Zogenix Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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Zogenix CEO and Director Roger L. Hawley
Roger L. Hawley
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  1. Living the dream at Zogenix

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Neuroscience Account Manager in South Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Neuroscience Account Manager in South Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Zogenix offers extreme autonomy when it comes to sales and running your territory. Management stands behind each employee always asking that employee what they need to become successful. Zogenix has a great company culture and they reward hard work and great performance.

    Cons

    Currently, the company has only one product to sell. The territories tend to run large due to the niche market they have carved out in Neurology. Zogenix will live or die by the sales of Sumavel this year so one has to have an appetite for big risk/reward in order to be successful here.

    Advice to Management

    push hard to get more products approved


  2. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Robbinsville, NJ
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Robbinsville, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zogenix (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company at the start New sales model for pharmaceutical sales.

    Cons

    Startup in constant need of money

    Advice to Management

    More planning


  3. Specialty Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Zogenix full-time

    Pros

    Small company with the ability to get things done without all the layers of management

    Cons

    Management not prepared for obstacles during launch. They expect SAMs to get unrealistic results and turn a blind eye to violations of Pharma code. Management says one thing but expects you to do whatever it takes.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach! It was suppose to be a "pharma for adults" type company; you are the CEO, etc. If you want sales done appropriately, then you should have been prepared to give the appropriate time and support for the launch of your new product. You started make jobs cuts before the end of the first quarter of launch. It is understandable that you cannot anticipate every possible scenario, but it would have been better to respond immediately when controversy started surfacing instead of taking a wait and see approach.


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  5. Big Promises, HUGE Disappointment! AVOID THIS COMPANY!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Account Manager
    Current Employee - Specialty Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Zogenix full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They pay a high base and commission, but wait a minute.. here come the lay offs!!!

    Cons

    The management hires a huge sales force and 13 weeks into the launch of the new product then lays off 20-30 people. They were shortsighted in their planning for the launch, they appeared caught off guard at every turn and they promise a 1 year window to get the product moving. THESE reps (all seasoned) were let go with 12 hours notice! What does that say to the rest of the sales force? It says "you are next"!! RUN RUN AWAY!!!

    Advice to Management

    For upper management, get an idea of what you are doing! Don't make lofty promises and then put great people out on the curb in less than 3 months of a launch. Maybe you should re-think your style and abilities.. Stop patting yourselves on the back and get things done! I'm out ASAP!



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