Salix Pharmaceuticals

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Salix Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
10 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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Salix Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Carolyn J. Logan
Carolyn J. Logan
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  1.  

    Great team, poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salix Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Work with a great team who I enjoy coming to work to see, good benefits and a healthy work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of management, very little direction and challenge from supervisor, movement up the ladder very slow must be in current position for 2 years before being considered for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more pressure on your management to know what their employees are doing on a day to day basis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A company with Great products But Subpar Management

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Salix Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    The only two good things at Salix are the products and the salary. Salix is known for paying their people well; however, it comes at a price.

    Cons

    This company will own every waking minute of your day. They are extremely micromanaging. They have been known to look into laptops to see when reps last logged in. The morale here is very low. You are treated like a private in the Army. Very demoralizing. The turn over is very high. Reps leave everyday. Take this job with warning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am surprised by the lack of concern for the high turn over at Salix. Salix is bleeding money and loosing great talent everyday. This creates an unstable relationship for the physician and the company. They no longer see Salix as a stable leader in GI diseases.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    First impression

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Territory Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Territory Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Salix Pharmaceuticals full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People seem to generally care and want you to succeed. Take pride in their work ethic. Like a high level of transparency and accountability.

    Cons

    So far none but I am new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making the new hires and santarus reps feel like they are still a "family"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for but some shortsighted leaders

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    Former Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Salix Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company, top management is warm and caring (Carolyn), good salary for company of this size.

    Cons

    Folks were promoted too quickly and their sense of insecutiry put heavy toll on others. Workload is too much even for routine workholics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whenever you promote your staff send them to leadership/management training so that they can mend well into the senior roles.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salix Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is not anything that I consider to be good about this company

    Cons

    This is a Micro managed company. Everyone wants to leave including me

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked for this company for one and half years.It is the worst experience I have ever had. The company is dysfunctiona

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Salix Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay; Sometimes free lunch; Nice Christmas gifts

    Cons

    Extremely dysfunctional; employees are not being valued; no work-life balance exist; very unique unhealthy company culture; Stock price is everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees; send your executives to the leadership training classes. You should realize you are developing drugs for patients and not just for making money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Territory Manager

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Salix Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, reasonable benefits, challenging (in a good way) training, and great products (very successful company from an investor standpoint). This company is not for people who don't want to work hard. They reward excellent performance very well.

    Cons

    Management can be hit or miss, sometimes micro-managing, becoming more like big pharma, which they don't need to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You train and hire well. Trust in your hires and avoid a top-down micromanaging approach. It pushes out the best people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great pay at the expense of work life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salix Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Get week off between Christmas and New Years.

    Cons

    Highly competitive.. Not uncommon to work over 50 hours a week. A lot of travel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Manage multi-state territories promoting primarily to Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist, Colorectal Surgeons, Spine inter

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Territory Manager in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Territory Manager in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Salix Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Specializes in an area of medicine that is ever growing

    Cons

    Small company with large geography

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Territory Manager

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Territory Manager

    I worked at Salix Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to be able to stand out in one's field. Solo territory representatives with large geographies, call specifically on gastroenterology specialists and endoscopy clinics and hospital units.

    Sell two different kinds of bowel purgatives: Osmoprep (tablets) and MoviPrep (reduced-volume liquid)... which truly makes you a full-service expert/provider when you walk through the door. There are enough perceived safety concerns about products and competition to maintain necessity for articulate clinical conversations-- therefore keeping the details intelligent and interesting to the rep: there is no chance of being bored or 'sloughing off' with this job. The representatives are "force ranked" and therefore there is no wishy-washyness when it comes to looking at numbers and rankings each month. Your standing in the company will be noticed.

    I highly recommend it to people who want 1) to be highly clinical and highly accountable, 2) to run their territory as if it truly were your business, 3) experience that will help them move into a career in medical device sales as this position with Salix appears to have been an excellent bridge for people looking to make that career move.

    Cons

    More so than with other pharmaceutical companies, you must remain committed to ensuring your own work-life balance, as this easily becomes an 80-hour/week job.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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