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Actelion Group Reviews

Updated April 5, 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. "Great company culture, super organised, innovative vision"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Country Manager Clinical Research in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Country Manager Clinical Research in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    innovative, organised, excellent growth opportunities, transparent, a lot of benefits.

    Cons

    very close attention to quality, swiss mindset, not so very open to new ideas


  2. "Sr. Territory Manager"

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    • 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


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

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    • 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


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  5. "Territory Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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....


  6. "territory sales"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Good Company"

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    • 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


  8. "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Stock option for managers
    Good pipeline

    Cons

    Low salary
    Horrible top management
    Not enough people

    Advice to Management

    They should replace the top mamagement
    They are making the work environment worse.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ramat Gan (Israel)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ramat Gan (Israel)

    Pros

    Small friendly atmosphere in good location

    Cons

    Not a lot of career opportunities


  11. "Interesting employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Actelion Group full-time

    Pros

    Work atmosphere, innovative spirit, conditions

    Cons

    Communications between departments, teleworking only as exception



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