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Allergan - Outsourcing and getting rid of Senior Level employees

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Former Employee - IT Systems Consultant in Irvine, CA
Former Employee - IT Systems Consultant in Irvine, CA

I worked at Allergan

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Allergan supports work/life balanace, senior management communicates to subordinates very well; benefits are withing industry standard.

Cons

Allergan's senior management communicate well to employees. Unfortunately when senior level management leaves the company, incoming management replaces or find the reason to get rid of employees who have been working in the department for a long time. I am not sure if it is compensation related, but senior level employees provide stability and value added knowledge to the company. On the other hand, a new chief would rather bring his/her own soldiers to make sure that he/she does not get stabbed at the back. The company is very political to the extent that the branding of Allergan being one of the best company to work for becomes qualified, that is, you are happy only if you are not affected by the politics. The emphasis on the business bottom line has made R&D and Sales as the only departments that are worthwhile to be funded. All other departments are not important. The company can get by by outsourcing or hiring temporary employees, creating a feeling of uncertainty to the not-so-important employees.

Advice to Management

Management should commit to providing the best working environment by balancing life, work advancement, and the business. Lately, much emphasis has been on the business side, creating a feeling of uncertainty amongst its employees.

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  1. Interesting company to work for. Great benefits! Not a lot of room for growth and advancement.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Allergan

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a great benefits plan! They're also employee oriented and host Christmas parties, special events, pot luck lunches, and other events for employees and their families. Many on-site amenities.

    Cons

    There is little to no room for growth or advancement. High amount of micro-managing.

    Advice to Management

    Be more acocuntable for your actions. Also, be more supportive of your team and back them when needs be. Promote more from within the company to boost morale and increase retention.


  2. Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Allergan

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great, the products are great, and management is strong. The company is respectful and does the right thing.

    Cons

    SImilarly to other companies, upward mobility is limited. And similarly to other companies, there is a "click" feeling among upper management.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have a bad thing to say about the leadership at Allergan - maybe just tone down the team-building activities a bit at meetings.


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