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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  • Out of date technology, Upper management (in 16 reviews)

  • Senior Management manages by fear (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Interesting future ahead?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is aggressively seeking growth opportunities through acquisitions of cutting-edge medical technologies.

    Cons

    Company is still going through growing pains after completing its spin off from Covidien (Tyco Healthcare) 4 years ago. Recent negative press hasn't helped.


  2. "Inst. Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good safety culture, friendly co-workers for most part. Excellent dining area. Good union pay ( would be much better if hired before strike in 2010 )

    Cons

    New management making unprecedented changes to try to stand out.


  3. "Managment"

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    Current Employee - Field Coordinator in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Current Employee - Field Coordinator in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are great and reps you work with are sometimes fun and entertaining. when management isn't bored they are fun because they aren't stalking you.

    Cons

    management treats you extremely small and like a child. they micromanage everything you do and use a fine tooth comb to look through all your work. they expect you to work for free with the duty phone and they never praise you for your good work.

    Advice to Management

    stop treating employees as children and micromanage.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Consider other options"

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    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Services in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Services in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly qualified peers. Many openings unfilled. In house Barista

    Cons

    Company depends on overpriced drug and will do anything they can get away with. If you see compliance issues and want to keep your job, look the other way. Minorities are treated unfairly.
    Managers manage up and seem to political appointees as in most cases they are less qualified than their direct reports.
    There is a disconnect between the HR promoted chores /values and the actual practice as employees are treated by their managers.
    On the business end one would wonder if they plan to be around for the Long Haul as they're taking so many risks to make the books look great leaves you to wonder if they're creating a shell to quickly sell


  6. "Former Human Resources employee"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Hazelwood, MO
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Hazelwood, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you thrive on challenge, change and making things happen, this is the place for you. Even with all the change, the people are the nicest you will find anywhere.

    Cons

    All the challenge and change is beginning to take its toll. People take longer to adapt to change than the physical location of their workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that employee concerns are heard. This applies from the executives to the factory employees.


  7. "Supply Chain Manager"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    High quality of co-workers who really care about getting the job done right and in a timely manner.

    Cons

    Too many politics and agendas leading to a sub-optimal execution that is focused on maximizing the bonus of individuals rather than the business outcome.

    Advice to Management

    Culture needs to be revamped to truly have a mission everyone can get behind and support rather than being perceived internally as one of the pharma companies only interested in profit through any means possible.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Little Pharma Business / Big World"

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    Current Employee - Marketig in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Marketig in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Descent salary
    Pleasant work environment

    Cons

    Exec Committee claims to be "transparent", but they're not. All the exec committee cares about is stock price and shareholders, they don't value their employees at all. No career path for advancement, and promotions are few and far between. Executives spend, spend, spend, while dictating to the masses to cut spending. Frequent layoffs.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Decaying from Within"

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    Former Employee - Director in Hazelwood, MO
    Former Employee - Director in Hazelwood, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, numerous opportunities to gain experience in areas like R&D, M&A, and project leadership.

    Cons

    There are a few divisions of Mallinckrodt that are patient-centric, such as Critical Care. However, in a pursuit of higher margins the company has sold almost all of the divisions that actually improve people's lives. Now, most of the company's revenue is generated from either selling a high priced drug of questionable value and efficacy or from manufacturing and distributing Opioids. The company doesn't really seem to have values or a sense of mission and purpose. This has earned Mallinckrodt the dubious distinction of being fined by both the DEA and the FTC in the same year. The culture continues to deteriorate as the company struggles to define itself. It seems likely that the business will continue to decline. I'm glad I finally grew a pair and left, even though the pay was great.

    Advice to Management

    Great companies are driven by a sense of higher purpose. Mallinckrodt's role contributing to the public health crisis of Opioid addiction while also serving as one of the nation's most infamous price gougers make working at Mallinckrodt like working at Big Tobacco.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "No pipeline, no problem"

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    Former Employee - Staff Analytical Chemist in Hazelwood, MO
    Former Employee - Staff Analytical Chemist in Hazelwood, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Variety of work available in a smaller pharma company atmosphere means not having to do the same thing every day (unless you want that).

    Cons

    Loss of direction within the generics division means the end of organic growth therein. A few critical decisions harpooned a good thing.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to own the results of your recent (major) decisions and/or invite the consultants back in a year or two to evaluate the state of things again. It will be interesting to see if they were right. I have my doubts.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Run, don't walk, away from this company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A really good healthcare benefits plan

    Cons

    Executive committee is greedy and doesn't care at all about the employees

    Advice to Management

    Quit!


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