Horizon Pharma Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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Horizon Pharma Chairman, President, and CEO Timothy P. Walbert
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  1. The Grass Is Greener Here!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Horizon Pharma full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coming from my previous employer this company has been life changing. I came from a company that expected way too much for such little pay. The amount of stress I dealt with is no where near what I deal with now on a daily basis. Less stress and more pay... You Can't go wrong. Territories aren't too big allowing personal time in the evenings. Management is very personable and cares about your development and growth. The harder you work, the more you will succeed. This job is not for someone who is lazy, average, or ambitious. I repeat, if you do not hustle you are gone. You are your own boss when in the field, and if you have a question, associates and management are a phone call away.

    Cons

    Personal credit cards are required for expenses. Reimbursement is simple and quick but not everyone was born with credit.

    Advice to Management

    When purchasing more companies, focus on our culture and staying true to our roots. We've become successful very quickly, do not stray away from how we have gotten here.


  2. Awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Horizon Pharma (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive yet team oriented. Hands on and savvy marketing department.

    Cons

    Products can be a hard sale.


  3. Finance and Accounting Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Finance and Accounting Intern in Deerfield, IL
    Former Intern - Finance and Accounting Intern in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Horizon Pharma as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gained great experience in the finance and accounting fields by assisting in their monthly processing cycles, monthly closes, reviewing and classifying records, generating journal entries for auditors, and working in the corporate environment. Employees were very friendly and willing to help and I was compensated with a very generous internship wage.

    Cons

    Overall, the program was very well-structured however I was not always utilized I believe to my fullest as there were times I was not doing as much work as I would have liked within the finance and accounting fields. Although I do understand as I am an intern and being catered too constantly deters employees from their work and obligations throughout the day.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve their summer internship programs, so far they have done a great job but there is always ways to improve to create a more educational and experience based background for their interns.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Territory Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Horizon Pharma full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good base salary, uncapped bonus potential, helpful management staff

    Cons

    small drug portfolio, poor managed care landscape

    Advice to Management

    invest more into your training


  6. Helpful (1)

    Management is okay. Everyone is subject to frequent comp plan changes, territory changes, and constant target changes.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Horizon Pharma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Stock Option Grant when hired.

    Cons

    Direction of the company is unstable. Laughable drugs and horrible managed care coverage.

    Advice to Management

    When you find good talent, do what you can to keep them.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Culture and Compensation!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Horizon Pharma full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am not sure what other people are complaining about, but there is a lot to be said about a company that awards employees, has work life and balance, and has monetary incentives left and right. It is a competitive culture, but no unhealthy by any means.

    Cons

    I am giving 4 stars because I don't think any company is perfect. Also, if someone doesn't have an entrepreneur mindset than Horizon is not for them. At least not in sales.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Low pay, OTC drugs, hiring low rent reps that is driving this company under.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Representative in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Horizon Pharma full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are several pro's to Horizon. First it's very easy to get hired. They realize their drugs wont sustain over timer and company has maybe a year in business. So for someone in a contract pharma job this will give you a year of employment that is not contract. Good insurance and a lot of reps work other jobs to make up for no bonuses. Odd thing is no one knows their not in the field.

    Cons

    Horizon calls itself a Biotech company. Biotech companies are cutting edge with new exciting products that usually get bought by a big pharma company once they are established and you get to go along for the ride. Not the case with Horizon. They have two arthritis drugs that contain over the counter active ingredients. Insurance won't pay and my doctors think their a joke, frequently asking are you guys going to come up with a real drug. Horizon claims they have a direct way to get the drug to patients through special drug stores that take what insurance will pay and then reimburse the patient. Even the reps don't understand it. So if a doctor writes a script, patients can't just head off to their neighborhood pharmacy. Lot of Smoke an mirrors here. I'm going to ride my time out in OH. They won't pay bonuses and are big on stock options which are worthless.

    Advice to Management

    Tell new hire candidates upfront the truth. Buy a real drug even if it's a bad one that can't be bought over the counter and makes your reps not the laughing stock of the pharma community. Tell them their not going to make bonuses upfront but because you can't attract real talent they may move up quick as many jump ship. Just be honest.


  9. This company is a sinking ship!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Horizon Pharma full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Commissions can be good if your in an area with great managed health care.

    Cons

    Nobody is in an area with great managed health care. Most insurance plans will not cover this drug. If you can't make it in a few months your fired. Management is shady!

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Keep them motivated.


  10. Great Job!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Horizon Pharma full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits. Bonus structure is second to none. This company will push you to perform and reward you for your efforts.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  11. Horrible...horrible...horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Horizon Pharma full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    There is nothing positive about this company.

    Cons

    Lies, lies, lies from management.



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