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Actavis Reviews

Updated September 5, 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. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Actavis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management encouraged team-work. Good values and ethics.

    Cons

    very busy, especially late in the year

    Advice to Management

    Very encouraging environment and promotion of team-work


  2. "Established pharma company in South Florida"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Positive people and high level of working professionals. Very competitive salary.

    Cons

    Management can be improved. Lack of growth and development within groups. Limited upward advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the great employees you have during their time at the company not after they put in their notice to leave.

  3. "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


  4. "Overall, a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Actavis full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and awesome benefits package.

    Cons

    Management have favorites who get special privileges and always considered first for new opportunities.


  5. "Great Place to Gain Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Actavis full-time

    Pros

    For someone who is just starting their career, this was a great company to work for. The management was patient and willing to train newbies on any technique.

    Cons

    Company culture made it difficult to make friendships/network


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Specialist in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Specialist in Corona, CA

    I worked at Actavis (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company. Very supportive management and opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Grew very fast through acquisitions. Experienced some disconnect and gaps in systems.


  7. "Territory sales rep"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, company car, flexibility

    Cons

    Micromanaged, low base, hard to hit baselines

  8. Helpful (1)

    "contract"

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    Former Employee - Area Business Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Area Business Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, good leadership, open to suggestion from field,

    Cons

    did not always take field advise when it was advantageous to
    no growth positions
    very abrupt lay off


  9. "Patent Counsel"

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    Former Employee - Patent Counsel in Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - Patent Counsel in Elizabeth, NJ

    Pros

    very good benefits ; reasonable work-life balance.

    Cons

    everything depends on senior management's discretionary.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Its ok place to wotk"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its good work environment. but management don't have clue how science works.

    Cons

    Management don't have clue what it takes to do some work and it's always impractical deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to school !!!!!


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