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Allergan Reviews

Updated December 6, 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 47 reviews)

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

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  1. "VP of Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture, very talented team

    Cons

    frequent layoffs, never sure what's coming next


  2. "great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great management, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    all about shareholders , lay off s are frequent

  3. "Normal pharma pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allergan full-time

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits, maternity leave

    Cons

    Large territories, lack of resources since being acquired by Actavis


  4. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - QA Compliance Specialist in Fall River, MA
    Current Employee - QA Compliance Specialist in Fall River, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, great coworkers, interesting work

    Cons

    really small, too many project at the same time

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Life/work balance. Positive environment and culture.

    Cons

    Short breaks. Lack of management and communication of supervisors and managers.

    Advice to Management

    Get more in touch With employees have some periodic meetings


  6. "Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Scientist in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work - Life Balance
    Benefits
    Exposure to new technology

    Cons

    Lack of Leadership
    No Vision or Mission
    Location

    Advice to Management

    Get better at integrating new companies purchased. Need program management office desperately! Need to move from people based to process based operations.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    decent benefits, flexible, used to be a great place to work

    Cons

    frequent lay offs, too focused on investors and shareholders lately

  8. "Neurosciences is slipping"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Sales Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. "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


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