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Allergan has helped me lay the groundwork for my career

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

Pros

Working at Allergan has many pros such as good healthcare insurance, nice Irvine campus, employee benefits such as discounted products.

Cons

A couple of downsides to working for any big company is the difficulty of getting promoted within the company. It is very hard to climb up the ladder.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It would be nice to have more visibility to upper management and their decisions that may affect employees such as cutting down on healthcare benefits.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mediocre at best

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    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Santa Barbara, CA

    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
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  2.  

    Easy to achieve compliance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA

    Pros

    People are cooperative and management is understanding

    Cons

    Manufacturing is at Costa Rica which is distant and outside US

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