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Actavis Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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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 (1)

    ""awful senior management with poor pipeline. Extremely Unethical company ""

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    Former Employee - Women's Health Care Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Women's Health Care Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good start up Pharma Job
    Great to sell to OB/Gyn and Uro

    Cons

    Awful senior management
    high turn-over
    crappy pipeline and product with terrible case studies
    unethical conducts of Sr Management

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be known as an outstanding company, might want to start from the top.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "unfair"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Jefferson City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    money is good if you have any managed care coverage, freedom from mgt, if sales are going good, alot of money for dinner

    Cons

    poor mgt, trying to get sales through gaining PA's through Dr., employee are not respected, turnover of sales force is built in

    Advice to Management

    Good move in changing CEO's, listen to your field sales people, gain formulary coverage in managed care, hold yourselves accountable


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away from Pharma....especially this place"

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    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good base salary, company car and great expense allowance

    Cons

    Training was horrible, management was too young and green, changed bonus structure and selling techniques multiple times and products are not the best on the market by far. Also known in the industry as the "shady" company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they have questions


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Small company with cuthroat environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockaway, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockaway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you have little experience in the pharmaceutical industry, this might be a place to get your foot in the door and get some experience.

    Cons

    Senior management creates an enviroment where employees are encouraged to turn on each other instead of working collaborately. Very little support for professional development. Sink or swim environment.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "They have no respect for there employees!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Actavis full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited budget and good commission plan.

    Cons

    Terrible management, that uses fear to motivate. The sales force is a rovolving door. I was on a team that didn't have one rep with 1 years experience with the company... Management has also been known to promote shady sales tactics even when illegal.

    Advice to Management

    Give reps more then 6 months to create growth, and support them without fear.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "very poor, do not apply please"

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    Current Employee - Process Operator in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, time to go home

    Cons

    hours, supervisors,last minute over time, forced over time, no respect. 15 minutes break includes de gowning, shoe covers, head covers, long walk to break room, same thing for lunch , you really only get 22 minutes not 30 minutes for lunch

    Advice to Management

    already closing plant to late


  8. "Move along"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    company car, basically unlimited credit card, benefits, and the company really doesnt care about govt policies concerning pharma

    Cons

    prepare to be bullied, long days and a lot of late nights out (i guess that can be a pro), they don't care about you personally just your numbers

    Advice to Management

    They won't listen so whats the use.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "There is no future in this company!"

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    Current Employee - IT Slave in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Slave in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401K match - Vesting after 2 years due to high turnover rate.

    Cons

    Threatening, bullying management. Very long hours due to skeleton staff. IT management gives absolutely no direction, but they are happy to chew you out for not working weekends. Upper management very nasty and looking to sell company to make a quick buck and exit with their millions

    Advice to Management

    While trying to sell company stop company wide emails that state to "keep working" and ignore the imminent sale. It's not working.....


  10. "Warner Chilcott is gone"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay if you can keep market share growing

    Cons

    lack of leadership and direction. The CEO was as crooked as they come. The company was bought out the this company is no longer around. They changed there focus on a regular basis

    Advice to Management

    get a clue


  11. "This was a good company that went bad in the last few years before being acquired by Actavis."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company culture and excellent incentive compensation plan. Also, one of the few pharma companies that offered stock options and restricted shares as part of the incentive compensation plan.

    Cons

    No company support in negotiating with managed care for favored tier status of it's promoted products. Paranoia and fear based culture in the last year or two due to Dept. of Health investigations.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a good lawyer.



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