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Great place for prima donnas who can't get a job elsewhere

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at VIVUS full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Interesting work; small start-up environment for some projects anyway. Flat organization, not a lot of hierarchy. They don't overdo meetings. Friendly co-workers.

Cons

Inept management, inept board, inept CEO and President (several of them this year alone!), inept sales and marketing staff. Took them 20 years (literally) to get a product approved. No HR department -- it's run by a consultant who has some sort of personal relationship with some high level person there. As soon as Yahoo! banned telecommuting, Vivus did, too, which was so ridiculous.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Delegate. There are people here who are extremely talented and excellent workers. Do not keep the choice projects for yourself.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Roller coaster

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at VIVUS full-time (less than an 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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