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Great Company with amazing benefits

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Intern  in  Smyrna, GA
Current Employee - Intern in Smyrna, GA

I have been working at UCB full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great mission, great benefits, very diverse and inclusive, great employee perks (i.e. discounts, on-campus gym with free classes and membership, on campus car wash, and on-campus dry cleaners in the Atlanta location).

Cons

long work hours, hiring freeze (so must work a long time as a contractor first with no benefits), lots of training (mostly due to FDA regulations and SOP changes).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I had a wonderful manager, but this is not the case for everyone. Overall, I think management is great here, but my advice for some managers would be to make sure you are utilizing everyone's talents. I saw on other teams where people with PhDs were only compiling reports from databases (no analysis necessary) and making copies for a living. And that can really lower morale. But if you make sure you bring this up in your interview, management seems pretty accommodating.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Interesting Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UCB

    Pros

    Decent compensation, freedom to build, accountability for results

    Cons

    Bizarre political atmosphere, often contrary to good business. Distinct operating culture between Brussels and US. Often leadership will defer decision making until the rest of world has passed it by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The US affiliate is a leading source of innovation. This is where the investment belongs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It was the best pharmaceutical company I've worked for in the industry.

    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative

    I worked at UCB full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great management and culture. This position provided alot of opportunity to grow during the years I was there.

    Cons

    My division dismantled in 2010 and many of the people I worked with are no longer there.

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