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Allergan Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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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 46 reviews)

  • In general good benefits for the employees (in 45 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 35 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Neurosciences is slipping"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good product, BOTOX. First line management is generally ok

    Cons

    It looks like they want to get all new blood. Recent reorg was done without looking at impact on reps.

    Advice to Management

    redo the reorg.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Sales Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good / decent benefits
    Average pay
    Good products

    Cons

    Not the same company. Legacy Allergan is gone. It is Actavis.
    Poor upper management
    Low morale company-wide
    Disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are the backbone of the company. You will not succeed as an organization if you disregard your people.

  3. "Great Years Ago"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Allergan full-time

    Pros

    Was a fair place with respect for all

    Cons

    As buyout neared, it became very political


  4. "technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allergan full-time

    Pros

    a lot of room for growth

    Cons

    the management is pretty biased


  5. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Forward thinking

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, pipeline re-evaluations, uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "changing priorities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Allergan full-time

    Pros

    I believe the company has competitive benefits

    Cons

    Management decisions seem more focused on short term growth than long term value.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits packages, paid time off, great network of people, expanding number of job roles

    Cons

    Micro-management was out of control, very stressful work environment, no upward movement, too many management and director positions, not enough in between, disorganized, lack of communication, low morale

    Advice to Management

    The people you employ to answer phones are overqualified. They lack motivation because there is nowhere to grow. They want to contribute, let them.

  8. "Joke of a company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Primary Care Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Primary Care Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company car. Catered breakfast. By me. Catered lunch. By me. I am having a hard time coming up with another pro.

    Cons

    More like catering than sales. Mgmt is a COMPLETE joke. Top to bottom. There will be different rules applied to each rep. Salary is extremely low. Bonus is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Lol. Why even waste my time?


  9. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, great performance based bonus potential, unlimited resources, a lot of good people.

    Cons

    As with most jobs the manager really makes or breaks this one. Some are great, while others can really micromanage and deceive employees. I never really believed mine had my best interest at heart. I must have been the worst rep of all time because I don't think i ever did anything right, atlas according to her.

    A ton of turnover for such a good company. Managers are the issue in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Trust and believe in the people you hire, encourage and coach them. Don't just run them down.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Allergan has been a great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pipeline of drugs- very competitive bonus structure. Been fortunate to have many great drugs to launch.

    Cons

    Very competitive - pressure is high. Expectations are very high to perform at a high level at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Happy salesforce equals positive results


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