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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. "The Little Folks"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - Employee in Gurnee, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job.. a hard job, but a job!

    Cons

    Never listened to warehouse employees. Working every holiday....never nice job. Way too many supervisors and managers for 80 people. Top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team


  2. "Don't work there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Actavis full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to this place

    Cons

    Everything people are back stabers management is out of touch with real life Hr has a person that wants to fire everybody Union is week

    Advice to Management

    Stop firing people and stop putting targets on people fix your internal problems get real and be honest about the take over with teva


  3. "Awful"

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

    Pros

    It was a temp controlled environment

    Cons

    You never know what time you report to work from day to day

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


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  5. "Supply Chain Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Boonton, NJ
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Boonton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast paced multi billion dollar company. Top notch everything. Great crew hard of workers.

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Listen to the people who know what's best for the company. The big picture is everything.


  6. "Worst ever fear based culture!"

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

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

    Pros

    None. Of course there are some great people trapped in this company. All were looking for new positions to escape.

    Cons

    This company is as close to what being in prison must be like. Management by fear and intimidation. Unrealistic expectations. Unprofessional morons running these places.

    Advice to Management

    The only good that can come of this place will be if the upcoming Teva leadership cleans out the entrenched and hostile old leadership top to bottom.


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    "Corporate Vultures"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Lab in Commack, NY
    Former Employee - Lab in Commack, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Actavis (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Actavis Only Motivation is RAPING Companies and stealing their cash to find their sick agenda

    Cons

    See The Above. They Are Heathens Of The Highest Order

    Advice to Management

    Management From Actavis should spend their time and energies in doing their job and not acting like criminal who engage in wholesale rape for Icahn


  8. "Limited Engineering Oportunities"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer I in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Process Engineer I in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Co-workers and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Some managers are great. Others are only in a management position so long they can't be fired. If you work for one of these as an engineer you will be micromanaged until you want to pull your teeth out. Under these managers there is no opportunity for intelligent thought or creativity.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your middle management. especially those managers who can't keep their engineers for more than two years. I'll be the next to leave.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible culture"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Hattiesburg, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Drugs are decent and territory smal. maybe it is better to have this job then have nothing else.

    Cons

    Terrible managers. Majority are former sports players. Most are not very bright. The are not creative or intelligent. They are very much like cars salesmen. Many could never do anything successfully outside of their job as a DM because they lack business and social skills. Most are insecure and scared of the regional. the majority do not trust others and put down people - bashing them and blaming them. Managers tend to run their teams like a 3rd grade class room. They are more like dictators. Mostly, the DMs look down on the physicians and think the rep is more important then the clinic. There is also a lack of cohesion in how the managers want the reps to work in the field. One manager will right out a bullet point script and expect you to repeat all 7 bullet points on every call. the next anager will want you to make it more conversational. There is a HUGE ARRAGANCE at this company. I likened it to the Russian government hierarchy and how they view and treat the Russian citizens.


  10. "Good terms and conditions, bad managers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Technician in Barnstaple, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technician in Barnstaple, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for the area, good conditions etc. Good canteen with wide range of quality food. Modern and clean work environment.

    Cons

    Poor employer. Good terms and conditions, but management techniques oppressive, intrusive and outdated. Target based culture with little nuance or understanding of context.

    Advice to Management

    More supportive management not obsessed with decontextualised metrics.


  11. "Pharmaceutical sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, company car, gas paid for

    Cons

    Huge territory (all of New Mexico and El Paso), hired without pharma experience and not given good training to help me succeed. Only worked there for 6 months and was let go with no warning/write-ups/counsel. Had zero work-life balance as they expect you to take offices and doctors out to entertain them multiple nights a week.

    Advice to Management

    Give your reps manageable territories. I work in pharma still and split the same territory I was given at WC with one other person. Give good quality training to people who have no previous pharma experience.



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