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Actavis Reviews

Updated February 3, 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. "employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Actavis full-time

    Pros

    Big facility with plenty of work.

    Cons

    For advancement or promotions you must be in the top management clique.


  2. "Quality Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Sunrise, FL
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Sunrise, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Actavis full-time

    Pros

    Good company for the most part. Pay is decent, Annual bonus, lots of overtime in my plant. Plant manager Jim Shwier is good at managing and piloting the plant.

    Cons

    Supervisors and managers need to learn how to communicate with employees and take responsibilities as managers instead of blaming employees for everything.

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors and managers need to learn how to communicate with employees and take responsibilities as managers,instead of blaming employees for everything. Not much opportunity for growth in the QA in process department.


  3. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company to work for. Great benefits

    Cons

    There were too many managers

    Advice to Management

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  5. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Spec Sales in Wheeling, WV
    Former Employee - Spec Sales in Wheeling, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    great products to sell in many classes that do help improve the health and well being of patients

    Cons

    too many products for one person to sell makes it difficult to get quality time with providers and staff

    Advice to Management

    continue to help reps in the field balance the product portfolio and ways to have a better work life balance


  6. "Typical large corporation"

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    Current Employee - Chemist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Chemist in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Actavis full-time

    Pros

    Large Company with great potential for on the job learning

    Cons

    Ft Lauderdale site is over-run with favoritism. There is great potential for on the job learning, if you are well liked by supervisors. HR does nothing, only complains back to lab upper management to fix the problem. To their credit, upper lab management tries to solve the problem but only if you complain over and over and over again.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some of the supervisors


  7. "Good opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Actavis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company car, uncapped commission, flexibility in scheduling, stepping stone into pharma, growing company.

    Cons

    Micro management, becoming too large from forest days soon to be Pfizer run. Watch out.

    Advice to Management

    Let reps run own territory.


  8. "SalesRepresentative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caribbean Key, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caribbean Key, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good to develop some sales Experience

    Cons

    Should be a little more pro-employee

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. "Chemist III"

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    Former Employee - Chemist III in Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - Chemist III in Elizabeth, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Overweight by workload.

    Cons

    No career advancement. There is a cultural barrier that does not let any professional advancement of there employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management lack of direction with personnel.


  10. "Too many mergers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ross, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ross, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthcare from day 1, great benefits, vacation time, got to work on several projects

    Cons

    Too many mergers hurt morale, training lacking, communication lacking

    Advice to Management

    Enforce good communication, slow down on the mergers, work on a new training program


  11. "District Manager"

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

    I worked at Actavis full-time

    Pros

    Not a ton of admin work like big pharma.
    Supported having true business conversations with targets vs. just a marketing message.
    Healthcare was best I have seen.

    Cons

    Too much "road warrior" field time.
    Fired people for 2 down months in a row. Very high turnover so work opportunities are always there!



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