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"A great opportunity to learn."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Actavis as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

The company as a whole seems to have it together, they are organized and have a great internship program. As an intern they want you to learn and grow so they give you projects that matter to someone other than your boss. They also have monthly lunches to teach you about presenting, networking, etc. and a bowling pizza party at the end, with your supervisor

Cons

While the projects do matter, they can get a little boring when you have to correct or modify any of the standard operating procedures, but that comes with any company that is being regulated by the FDA and the DEA. Also, the first shift employees seemed to be a little less happy than the second shift (weekend). It can be assumed that they felt a little micro managed, which can drag on people over time.

Advice to Management

I didn't see any employee appreciation while I was there, unless you count giving out gift cards for implementing new safety ideas. I think more regular recognition for a job well done would boost morale.

Other Employee Reviews for Actavis

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work while it lasted..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst III in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst III in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Actavis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Work/life balance was good for me, but depends on who you report to.

    Cons

    Numerous acquisitions have made layoffs routine.
    Poor mid level management makes day-to-day work experience frustrating.
    Poor chance for advancement. Few internal promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Try to focus more on employees, not just value for shareholders.


  2. "I really enjoyed their competitive bonus structure and wish I had worked their longer to make more money."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    More generous bonus structure than other pharmaceutical companies, employees were offered stock options. The better the rep, the more stocks you received.

    Cons

    They were acquired by Activas Inc. Upper management was always changing as well. Shortly after I was hired it seemed like the company was becoming more and more unstable.

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