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Allergan Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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Brenton L. Saunders
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Pros
  • Work life balance can be challenging when the work ramps up but the segregation of duties is still beneficial (in 43 reviews)

  • Great work environment, my team was incredible and there are a lot of opportunities for growth professionally when you apply yourself (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be challenging at times but often temporary when employees are coming and going through change (in 36 reviews)

  • To many changes during last 3 years with upper management (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Process Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very Good Benefit and good vision

    Cons

    Too much stress in a job

    Advice to Management

    please have a time to walk on the manufacturing area


  2. "Great Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company Culture, Benefits, Pay, Co-workers, Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    None to report so far

  3. "An Amazing Company That Helps You Build Yourself"

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

    I worked at Allergan as an intern

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to greatly improve my knowledge. The teams I worked with were very helpful. There was a good sense of team work and team building. Each department worked seamlessly with each other.

    Cons

    Transition between internship to full-time opportunities is absent.

    Advice to Management

    It would be best to have internship programs where interns can have opportunities to move on to full-time employment.


  4. "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


  5. "Overview"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "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,


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Intern"

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

    I have been working at Allergan part-time

    Pros

    great opportunities, good exposure, training

    Cons

    high-pressure environment, complicated products, busy


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful Company"

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always opportunity to engage in additional projects. The organizational culture is amazing. The company readily promotes talent. Management is engaged in developing junior organizational members.

    Cons

    Although readily promoting talent is a pro, there is a feeling of predetermination. Pay seems to be more contingent upon where the employee is within their life rather than performance. Top performers rarely receive top pay.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in developing employees. Cut through the red tape on increasing salary for internal candidates and if there is no red tape, don't mention it. Pay for performance, and keep the motivation up. Don't pass on an opportunity to reward top performers. If the organization can't be managed with the current structure, restructure. Management controls aren't only reactive, rewarding top performers is a crucial aspect of management.


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