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  1. "Strong product line, great environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    The company had a strong product line which is now Surgical Specialties (with the IR business going to Argon Medical). Strong community and good leadership. Nice to work for a company that makes products that help people.

    Cons

    The company went through some ups and downs in terms of growth. They had a financial restructuring that on the surface looked bad but ultimately was great for the company. Lots of changes but that happens with smaller medical device companies.

    Advice to Management

    No advice needed. They took a hard look financially and did what they felt was the best decision at the time. Can't fault them for that. They also tried to engage staff as best as they could through difficult times.


  2. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Has the foundation to do well.

    Cons

    Management listens to no one.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your sales team and customers.

  3. "Change not for the good of all, just a few!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Until Angiotech, Vancouver, CA purchased Surgical Specialties in 2008, it was an upstanding well respected manufacturer? Changes have not been positive and deteriorated to present, as they are closing manufacturing operations on PR and Reading PA, to manufacture in Mexico in 2015.

    Cons

    Changes have not been positive since 2008 and deteriorated to present, as they are closing manufacturing operations on PR and Reading PA, to manufacture in Mexico in 2015.

    Advice to Management

    Why, They never listened to sound advice from the field.


  4. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Attacher in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Attacher in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer a great work environment for their employees.

    Cons

    They do not pay their employees enough wages.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more money!


  5. "Good pay, decent products, horrible management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Niche product originally sold in plastic surgery, but later sold in orthopedic

    Cons

    No data at the time for orthopedic surgeries, yet tremendous pressure to sell in those cases


  6. "nothing much"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Wheeling, IL
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Wheeling, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    long term employment.. they hire even the older ones..

    Cons

    they do not give the same opportunity with their employees.. it should be equal specially in giving overtime..


  7. "Great people local in Reading, Pa with a great product."

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Local Surgical Specialties division was a great place to work with people, products, and challenges. Local Senior Managment very knowledgeable and great to work for.

    Cons

    Corporate in Vancouver, Canada could use some lessens in manufacturing, development, and managment of running a non pharmaceutical company. Constant cost cutting is a strain on personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate delegate more responsibility down to local management. Raise salaries and benefits to a reasonable level for existing employees and to draw new talent.

  8. "Retrospective Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    In it's heyday, Angiotech was a great place to work. Great energy. Amazing business deals and financing. They put together an impressive co-exclusive licensing deal to sell their paclitaxel-coated cardiovascular stent.

    Cons

    Something went wrong in 2006. Angiotech started making bad (expensive) business deals to expand their patent portfolio, with no real plans to capitalize on their acquisitions. They burned through all the cash from their early cardiovascular stent deals. Layoffs and closures followed.


  9. "Retrospective review"

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    Former Employee - Director of Development & Pilot in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director of Development & Pilot in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good supportive environment; resources readily available

    Cons

    Need more focus on infrastructure


  10. "Great people, lousy communication"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, free office snacks, lots of employee bonding initiatives. Company was making some very interesting products

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management, kept everyone in the dark as to state of company


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