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Corporate politics, more management than workers

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Current Employee - Histological Technician in Winston-Salem, NC
Current Employee - Histological Technician in Winston-Salem, NC

I have been working at PDL

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Good benefits and excellent pay or golden handcuffs.

Cons

Workload is unreasonable. High stress and high volume that is centered on a small amount of people.

Advice to Management

Management has no idea how to manage. It is the buddy system and only "yes men" are rewarded regardless of education and experience. If you are liked they will give you the moon. People who work hard and produce are not rewarded or recognized.

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  1. Senior management incompetence

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist

    I worked at PDL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Level of flexibility, good mid-level management, interesting science, good technology, good academic collaborators

    Cons

    favouritism, incompetent management, people who dont know what they dont know and who dont care that they dont know, lack of openess, total lack of responsibility

    Advice to Management

    replace research management with scientists who care and understand drug development and really passionate about bringing new medicines to patients focus on values rather then just set of skills improve communication between groups, be less process oriented and more people oriented


  2. Fantastic bio-tech company that was restricted by Wall Street

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PDL

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Open lines of communications with top management. Superb talent among sales force. Very generous for top performers.

    Cons

    Poor execution of bringing new products to the market. Could have been the top critical care/ hospital based company. No vision for the future after generic entrance.

    Advice to Management

    Limit the influence of the Wall Street on the company's managerial decisions. Focus on "boutique" application of human anti-body technology rather than on "cure for all" approach.


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