Valeant Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
42 Reviews
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    valeant experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ

    I have been working at Valeant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the managers were very friendly

    Cons

    no communication. no career improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need bring workers together .

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    Large corporation with the "lean structure" motto

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    Current Employee - QA Specialist  in  Petaluma, CA
    Current Employee - QA Specialist in Petaluma, CA

    I have been working at Valeant as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Employees on-site are very friendly and helpful. There is laid-back culture, however the job gets done and the goals are met.

    Cons

    No HR on-site; upper management are in the East Coast so quite often feel that there is no cohesion. Acquisitions lead to "synergy", which means software systems and quality systems are scrapped or half-hazardly merged together. Very "dynamic" company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many chiefs, not enough indians.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    not as friendly as Bausch + Lomb. More bottom line oriented. Less customer-centric.

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    Current Employee - Senior Ocular Sales Representative  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Ocular Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    If you need a job, it's ok. Not many meetings to attend. Just go and sell. Territories are large.

    Cons

    3% 401 K match. Health benefits are ok. Large territories. Low on resources. Time off is less than industry norm. Managers receive little if any training. Overall, it's a step above being a contract rep but not much better than that. Stock options don't vest until 4th year with company, nor does the 401 k plan match of only 3%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training is needed for managers. Transparency is a company value but is usually not demonstrated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Very Unstable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Valeant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Aggressive Business Model. Company is profitable.

    Cons

    Very Unstable. They acquire companies and lay everyone else off. ERP systems are a joke as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on growing internally instead of through acquisition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't get comfortable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valeant full-time

    Pros

    The people but many are gone and the rest are shell shocked

    Cons

    Way too much turnover due to the many integrations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great portfolio of products that customers like.

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    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

    I worked at Valeant full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay for performance, job does not get stagnant, benefits are good, products are excellent. You have to be very good at getting the job done with less resources.

    Cons

    Communication wasn't always the best and often the sales force felt their needs weren't heard. Always in a state of acquisition and needs of the field are not always a priority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Company doesn't care about its employees. Its all concerned about making profit.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valeant full-time

    Pros

    The company has good competitive salary and excellent benefits

    Cons

    The company has a large turnover rate, with many people leaving because dissatisfied.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fast Paced

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Tech  in  Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Tech in Hayward, CA

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

    Pros

    learning to work in fast paced environment, learn new technologies, project management, and team skills

    Cons

    Overseas communication due to different work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing well. More resources would be beneficial to better control projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Uneasy, unstable, layoffs cut too deep

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    Current Employee - Engineer II  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    My pay did not decrease when Valeant took over. Medical and retirment benefits are relativley competetive.

    Cons

    Since aquisition of the company I worked for, layoffs have been quarterly and to close for comfort. There is no sense of long term employment or advancement in R&D.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enronceuticals

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Valeant as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Unless you want to be the laughing stock of the pharma industry, there are no pros to working at Valeant. The pay was terrible, we were treated like stepchildren, and doctors hate the company.

    Cons

    This company is a ponzi scheme. Their entire business model relies on acquisitions, which must become larger and larger in order to leverage the companies ever growing debt. There is absolutely NO organic sales growth. Sooner or later, the house of cards will topple.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about not trying to destroy dermatology by acquiring every company in that space and then dropping all R&D.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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