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Actelion Group Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Relaxed atmosphere with emphasis on work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Due to flat hierarchy levels somewhat limited career development opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary is competitive, Training is very informative, Passion for PAH Community, Company does not spending money on travel and events for employees

    Cons

    Lack of communication from Upper Management, Not enough products, Pay is not equal for all employees performing the same work duties.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with the employees especially concerning any major changes/growth of the company that can ultimately have a huge impact on one's future


  2. "Not a good place. Stay away"

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    Current Employee - Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Actelion Group full-time

    Pros

    Nothing to say. No pros

    Cons

    Unintelligent group of people. Basically dysfunctional

  3. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Actelion Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Leadership is not transparent, Reactive company, zero support in the field, goals are outrageous. If things don't change, the mass exodus will continue.

    Advice to Management

    Bring on Johnson and Johnson to help breathe life into this company with new marketing.
    Go back to the patients and our core values. Please listen to the field management and sales.


  4. "Field Sales"

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    Current Employee - Senior Territory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Territory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Actelion Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Manager, really great teammates to work with... manager let us run our own business and does not micromanage us.

    Cons

    Lack of support from Medical, no communication with SF, everyone works in silos. Feels like no one is straight forward with us anymore. Isn't the company it once was.. it's really sad.


  5. "Territory Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    compensate their people well...and benefits are very good. The home office in San Francisco is beautiful.

    Cons

    make very poor management decisions, and deceive the sales teams in a very manipulative manner. Very unprofessional for such an experienced and high performing sales staff.

    Advice to Management

    stop mistreating your excellent sales teams... Try being honest and upfront for a change....


  6. "territory sales"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits,a lot of effort to do the little things that make working for a smaller biotech great(ie:upgraded co. cars, holiday gifts,better meeting sites).virtually no micro management unless numbers are down, in that case you will be stalked,berated and fired

    Cons

    poor communication, little opportunity for advancing career,lack of direction from management.Middle management shows no interest in who you are as a human being.

    Advice to Management

    Management style must change. what worked in the 80's and 90''s doesn't work today. Field sales are your most important asset,treat them like they matter and they will work hard for you.


  7. "I have worked for Actelion 8 years. Very profitable and successful company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Actelion Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, work/life balance, many perks, great people to work with

    Cons

    salaries below the market, intrigues, success not shared with non management employees - only managers got promoted. Real project/decision problems management had tabled or ignored although open communication one of Actelion pillow. Management substitute real work with extra meeting activity. I have seen examples when employees succeeded by showing off instead of real work.

  8. "Small biotech trying to act like Big Pharma"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, free snacks and drinks, view of South Bay

    Cons

    High cost REMS products, limited pipeline, constant audit of SPs, favoritism shown in HQ

    Advice to Management

    Have leaders who actually have Specialty Pharmacy experience rather than former managers who came from HR or Reimbursement Hub


  9. "Territory manager"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, great products.

    Highly recommend, leader in PAH disease state. American headquarters in south San Francisco, CA.

    Great mgmt.

    Cons

    Really are no downsides.

    Great company. Occasional speculation of buyout, but don't see it happening...company is too strong and management seems to not want to sell out


  10. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great set intern program for the summer - provided lots of personal development opportunities and activities to interact with employees outside of your immediate department.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


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