Medicis Pharmaceutical 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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  2. great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    great work great environment to work in

    Cons

    fast paced up tempo hard work

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No complaints, overall a great place to be.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

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  5. Helpful (1)

    WAS a Great Company - RIP Medicis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Purchased by Valeant - now a desolate, depressing place

  6. Helpful (1)

    Where much is given, much is expected.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Enjoyed my time at Medicis

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

    I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job growth was great, salary and bonuses were great too. Manager was competent and fun to work with. Creativity was encouraged and my ideas were taken seriously. Flexible work environment and great culture. The people were phenomenal and competent in their job skills and level. Employee training and support were superb.

    Cons

    It was sold to another pharmaceutical company and all of the great aspects of the company went away.

    Advice to Management

    It's too bad the company was sold, I enjoyed my time very much.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Technician and IT Trainer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Technician and IT Trainer in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I think the IT department has been a cohesive backbone for this company and that was because we brought our desk up to ITIL standards

    Cons

    I cannot think anything negative to say about this company. Our team comes in and gets the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within

  9. Helpful (1)

    Love Working Here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance & Accounting in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Finance & Accounting in Scottsdale, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Company is growing rapidly, which translates into opportunities for you to work on special projects that support business growth initiatives.

    Cons

    Company generally hires seasoned professional. It's a little more difficult to get into the door if you are just out of college.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good Company under old management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Artist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Artist in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good healthcare, coworkers, benefits, reasonable salary

    Cons

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

  11. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for, in the right department

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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