PDL Reviews

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PDL President, CEO, and Director John P. McLaughlin
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  1.  

    Highly satisfactory

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Entry Level  in  Tuscaloosa, AL
    Current Employee - Entry Level in Tuscaloosa, AL

    I have been working at PDL full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In my assessment here work can be done with confidence and scope of creativity prevails there.

    Cons

    some people working there are not smart up to the mark

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every worker should be honoured by their performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Corporate politics, more management than workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Histological Technician  in  Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Histological Technician in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at PDL

    Pros

    Good benefits and excellent pay or golden handcuffs.

    Cons

    Workload is unreasonable. High stress and high volume that is centered on a small amount of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has no idea how to manage. It is the buddy system and only "yes men" are rewarded regardless of education and experience. If you are liked they will give you the moon. People who work hard and produce are not rewarded or recognized.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Senior management incompetence

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist

    I worked at PDL

    Pros

    Level of flexibility, good mid-level management, interesting science, good technology, good academic collaborators

    Cons

    favouritism, incompetent management, people who dont know what they dont know and who dont care that they dont know, lack of openess, total lack of responsibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    replace research management with scientists who care and understand drug development and really passionate about bringing new medicines to patients
    focus on values rather then just set of skills
    improve communication between groups, be less process oriented and more people oriented

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Fantastic bio-tech company that was restricted by Wall Street

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PDL

    Pros

    Great work environment. Open lines of communications with top management. Superb talent among sales force. Very generous for top performers.

    Cons

    Poor execution of bringing new products to the market. Could have been the top critical care/ hospital based company. No vision for the future after generic entrance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Limit the influence of the Wall Street on the company's managerial decisions. Focus on "boutique" application of human anti-body technology rather than on "cure for all" approach.

    Recommends
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