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Updated April 13, 2017
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Brent Saunders
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Pros
  • Great benefits, company car, flexibility (in 23 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company. Easy to get along. Need to get more in their pipeline"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leave you alone. Give you a great budget. Nice Car. GREAT benefits. Expectations are realistic. Willing to give people with no pharma experience a chance.

    Cons

    Not enough in the pipeline. Always rumors about being bought. Fear of no job security.

    Advice to Management

    More communication between reps, management and specialties.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Actavis is an excellent company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with, the benefits, the continued educational classes.

    Cons

    The fact that you only have a half hour for lunch, this needs to be reviewed as well as the number of sick days there is not enough sick days for the entire year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work!!


  3. "Actavis is a company that truly takes care of it's employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great work environment
    -Excellent management
    -Unbeatable benefits

    Cons

    -Difficult to find opportunities for advancement
    -Inflexible hours for some positions


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  5. "Very nice place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice place to learn and grow

    Cons

    You have to be on your toes and handle stress effectively


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work and nice co-workers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice company, they care about the employees.

    Cons

    Not sure now after it was bought by Watson.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on IT.


  7. "Great Company - Rapid Competitive Growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Actavis full-time

    Pros

    Large company with excellent competitive benefits offered to its employees

    Cons

    Since the motto is "growth by acquisition," the use of multiple systems is in place. (SAP, FAS, QAD, JDE, Cognos Controller). Lots of training needed in order to carry out standard processes.


  8. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director Global Procurement in Manati, PR
    Former Employee - Senior Director Global Procurement in Manati, PR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    growth opportunity, company culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Warner Chilcott was purchased by Actavis and the work culture is completely different


  9. "Fabulous opportunity!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Women's HealthCare Representative in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Women's HealthCare Representative in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing managers and training experiences, huge bonuses, company car, stock options, incredible benefits... has truly been a wonderful company to work for.

    Cons

    Too much instability and uncertain future.


  10. "Rewarded for your Performance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Actavis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bonus Structure
    Sales and Company Administrative Support
    Management Team

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the Board of Directors allowed for in-ept family members to rise to the executive level.

    Advice to Management

    Sales Performance is a critical success factor but should not be the only one heavily considered to be promoted to District Manager. There should be more of a qualifying process followed by a grooming process. I had 3 managers that were not qualified to be leading others. With each of these 3 managers, district members came to me for advice and direction.


  11. "Great company to work for right out of college"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist I in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Chemist I in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working in QC, I obtained a lot of experience on a wide variety of instruments that can be used in almost any chemical industry setting. Great experience with a lot of very nice people.

    Cons

    Promotions do not exist so you have to apply to open position to move up the ladder. Moving up is a little harder to do here. Thoroughly enjoyed my time here.



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