Galderma Laboratories

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Galderma Laboratories Reviews

Updated July 18, 2014
Updated July 18, 2014
18 Reviews
2.9
18 Reviews
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Humberto C. Antunes
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    What was once a stable company, hmmmm, not so sure anymore.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Galderma Laboratories full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The ability to manage my own territory, work-life balance and rewarded employees.

    Cons

    The health care environment has caused chaos in this industry. I do not recommend anyone get into pharmaceutical sales. A lot of reps jumped ship after the December 2013 layoff. Health care and the future of Galderma is too uncertain to stick around I guess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you lay people off, make sure it's the right people. Some were left behind that are a joke!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Look before you leap

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Galderma Laboratories full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A competitive employee benefits with generous 401k plan. New CEO is excellent. Free breakfast on Friday.

    Cons

    Global President has the ethics of a used car salesman. Sweat shop business culture. Many promoted beyond competency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management Skill = People Skill

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of change, some good decisions and some problems are being ignored.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Galderma Laboratories

    Pros

    Great health benefits and 401k
    Friendly co-workers
    High quality products
    Nestle ownership
    US business headed in right direction but other regions (Asia, Latin) are growing faster

    Cons

    Fort Worth facility is very remote and not modern.
    Company only seems to hire from Alcon and those people all seem to wish they were still there, they never shut up about how great it was. So why have they laid off hundreds if people?
    Limited career growth unless you move outside US.
    Company has missed its numbers last 3 yrs.
    High / Unrealistic growth expectations globally without the willingness to invest in the people needed to run the business.
    USA is on its 3rd CFO in 5 years.
    Financial reporting is incredibly micro managed, broken processes, lack of tools.
    Exhausted employees in finance and hr.
    Sales reps are put in to senior marketing positions.
    Much higher turnover indicates major problems with morale and work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certain decisions at the worldwide level about hiring, promotions and resources are arbitrary. There is a group of about 50 employees who make things run and they are not supported when they are called on to do admin work day in and day out.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Proceed with caution

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Galderma Laboratories full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people but loss many of them recently

    Cons

    Expected to sustain unattainable growth YOY

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set realistic expectations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Customer Relations

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Galderma Laboratories full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits and 401K

    Cons

    Changing paths too frequently and too aggressive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Galderma is a wonderful company to work for

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    Former Employee - Customer Relations in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Relations in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Galderma Laboratories full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Achievements recognized, company values, friendly employees

    Cons

    Constant evaluations with difficult goals to reach

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work, the ship set sail in 2011 and hit an iceberg in 2013

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Galderma Laboratories full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great reputation with customers, good products, give you a good amount of weapons to get the job done

    Cons

    Micro-managed to the bone, no work life balance, a history of huge mistakes and bad decisions, very antiquated business philosophy, very slow to change, R & D never produces anything but OTC products and branded me-too

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company is not what it used to be

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Galderma Laboratories full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Still have some quality products like Cetaphil. Quality reps and middle managers.

    Cons

    Company has turned into big pharma and you are now subject to lay offs. Layoffs were wide spread across all departments, instead of a rational targeted approach. Management thought that they were bigger than the company and set expectations that were unreasonable. Rotate one time reps through product management like a revolving door. Just because your a good rep doesn't mean that you can be a product mgr. Current product assortment is average at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow growth is good growth. You don't need to swing for the fences every year!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers
    Compensation
    Health Benefits

    Pros stop here

    Cons

    No work/life balance (my child comes first)
    No autonomy
    Environment is equivalent to being back in high school
    Very Political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Galderma Laboratories full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive Pay
    Great Health Benefits.
    The pros stop there.

    Cons

    Very antiquated and many bullies work there.
    NO work life balance.
    Unethical
    No room for growth
    Very financially wasteful
    Vacation/PTO is very bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change upper management at this location!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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