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Great place to work. The people were always friendly and the company had periodical employee picnics.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Allergan full-time

Pros

Great people and fun atmosphere.

Cons

Some of the departments (sales) were not the nicest!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire more seasoned employees.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    This company wasn't what it used to be like.

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    Former Employee - Product Surveillance  in  Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Product Surveillance in Goleta, CA

    I worked at Allergan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A quiet place to work.

    Cons

    Recent staff cut backs in some departments have lead to overworked and very irate employees. Current employee positions are almost never replaced.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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    Overall great company. Culture and management at all levels require massive change.

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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

    Pros

    Compensation is great, but should be improved based on tremendous workload you're given. Nice campus, but could use updates. CEO knows how to make money and keep the company moving ahead. He knows how to make good decisions with product pipeline and purchasing new companies. There are lots of people who are intelligent, sharp and great to work with. Depending on the department you work in, if you stay the course and excel in your work and work hard, you will be rewarded.

    Cons

    They will work you to death! Grossly inefficient work processes and incompetent senior managers, directors, senior directors who got their positions based on friendships. Completely clueless management who cannot understand how to make things efficient. GDD consistently preaches things are getting better, but they are getting worse. Too many of these managers have been there so long and have no other real industry experience to understand how to make things work better. And, they don't want to listen to the individuals who have more experience and education than they do. Constantly make wrong decisions on new hires. People hired don't know anything about the job because they don't have the knowledge or expertise to back up their role. Major friction occurs because these people must be spoon fed on everything. Total waste of time and again, lack of efficiency. When you bring to management's attention, they don't want to hear it, make excuse after excuse and totally disregard your feedback. No support from the management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in senior level positions where they have to manage people and processes to run a business. They are science minded and have no clue how to manage workload or build efficient processes. For senior executives, get with the program. You need to change your work at home policy to keep up with the 21st century. Allergan boasts green initiatives, but yet refuses to change it. Some get to work from home and others do not, yet HR has zero tolerance on this topic. If you do for one, do for all! Get rid of people who don't cut the mustard! And stop pretending your management is good. I would say less than mediocre, at best.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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