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"Stay away! Very shady business practices and horrible management."

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

I have been working at Actavis full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Company car, good expense account. However, neither is worth working for this company. Some DM's seem alright, it just depends on who you get stuck working for.

Cons

Very shady management, always scheming behind their worker's backs. They teach one thing in training, but managers want you to do the complete opposite of what you were taught. DM's are very young and inexperienced- just because they were good sales reps does not mean that they know how to manage a team! Weak products, that have poor formulary coverage.

Advice to Management

Fix up the training program, and teach what managers actually want to see their sales reps do in the field. Stop promoting people just because they were good at their last role because being a good sales rep does not equate to being a good manager. The company isn't doing too great, so take a look around because it is obvious who is bringing the company down. Also, cost IS an issue! If company continues on the path they are on, they will not be around in a few years, but the company cares more about politics than hiring and promoting good workers so chances are this company is doomed.

Other Employee Reviews for Actavis

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Decision Making Is poor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative and open abuot thought and ideas

    Cons

    Too much time trying to get concenses

    Advice to Management

    Let people make decsicions and support them on it


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Employee Morale is not very positive."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great 1st job in the industry. If you do well you will make good money. Great insurance benefits. Great company car and phone allowance.

    Cons

    Minimum requirement for med ed dinners a month so you are never home with your family. Trimester timelines change mid-trimester. Only paid once a month. Always a fear of getting fired.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers with actual management experience. Not sure who senior management is...disconnect between reps and senior management.

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