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"Great place for prima donnas who can't get a job elsewhere"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at VIVUS full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Interesting work; small start-up environment for some projects anyway. Flat organization, not a lot of hierarchy. They don't overdo meetings. Friendly co-workers.

Cons

Inept management, inept board, inept CEO and President (several of them this year alone!), inept sales and marketing staff. Took them 20 years (literally) to get a product approved. No HR department -- it's run by a consultant who has some sort of personal relationship with some high level person there. As soon as Yahoo! banned telecommuting, Vivus did, too, which was so ridiculous.

Advice to Management

Delegate. There are people here who are extremely talented and excellent workers. Do not keep the choice projects for yourself.

Other Employee Reviews for VIVUS

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Roller coaster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VIVUS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most exciting product I've ever sold and a HUGE population of people that need it desperately.

    Cons

    No autonomy. Forced to do things that make no sense.

    Advice to Management

    Let seasoned sales people have a voice. If people have an alternative plan, at least hear them out or explain why you won't listen.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Chalenging employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible working hours
    extra benefit card

    Cons

    a lot of overloaded departments

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