Noven Pharmaceuticals

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Noven Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
11 Reviews
3.0
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Analyst  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Quality Control Analyst in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Noven Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good salary
    Training and Development

    Cons

    Communication, planning, reduced promotions, excesive meetings reduce management visibility and interaction in the floor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase interaction with shopflow employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The good, The bad, and The ugly.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Noven Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Company seems to try and make their employees feel happy and good about working at Noven. Owned by a Japanese parent company Hisamitsu, which can be both a good thing and bad thing.

    Cons

    Feels like a rat race. Coworkers and managers just trying to CYA and see how they can get ahead at the expense of others. No real teamwork; Serious lack of communication and overall direction between different departments. Some questionable decisions by middle and upper management, almost as if they don't know what they're doing. Lack of Innovation, Seems like they just reformulate and spit out the same old products over and over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Q.A. Tech.

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    Current Employee - Q A Technician  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Q A Technician in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Noven Pharmaceuticals as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good salary, very regulated, great technology, excellent experience.

    Cons

    Hard to become a permanent employe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company But Very Unprofessional Upper Management

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Specialist  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Noven Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked at the Carlsbad, CA site (until was Closed) and all co-workers were very nice and friendly. Salary and benefits were really good compare to others Big Pharmaceuticals. Human Resources were excellent.

    Cons

    Management were the worst I seen in my 16 years pharmaceutical experience (Executives, Directors and some managers). Some Miami, FL & Carlsbad,CA upper management were not professional at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Noven is a great company with wonderful employees but be aware of upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked as Manager then Senior Manager in Medical Affairs for 7 years

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager Medical Affairs  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Medical Affairs in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Noven Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work environment mostly friendly, employees are given respect and support, benefits are ok and work is interesting.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between groups and between people in the same group. More incentives needed for the lower rung employees. Decisions taken by upper management sometimes unwise and without consultation with people below who actually do the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve employees at all levels for decisions, insist on better communication and response within and between groups

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Don't waste your time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noven Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    coworkers were always supportive and understanding

    Cons

    senior management...really nothing positive to say

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Project manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noven Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility and Control, able to move with little management

    Cons

    No upward mobility, to small and they do not offer any training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep everyone motivated that you are helping them move forward in their careers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    You will be worked to death without the hope of any compensation!

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Miami, FL

    I worked at Noven Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Bonuses are above average, and employee goals are aligned with company goals.

    Cons

    Management plays the blame game with their employees making their lives miserable. While on vacation, management calls you incessantly to do remote work. Everyone gets an average evaluation, creating a socialist regime where no one feels the need to excel beyond their peers. There are no promotions, and the raises are below the cost of living increase. Meetings are non-productive, with no documentation or minutes. If anyone has a problem with management, HR takes the side of management no matter what. Job descriptions are never clearly defined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to reward employees for hard work, and don't work them to death. There is a reason why the turn-over rate is sky-rocketing. Stop blaming your workers for everything that you are doing wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very Satisfactory

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    Current Employee - Chemist  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Chemist in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Noven Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Good benefits, fairness, professional career, resources, leadership, improvement opportunities. Noven have economically survived throughout these years. Consistently grow in spite of hurricanes, Twin Towers, Wall Street disasters among others true reasons. They pay fair bonusses when others companies had faired employess. Noven have increased salaries when others bigger companies did not even think on that. Noven consistenly protect their employess. Of course is not perfect but Noven is the place when I will like to get my retirement. I am proud of my company and I am trust on CEOs, upper management and coworkers.

    Cons

    They are not really downsides but there was not fancy Xtmas parties any more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with analysts will improve communication. Management vision is correct just share with us using informal channes as lunch, coffee breakfast or whatever resource enable communication direct from you.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Noven

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Noven Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    It is a growing company and is a good place to start your career. The employees are friendly and cooperative.

    Cons

    The management is too far removed for the size of the company, often not understanding what happens in their own divisions. The morale and turnover reflect that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved with your staff, get your hands dirty. It would help the morale and the employee satisfaction on a daily basis.

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