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Actavis Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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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 (1)

    "Its ok place to wotk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its good work environment. but management don't have clue how science works.

    Cons

    Management don't have clue what it takes to do some work and it's always impractical deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to school !!!!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, best 401(k) out there matched 100% up to 8%, wonderful work life balance

    Cons

    CEO and his executive team constantly looked for deals to buy other companies, during my time there, there was 4 acquisitions which the last one resulted to closing down all of NY sites.

    Advice to Management

    Never a good idea to share your thoughts with your team about where you think the company is going go, it only brings the morale down.


  3. "Packaging Lead Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Packaging Line Leader in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Packaging Line Leader in Corona, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, very good co-worker's. Close to home which it was great. Knew the process so well that it made it easy for me.

    Cons

    Moving the process out of town.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everybody with respect and dignity.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Vultures"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Superviser"

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

    I worked at Actavis (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good, Once everything is finalized in 2016 it will be a good company.

    Cons

    Changes are happening everyday. This will continue till the end of 2016


  6. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Actavis is family friendly, offers great benefits, and has a high level of professionalism. The people are knowledgeable and hard working.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of changes recently with the acquisition of multiple other companies and the coming sale of the generics division. It can be hard to plan for the future when job stability isn't guaranteed.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more opportunity for advancement.


  7. "Limited Engineering Oportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Pharmaceutical Sales Representaive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Primary Care Representative in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Current Employee - Primary Care Representative in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    (Actavis- now Allergan): Good products, earning potential, benefits package. Started with the company when it was still Forest Pharmaceuticals, and the culture was great. Unfortunately, that seems to be changing all the time now.

    Cons

    Job stability- two acquisitions in less than 1 year. Two rounds of layoffs, affecting the sales force, middle managment, and upper managment.


  10. "In the hands of unprofessionals"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Unit Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Business Unit Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Actavis (More than a year)

    Pros

    good place to learn "Change Management"

    Cons

    Low salaries compared to pharma sector, only people with back ups in upper management can survive

    Advice to Management

    mentality change was needed, though Allergan management is running the company after acquisition in April.


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