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Elan Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated November 27, 2017
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  • The company had several runs of lay-offs to keep running (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good compnay to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Care, innovative, good team work and always in frontier of the neurosciences

    Cons

    The company had several runs of lay-offs to keep running.


  2. "It had potential in being a great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, everyone did their best.

    Cons

    They let go of great people

  3. "Scientist"

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

    I worked at Elan Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Company with competitive salaries and good work schedule

    Cons

    Company with too much politics

    Advice to Management

    less politics


  4. "Multinational"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Elan Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers and great team environment

    Cons

    Lots of company politics, and constant reshapping


  5. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cordial atmosphere especially in the research department. Able to transfer from one department to another

    Cons

    unfortunately there was a silo effect between R&D and Development


  6. "admin life"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The offices in South San Francisco were beautiful and pleasant to work in. We had our own kitchen, cafe, coffee bar & gym.

    Parking structure rarely had an issue with finding a spot.

    They often had socials or events.

    The receptionist (whoever it was at that time) was always pleasant and friendly.

    The work / life balance was perfect for me.

    Cons

    It was often windy in the area but not too troublesome.

    I really don't have anything negative to say.


  7. "Amazing people and science"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elan Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant people that really cared for about the science and patients. Elan was a place where you could learn so much and everyone was willing to help out. Crosstalk between departments meant that it was not too compartmentalized. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    No transparency. People were blindsided by the layoffs and when the last one happened people felt under appreciated, mainly due to comments from senior management.

  8. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good focus and direction on new technology

    Cons

    Needed to find that next drug

    Advice to Management

    Keep on going


  9. "Great Experience"

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

    Pros

    Excellent environment in IT with attention to policies and procedure.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great science and great colleagues.

    Cons

    Frequent structural changes and downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    none


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