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Ferring Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Although you get good work life balance, one has no clarity on career progression (in 5 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. "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


  2. "Work from Home - Finally"

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    • 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.

  3. "Decent place to work"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Salespeople aren't first"

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    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.


  5. 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place to work"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    • 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

  8. "production"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits and financial support for projects and acquisitions.
    New state of the art facility.

    Cons

    Multiple layers of management to every employee..
    Floor employees dictating procedure by writing their own SOPs.

    Advice to Management

    Improve policies, small company trying to act and imitate big Pharma without all of the personnel required to.


  9. "Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ferring Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Great bright people! Great restaurant, easy to put on some unwanted weight.

    Cons

    Management. HR treats agains her, hired her a security guard, company has police on premises frequently. Not a safe environment. Poor management.


  10. "Euflexxa Rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The People come first at Ferring.

    Cons

    There are a lot of compliance issues.


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