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Actavis Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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Brent Saunders
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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. "Quality Inspector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  2. "sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Spec Sales in Wheeling, WV
    Former Employee - Spec Sales in Wheeling, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Actavis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great products to sell in many classes that do help improve the health and well being of patients

    Cons

    too many products for one person to sell makes it difficult to get quality time with providers and staff

    Advice to Management

    continue to help reps in the field balance the product portfolio and ways to have a better work life balance


  3. "Typical large corporation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


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  5. "Good opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Actavis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company car, uncapped commission, flexibility in scheduling, stepping stone into pharma, growing company.

    Cons

    Micro management, becoming too large from forest days soon to be Pfizer run. Watch out.

    Advice to Management

    Let reps run own territory.


  6. "SalesRepresentative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caribbean Key, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caribbean Key, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good to develop some sales Experience

    Cons

    Should be a little more pro-employee

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. "Chemist III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemist III in Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - Chemist III in Elizabeth, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Overweight by workload.

    Cons

    No career advancement. There is a cultural barrier that does not let any professional advancement of there employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management lack of direction with personnel.


  8. "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, best 401(k) out there matched 100% up to 8%, wonderful work life balance

    Cons

    CEO and his executive team constantly looked for deals to buy other companies, during my time there, there was 4 acquisitions which the last one resulted to closing down all of NY sites.

    Advice to Management

    Never a good idea to share your thoughts with your team about where you think the company is going go, it only brings the morale down.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Pharmaceutical Sales Representaive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Primary Care Representative in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Current Employee - Primary Care Representative in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    (Actavis- now Allergan): Good products, earning potential, benefits package. Started with the company when it was still Forest Pharmaceuticals, and the culture was great. Unfortunately, that seems to be changing all the time now.

    Cons

    Job stability- two acquisitions in less than 1 year. Two rounds of layoffs, affecting the sales force, middle managment, and upper managment.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Global company can't seem to listen to there employees suggestions"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Operator in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Actavis full-time

    Pros

    Actavis is a Global Giant now & they keep getting bigger.
    Good benefits and 401k. I work there for 2+ years and was only given 1 raise.

    Cons

    Management says they want suggestions, then we have meeting after meeting telling them what needs to change & they do nothing. Anyway, It's a shame they had to close the site where I worked in Corona, CA. Guess the ppl in Global Corp. saw the site as a Liability.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending that the workers don't know what needs to change, We do the work, Not you.


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