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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

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


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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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


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