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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Entry Level in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Current Employee - Entry Level in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PDL full-time (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 Management

    Every worker should be honoured by their performance


  2. Corporate politics, more management than workers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Histological Technician in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Histological Technician in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.


  3. Senior management incompetence

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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


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  5. Fantastic bio-tech company that was restricted by Wall Street

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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