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Amarin CEO Joseph S. (Joe) Zakrzewski
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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Amarin full-time

      Pros

      great culture good people, yes

      Cons

      pharmaceutical world is corrupt, stay away

    • Good not great

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Amarin full-time

      Pros

      Not a stickler for annoying matrix stuff. It's about performance.

      Cons

      The culture is changing and that family feel that used to be an attractive part of this company was starting to feel like big pharma. Too much compliance training and landmines.

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      Weigh all your options if you get an offer..

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      Current Employee - Sales Representative 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Amarin full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      -Car allowance -Good product -Above average managed care coverage

      Cons

      -Lowest Pharma salary in industry -The PTO policy is sub-par -Publicly traded -Low 401K match -No continuing education -One product, one indication -Very politically driven work environment -Promotes employees who have committed HR violations

      Advice to Management

      STOP THE SAMPLE AVERAGE AND CALLS PER DAY NONSENSE! AARON BERG IS RUINING THE SALESFORCE!

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elizabeth, NJ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Amarin full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Great benefits for a small pharma; excellent healthcare.

      Cons

      Extreme bureaucracy for a small company. Very inconsistent messages from top management.

    • Helpful (2)

      Used To Be Good

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      Former Employee - Sales Professional 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Amarin full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      -Stock options -Affordable healthcare -Small Pharma, can make quick changes to benefit reps

      Cons

      -Low salary -Low raises -IC payout was lowered and goals increased -Becoming political -Top performers are micromanaged -No positive feedback, constant pressure

      Advice to Management

      Treat and reward your top performing employees in each region as such. Many people are looking to leave and have left already. The turnover is not well especially with that complexities that come with Amarin and Vascepa.

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      Sales

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Amarin

      Pros

      Small, easy to get quick answers and help most employees very willing to help out when you need it. One product.

      Cons

      seems to be micro managed but says not, metrics used when tough times hit; not the real reasons, ie market changes, targets move or retire, etc.

      Advice to Management

      Let sales reps manage themselves. Micro management should not ruin another small company with a good working environment in place

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      Awful, nasty stressful company

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Amarin full-time

      Pros

      Possible big payout when company is purchased. If the drug trials come out as hoped the company will be sold immediately so if you have stock you can make a lot of money.

      Cons

      Culture of fear. Let people go with no reason given nor any discussion or warning. New management decides people are gone on whims. Most of the employees are fearful for their jobs.

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        Former Employee - Account Manager in Knoxville, TN

        I worked at Amarin for more than a year

        Pros

        good company to work for

        Cons

        formulary access is an issue

        Advice to Management

        expand product line

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        Sales Specialist

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

        I worked at Amarin full-time

        Pros

        New Company. Un Capped bonus potential. Stock options. Did not have the usual big pharma mentality. The company has the ability to make changes quickly due to it's small size.

        Cons

        Low starting salary at the time. Only one product to sell in 2013 - Vascepa. Large territories. No company cars so you put a lot of miles on your personal car.

        Advice to Management

        All in all I thought Management was pretty good with the exception of the CEO at the time. He has since been replaced. The sales managers and corporate people that I interacted with were very competent and professional.

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Amarin

        Pros

        It is a cowboy mentality that does not follow the pharma guidelines

        Cons

        The company does not follow through on promised bonuses

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