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Allergan Reviews

Updated June 16, 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 54 reviews)

  • "Many reward and incentive programs along with good benefits" (in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • "Regional Expectations are Exceedingly More Difficult for Work Life Balance" (in 43 reviews)

  • "None except the way the upper management handled the layoff of the entire Med derm division, be prepared for a buyout" (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A growth oriented company with good advancement potential"

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    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. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Allergan full-time

    Pros

    Great management and opportunities. not a lot of micromanagement

    Cons

    work life balance is great

  3. "Director level position"

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    Former Employee - Director in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Well funded department and excellent peer work groups

    Cons

    Management is spread thin and decentralized


  4. "Sales Rep"

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

    Pros

    Great! Nice company to work for

    Cons

    Large territory for some reps too much


  5. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, gym, cafeteria, lots of parking spaces. Good benefits.

    Cons

    AGN shares are only gifted, unable to buy directly from company. Lack of recognition and culture for hourly employees. ONLY directors and above get accolades and recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Work on culture for EVERYONE and not just for upper management.


  6. "Working at Allergan"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Allergan full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, higher pay (above market)

    Cons

    Bureacracy, slow to get things done


  7. "District Manager"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great incentives, high expectations , high rewards

    Cons

    Large territories- multiple overnights per week

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

  8. "Sales Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Fair quota system and direction provided by senior management

    Cons

    Very large organization with general medicine.


  9. "Quickly becoming one of worst places"

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

    I worked at Allergan full-time

    Pros

    Absolutely no pros to working here - don’t trust anyone

    Cons

    Awful culture spearheaded by a leadership team disconnected from employee care, honesty, authenticity or human regard. Starts from the top and flows down to sycophantic senior leaders and a working force that thinks they are a joke.


  10. "Inside Sales Representative"

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    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


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