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9 people found this helpful  

God awful place to work

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  • Career Opportunities
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

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  1. 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
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Company is okay, management and H.R. can be horrific.

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    Former Employee - Clinical Services  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical Services in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Company produces worthwhile products. Company has a global presence.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. No opportunities to grow. Middle Management is out of touch and incompetent in dealing with their staff. H.R. is condescending and useless in dealing with employee grievances. Worst professional experience of my life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to listen to your staff (worker bees) or current Middle Management will be your undoing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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