Medicis Pharmaceutical
3.6 of 5 18 reviews
www.medicis.com Scottsdale, AZ 500 to 999 Employees

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65% Approve of the CEO

Medicis Pharmaceutical Chairman and CEO Jonah Shacknai

Jonah Shacknai

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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One of the best companies I ever worked for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time

ProsGreat leadership, wonderful products, paid for performance, benefits are the best.

ConsSold to another company who didn't have the same values of Medicis.

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great experience

Marketing Associate (Former Employee)
Scottsdale, AZ

I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time for less than a year

Prosgreat work great environment to work in

Consfast paced up tempo hard work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time

ProsThere was opportunity to make good money at the cost of ethics

ConsPoor culture, extremely unethical, management by fear

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical

ProsHad great products, the people were awesome, the company culture was great.

ConsNo complaints, overall a great place to be.

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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WAS a Great Company - RIP Medicis

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Scottsdale, AZ

I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time for more than a year

ProsThe people, the technology, the pace, the work environment

ConsPurchased by Valeant - now a desolate, depressing place

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Where much is given, much is expected.

Coordinator (Former Employee)
Scottsdale, AZ

I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWe were well compensated and had great benefits before Valeant took over. It typically was a great work environment before Sept. 2012. After the news of the Valeant acquisition, employee moral dropped significantly. The "real" Medicis died on 12/14/2012.

ConsLate hours, lots of overtime, boys- club mentality. Many hoops to go through just to get something through the FAC process. The process was much more complicated than it needed to be.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company under old management

Senior Graphic Artist (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood healthcare, coworkers, benefits, reasonable salary

Consheavy time investment as they foster a workaholic attitude. Status unknown under current (new) management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great pay...if you want to work for upper management that treats you as disposable

Sales (Current Employee)
Scottsdale, AZ

I have been working at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time for more than a year

ProsIncome was great; stress was, too

ConsCompany comp plan forces employees to pay the company $$ back if they don't hit at least 85%
Mob mentality in upper management

Advice to Senior ManagementNone, they are gone now with the Valeant purchase

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for, in the right department

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Scottsdale, AZ

I have been working at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThis review is before the Valeant acquisition and will most likely not apply after. Great perks; yoga classes, game room, benefits, 401K/ profit sharing, and competitive salaries.

ConsVery process heavy, regulatory and legal processes are extensive for all departments. Some higher up management are not good managers and would be best utilized in other areas. Certain departments do not recognize hard work; advancement opportunities come through being here a long time.

Advice to Senior ManagementReallocate manager positions to those that can and want to manage people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Too bad I am going to lose my job to Valeant

Quality Assurance (Current Employee)
Scottsdale, AZ

I have been working at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time for more than 5 years

ProsKinda seems like a moot point since all the pros will be gone in a little while since Medicis was purchased by Valeant

ConsPurchased by Valeant, worst decision ever.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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