I have been working at IPSEN full-time (Less than a year)
Relatively new employee and love working here. Management change has been good - new leader has set a very positive culture, has hired a strong team and has improved company performance. Overall, great work life balance and entrepreneurial feel at the US affiliate. Strong compensation and good benefits. High visibility to management. Nice to be part a growing company with good people. Would recommend to top performers who want to make a difference.
Amount of work outpacing human resources due to company's rapid growth (rarely "downtime" in workload). While US affiliate is functioning well, there is a disconnect with global in terms of priorities and culture. Finally, company outlook is good for the next few years but unclear after that.
Advice to Management
Invest heavily in the US affiliate that is driving your business. Need more assets in the US to drive future growth and retain best people.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IPSEN (Telephone, TX).
The US based recruiter was very professional and knowledgable. The interview with the head of internal audit based out of the U.K. was also professional and I felt she would be a pleasure to work for...it wasn't until I was scheduled to interview with the counterparts in the European region that all hell broke lose...just a lose cannon, unprofessional, with poor command of the English language....the interview with her was comprised of being asked detailed questions on how to get information from SAP (what screens one goes to to get preinfo data to conduct an audit in COGS!!!! It felt like this was an entry level position. I have 20+ years of experience and have done this at much larger pharma companies but have never been asked entry level, specific questions. My advice to anyone interested for this role, don't do it!!!
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