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Allergan Reviews

Updated August 15, 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)

  • "Great benefits, lots of growth opportunity, great coworkers overall great environment" (in 63 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

    Helpful (1)

    "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. "Good, Fast Paced Environment"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just been a snowball of acquisitions since Watson+Actavis merger days, good work-life balance, flexible management, and large enterprise environment.

    Cons

    Thick B level management, making the organization middle heavy as opposed to the preferred ideally bottom heavy mindsets

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, bring in more diversity.

  3. "Career Success"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic perks including product discounts, many avenues for career progression, open door policy when speaking to management. Corporate Leaders visit sites to listen to feedback and suggestions from ALL employees.

    Cons

    Difficulty in determining which employment opportunities can be worked remotely. With Allergan being a global company, it would be beneficial for employees to know which positions can be filled remotely.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to increase the pipeline of skilled candidates. There are many positions at Allergan that are currently vacant and we need skilled employees to fill them.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Rewards hardwork"

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    Current Employee - Specialty in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Specialty in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incentive compensation is great. You get what you put in.
    They train you to be better.
    Great benefits.

    Cons

    Low base salary.
    Individual success depends on team success depends a lot on your teammates, which is usually good. Usually.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Specialty sales representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allergan full-time

    Pros

    The people and opportunity for upward mobility

    Cons

    Excessive calls-meetings and box checking


  6. "Lost great people"

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

    I worked at Allergan full-time

    Pros

    Great salary, training and benefits.

    Cons

    I’ve learned you must be part of the Clique to be recognized. Unethical behaviors and habits are rewarded which makes no sense.


  7. "Ok company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Branchburg, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Branchburg, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits were decent and it’s a good place to gain experience.

    Cons

    Company takes to long to hire from temporary to permanent.

    Advice to Management

    Pay needs to go up more too many good workers end up leaving because of pay

  8. "Be aware of the smile and knife in your back"

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

    Pros

    If you know the right people you can go far regardless of deception and dishonesty

    Cons

    If you know the right people you can go far regardless of deception and dishonesty, management is NO help and will play favorites if you kiss their ring

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horse.


  9. "Assoicate Director Facilities Engineering"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits teamwork

    Cons

    no interaction with leadership or management

    Advice to Management

    take time to listen to your non title workers they can help fix the big gaps in profitability


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible schedule and work from home"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allergan full-time

    Pros

    Work from home, no micro management

    Cons

    Back to back traveling at times


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