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Helpful (3)

"No growth or development = no motivation"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Support work life balance.
- Some really great people.
- Salary is competitive.

Cons

- Lack of accountability throughout organization.
- Promotions not justified.
- Performance review process needs improvement. No metrics or peer reviews.
- Lacks adequate program for personnel training and development.
- New personnel suggest fresh and efficient ideas for improvement but are immediately confronted with road blocks due to long time staff who are intimidated and reluctant to change.

Advice to Management

Fix the performance review process so that employees are properly rewarded for their accomplishments.

Other Employee Reviews for Depomed

  1. Helpful (2)

    "If you don't care for politics, then don't work for this company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -people at the bench level are pleasant to work with.
    -people at the lower level are technical and knowledgable

    Cons

    -collusion between people in upper management designed to undermine others efforts;

    -lack of accountability, responsibility by upper management "Lead by Consensus" philosophy;

    -decision making is done by consensus. If you disagree with the consensus (2-3 people in upper management) you are labeled a "problem";

    -management approach is to take the shortest, highest risk route rather than the "right" approach. Often make decisions predicated on time lines rather than "correct/industry standard"" or "ethical" approach;

    --promotions through Nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Foster a culture of diversity in opinion & experience rather than going with the corporate "Bobble Heads"


  2. "manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    smaller company; good products with longevity

    Cons

    poor 401k; constant realignments; benefits are poor

    Advice to Management

    quit trying to be big pharma on a shoestring budget

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