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Actelion Group Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Relaxed atmosphere with emphasis on work life balance (in 8 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. "Great place and great cause"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Actelion Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Comp plan is fair and the company does the right thing ,
    Most of the time.

    Cons

    Sales team is talented and a bit selfish and snobby.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be distracted by the Janssen take over. Do all you can to fight for the great culture of Actelion.


  2. "Used to be great but has gone down hill"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The reason people stay is because of the great benefits and the people that work here. I've made great friends here and stay because of these two reasons.

    Cons

    With the merger, even though not much has changed, the pressure and culture is changing. My current manager is a micromanager and creates an environment based on criticism and bullying. I want to run but need a job.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the people remained committed to the company during this merger. There is no other incentive to stay here anymore.

  3. "Not a good place. Stay away"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "drug safety"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good team, good view of building

    Cons

    lack of communication from management


  5. "Sales"

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


  6. "Field Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Sr. Territory Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great and like a family

    Cons

    Salary and RSU should be consistent based on performances

  8. "An overall great company to work for!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Actelion Group full-time

    Pros

    Actelion takes care of employees health benefits...huge plus!! The pay is excellent and very generous with many paid holidays...more so then the average pharma company.

    Cons

    Management needs to ensure employees have a work and life balance schedule. I found at times traveling on Sunday nights to be at a site visit on Monday, then travel to another site visit the next day and rest of the week. I would not return home until either Thursday evening or Friday late morning. I was getting very burned out and felt like i was overloaded with work and it was very difficult to keep up with the deadlines


  9. "Good Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Territory Manager"

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


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