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Mylan Inc Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Mylan Inc CEO and Director Heather Bresch
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  • Work/life balance could be improved (in 27 reviews)

  • No work life balance, and there are too many managers (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Strange Place to Work At"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Morgantown, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mylan Inc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good teamwork in most areas, employees are able to have fun
    - Community involvement (Ex. Habitat for Humanity) encouraged
    - Great health plan!
    - Morgantown is a great place to live (at least I think so)

    Cons

    - Recent changes in IT leadership have generated low morale
    - CIO is unpredictable, seems to dislike his own team (?). The best people are leaving or being forced out. People are walking on egg shells.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure IT issues are even noticed by top leadership. Please bring Michael Smith back!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "IT Professional"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Canonsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mylan Inc full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people trying to do their best in a strange environment.

    Cons

    Morale is very low, people are looking for jobs elsewhere. CIO is unpredictable, in over his head.

    Advice to Management

    Take advice from shareholders. The superficiality of the company's mission is transparent - this does not help morale. In the long term people are your most important asset, take care of them, not just the top three.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Unhappy camper"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgantown, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mylan Inc full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package was good but was taken away piece by piece over the years.

    Cons

    Slow to promote within; After 12 years, severance package was very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Need to give serious thought to how employees are treated


  4. Helpful (8)

    "A Cultural and Leadership Change Needed to Happen YEARS AGO"

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    Current Employee - Hard Worker in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Hard Worker in Morgantown, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mylan Inc full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - A lot of opportunity in the pharma industry and Mylan has a broad portfolio and large global presence
    - With M&A activity, it "should be" set up well for the future
    - Passionate lower-level employees that are hard working and willing to put in the effort

    Cons

    - All executive leadership. They have no idea that the culture is the worst it has ever been, or if they do they don't care.
    - Nobody believes in what they are doing anymore, and the leadership doesn't believe in the employees. "My way or the highway"
    - Too much micromanagement. Top Execs have driven this company into the ground and the culture reflects it. Forget about having a novel idea.
    - Uncertainty about the future with bad press, more bad press, voluntary layoffs and even more bad press.
    - Unclear commercial direction, unclear vision, unclear leadership.
    - Nobody feels like they work for a good company anymore. Zero morale and the employees realize that nobody cares.

    Advice to Management

    - Look in the mirror and realize what you're doing to destroy what was a great company
    - Embrace change, technology and open-mindedness. Despite the mission, vision and values that are put out as propaganda, it's not a representation of the company. This company is old-school, dictatorial and refuses to change.
    - Instead of "my way or the highway," maybe you ought to put yourself out to the highway as you've destroyed anything positive.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgantown, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mylan Inc full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are above average for the geographic area

    Cons

    The culture is really awful. Morale is so low. Management, from Associate Managers to Directors to Vice Presidents, do not appear to have the skill sets to LEAD or receive training when placed in these positions. Management consistently uses intimidation, cursing, and ridicule. Human Relations is aware. Spent more than 15 years in positions across different departments. THIS IS THE NORM. Such a shame that Ms. Bresch and other Senior Leaders cannot or will not acknowledge how this is holding the company back from attracting and keeping talent.

    Advice to Management

    Ms. Bresch & Board - WAKE UP. Your vision is realistic, but NOT with the management practices being doled out day in, day out across the company. Empower employees by hiring and training excellent leaders and then HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Morgantown, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mylan Inc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The position challenged me every day, I loved the projects, and I enjoyed the freedom to choose my own projects and methods to complete them

    Cons

    The managers were very conceited, management was also very intimidated by their subordinates, and personal relationships caused a lot of strife.

    Advice to Management

    Get better management?


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Circustance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mylan Inc full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free Parking, Better Than Average Salaries and Bonus

    Cons

    Inexperienced and Novice IT Leadership Team, Absolutely No Career Map Process, IT Investments and Priorities are Dart-Board Selected, Powerpoint IT Culture

    Advice to Management

    Words Have Meaning (if you put them on the wall your leaders should understand and demonstrate them), When Selecting Leaders Likeable Doesn't Translate to Competent, Work Smarter Not Harder, Proven Methods and Technique Actually Work If You Understand the Value Proposition, Hire Smart People Then Get Out of Their Way

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good time to join..."

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    Current Employee - Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mylan Inc full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The employees are nice enough and smart. Lots of potential there under the right leadership.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is uninspiring (refer to the string of bad PR events one after the other) and focused only on near term performance. Professionals from every discipline are micromanaged, approval of funding to do anything is worse than ever (sloooooowwww)

    Advice to Management

    Stop the M&A madness, stabilize the company, consider hiring a new CEO (one that brings less baggage to the equation and can grow profits without increasing prices constantly) - Heather and Robert should retire at this point. To the President: empower your functions to create value, stop micromanaging everything. Start promoting based on merit, not connections.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mylan IT"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Canonsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mylan Inc full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent location to avoid traffic. Used to be like a family setup and fun workplace but slowly this is disappearing due to lay offs and people trying to jump out of titanic.

    Cons

    Most of the folks in IT are 20 to 25 years behind in their thinking. All they know is SAP and that too only ECC. Anything beyond is greek and latin here. After the CIO change early in the year, there were 2 rounds of lay-off's and during the second half of the year few of those left behind are quitting on their own. There are only 2 types of people that can survive here. Folks with SAP ECC knowledge (usually this is the friends and relatives of those that are in power) and fresh interns, as they are cheap and don't bother to question anything.

    Advice to Management

    None as they won't listen to anyone and thinks they know everything. Most of the guys are worried to even speak up fearing about their jobs. Real weird group of people trying to push jobs to India and cheap contract companies as fast as they can and close the IT shop.


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Run Away"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Saint Albans, VT
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Saint Albans, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are OK (for now)....there's not much else to rave about

    Cons

    Worst place I have ever worked in my entire life...I would never, under any circumstances, ever work for them again. Brutal, emotionally violent management...they will strip you of your dignity and humanity in a matter of weeks....then force you to do the same to your staff

    Advice to Management

    I have no words that could possibly help management at MTI....the site is doomed....learn to speak Hindi is all I can offer.....it wont be long before the whole transdermal mfg ops are moved to India.


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