Solvay Pharmaceuticals

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Solvay Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Solvay Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Great company to work for. The people I worked with were more than colleagues. We were a family.

    Cons

    Foreign ownership didn't always understand the U.S. market making things challenging at times.


  2. Senior Sales Rep

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative

    I have been working at Solvay Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management. nice people, promoted from within. Recognized hard work and good performance. Encouraged continued education and growth in industry

    Cons

    Smaller so didn't pay quite as high as other pharma companies


  3. Incredible experience. Enjoyed working there very much.

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Solvay Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cared about their employees. Paid very well. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Don't think the communication regarding the sale of the company was handled well.

    Advice to Management

    Have no complaints about perks, benefits or personal growth opportunities.


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  5. Awesome company to work for....

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

    I worked at Solvay Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and took pride in their employees.....

    Cons

    Senior Management (i.e. CEO, Sr VPs, etc....) were not qualified for their positions.... They were in them only based on who they knew to place them there..... It was NOT based on what they knew..... Of course, nobody wants to accept this fact, but that doesn't change the fact as it stands.....


  6. A failure of the imagination

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Solvay Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Within the scientific reporting structure, employee development, intercultural exchange, and independent thinking were valued at mid-levels. Immediate supervisor provided ample opportunities to expand role and support in doing so.

    Cons

    Poor development decisions at highest levels and a strategic alliance gone bad were major contributors to the eventual dismantling of a great workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Trust but verify. Or maybe, don't trust quite so much!


  7. Well run company and infrastructure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solvay Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits with flexible travel schedule

    Cons

    Smaller company that couldn't compete


  8. Rampant European Incompetence

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Solvay Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    OK work environment in Marietta HQ. Competent people at the VP level and below in Marietta. Atlanta area is very comfortable living environment. Cost of Living is low, relative to Solvay salaries.

    Cons

    Totally incompetent and Eurocentric leadership. Huge divide between the European and US approaches to clinical and regulatory development. Abbott is very likely to clean house by the end of 2010, and retain few Solvay R&D employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving employees "the mushroom treatment." Follow through on your stated operating policies. Stand up for the valid differences between EU and US clinical and regulatory development. Make sure that people are doing their jobs, and not exceeding their authority.


  9. Effect of the Sale

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Solvay Pharmaceuticals

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    communication is SLOW about the tranisition to Abbott and how we will be affected

    Cons

    Slow communication; transparency in the US is good as it can be given the limited understanding of the concept by the European leaders.

    Advice to Management

    The European leaders in the company could learn a lot from the US leaders


  10. No transparency

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Solvay Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and pay package is excellent

    Cons

    Will not be in existent after this year.

    Advice to Management

    Need to change in some department as that's the reason it was bought.


  11. If you can get a job with them ride it out

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Solvay Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good Employer with wonderful benefits. 401K was tough to beat

    Cons

    Massive Layoffs over the last couple years. Let go their manufacturing facility

    Advice to Management

    Communication is Key - Let your employees know what is going on.



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