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Actavis Reviews

Updated December 22, 2016
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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. Helpful (3)

    "Pharma Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Person in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Person in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Higher than industry average bonuses.
    Value good salespeople.
    Little to no bureaucracy.

    Cons

    No work life balance encouraged.
    High turnover.
    No emphasis on collaboration makes the job lonely.
    Management is young and inexperienced.
    Salaries are low.

    Advice to Management

    Be more forgiving when salespeople have a bad quota.
    Hire more seasoned managers with industry experience.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not much exuasted"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fajardo, PR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fajardo, PR
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pharmaceautical Companies,
     exellent interpersonal relations.
    small company
    small work force
    50 years plant older

    Cons

    too many manager leverage, not profesional carreer path


  3. Helpful (1)

    "great way to get foot in the door to pharma."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It gives you a chance to work in pharma with little to no experiene needed. There is a great oppertunity to make great money, if you willing to put in some long hours.

    Cons

    Un-realistic expectations, uncomfortable situations with doctors at dinner programs, micro managed, very unprofessional, stack ranked, lack of leadership, direction changes every trimester, I have yet to have 6 months in a row where I have been reporting into the same manager.... YOU have to QUALIFY to get the pay out you earn and its a moving target.

    Advice to Management

    Work on developing and maintaining talent, would be nice to have a consistent message to promote in offices. As a sales rep, you talk to others in the division and no one will have the same idea as to whats going on, communication could use some work.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "I should have listened to reviews before taking the job...."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Rockaway, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Rockaway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had a great drug to sell and hit bonus every trimester. Great opportunity to make money, great benefits and vacation etc. Management is okay....

    Cons

    I read on several boards before I took the job that they have the highest employee turnover in the industry but thought its just disgruntled employees, it couldn't possible be as bad as they say. I placed in the top 20% and hit bonus every trimester and still got layed off with one day notice right before Christmas along with a couple hundred other people. They require two dinners a week, no exceptions which was a little exhausting. When you work your butt off for a company you expect more respect than a one day notice (the day before payday, which means you don't get paid the next day because that will come a month later in your severence package...Merry Christmas!)


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Unethical"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Company Car,Expense Account,You meet some very nice people. Both co workers and doctors

    Cons

    CONSTANT PRESSURE to INCREASE MARKET SHARE

    Advice to Management

    Get Formulary coverage. DO NOT BUY RXS by EXPENSIVE DINNERS, TRIPS, ETC. to the doctors.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very different from other Pharama"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Warren, OH
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Warren, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to build relationships and move on to something better, high comp plan

    Cons

    Negative enviroment, lead by fear, high turnover


  8. "Less than ideal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    WC offers big bonus potential of up to $75k per year. This is one of highest potentials I'm aware of.

    Cons

    The management team (for most part) are not trained to be managers. More like babysitters. It's unfortunate. Most managers have zero skills on training and retaining people.

    Advice to Management

    learn how to manage


  9. "Stress filled working environment without much structure"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation for consistent high performers. Quick promotions

    Cons

    No job security ever and inexperienced management

    Advice to Management

    More management training


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Awful company, unprofessional, terrible leadership and management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, willing to give a chance to those wanting to break into industry, nearly unlimited expense budget.

    Cons

    District Managers are often less than 30 years old with little to no work or life experience. Unprofessional, unskilled at managing and bringing out the best in others - they manage with an iron club and have an arrogant condescending demeanor. They would most likely fail in any other management role at any other company or industry since their lack of professionalism is astounding. They usually have to skill set in management, they were at one time a sales rep with a few months of great performance and got promoted to manager, though they possess no management qualities.They endorse and encourage unethical sales practices. Leadership beyond DMs is also disappointing. Hands off, lack of communication, short-sighted. Awful training. Quality of overall sales force : abrasive, overly aggressive, loud, trashy, inarticulate, and education from less than impressive Universities.

    Advice to Management

    No advice...this place has been a bomb for quite a while.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Beware-high turnover and poor management."

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and training for new sales reps.When market share grows quickly, there is good commission to be made.

    Cons

    Terrible Management, Shady Ethics, Poorly targeted DTC and marketing campaigns

    Advice to Management

    Take an ethical business training course and corporate responsibility. Do better research on marketing.


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