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Sunovion Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
78 Reviews
2.7
78 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of hardworking, great people (in 5 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits compared to other companies (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management kept changing territories, quota's and product alignment (in 8 reviews)

  • Micro managers, lay-offs, bad managed care profile for drugs (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good compant, despite changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety Data Analyst in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Safety Data Analyst in Marlborough, MA

    I have been working at Sunovion full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity, a strong pipeline and good backing from the owning company. Good work life balance and HR policies and benefits. Pay is high compared to other companies in area

    Cons

    Consistent change over the last several years can be challenging. Integrating with the Japanese owning company also challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has made significant strides in communication - keep it up. Better communication around transitions (layoffs) would be appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunovion

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are good

    Cons

    Hire less experienced people to save money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Letting experienced people go for the sake of the bottom line is not always in the best interest of the company long term

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Typical Pharma company don't be surprised

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    descent benefits...good people ....good benefits

    Cons

    Management clueless...commission structure not competitive enough

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Application Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunovion

    Pros

    Used to be a great company until it was taken over by the Japanese management.

    Cons

    Attrition issue within this company over the past 5 years... This has led to more work responsibilities and constant changes to business strategies at the C-level. No career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address attrition issues and employee motivation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Therapeutic Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunovion

    Pros

    ok money, Good training, great PCE trips

    Cons

    Unable to create pipeline and fill. Politics and culture that promotes politics instead of results

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Think Twice before signing on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialty Markets
    Former Employee - Specialty Markets

    I worked at Sunovion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary
    Decent benefits
    Company car- monthly charge of &100/mo
    Adequate budget for in-services
    Company closed Christmas through Jamuary 1.

    Cons

    Terrible environment in most divisions
    Yearly lay-offs (at least)
    Few chances for advancement
    If you succeed one quarter, you will be penalized by a much higher quota than non-achievers
    Constant threats and intimidation if numbers are low for even a short period of time.
    No accountability above rep level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people for what they sell, and don't penalize performers by outrageous quotas.
    When it is obvious that outside factors are contributing to a territory's decline, admit and help resolve these issues.
    Bully managers don't help reps, or the company,succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beat down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Sunovion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have spent many years here and saw many changes. Mostly spend time glad I am able to keep a job during innumerable downsizes. Always feel like I am one call away from being next.

    Cons

    Company talks a good story, but does not 'walk the walk' regarding fairness and work/life balance. The more you give, the more they want. Giant divide exists between corporate employees and sales people - neither knows what the other does and, apparently by default, both distrust each other greatly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to build bridges (between sales teams, the 3 product teams, and internal/sales) and stop tearing them down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Life at Sunovion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sunovion

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Future uncertain. pipeline exists, but there are some short-term risks in the portfolio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No connection between senior management and employees. Foreign ownership contributes to this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of changes with new regime, have to be in the new club

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Business Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Business Manager

    I worked at Sunovion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and pay is above average

    Cons

    There is no pipeline and history predicts poor product lifecycle management. Many of the executive management is working for their next job which causes poor performance in current job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Sunovion full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Psychiatry was a new and exciting field for me to endeavor, expanded my knowledge base and achieved sales levels that received national recognition.

    Cons

    Leadership had some disarray and inconsistencies, so I took an opportunity to open my own business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjudicate sales based on a prescribed market and allow a consistent prescriber base to be exploioted for more than 3 to 6 months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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