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ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -People
    -Passion
    -Work Content
    -Career Opportunities
    -Great location
    -First in Class Drug
    -Dedicated Employees
    -Well Financed
    -Employee Stock Options
    -Happy Hours
    -Having fun at work isn't a crime

    Cons

    -More All Hands Meetings
    - We need a Reward Program (I hear it's in the works)


  2. "Great product, but zero diversity among employees"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    First drug for treating Parkinson's disease, friendly coworkers, good benefits, good coverage, and supportive managers while we launch. Good communication.

    Cons

    I am somewhat new as is everyone else. Every rep, manager, I have met or spoken with is white. I'm a white female and consider diversity something other than just hiring white women. In past experiences where I have worked in pharma with diverse colleagues it is a bit surprising.

    Advice to Management

    Coming from big pharma try to attract and hire diversity. Our customers are diverse.


  3. "Employment At ACADIA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ACADIA Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow. The group I work with is great to work with. Supports me in my career growth.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of right now. Just the traffic leaving the office.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent. It keeps the trust at a great level.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Acadia - pays ok, but will fire you."

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Malmö, Skåne (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Malmö, Skåne (Sweden)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Normally a good salary can be obtained. I feel that a good work-private time can be achieved. A fair ammount of freedom can at times be given.

    Cons

    Everything is ruled by one director. Evebn if an attempt is beeing made to solve some difficult issues this attempt, and with it several years of research can be thrown away. Teh people in charge do not look upon the data in a scientific, neutral way. Instead they are bias and take into acount the data that supports their theory.
    The senior management tend to be a little bit too full of themselves.
    Getting fired.

    Advice to Management

    A more modest aproach. Actually sselling or partnering project before moving them into phase 2. One person should not be in charge for the research.