelion

Pros

Actelion NJ (Actelion Clinical Research) has the following good points: bring your dog to work policy; fully paid medical benefits; a few of the direct managers are very supportive of their direct reports

Cons

Clinical Development management department heads are in a power struggle and fighting for control. The departments are silos, with poor communication among the groups. The power struggles trickle down and create an atmosphere of backstabbing, finger pointing and mistrust. Some managers micromanage employees, and there is a lack of empowerment and ability to make decisions at the appropriate level. All major and strategic decisions are made by ACR president or in the headquarters. Employees are rarely promoted from within; there is very little opportunity for advancement.
The office set-up is very unusual: large open offices with 4-5 people - these become very noisy and distracting when trying to work, it's much worse than a cubicle. Most of the "team rooms" keep their doors closed, making it awkward for someone to walk in (do you knock, or just open the door?). Because of the open plan, you know way too much information about your office mates.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The mid-level management is fine, and does it's best to mentor employees and drive trials to success. Senior management needs to stop in-fighting and find a way to come together. There is a huge lack of trust and paranoia. As a result, good ideas are not shared with others and risks are not taken because of fear. The CEO should find out the real story, and not be fooled by the misinformation given to him by his team.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Worst head of HR despite a people oriented CEO

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actelion

    Pros

    Depends on the department you work in. All departments have different cultures due to their different leaders and style of these leaders.

    People oriented CEO, nice people to work with in general
    Work life balance

    Cons

    HR is very conservative due to the head. Is not interested in people nor the business. Does not have a seat at the senior business level and voice. On top management style is management by fear and mobbing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the leadership in HR and bring someone in who is more people and business oriented to take the company to the next level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    special company

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

    I have been working at Actelion

    Pros

    very good salary, nice people, nice buildings

    Cons

    demanding management, no work/life balance, sometimes inappropriate behaviour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stick to the core values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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