Purdue Pharma

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Purdue Pharma Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
33 Reviews
3.3
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    It's a good company - but going through tough times right now

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Purdue Pharma full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Family-owned, small; good benefits; company car at certain levels; flex time.

    Cons

    No promotions. Ever. Current communications are awful, just rehashing the company's "goals and objectives" for restructuring - no real substance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actions speak louder than words. Let's see some folks at the top be accountable for the downward trend. Don't just lay off the little guys. Lay off the ones responsible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Micro Managers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Professional Sales Representative

    I have been working at Purdue Pharma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great bonus structure, great benefits

    Cons

    over manage, untrusting, lack of products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management needs to be restructured, too many upper managers, becoming big pharma mentality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good, family-owned corporation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Purdue Pharma full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Small (under 1500 employees); company car (non-sales); flex-time

    Cons

    Currently undergoing a lot of change (downsizing, reorganization, redirection) as a new CEO attempts to create a solid company. No pipeline.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Was great but now going downhill

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Purdue Pharma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you're lucky to have a good supervisor, you will enjoy working here. Great perks for management positions. I did, until they added another layer and I reported to the worst manager I ever had in my 25 years of work experience. Then I got laid off due to restructuring, including the manager. It's a shame.

    Cons

    Very little on the job training and I kept on hearing no one got any training outside of the systems training and SOP reading. No career ladder - you get your position, you end with that position. There used to be a work from home policy for up to two days, it's now gone. Because of the constant restructuring, the office culture is tense and people are overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people fairly. Direct supervisors should spend more time with their direct reports. There was more 'managing upwards' and not 'managing your direct reports' going on around the time of the restructuring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Small Company with Big Pharma Attitude

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Cranbury, NJ
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cranbury, NJ

    I have been working at Purdue Pharma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent compensation and benefits, summer hours and week-off during Christmas/New Year. 35 hour work week if you have a flexible boss (most people put in 40+). Loyal old-timers are rewarded generously with promotions and bonuses especially if the owners know them even if they have minimal education. This is a pro for old-timers.

    Cons

    Management tends to hire up, i.e. folks with advanced degrees and more years of experience hired to do manual/grunt work. As such there is no prospect for career advancement and growth, and minimal or no exposure outside the department unless you are a shining star. Promotions come by once in 6-7 years if you are exceptional. If you were hired as a scientist you will stay in the lab till you retire, while your supervisor takes the credit.
    Company is very insular, i.e. no knowledge of happenings/exposure to pharmaceutical business in general unless it has to do with abuse-deterrent products. Many people at middle-management level with limited number of junior scientists, i.e. when there are more Associate Directors than scientists you can imagine who does the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no money to implement new business strategies and owners are not going to pay for it. Now that you have gotten rid of the R&D, there is no innovation and creativity. Cut your losses and sell your brands to the highest bidder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Customer Service Rep

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Purdue Pharma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary
    401K
    PTO
    worked half day on Fridays during the summer
    some of the people were nice

    Cons

    Management is rude - mostly led by women. Jealousy is very predominant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your Human Resources Dept Personnel for a real one. Find people with real people skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Purdue Pharma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Superior training, phenomenal compensation, a lot of independence

    Cons

    We needed new products to talk about

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Purdue Pharma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place for personal growth

    Cons

    Don't really post pay scales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good family owned company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Purdue Pharma

    Pros

    Family Friendly company for employees

    Cons

    Poor marketing and Sales for new products

  11.  

    Administrative Assistant/Convention Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Purdue Pharma full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I really liked the company while I was working in there. I learned a lot from my Directors, and Managers.

    Cons

    Lost my job there due to Company Restructure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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