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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. "Compounder"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compounder
    Former Employee - Compounder
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Knowledgeable staff with many years of experience.
    Open and honest with employees.
    Took employees health and safety seriously.
    Great benefit packages.

    Cons

    Sold the Lincolnton location to G&W Laboratories.


  2. "Chemist III"

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


  3. "Worst ever fear based culture!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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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  5. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fajardo, PR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fajardo, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome. Familiar environment, friendly employees.

    Cons

    Small company, not much opportunities


  6. "Too many mergers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "District Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  8. "Great company to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good management and interesting work

    Cons

    Merger activity hurt the workforce.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Its ok place to wotk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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 !!!!!


  10. "Senior Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep staying involved.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.



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