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Best Job I've Ever Had

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Current Employee - Specialist  in  Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Specialist in Irvine, CA

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

Pros

Good work-life balance, excellent benefits, lovely corporate headquarters, stability, great management. I am actually happy to come to work every day.

Cons

There are no downsides to working for this company in my opinion. I have been here more than 10 years and have nothing to complain about.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    God awful place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allergan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits, but they need improvement. Can't think of anything else about this company. Location is nice...

    Cons

    Awful management and HR at all levels. They will use fear, lies and intimidation if they don't like you. If you speak out and excel at your job, your boss will do everything to make you look bad. Totally incompetent directors and senior directors. When your VP tells you to lower your expectations, run far and fast, this is not a place that takes the work that they do seriously. Used to be a good place before new directors came in and started hiring their friends in the NJ office. This place is a joke and cronyism is awful. If you're a thought leader who excels at what they do and challenges the status quo, Allergan is not the place for you. If all you can do is say yes to your incompetent management and can't think for yourself you'll go far. Those are the only people they will hire these days. Allergan values aren't worth the paper they're written on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at how your directors, Sr. directors and HR are treating their people and the tactics they use to intimidate. Look at who is getting hired and why. Start getting rid of those who have been there for 10-20 years and have NO OTHER experience. If the same things happen over and over again in the same departments, like a sports coach it's time for them to go! Rethink your referral bonus policy and stop allowing entire departments to benefit from a cash reward by hiring their "friends." If you look closely, you will see a trend in certain areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Company to work for with excellent benefits

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Allergan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits~ health insurance, 401K, education reimbursement were extremely competitive
    Allergan is a huge global medical device company with a great reputation and for someone right out of college, its a nice place to start out and learn about the corporate culture.

    Cons

    The office in Santa Barbra is disconnected from the main headquarters in Irvine and there is limited opportunity for growth. Many departments are being shut down at that office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is typically concerned about the budget and the immediate bottom line from their superiors. Opportunities for growth and choosing different careers within the company are not easily accessible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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