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Jazz Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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  1. "Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jazz Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, great people. Meaningful purpose.

    Cons

    Would like more training
    shadow my counterpart


  2. "Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Good Company, Not so good IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Jazz has a good mission, is growing, has good benefits and is overall an OK company to work for.

    Cons

    There is a lack of leadership in IT that means it is always running behind the business rather than being in front of it. The company is struggling with how to work globally which means lots of early mornings leading to long days.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the CIO


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Political with lots of backstabbing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting products, great benefits, very smart colleagues
    The company has products that do help patients and that's the best part about coming to work.

    Cons

    Highly political, very much who you know and not based on merit
    Tough environment that is overshadowed by lots of factions and power dynamics. Managers are unsupportive and have no problems throwing their staff under the bus both overtly and covertly.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a better and more supportive culture where collaboration is the focus. Stop monitoring your staff and allow flexibility in schedules. Also offer more growth opportunities and punish those who aren't competent in their work instead of rewarding them with more headcount.


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  5. "Do not work for Jazz"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Contractor - Contractor in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jazz Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the NEW people are professional.

    Cons

    1) senior management that curses in meetings and throws previous directors, they have NEVER met, completely under the bus.
    2) Micro managers that also don't really know how to do their jobs because their primary experience is NOT in the field they are working in currently.
    3) It is a highly toxic environment. Back stabbing, truth twisting and trying to embarrass others in meetings including global meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Start asking yourself WHY you can't attract talent in the bay area and when you do come across someone with extensive experience, align yourself with them and ask for help instead of firing them because you are threatened by them. Also, don't rely on employees who have experience outside of their current area of business. They will NOT know what they are doing and they do not know what they are doing.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good people, management actually seems to care about employees and about patients, good incentives, opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Certain areas of the organization seem to have a lot of fluff/people who aren't doing much. Others are so busy they can't see straight. Growing quickly and there isn't necessarily proper distribution of head count between groups.

    Advice to Management

    Invest deeper in analytical infrastructure to rely less on contractors. Decrease the number of meetings under the banner of "everyone needing to collaborate" which at times make it impossible for people to get done real work. That said, overall it's an amazing place to work.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "One of the best places I have ever worked!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jazz Pharmaceuticals (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company really wants to listen to what the employees have to say! They try to implement change based on feedback. Managers are down to earth, employees are friendly. We work hard and play hard! The compensation is great! Benefits, stock options, vacation etc are the best Ive ever seen.

    Cons

    Some negativity amongst the employees, but that comes with any company you work for.
    Annual bonuses are "so so"
    Departments are too segregated.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are doing great! Continue to listen to us and send out those feedback questionnaires more often!
    Give back a little more to the employees in way of bonuses or stocks!


  8. "Dedicated, passionate professionals working together"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture, products, and people

    Cons

    Not many negatives other than the usual office politics that can at times slow progress.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Best place I have worked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reg Affairs in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Reg Affairs in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working Jazz for a few months now and find that what you are told by the recruiters is accurate - the place is a good place to work, salary and other comp is really good and benefits are of a high quality. More importantly, people are friendly and truly want to know what you think regardless of your level.

    Cons

    I have not seen any issues so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Too bad we couldn't raise more money"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Affairs in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Affairs in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People and senior management, IT department. Jazz has ambitions to be the best company that they can be. The senior management are very smart, accessible, and experienced. I craved all the direct business exposure I had with them. I think this management team has what it takes to be successful.

    Cons

    Not enough financial support for internal projects

    Advice to Management

    I think the days of extended release life cycle extension are numbered. Need to modernize business model


  11. Helpful (1)

    "I've gained huge experience in a rapidly growing company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's a very good culture which permeates from the top down. Each team I've been on has had great team spirit.

    Cons

    There is a flat organisational structure which can made it hard to progress within the company. Some teams are under staffed resulting in much longer working hours compared to other teams.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people based on performance not on length of service.



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