VIVUS
2.5 of 5 4 reviews
www.vivus.com Mountain View, CA 50 to 149 Employees

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Lakewood, NJ

ProsSlow 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementIt 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Promising company destroyed by proxy fit

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great place for prima donnas who can't get a job elsewhere

    Anonymous Employee (Former 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,… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Delegate. There are people here who are extremely talented and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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