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Actavis Reviews

Updated January 13, 2017
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  • Great benefits, company car, flexibility (in 23 reviews)

  • very good benefits ; reasonable work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "work more than 15 yrs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actavis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefit, good environment, and good pay

    Cons

    work longer hours and too political


  2. "Competitive pay, toxic culture."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Contractor - Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Actavis as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Great location in research park and a nice facility overall. Good products in a strong and growing industry.

    Cons

    Multiple ownership changes in the last few years have left manufacturing area employees at the Watson/Actavis/Teva plant unsure of what the future holds. Accordingly, many of the best have jumped ship to other local medical manufacturing companies, leaving behind an unmotivated workforce. Workplace training is almost nonexistent, consisting mostly of pro forma document signing, while hours are wasted in paperwork errors, entire crews sit idle for long periods of time due to poor scheduling and basic contamination and PPE protocols are routinely ignored by employees who are uninformed or simply disinterested. Potential employees should be aware-this is one of the least motivated and motivating facilities that I have ever encountered in almost 20 years of manufacturing. If hired, prepare to be confused, frustrated and working in a low-morale environment that has bred a toxic workplace culture. Overt racism, bigotry, sexual harassment, as well as other unprofessional conduct, are the order of the day in this facility. The 12 hour shifts are soul-destroying in this situation.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. People who are unsure of their own futures willation by even the lowest standards. not be effective employees in the workplace. Get the H.R. department actively involved in replacing the current toxic culture with a healthy one. Implement an active training department in your manufacturing area-the propagation of incorrect procedures due to poor/nonexistent training and communication difficulties is a serious issue.


  3. "Quality Inspector"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Sunrise, FL
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Sunrise, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Actavis full-time

    Pros

    Good company for the most part. Pay is decent, Annual bonus, lots of overtime in my plant. Plant manager Jim Shwier is good at managing and piloting the plant.

    Cons

    Supervisors and managers need to learn how to communicate with employees and take responsibilities as managers instead of blaming employees for everything.

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors and managers need to learn how to communicate with employees and take responsibilities as managers,instead of blaming employees for everything. Not much opportunity for growth in the QA in process department.


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  5. "The Little Folks"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - Employee in Gurnee, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job.. a hard job, but a job!

    Cons

    Never listened to warehouse employees. Working every holiday....never nice job. Way too many supervisors and managers for 80 people. Top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team


  6. "Typical large corporation"

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    Current Employee - Chemist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Chemist in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Actavis full-time

    Pros

    Large Company with great potential for on the job learning

    Cons

    Ft Lauderdale site is over-run with favoritism. There is great potential for on the job learning, if you are well liked by supervisors. HR does nothing, only complains back to lab upper management to fix the problem. To their credit, upper lab management tries to solve the problem but only if you complain over and over and over again.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some of the supervisors


  7. "QC Chemist III"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actavis full-time

    Pros

    Good amount of PTO to accrue.

    Cons

    Amount of hours worked. Compensation.


  8. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fajardo, PR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fajardo, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome. Familiar environment, friendly employees.

    Cons

    Small company, not much opportunities


  9. "Too many mergers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ross, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ross, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthcare from day 1, great benefits, vacation time, got to work on several projects

    Cons

    Too many mergers hurt morale, training lacking, communication lacking

    Advice to Management

    Enforce good communication, slow down on the mergers, work on a new training program


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Actavis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Actavis is family friendly, offers great benefits, and has a high level of professionalism. The people are knowledgeable and hard working.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of changes recently with the acquisition of multiple other companies and the coming sale of the generics division. It can be hard to plan for the future when job stability isn't guaranteed.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more opportunity for advancement.


  11. "Limited Engineering Oportunities"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Process Engineer I in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Process Engineer I in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Co-workers and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Some managers are great. Others are only in a management position so long they can't be fired. If you work for one of these as an engineer you will be micromanaged until you want to pull your teeth out. Under these managers there is no opportunity for intelligent thought or creativity.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your middle management. especially those managers who can't keep their engineers for more than two years. I'll be the next to leave.



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