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Medicis Pharmaceutical Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Medicis Pharmaceutical Chairman and CEO Jonah Shacknai
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  1. "Senior Sales Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paid for performance and had management that was vested into your future

    Cons

    Lack of pipeline products from 2008 forward

    Advice to Management

    N/A. Takeover by Valeant in 2014


  2. "Need to post this"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time

    Pros

    They pay pretty well, especially sales reps

    Cons

    Management and culture need improvement

  3. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal/Legal Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Paralegal/Legal Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Worked very hard but rewarded with bonuses, pay raises, stock options, peer rewards, and great benefits. Wonderful relationships with co-workers. Skills continually nourished and growth fostered.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime required.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and good employees

    Cons

    Very corporate, they hire on as fast as they let go.


  5. "One of the best companies I ever worked for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership, wonderful products, paid for performance, benefits are the best.

    Cons

    Sold to another company who didn't have the same values of Medicis.


  6. "great experience"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great work great environment to work in

    Cons

    fast paced up tempo hard work


  7. "......"

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

    I have been working at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time

    Pros

    There was opportunity to make good money at the cost of ethics

    Cons

    Poor culture, extremely unethical, management by fear

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Had great products, the people were awesome, the company culture was great.

    Cons

    No complaints, overall a great place to be.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. Helpful (1)

    "WAS a Great Company - RIP Medicis"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people, the technology, the pace, the work environment

    Cons

    Purchased by Valeant - now a desolate, depressing place


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Where much is given, much is expected."

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    We were well compensated and had great benefits before Valeant took over. It typically was a great work environment before Sept. 2012. After the news of the Valeant acquisition, employee moral dropped significantly. The "real" Medicis died on 12/14/2012.

    Cons

    Late hours, lots of overtime, boys- club mentality. Many hoops to go through just to get something through the FAC process. The process was much more complicated than it needed to be.


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