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"Going nowhere fast"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cherry Hill, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cherry Hill, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Actelion NJ (Actelion Clinical Research) has the following good points: bring your dog to work policy; fully paid medical benefits; a few of the direct managers are very supportive of their direct reports

Cons

Clinical Development management department heads are in a power struggle and fighting for control. The departments are silos, with poor communication among the groups. The power struggles trickle down and create an atmosphere of backstabbing, finger pointing and mistrust. Some managers micromanage employees, and there is a lack of empowerment and ability to make decisions at the appropriate level. All major and strategic decisions are made by ACR president or in the headquarters. Employees are rarely promoted from within; there is very little opportunity for advancement.
The office set-up is very unusual: large open offices with 4-5 people - these become very noisy and distracting when trying to work, it's much worse than a cubicle. Most of the "team rooms" keep their doors closed, making it awkward for someone to walk in (do you knock, or just open the door?). Because of the open plan, you know way too much information about your office mates.

Advice to Management

The mid-level management is fine, and does it's best to mentor employees and drive trials to success. Senior management needs to stop in-fighting and find a way to come together. There is a huge lack of trust and paranoia. As a result, good ideas are not shared with others and risks are not taken because of fear. The CEO should find out the real story, and not be fooled by the misinformation given to him by his team.

Other Employee Reviews for Actelion Group

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Competitive salary and bonus if you work hard and perform well. Actelion values family - work balance so you don't have to give up your life in order to achieve success. Management is relatively fair and keeps colleagues informed, however, there is limited career progression and ltitle they are doing about it. The same individuals get promoted over and over again. You have to wonder how someone is able to get promoted twice within six short months. The whole thing sounds fishy to me. However, Actelion is a good place and I would recommend you to check it out.

    Cons

    Lack of career development for managers, sales reps, etc. Unfair practices in terms of who is given opportunities, who is not. There is minimal feedback on performance granted until the end of the year (when it's too late)

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, open, and communicative. Don't play favorites, be honest - not undermining.


  2. "nice company"

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

    Pros

    great salary, nice company, great benefits

    Cons

    sometimes stressful , but good work-life balance

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