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AVANIR Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated November 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "LTC sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay
    Typical Pharma with 8 calls a day requirements and high sales goals
    Ability to run your own territory

    Cons

    Depends on your manager but there are a lot of changes in upper mgmnt which makes the future uncertain. Constant changing bonus structure so hard to keep up

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with more respect and fairness


  2. "Only as last resort"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AVANIR Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent base pay
    Good 401k
    That's it

    Cons

    Horrible management
    Home office is run like a circus
    New management are clueless
    Will get screwed out of bonus every quarter
    No pipeline

    Advice to Management

    Stop promising reps the world only to get them on board and it be a lie. Company has been around nearly a decade with 1 drug. Migraine drug, which is 2nd drug, is a dog. No new indications until 2021, and company promotes in the gray area all the time.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Run and don't look back"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RBM in New York, NY
    Former Employee - RBM in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AVANIR Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, 401K, decent car

    Cons

    The worst upper and middle management I've ever seen. HR department is a mess and have no clue what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house on management level


  4. "Long term care sales rep"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Long Term Care Sales Representstive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Long Term Care Sales Representstive in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture
    Amazing drug
    Good coverage
    Benefits, pay, etc
    Company car
    This is my first Pharma job, and it has been incredible so far. Great independence and the guidance is there when I need it. The drug Nuedexta is amazing, minimal side effects and the coverage is phenomenal in Long Term Care. I highly recommend, especially if you are just starting off in Pharma

    Cons

    A lot of turnover in upper management, but it seems to be for the good. When I was hired, HR leadership was a mess. The HR department seems to be in the rebuild process.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of the reps that perform, and we will happily stay.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Conning at it's finest!"

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

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

    Pros

    -Not a lot of busy work
    -Minimal micromanaging
    -401K

    Cons

    -When hired our full territories were not disclosed, after starting you realized you 3/4 states

    -Horrible fleet program

    -Vacation days worst I've seen in the industry

    -Unattainabale goals for psychiatry sales force. Aren't allowed to call on neuros yet neuros are taken into account when calculating the goal.

    -I.C is technically uncapped but to make money you need at lease 130% minimum

    -Home office is completely out of touch with field reality but I guess this is normal for the industry

    -Turnover is high at the company with upper management as well as reps

    -They built a new sales force of 46 reps in January and 4 have already left

    Advice to Management

    Pull Neuro out of PNAMs territory. You're working a con operation


  6. "Great company with strong pipeline"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AVANIR Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Passionate employees committed to patients, customers and each other; great people; promising pipeline - could become biggest CNS player; fair comp with very good 401K plan

    Cons

    Unclear role Otsuka plays; new Leadership expected in July who could change great culture;

    Advice to Management

    Keep the best of what made Avanir successful, while making the changes required to prepare for the future. Let employees be more free to do what they do best.


  7. "Avanir"

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

    I worked at AVANIR Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great products, excellent pipeline, corporate casual dress code is refreshing

    Cons

    Leadership is untrustworthy, HR management of policies is inconsistent; executive management is weak and inconsistent.

    Advice to Management

    leave.

  8. "Lack of leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Money and bonus. Very small sales force.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, HUGE territory


  9. "vice president"

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

    I have been working at AVANIR Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    good company to work for, good benefits package

    Cons

    no stock options, company growing too fast


  10. "Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AVANIR Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Bonus is good for attainment.

    Cons

    you are on an island


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