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Good company to work for, depending on the department.

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

I have been working at Allergan full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Large biotech company with good benefits and cash for research funding. Department efficiency and morale varies.

Cons

Frequent reorganizations and small layoffs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Many middle managers on the R&D side are inexperienced in managing people, and should be doing more science instead of management.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Allergan

  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you want to be stuck in one place and do the same thing day in day out, this place is for you. No room for growth.

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    Current Employee - Professional  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Professional in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Allergan full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Beautiful landscape
    Stable work place in some departments. If you are in R&D, you can keep your job a little longer than the others.

    Cons

    Salary is below average. Depending on department, they can work you to death.
    Highly politics work environment.
    Male employees are treated more favorably than female employees in general
    White employees are treated more favorably than non-white employees in general
    People with doctoral degree runs the place if you are in R&D

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase people salary and hire more people to relieve the workload
    Create more room for people to grow
    Treat people fairly not because of race or gender.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very Stable For Professional Contractors

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Allergan as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Allergan is a very stable company and treat contractors the same as employees if not better. Pay is very good, and management expect you to be professional, responsible and they do respect your feedback. As long as you are responsible for your work, do your job, your contract will be renewed and your efforts will be appreciated. Allergan does not have any drama with co-workers or work place chatter. Every department is pretty result driven and you don't have mass layoffs here.

    Cons

    The campus in Irvine is huge, parking is a problem. Also you can't really expect to have many company socials. You will not really socialize at work. As a contractor you will do your job, you will go home. If you are looking for a "fun place" to work, Allergan is not the best place to work. You will not really be aware of whats going on company wide and everyone is pretty busy at Allergan. Career advancement or lateral moves aren't promoted throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send out more company wide announcements, have more company events so departments can interact and develop a culture at Allergan. Overall people are happy at Allergan because pay is great, company is strong, but Allergan does feel like its just a job and not like a family. I dont think workers are loyal to Allergan due to the culture but stay for the pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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