Allergan

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3 people found this helpful  

Mediocre at best

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Scientist in Santa Barbara, CA
Current Employee - Scientist in Santa Barbara, CA

I have been working at Allergan

Pros

The best part of working at Allergan were my coworkers. Overall the staff was friendly and fun.

Cons

Senior management believed in a "matrix" structure which basically meant they could be lazy in designing the reporting structure. Employees would report to one manager but be working on projects for a different manager. As a lower level manager this made it much more difficult to delegate projects because I had to constantly negotiate for each employee's time. This structure caused significant friction between lower level management. This was worsened by the fact that upper management in the research division refused to assign project leaders which led to infighting and backstabbing. Rapid turnover in HR did not help matters.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Providing no structure is just as bad for team productivity and moral as micromanagement. Failure to do so will drive good employees away.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Easy to achieve compliance

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

    I have been working at Allergan

    Pros

    People are cooperative and management is understanding

    Cons

    Manufacturing is at Costa Rica which is distant and outside US

    Recommends
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Work you to death

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Legal in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Allergan

    Pros

    The Salary is very competitive
    The Benefits are competitive (but could be better)
    Retirement Package is competitive (but could be better)

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    No team work
    No support
    No training

    "Sink or swim" mentality. Mass Exodus and Mass Hire. No compassion for their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that human beings are human beings. Need to be more organized and care about their employees. They definitely have a "revolving door" and to say "high turnover" is an understatement. Employees are just numbers that can be replaced. Who cares about "you" type of attitude should be changed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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