Medicis Pharmaceutical

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18 Reviews
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  1.  

    One of the best companies I ever worked for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Approves of CEO
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    great experience

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    great work great environment to work in

    Cons

    fast paced up tempo hard work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor culture, extremely unethical, management by fear

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No complaints, overall a great place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    WAS a Great Company - RIP Medicis

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    The people, the technology, the pace, the work environment

    Cons

    Purchased by Valeant - now a desolate, depressing place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Where much is given, much is expected.

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    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    We 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.

    Cons

    Late 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.

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

    Good Company under old management

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    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Artist  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Artist in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good healthcare, coworkers, benefits, reasonable salary

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Income was great; stress was, too

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, they are gone now with the Valeant purchase

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for, in the right department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Reallocate manager positions to those that can and want to manage people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too bad I am going to lose my job to Valeant

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Purchased by Valeant, worst decision ever.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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