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Great growth company that motivates its employees to maximize contribution

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

I worked at Allergan

Pros

Allergan has a great senior management team who set up reasonable goals and directions.

It's about the right size that tele-conference is not yet the norm and you get to work and communicate with team members daily.

Promote learning and growth.

Have great teams that takes responsibility of their individual functions.

Cons

Workload can be heavy.

Compensation is sometimes below industry standard especially for junior level employees. When combined with the high living cost and fewer pharmaceutical job opportunities in southern california, it can be quite discouraging to attract talents.

Recommends
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Other Reviews for Allergan

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Allergan is a very frustrating place to work if you have ambition.

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Allergan

    Pros

    The workload at Allergan is fairly low and so are expectations by management. The RDIS department in particular spends a substantial amount of money on contractors that deliver nothing to projects.

    Cons

    Complete lack of accountability and direction. Promotional opportunities are based on time at the company instead of performance and successful delivery of projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start providing clear leadership and strongly consider a drastic restructuring of the RDIS department. Focus on retention of new employees and begin transitioning work away from the 'close to retirement' staff. Enforce consequences relating to missed delivery on commitments and gross overspending.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to get your feet wet in industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Allergan

    Pros

    - Interesting, diverse, fast moving projects
    - Opportunities to grow and learn
    - Great campus and overall location
    - Decent compensation

    Cons

    - Some in senior management roles are out of touch
    - Some people in key decision making roles seem to be there because they have paid their dues and not necessarily because they are the best fit for the current company culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dead weight. It is demoralizing to see people who are openly negative and poor performers continue to do OK while you are working hard to meet company goals.

    Approves of CEO
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