Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
46 Reviews
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    Former Employee - Programmer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Programmer in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Nice company to work at

    Cons

    No other companies similar in area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Current employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    exciting transformation underway only fifteen months since the spin. Need to keep up the momentum. Change is a constant right now which can be a good thing

    Cons

    Change management continues to be a challenge. Investment in outside help is apparent. work life balance is also a challenge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Growing Pains

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hazelwood, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hazelwood, MO

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Great benefits package and salary!

    Cons

    Company is growing quickly by way of acquisitions. Too many changes, too fast. Management does not communicate changes in a timely manner and there is no clear picture of structure and processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with employees on a regular and more openly basis to let them know they are important and they are appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Quality Technician

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    Current Employee - Quality Technician II in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Quality Technician II in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Able to work on my education while working (tuition reimbursement)
    Overtime work is available if wanted
    Great for first job or starting out career

    Cons

    No development opportunities
    Cost cutting measures to appease shareholders really makes some aspects of work life more difficult for employees than it should be

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Specialty Sales
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Good DM. Salaries are in line with other pharma companies

    Cons

    Lots of ways to distract you from selling. Many calls, web-meetings, old expense reporting systems. Meet short-term sales goals or your gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    So much potential but the environment is toxic

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    Former Employee - Medical Affairs in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Medical Affairs in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The type of work, fast paced, great learning opportunities, great salary. High workload but if you are a good worker you can handle it.

    Cons

    There were a select few people who were great to work with. The rest needed a good lesson on working as a team. Too much infighting and blaming others for problems and mistakes. Some in particular bully others to accomplish their own agenda. Management even fought amongst themselves and instead of managing their employees, they "escalate the problem." Very unstable feeling, so I left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require your mid- and senior- level people to manage their employees. Why was a director correcting entry level employees when the employee's direct manager should be doing it? Teach hierarchy of management.

    Don't ignore unprofessional behavior. Calling other employees names in front of the team or allowing an employee to openly complain about their direct supervisor should be punished accordingly. It's called insubordination. Too much mid level employee insubordination.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unorganized organization

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    Former Employee - Specialty Sales in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Seemed to have a promising pipeline.

    Cons

    Upper management had a very high turnover. Strategies would change mid stream. Never had a chance to follow through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When strategizing in the future think about the reps point of view. Maybe go out on some field rides and see what's really happening in the real world.
    Don't realign or organization before it's actually needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management and some clueless people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    I loved the up-to-date equipment. There was a lot of investment in the labs. I was really glad they had a very flexible work schedule, so I could miss traffic. I worked with some fun people.

    Cons

    A list is needed here:
    In one location, there were too many people assigned to a job that could've been done by one person; two at most. Made for lots of down time, which I hate.
    In another location, there was a lack of direction from management. I'd work on one project with a set goal, and be given a new project with a new goal before I finished the first. It felt like I was constantly putting out fires.
    Also, this location had a problem with hiring unqualified personnel. Lots of stupid mistakes were made because people lacked the background and/or education to know what they were doing. Just because you can get someone cheap doesn't mean you should hire them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in talented, qualified people and keep them happy in their work. That makes all the difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Loved working at Mallinckrodt, but I was there in the days before Tyco acquired it. Very collegial environment, sharp people.

    Cons

    Senior management hadn't mastered its markets when I was there, made some questionable decisions around acquisitions and divestitures. I think the new Mallinckrodt may be much improved in this regard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the ongoing trend away from bulk and toward dosage products.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional and unorganized branded drug division

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Good Base salary, benefits, and bonus structure.

    Cons

    I was with the company for just under two years and it was the most dysfunctional organization I have ever seen. With the launch of their new branded drug- the sales reps had 5 different target lists and 5 different strategies to attack them in 6 months. There was never any consistency, or back up for the sales reps struggles in the field. They hired a contract sales force and then released all of them within a year, and laid off many full time employees- while senior management all still have their jobs and are not held accountable for their incompetence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to run a successful corporation- speak with the sales reps and figure out what will help them to be successful, and put that plan into action!!!

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