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Roller coaster

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Current Employee - Sales
Current Employee - Sales

I have been working at VIVUS full-time for less than a year

Pros

Most exciting product I've ever sold and a HUGE population of people that need it desperately.

Cons

No autonomy. Forced to do things that make no sense.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let seasoned sales people have a voice. If people have an alternative plan, at least hear them out or explain why you won't listen.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    VIVUS was a great place to mark time while workig on my education

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lakewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, NJ

    I worked at VIVUS

    Pros

    Slow paced, quality driven work environment that allowed anyone to halt production if quality problems were noticed. Management recognized that employees needed time for personal reasons and were happy to work with vacation/personal time on short notice.

    Cons

    The management at VIVUS was unresponsive to suggestions for improvement. Management was content to keep the status quo with no drive to modify or improve any function, afraid to make any mistake. This attitude resulted in the sale of the NJ manufacturing plant to another company, Upper management has not managed to bring any new product to market since the introduction of its lone ED product, Muse, over 12 years ago. Alibra, Qnexa, Evamist, and one or two other products never made it to market under the guidance of VIVUS management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would have been nice if the employees at the Lakewood facility were suported and made to feel like they were actually part of the company. Senior management did not even visit the NJ plant for over six years and basically pretended that it did not exist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Promising company destroyed by proxy fit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at VIVUS full-time

    Pros

    -learning experience
    -work / life balance
    -best-in-class product

    Cons

    -upper management (put in place after proxy fight)
    -culture (completely changed for the worse after new leadership)
    -compensation is below market rate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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