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Ferring Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance actually matters (in 7 reviews)

  • good culture, foccused on the interpersonal respect ("people come first") (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management are largely incompetent (in 5 reviews)

  • They say there people come first, but they have no concern for their employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Here's hoping..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New CEO!
    Better than fair work/life balance
    Best benefits I've had so far
    Work from Home 1x/week finally approved
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Tenured employees have no reason to stay (they stay as long as they do because of blind loyalty, 401k match vesting, and generous, earned PTO time)
    Wasted talent all around the company
    No clear, defined career paths/ladders
    Middle management is unskilled, unaware, and indifferent
    Micro-management due to untrusting VPs

    Advice to Management

    If you have to promote people, make sure its the right people.
    If you promote the wrong people, make sure not to put direct reports under them.
    Get your job title naming convention down pat; even if its not consistent across departments.


  2. "Moving in the right direction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A welcome breathe of fresh air in leadership
    Work life balance actually matters
    Moving in the right direction regarding employee trust
    Great Benefits
    Wonderful and inspiring people

    Cons

    There are a lot of amazing talents here that feel forgotten
    Availability of long term incentives due to the fact that we are private

    Advice to Management

    The change over the last few months has been overwhelmingly positive. As a current employee I am thrilled to see how Ferring is evolving and I know others are as well. Keep holding the leadership team accountable and don't worry, the collective Ferring community will rise to the occasion.

    I am Ferring!

  3. "Ferring has lost its way"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ferring Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    innovative products in the pipeline

    Cons

    abusive and Toxic company culture. Grossly inept upper management


  4. "Good verse bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferring Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Money and benefits are good and they do not micromanage you

    Cons

    They say there people come first, but they have no concern for their employees


  5. "Work from Home - Finally"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The structure of management is flat enough for a real open door policy. The motto of the company is People Come First and I find this to be mostly accurate.

    Cons

    The company is split currently between two different standards which are divided by those that work in Denmark and those here in the States. Where my counterparts in Denmark enjoy flexibility and have seemingly always had work from home - our HR only granted the US a 'piloted' summer hour program last year and this year will 'pilot' in September. My concern is how our managers will implement the program. We were recently told by Paul Navarre that this will be a standard policy not a piloted program - to which I am grateful.

    The business hours claim to be 7.5 but HR lists an example of our hours as 9-5:15. If this is correct we are given a 45 min lunch break we are not paid for. Another area of concern is you normally are asked to come in prior to 9 am even if you thought you might have the flexibility to come in as late as 9:30 am. I think daily you should be able to set your 7.5 hours as needed depending on your personal needs so you do not need to use PTO or sick time for a drs apt.

    Advice to Management

    Establish more consistent dept policy.


  6. "Decent place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ferring Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, autonomy, career advancement opportunities. Privately held. Still smallish. They are seeking to do the right thing and continue to achieve growth in a challenging marketplace.

    Cons

    Lack of novel or groundbreaking products. Challenges are realized and addressed too little too late. Sales and marketing tend to have competing agendas that leads to lack of communication and misalignment of budgetary needs.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and communicate more.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Salespeople aren't first"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ferring Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Not much unfortunately, benefits are on par with other companies.

    Cons

    Extremely political (cannot emphasize this enough)
    No sales force empowerment.
    HR is extremely involved in every aspect of the job.
    No one picks up the phone or responds to issues promptly.
    Lack of quality leadership in the sales force.
    Half of the sales force is lazy and is never held accountable.
    Questionable practices from "senior (5 years max) sales people.

    Advice to Management

    I would offer advice, however they would probably laugh it off. If you aren't in the "inner circle" you won't receive much support, and if you hit your numbers you manager will take the credit.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ferring Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Good Cafe. Financially stable company

    Cons

    Too much politics. HR is very controlling.No eating/drinking at desk. No work from home- no matter what. You have to use PTO/Sick days if you have to go to doctors or run errands- its an irony to the company slogan "people come first at Ferring'. Multiple layers of management. Very conservative environment.

    Advice to Management

    Need better leadership, especially in HR - listen to your employees. Clean up politics


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ferring Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Benefits new building good cafe

    Cons

    Unstable employees who can not be trusted, backstabers, lousey HR dept. can't telecommute which stinks if you have errands to do.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house, hire more intelligent qualified people who can be trusted.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ferring Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good growth year over year

    Cons

    Getting too big. Budget at times is too high

    Advice to Management

    None


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