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Allergan Reviews

Updated July 21, 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Easy to achieve compliance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    People are cooperative and management is understanding

    Cons

    Manufacturing is at Costa Rica which is distant and outside US


  2. "Friendly and challenging"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people, vast fields of oppertunity.

    Cons

    It is hard to get to know other departments

    Advice to Management

    Should have reverse reviews

  3. "This was the best job I ever had."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team work, support from management, and drive for success. I enjoyed the learning opportunities and left the company with a wealth of knowledge.

    Cons

    Senior management changed direction frequently and sometimes made questionable decisions. I was never really sure what the top 2 managers contributed.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful of initiatives you implement that will greatly benefit your competitors. They are always watching us and tend to take credit for what we do.


  4. "very positive. Challenging place that encourages it's employees to their fullest potential"

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

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

    Pros

    culture, benefits, leadership, location and learning opps.

    Cons

    salary and bonus increases are too structured.


  5. "Best global company I've ever worked for."

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership delegates and trusts you to make something great happen.
    Strong consensus based culture for decision making; yet, firm is nimble and decisive.

    Cons

    Rarely hires people right out of skill. Prefers 5+ years of experience before recruiting into the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate and grow.


  6. "Very Positive"

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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

    There is career growth and development

    Cons

    The territories tend to be large

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Fantastic place to do research"

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

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

    Pros

    Have access to everything I need to do cutting edge, exciting research. Upper management makes you feel valued and listens to your opinions and ideas.

    Cons

    I have not had any bad experiences yet

  8. "Best Job I've Ever Had"

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

    I have been working at Allergan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, excellent benefits, lovely corporate headquarters, stability, great management. I am actually happy to come to work every day.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working for this company in my opinion. I have been here more than 10 years and have nothing to complain about.


  9. "Incredible energy and positivity around!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Value their employees, value the quality of work, work ethically

    Cons

    None so far, but I don't think I will see any either!


  10. "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work and the people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough direction as to what needs to be done and the deadlines.


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