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Allergan Reviews

Updated October 19, 2018
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Allergan Chairman, President, and CEO Brenton L. Saunders
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Pros
  • "Work-life balance, friendly environment, interesting projects" (in 56 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, lots of growth opportunity, great coworkers overall great environment" (in 66 reviews)

Cons
  • "Regional Expectations are Exceedingly More Difficult for Work Life Balance" (in 46 reviews)

  • "None except the way the upper management handled the layoff of the entire Med derm division, be prepared for a buyout" (in 43 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "A growth oriented company with good advancement potential"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allergan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, comfortable office environment, flexible scheduling and optional remote working in some situations, excellent benefits and vacation packages. Overall, the best place I have ever worked.

    Cons

    Changing demands of the pharmaceutical market can make some departments and positions more volatile as outsourcing becomes more cost effective.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain a strong connection between U.S. East and West Coast operations.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Inside Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Amazing company culture in Austin
    -Rewarding pay structure for top reps
    -Flexible work hours and job duties
    -Rewarding envionrment and fun sales contests
    -Opportunity to travel with the field sales team

    Cons

    -Environmental factors from new innovative companies disrupting the industry
    -30% Growth Quarter over Quarter is difficult to maintain with limited resources

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great company culture and focus on doing what is best for the customer

  3. "Pharma"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allergan full-time

    Pros

    Working with dynamic group leads to many new opportunities

    Cons

    Pharma can be slow and changes take time to see effects


  4. "Sales representative"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great 401k match. Great health benefits

    Cons

    To focused on calls per day


  5. "Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allergan full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and decent pay

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  6. "I perform sterility testing on final products at the plant."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sterility Lab Technician in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Sterility Lab Technician in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, fun environment, always busy.

    Cons

    Management has changed multiple times.


  7. "Director Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allergan full-time

    Pros

    Good team, great products and technology

    Cons

    Vision gets lost during process

    Advice to Management

    Not really any advice other than pay better

  8. "Principal Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is opportunity for career growth

    Cons

    Sometime the support for project success may not be fort-coming

    Advice to Management

    Put more effort on discovery within


  9. "Micromanaged"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Allergan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent drugs, compensation is good for top performers

    Cons

    Terrible base pay, micromanaged, pod system


  10. "Quality Control Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Inspector in Branchburg, NJ
    Current Employee - Quality Control Inspector in Branchburg, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No strict schedule, work at your own pace. Good benefits

    Cons

    Hard to be heard by management, lot of pettiness between employees. People complain a lot and get carried away with it


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