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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. "Competitive pay, toxic culture."

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    Current Contractor - Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Contractor - Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Actavis as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Great location in research park and a nice facility overall. Good products in a strong and growing industry.

    Cons

    Multiple ownership changes in the last few years have left manufacturing area employees at the Watson/Actavis/Teva plant unsure of what the future holds. Accordingly, many of the best have jumped ship to other local medical manufacturing companies, leaving behind an unmotivated workforce. Workplace training is almost nonexistent, consisting mostly of pro forma document signing, while hours are wasted in paperwork errors, entire crews sit idle for long periods of time due to poor scheduling and basic contamination and PPE protocols are routinely ignored by employees who are uninformed or simply disinterested. Potential employees should be aware-this is one of the least motivated and motivating facilities that I have ever encountered in almost 20 years of manufacturing. If hired, prepare to be confused, frustrated and working in a low-morale environment that has bred a toxic workplace culture. Overt racism, bigotry, sexual harassment, as well as other unprofessional conduct, are the order of the day in this facility. The 12 hour shifts are soul-destroying in this situation.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. People who are unsure of their own futures willation by even the lowest standards. not be effective employees in the workplace. Get the H.R. department actively involved in replacing the current toxic culture with a healthy one. Implement an active training department in your manufacturing area-the propagation of incorrect procedures due to poor/nonexistent training and communication difficulties is a serious issue.


  2. "weak"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Lake Cormorant, MS
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Lake Cormorant, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the managers have lots of training they need

    Cons

    worst place to work for.

    Advice to Management

    quit lying to employees


  3. "Used to be a great company, not anymore."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large employer for the Devon area, reasonable pay and hours, free car parking on site. Good staff restaurant with a coffee bar.

    Cons

    No stability, constant change through mergers and acquisitions. Big HR department seeking to justify their existence by excessive number of policy's, management by stick rather than carrot. Starting to feel that the company is run by fear, definitely a face fits environment. Cronyism is rife.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. What happened to best companies? I assume that the results were not as required so rather than work on it lets just stop listening.


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  5. "Learning experience"

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

    Pros

    Experience and Growing opportunities for few

    Cons

    Culture and values is constantly changes. Future is uncertain.


  6. "Manufacturing Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Actavis full-time

    Pros

    The company has many good benefits. It's a small company and the employee has the opportunity of learn about diferent areas.

    Cons

    The company needs to improve their procedures and be more selective in the hiring process. Also the quality team need to enhance the audits of field.

    Advice to Management

    Select prepared people and evaluate the efficiency of the employees who already are working for the company.


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    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None
    Company takeover from Forest to Activis

    Cons

    Glass Ceiling in terms of promotion and financial compensation.
    Workload unequally distributed
    No room for growth
    Very secretive and management is disorganized


  8. "Typical big pharma style at actavis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting pay and benefits

    Cons

    Typical big pharma mentality and management style


  9. "All managers should be changed with new ones"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Actavis (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    No option to grow in the company without to be closed to the management staff

    Cons

    Opportunity to gain a good knowlede


  10. "Specialty Sales Professional"

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

    Pros

    They have several divisions and continually growing.

    Cons

    Frequent restructuring which results in downsizing.


  11. "Territory Sales"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent product line and Co workers

    Cons

    Some managers no sales experience and horrible treatment of those under them.

    Advice to Management

    Do not hire sales managers with little to no sales experience


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