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Depomed Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Belmont, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Belmont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The executive team walks their talk.

    Cons

    Although we have stock with the company they limit their stock & bonus at time of performance reviews.

    Advice to Management

    They should revisit how much stock they offer with raises and bonus at review time.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "No clue"

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    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Jacksonville, NC
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Jacksonville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much, decent company car choices and pretty fun national meetings. Lots of parties. Awards trip is crap though. I

    Cons

    These guys have no clue and they seem to make wholesale changes every year or so. Never get our feet on the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Check in on your senior managers

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Look Elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has some really smart people in various functions and a good portfolio of products. Offices are also nice.

    Cons

    Highly political work environment that prioritizes form over substance.
    Low compensation compared to peers in Bay Area.
    No real incentive to excel or go above and beyond - under performers and top performers are treated the same.
    Groupthink culture created by CEO/upper management.
    Self-serving CEO/upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the few good people and get rid of the known under performers.
    Compensate everyone fairly, not just upper management.
    Wake up and realize the company is located in Bay Area and it is year 2016, not 1985.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "High Burnout"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with passionate and smart people.
    Strong focus on sales results.
    Constantly changing with growth opportunities

    Cons

    Very high turnover - people burn out quickly or aren't being developed.
    Quite political given the size of the organization and there is a tendency to shift blame.
    There isn't really an investment in people development - no genuine feedback.
    There is variability in the quality of management in different parts of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your managers and have honest conversations to resolve conflict.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Specialty Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Depomed (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with working hours, you can make great money but very few do because of poor manage care. Stock options are available.

    Cons

    Leadership sets unrealistic sales expectations. I would not refer anyone to Depomed even if they were unemployed. This company is setting itself up to be bought out.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and provide work life balance


  6. "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and values. People are very nice and a pleasure to work with. The company is growing at a very mindful pace. Location is commute friendly.

    Cons

    Too many snacks. I can't resist free chips.


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Flex Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Flex Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Depomed full-time

    Pros

    Small company, good environment, start up,

    Cons

    need bigger pipeline, need more employees at home office

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  8. "Outstanding experience at this company wearing many hats in Senior position"

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    Current Employee - Senior Management in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High growth, dynamic atmosphere. Very exciting, never boring. Lot's of challenges and rewards.

    Cons

    Not profitable yet, so still boot-strapping as much as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Get profitable.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Company with potential, but senior management seems out of touch."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people.
    Products and technology worth supporting.
    Good pipeline for small company.
    Good mid-Bay Area location. Moving in December 2012 to a very nice, newly renovated space in the PRC in Newark.

    Cons

    Senior management, especially the CEO, appears to be out of touch with the organization as a whole. Morale is low and there is much complaining among the ranks. Several good people have recently left or are looking to leave.

    Advice to Management

    At such a small company the CEO should be more accessible to people beyond his direct reports. And HR should be lead by someone who is truly interested in making sure the work environment is good and that people feel like they are heard.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Salaries should have been more competitive with the market"

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    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a small company where you can establish relationships with most people at the company. Since many of the processes are not set in place, it is a great opportunity to implement fresh ideas.

    Cons

    The salaries at the bottom level are not that competitive. It is hard to bring about improvements within departments with the management in place.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the people who do a great job at the bottom since these are the people who bring results to the company.


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