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Helpful (3)

"Work atmosphere and schedule are great, but scheduled promotions limit career advancement"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Irvine, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Work life balance
- Flexible work schedules
- Campus accommodations (soccer field, baseball field, tennis courts, gym)
- Growth opportunities outside of normal job description

Cons

- Promotion opportunities are limited to once per year, company wide. If you don't get promoted then, you have to wait an entire year for the next opportunity. This makes employees severely discouraged about their career advancement opportunities if you don't want to wait an entire year just to be considered again.

- I've heard starting salaries are generally mid-range to mid-high, but after you're in, salary increases are very minimal

Advice to Management

Don't have promotions based on a schedule. It's incredibly demoralizing to employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Allergan

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to Start but No Opportunity for Advancement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits, good place to start in pharma industry, financially stable company, good corporate mission and core policies, decent starting salaries

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, small salary increases, small to minimal bonuses, poor work - life balance, very strict sick time policy, nepatism through out the facility, no work at home policy.

    Advice to Management

    Stop creating positions for the wives of favored employees, develop a work at home or flex time policy, develp better bonuses and salary increases for everyone (even the hourly employees). Develop a mentoring program to help increase promoting from within.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Worst place to work - poorly managed, ridiculous turnover, unqualified employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can not think of a single one

    Cons

    Terrible Management
    Astounding lack of organization and oversight
    Incredibly high turnover including management level
    Low pay
    Unqualified recent graduates are hired and they lack experience and professional and interpersonal skills
    Lack of career growth opportunities

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