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Allergan Overview

Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (AGN)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. We are focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products ... Read more

Company Updates

  • “If you want to compete on innovation, you have to create a culture of risk-taking,” explains Soni Basi, Allergan's VP of Global Talent.

    Read American Healthcare Leader’s full article:
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    How Soni Basi Became a Pro at Cultivating a Great Company Culture

    Driving growth by improving the culture of a company is an industry-disrupting exercise-and Soni Basi, now vice president of global talent at Allergan, has a lot of experience doing just that. She has spent the bulk of her career defining the process of connecting culture to corporate success.

  • Allergan Chairman and CEO, Brent L. Saunders will be participating in a Facebook discussion on technology and innovation disrupting businesses. Join him on Thursday, April 12 at 12pm ET.

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Allergan – Why Work For Us?

Join Allergan

At Allergan, you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Allergan is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Our world-class team develops, manufactures and commercializes innovative branded pharmaceuticals, devices, biologic and tissue products for patients around the world.

Working at Allergan

A dynamic organization that offers exciting and unique opportunities at all levels

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients.

We’re developing tomorrow’s medicines. We’re passionate about providing treatments to enhance people’s lives. And we aim to succeed in the marketplace while doing it.


Bold for Life - Our Bold Culture

Allergan is Bold for Life. We build bridges, forging powerful connections with customers, patients, and each other. We act fast, seizing opportunity when we see it. We power ideas, innovating throughout our organization and advancing the best ideas, regardless of source. And, we drive results, taking initiative and carving new paths that lead to better outcomes. To fuel our culture, we need bold thinkers. People with integrity. When you work at Allergan, your boldness is encouraged.


Allergan has a deep commitment to the health and well-being of patients who use our products and the global communities where we operate. We are focused on access to our medicines, as well as environmental, health and sustainability initiatives. In 2016, Allergan introduced Our Social Contract with Patients, focused on four areas – Invest & Innovate, Access & Pricing, Quality & Safety, and Education -- where Allergan is committed to doing what is right for patients and society

Our Social Contract with Patients

The Allergan Edge

We define an ‘edge’ as something that sets us apart, gives us an advantage and strengthens us to be better – for our customers, patients, investors and each other.  Our ‘edge’ is our colleagues, and we are committed to making Allergan the best place for them to work and achieve career goals.   How do we do this? 

We engage. Offering our colleagues dynamic opportunities to share and power their ideas to make an impact.

We develop. Empowering our colleagues to experience new challenges; strengthen their skills and knowledge; and pursue their career goals.

We reward.  We offer industry-leading rewards and incentives – but, beyond that – we invest in our people, celebrate success through recognition programs; and promote healthy lifestyles and work-life balance.

And we attract. Making Allergan a prime destination for new colleagues who are ready, willing and able to embrace and thrive in our bold culture. 

Power your bold future and join us.

Allergan Reviews

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Allergan Chairman, President, and CEO Brenton L. Saunders
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    "A growth oriented company with good advancement potential"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Irvine, CA
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    I worked at Allergan full-time (More than 10 years)


    Good compensation, comfortable office environment, flexible scheduling and optional remote working in some situations, excellent benefits and vacation packages. Overall, the best place I have ever worked.


    Changing demands of the pharmaceutical market can make some departments and positions more volatile as outsourcing becomes more cost effective.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain a strong connection between U.S. East and West Coast operations.

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Allergan Photos

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Allergan Interviews



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    Territory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Covington, LA
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Allergan (Covington, LA) in May 2015.


    3 separate interviews, 2 with hiring manager and 1 with regional manager, first interview was mainly to see if the hiring manager and I would get along, the second interview consisted of behavioral interview questions and a role play, final interview was going over experience and why I wanted the job

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Allergan Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Top Ten Most Trustworthy Public Companies(#6), Trust Across America, 2011
  • Patent Scorecard (Pharmaceuticals)(#10), The Patent Board, 2011
  • USA Today Feature "Some employers turn to quirky perks for workers", The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, USA Today, 2011
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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