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Allergan Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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  1. "Overview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allergan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products and pipeline, lots of resources

    Cons

    None at this moment in time

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Open Communication skills. Always promotionsuspected for everyone.

    Cons

    To Far in Jersey city.

    Advice to Management

    No comment


  3. "Great innovative environment"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment permits innovation, scientist are viewed as researcher not as bureaucrats, fast work pace but enables drug discovery.

    Cons

    Certain Human Resources processes are in some cases useless and slow down work

    Advice to Management

    Keep scientist focused on science, do not get lost in bureaucracy.


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  5. "Manufacturing Technician III"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician III in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician III in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company offers great benefits and pay. Lots of internal opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Long hours, Work on Sundays,


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    "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Associate Professional in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Professional in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    (1) The work environment is friendly (2) Generally easy to approach and get face time with upper management (e.g. director and VP level scientists/leaders) (3) Company continues to do well financially so you tend to hit profit-sharing bonuses (4) Pay is competitive (I was offered a higher starting salary than I anticipated)

    Cons

    (1) Only big company in the area so options outside of Allergan are limited (2) I wouldn't characterize the company as an organization dedicated to "moving science forward." They tend to produce a lot of reformulations and/or "me too" products, which may make business sense, but the work otherwise is sometimes routine and not "cutting-edge" to scientists. I know a few employees who left the company because they felt their hard scientific skills weren't being utilized to the fullest extent.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Good manufacturing site"

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Technology Specialist I in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Technology Specialist I in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, paid time off, health and retirement benefits

    Cons

    No true engineering or technology focused jobs available


  8. "Great pay was just bribery to shut and work more."

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    Former Employee - Compounder in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Compounder in Waco, TX

    I worked at Allergan (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were great.

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance, awful management (when I was there), got treated like a robot, like I had not life outside of work. IT was like the worst case scenario of a group project in school: Your whole team was seen as the same thing. Individuals were not held accountable, the entire group (and especially the leader) were.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together


  9. "Enjoy my job, but changes are coming"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, good perks, friendly co-workers!

    Cons

    Lower than industry standard pay, don't feel appreciated

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees feel appreciated. Don't turn this company into a stepping stone in younger employee's careers!


  10. "Great Company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Café of all sorts of options for breakfast & lunch on campus. Wonderful people to work with and the managers are extremely supportive and allow you to work from home up to 3 days per week.

    Cons

    Since there are a lot of people that work from home there tends to be loss of communication.


  11. "Great compensation and also good company ethics"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is good, work is amazing and people and wonderful to work with. Everyone has a purpose. Lot of training opportunity and career growth

    Cons

    Mergers and constant changes - but that makes us one of the best in the growth pharma. Individuals who are looking for long term consistent job might find this company a bit too aggressive.

    Advice to Management

    Communication within departments needs to improve


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