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"Management is non-existant"

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Former Contractor - Intake Coordinator in South San Francisco, CA
Former Contractor - Intake Coordinator in South San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Actelion Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

They have a fully stocked refrigerator and snack section and a clean campus. Thats about it.

Cons

They expect an in-human amount of work to be done in a rediculous time frame. Their management is non-existant and staff is unsupportive. I mean I'm all for working independantly but there is absolutely no team structure in this place. I was working in a contract position in the customer service/patient assistance department and was stoked when I got the gig, but that enthusiam didn't last long. There is overall direction provided to the team from the management. The work methods and overall system are lacking direction. An insane amount of work is expected to be completed within an impossible timeframe. It was an overall tiring andunpleasant experience working here.

Advice to Management

Direct and motivate your staff! Let them know that you are there for them and that you have an open door policy. Make the pecking order clear (for lack of a better term). Maybe spend a week in your employee shoes to see if your alotted time frame and amount of work is actually feasable.

Other Employee Reviews for Actelion Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Actelion is not a good place for contract employees"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Actelion Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, M-F regular business hours. South San Francisco office is in a nice location.

    Cons

    Actelion is not a good place for a contract employees. The company discriminate their contracts, not like in other places where contracts feel welcome and part of the group. They don't include contracts in regular meetings, even tough you need it for your job. Not to mention that contracts are not welcome, whenever meals are served for their regular employees. That is so rude from my point of view.
    This company does not a good infrastructure, because they rather keep on training new contracts instead of creating 'permanent' jobs. They prefer to pay contracts to save money and that's the reason why contracts leave very often. There is no future for contracts to get a permanent job.

    Advice to Management

    Please treat the contract employees the same as you would like to be treated. Other companies are different and they don't put the contract on 'the side'


  2. Helpful (3)

    "In this day and age, it was okay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in South San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - good people
    - pretty good benefits
    - central location
    - interesting pipeline
    - company longevity

    Cons

    - if you are not at HQ in Switzerland, you are in work Siberia
    - roles/responsibilities not clearly defined
    - different performance standards for different people

    Advice to Management

    - value all of your offices/locations the same!

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