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La Jolla Pharmaceutical Reviews

Updated Apr 5, 2019

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George F. Tidmarsh
7 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - IT Service Desk in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at La Jolla Pharmaceutical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The team, environment, perks, company provided weekly lunches, free drinks/snacks/beer/wine, and insurance is stellar.

    Cons

    They spend a ton of money without a real way to compensate for it, this caused the company to do a mass layoff while they restructure their spending. I hope they fix it because I really want to see LJPC succeed!

    La Jolla Pharmaceutical2018-12-27
  2. "Carefully assess before signing on."

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

    I have been working at La Jolla Pharmaceutical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great people in worker bee positions.

    Cons

    Sr. Management tolerates bullying by Sr. Staff and doesn’t hold VPs accountable. Success attributed to VPs and not staff that does the heavy lifting.

    Advice to Management

    Manage down and show respect for talented staff. Stop promoting in unfair inconsistent manner.

    La Jolla Pharmaceutical2019-04-05
  3. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at La Jolla Pharmaceutical full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and talented people

    Cons

    Leadership should start to listen more

    La Jolla Pharmaceutical2018-12-03
  4. "Wonderful Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at La Jolla Pharmaceutical full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are great here! Food, snacks, and drinks 401(k) Insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision) Competitive Pay

    Cons

    Had a large layoff. Management of resources could have been better.

    La Jolla Pharmaceutical2018-11-30
  5. "Terrible Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Critical Care Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at La Jolla Pharmaceutical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary and paid healthcare.

    Cons

    Disappointing leadership. Unqualified to commercialize and launch a product.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the experienced people you hire and follow through with the culture you promise.

    La Jolla Pharmaceutical2018-12-13
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at La Jolla Pharmaceutical full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great culture. Lots of food! Management cares about their employees.

    Cons

    They are located in the center of UTC area so the commute is not ideal.

    La Jolla Pharmaceutical2018-10-26
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Planning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at La Jolla Pharmaceutical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, paid insurance for employee and dependents, great work environment before layoffs

    Cons

    Very poorly managed financial resources, company raised $200 million dollars in the last year ($100 million in April 2017 and another $100 million in 2018). Wasted it on dead end projects, too many directions with no focus, doing business deals "at risk" and then balking when the risk came back to bite them.

    Advice to Management

    If financial resources were better managed, company would not have laid off 40% of its entire workforce, some who relocated and started a week before the layoff. Transparency was a "core" value but not actually practiced.

    La Jolla Pharmaceutical2018-12-02
  8. "Was A Good Company"

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

    I have been working at La Jolla Pharmaceutical full-time

    Pros

    The Culture was very good

    Cons

    They ran Out of Funding

    La Jolla Pharmaceutical2018-10-22
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Incredibly poor business management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at La Jolla Pharmaceutical full-time

    Pros

    The culture and job were amazing for the short time.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency Lack of adherence to the core values they developed Incredibly poor management and business decisions Company will more than likely be sold here soon. They don't care about their personnel- and treat them as entirely disposable.

    La Jolla Pharmaceutical2018-11-07
  10. "Operation"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at La Jolla Pharmaceutical full-time

      Pros

      Lots of free food and “happy” hours.

      Cons

      Managers do not have long-term plans, hiring people then let them go in less than 2 mo.The free food is just an elusion of well-bring, The company had no transparancy on what was going on and what they were gambling at. It is so insulting to treat people as idots! When it is time to let go (layoff), it is the most product workers who were get rid off, those”Loyal”fixtures who have no technical abilities were kept....

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