Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
41 Reviews
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  1. 1 person 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good balance for work and home life

    Cons

    pharmacy stocking and other small things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    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!!!

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    You can't find a worse company than this.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    None, if you work in the branded drugs division. The drugs are all dogs.

    Cons

    The drugs are complete dogs, and management is completely incompetent. They hired 200 inVentiv reps a year ago and laid them all off a few weeks ago. They also laid off many regular employees over the last two months. At the same time, they are hiring another 50 reps right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all management and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Chemical Operator

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    Current Employee - Chemical Operator
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The job oily s very rewarding and the people are friendly

    Cons

    Im learning something new everyday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is very important on every level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Spinning your wheels

    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well, the best reasons were you received a pension, you were compensated for Sunday work, you were able to work overtime, you were not afraid of being let go and the company respected their employees.

    Cons

    All the Pros listed above are gone. Yet our beloved CEO, Mark Trudeux increases his compensation and his bonus a second consecutive year while 35% of our workforce is being let go. The top employees are jumping ship. The writing is on the wall and this place will be lucky to be around in 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - they haven't listened to the employees for years.

  10.  

    Disorganized and No room for personal life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hobart, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hobart, NY

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Low cost health insurance

    Cons

    Make corporate policies hard to understand
    Managers play too many games and politics
    Too many schedule changes, makes it impossible to have a personal life or family
    Short-staffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, advocate for your employees, better training is needed (especially with all the changes taking place!)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Heirarchy in IT stifles agility.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Strong teams with in-depth expertise

    Cons

    Slow on decision-making, tight IT budgets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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