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Actelion Group Reviews

Updated January 18, 2017
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Actelion Group CEO and Director Jean-Paul Clozel
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Pros
  • Relaxed atmosphere with emphasis on work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • great benefits,a lot of effort to do the little things that make working for a smaller biotech great(ie:upgraded co (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. "An Awesome place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administration in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administration in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding and very generous package.

    Cons

    A few, but nothing worth writing about.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Actelion Pharmaceuticals and Actelion Clinical Research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Relationship Manager, Senior IT Specialist in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Relationship Manager, Senior IT Specialist in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company is an excellent opportunity for anyone who strives to succeed. They offer great benefits and wages. A work environment where you can use your skill sets to accomplish your tasks and projects. They hold true to most of their core values.

    Cons

    Sometimes Actelion loses its way when communicating from Senior Management to their direct reports./
    Within IT, Actelion has under gone many re-orgs. I am not sure if that is the norm but it does cause frustration. However, the company is still in its infancy.


  3. "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


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  5. "Medical"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Actelion Group full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere with emphasis on work life balance

    Cons

    Can have clicks that may limit growth


  6. "Amazing organization!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actelion Group full-time

    Pros

    Superb leadership team, amazing sales, marketing and HR.

    Cons

    It's an affiliate so many of the decisions are made out of Basel.


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    "Decent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Competitive salary and bonus if you work hard and perform well. Actelion values family - work balance so you don't have to give up your life in order to achieve success. Management is relatively fair and keeps colleagues informed, however, there is limited career progression and ltitle they are doing about it. The same individuals get promoted over and over again. You have to wonder how someone is able to get promoted twice within six short months. The whole thing sounds fishy to me. However, Actelion is a good place and I would recommend you to check it out.

    Cons

    Lack of career development for managers, sales reps, etc. Unfair practices in terms of who is given opportunities, who is not. There is minimal feedback on performance granted until the end of the year (when it's too late)

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, open, and communicative. Don't play favorites, be honest - not undermining.


  8. "Stressful at times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Actelion Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many perks at this company. Many good people to work with. Enjoy the autonomy

    Cons

    No transparency, they do not respond well to people who rock the boat.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and respect the time people have at this company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent work environment and great team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Highly motivated individuals, dedicated
    Fast paced, but provided work-life balance
    interesting products

    Cons

    Management changes and some downsizing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience, good company doing good research in a tough therapy area."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Scientist
    Former Employee - Clinical Scientist
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Freedom to work independently, good benefits.

    Cons

    Somewhat closed culture, takes time to understand.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "IS Analyst/Specialty Pharmacy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BI Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - BI Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to work at Actelion Pharmaceuticals is the people and the great work environment.

    Cons

    One of the cons for working at Actelion Pharmaceuticals is that managers often micro manage employees and limited promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Limited the amount of external consults and promote within the company existing employees.



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