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Depomed Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Specialty Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Good products, decent salary and bonus, territories are manageable, training not to cumbersome, products are received well by docs. There is tenured reps so not dealing with young inexperienced reps.

    Cons

    Poor management lots of turnover, 401 k is not good, company is set to be sold just waiting for it to happen. Hard to sell product in heavy Medicaid and Medicare areas.

    Advice to Management

    Better manage care


  2. "decent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Depomed full-time

    Pros

    small company feel, individual territories, good salary/bonus

    Cons

    poor stock performance, thin at the leadership level, limited patient assistance programs

    Advice to Management

    expand pt. assistance, proactively speak out about product benefits, retain top talent at all positions

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great People, Poorly managed company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Stock tanked after a bad acquisition.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

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

    I worked at Depomed full-time

    Pros

    Great people working in the field! Really care about their business and are passionate about their products.

    Cons

    Upper management is terrible. May change now that most are gone. Still a couple of Area Directors are around, but most are gone and hopefully things will improve.

    Advice to Management

    They are not who they present themselves to be, so be prepared. Need better leadership in the company moving forward to take Depomed on a better course.


  5. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    smaller company; good products with longevity

    Cons

    poor 401k; constant realignments; benefits are poor

    Advice to Management

    quit trying to be big pharma on a shoestring budget


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Depomed full-time

    Pros

    Fairly good base salary and sales contest to make extra money. Small pharma

    Cons

    Company is for sale, no job security.


  7. 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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Current bag of products is strong.

    Cons

    There is one director that thinks his region is his own fiefdom. If you aren't part of his inner circle, its difficult to advance.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Lesson learned"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Honestly, the only reason I stayed so long was because I liked some of my coworkers -- though definitely not all of them.

    Cons

    Depomed is an awful company to have worked for. Though, they say you learn more from bad experiences than good - let's just say I learned A LOT! Executive staff is all male and white and they don't like listening to anyone who isn't part of the exec team. I hardly ever got to actually do my job because we had too many people in the department trying to do something that I never got to learn my own job! You ask for help and no one wants to help you until you've failed and then it's not to actually help because they have your best interest in mind but because they want to rub your face in it like a dog.

    If you're passionate about learning more and getting good experiences DO NOT work at Depomed!

    Advice to Management

    Look to your employees for advice and opinions - we all have different experiences to learn from and you hired them for a reason, right?!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Company encourages Off-Label Promotion"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Depomed full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good contest rewards when they ran them

    Cons

    Encouraged reps to promote off-label, and despite numerous complaints to HR & Legal, no changes ever occurred. Management overpromised and under-delivered routinely.

    Advice to Management

    Revise the bonus systems to be more fair for all. All reps should promote all products.


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