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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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    Bad place for good mental health

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

    I worked at VIVUS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salaries are good for the area.

    Cons

    Management team has only one thought and that is to strip the company of all assets and sell off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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 for more than a 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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