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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. Helpful (1)

    "Love Working Here!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance & Accounting in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Finance & Accounting in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is growing rapidly, which translates into opportunities for you to work on special projects that support business growth initiatives.

    Cons

    Company generally hires seasoned professional. It's a little more difficult to get into the door if you are just out of college.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Technician and IT Trainer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Technician and IT Trainer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I think the IT department has been a cohesive backbone for this company and that was because we brought our desk up to ITIL standards

    Cons

    I cannot think anything negative to say about this company. Our team comes in and gets the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


  3. 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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  5. Helpful (1)

    "WAS a Great Company - RIP Medicis"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. 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


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed my time at Medicis"

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

    I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job growth was great, salary and bonuses were great too. Manager was competent and fun to work with. Creativity was encouraged and my ideas were taken seriously. Flexible work environment and great culture. The people were phenomenal and competent in their job skills and level. Employee training and support were superb.

    Cons

    It was sold to another pharmaceutical company and all of the great aspects of the company went away.

    Advice to Management

    It's too bad the company was sold, I enjoyed my time very much.


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