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Salaries should have been more competitive with the market

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Former Employee - Analytical Chemist  in  Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Menlo Park, CA

I worked at Depomed

Pros

It is a small company where you can establish relationships with most people at the company. Since many of the processes are not set in place, it is a great opportunity to implement fresh ideas.

Cons

The salaries at the bottom level are not that competitive. It is hard to bring about improvements within departments with the management in place.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward the people who do a great job at the bottom since these are the people who bring results to the company.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    No growth or development = no motivation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Depomed

    Pros

    - Support work life balance.
    - Some really great people.
    - Salary is competitive.

    Cons

    - Lack of accountability throughout organization.
    - Promotions not justified.
    - Performance review process needs improvement. No metrics or peer reviews.
    - Lacks adequate program for personnel training and development.
    - New personnel suggest fresh and efficient ideas for improvement but are immediately confronted with road blocks due to long time staff who are intimidated and reluctant to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the performance review process so that employees are properly rewarded for their accomplishments.

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

    If you don't care for politics, then don't work for this company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Depomed

    Pros

    -people at the bench level are pleasant to work with.
    -people at the lower level are technical and knowledgable

    Cons

    -collusion between people in upper management designed to undermine others efforts;

    -lack of accountability, responsibility by upper management "Lead by Consensus" philosophy;

    -decision making is done by consensus. If you disagree with the consensus (2-3 people in upper management) you are labeled a "problem";

    -management approach is to take the shortest, highest risk route rather than the "right" approach. Often make decisions predicated on time lines rather than "correct/industry standard"" or "ethical" approach;

    --promotions through Nepotism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster a culture of diversity in opinion & experience rather than going with the corporate "Bobble Heads"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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