Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals

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Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated June 18, 2014
Updated June 18, 2014
11 Reviews

2.6
11 Reviews
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Natasha Giordano
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  1.  

    great place start your pharmaceutical career

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    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Representative  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    independent territories, no pods system

    Cons

    need stronger pipeline and new products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    company need strategy for new products

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Xanodyne was a company with a lot of promise - but in the right place at the wrong time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Middle management and employees had a great work ethic. Initially it was a fun place - work hard, play hard. The technical expertise was very high.

    Cons

    Too many changes in executive management and strategy led to demise. The venture capital groups had too much politics and made some strange decisions on financing, executives and m&a activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should have acted quicker to get the IPO done before the economy took a dive. All of the M&A activity was not kept quiet - too many visitors to the HQ - should have held meeetings offsite.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not the best nor the worst

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist

    I worked at Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits. DM was solid and was great at communicating honestly with the district.

    Cons

    Goals and promises of new products never came to fruition. We kept hearing about company IPO and new products in the pipeline. Instead, we sold me-too drugs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with the sales team.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    its a great place to work

    Cons

    small company alot of uncertainty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great managers and many great people

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Unexpected Layoffs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA

    I worked at Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Company sustained the shareholder values and Natasha gets the CEO job.

    Cons

    Natasha made critical mistake when she laid off nearly 2/3 of specialty sales force without any warning a few months after her promotion to CEO position. A lot of good managers (District and Regional) along with good representatives lost their jobs a month before Christmas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never forget who got you to the place you are at; Sales reps/managers are the bloodline of any profitable business or companies. They should be the first to hire and the last to let go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience...while it lasted. Company has sold.

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative

    I worked at Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great management and training. The experience was great.

    Cons

    Company sold shortly after hired and I was laid off!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, everyone is out of work now.

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    Xanodyne is a very small pharma company that is struggling to make it

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist

    I have been working at Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Nice people to work with; company car; decent budget for promotional activities; not a lot of after hours work; in the beginning the compensation plan was great - high bonuses

    Cons

    Only one product to sell; nothing in pipeline; company is for sale; poor communication from upper management about future of company; frequent manager ride along's; rigid targeting; hard to get new prescribers added to territory; frequent mis-alignments of targeted prescribers; quarterly compensation plan changes; very little support from home office on managed care; no current negotiations for managed care contracting; they fired the 3rd party company doing the managed care contracting; poor marketing materials; infrequent script data reporting; frequent territory realignments; several layoffs in the past 3 years; no patient assistance or physical co-pay assistance cards; uncertain future outlook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a Growth Plan; Pay representatives on entire territory; Allow reps to add new prescribers as they come into territory; provide physical copay assistance cards that can also be used for cash paying patients; Negotiate managed care contracts;

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Run far, far away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Good salary
    Nice office space
    Good benefits

    Cons

    No products in the pipeline, bad business decisions, huge layoffs is the norm, bad communication and no people skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Just glad to have a job but challenging place to build a career.

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    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

    I have been working at Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    My team and our productivity.

    Cons

    Poor leadership at the executive level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to the people that are in front of the customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Different CEO every year

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist

    I worked at Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Benefits were great-health insurance& company car.

    Cons

    Generics preferred over Xanodyne products

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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