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Mylan Inc Reviews

Updated March 22, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Very different than Mike Puskar's vision"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Morgantown, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent benefits, competitive pay, good cafeteria

    Cons

    Horrible CEO, tarnished corporate image, multiple rounds of outsourcing/layoffs, damaging publicity from EpiPen scandal & inversion deal, constant job security threat from potential merger/buyout and the associated shortcuts taken to keep an attractive balance sheet and prevent hemorrhaging shareholders amidst scandals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your resume current.


  2. "Mylan is not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Human Relations in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Human Relations in Canonsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very inexpensive health benefits.

    Free tea and coffee in the break rooms

    Cons

    Mylan is not a good place to work if you have children or want a life outside of work. Horrendous work/life balance. Expected to host phone calls as early as 5 AM and late as 8 PM in the same day, and be available to answer phone calls and emails 24/7.

    Working from home is greatly frowned upon, even for corporate employees who are given a work cell phone.

    No sense of direction for its employees and is very unorganized. Management does not make decisions and blames others when things do not go well.

    There are many opportunities to move up and around, as long as you are willing to work yourself to the bone or have a connection with someone in a higher level in the organization. Very bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new leaders who cares about employees' well-being and decide on the direction for the company


  3. "IT Applications"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of Opportunities to work on as they have gamit of Infrasturcture and Application software in the company and have options to work in many different areas.

    Cons

    Among the decisions makers very shallow understanding of what is best to implement. Not sure if they come from a pre technology era and do not want to listen to experienced people due to egos or might have a tunnel vision as they may be getting kickbacks from vendors

    Advice to Management

    For the executive management on the 5th floor. You do not see the people who actually make a difference but look at a dashboard presented to you by the middle management which is skewed. I am sure you see what some people achieve by sepnding all the dollars and result in failures. Why do you shield them - is there something which employees do not know. Your statement 1:Billion is so comical - it is always 1:1. Hope to see a change and not see articles like one in the news today .


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not a great environment lots of bulling"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Manager in Cecil, PA
    Current Employee - Compliance Manager in Cecil, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. Is a great company and some of the people a trying hard to do a good job

    Cons

    Leaders are not leaders they are managers that manage with fear and intimidation. Not leaders just managers trying to make a place for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Provide leaders with tools to lead


  6. Helpful (3)

    "IT Department"

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    Former Employee - IT Information Technology in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - IT Information Technology in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mylan Inc (More than a year)

    Pros

    Average salary with great benefits. Excellent bonus and fantastic health insurance.

    Cons

    Antiquated processes for IT. Lots of people sitting in on meetings, but they do not provide any input. They seem to just be filling their days with meetings. Some talented individuals in IT, but very few. Some have very little knowledge or background in IT including those in lead and management roles. Talented individuals are overworked. Definitely no team work. Some mean people. SAP group has some really great people. Very smart. Other than the IT department, on the business side, they are incredibly smart, hard working, talented individuals. Probably some of the best in their fields. Very impressed with the folks I met in the other departments. I think Mylan is making changes to try to improve their IT department.

    Advice to Management

    Foster a team work environment in IT.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible senior leadership especially in IT"

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

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

    Pros

    Ok pay, good benefits. Facility at HQ is nice. A few worthy company perks like on site clinics with pharmacy. Mostly Genuine people at the Lowe levels

    Cons

    Simply too many to list here. Let's start with being disrespectful, unprofessional and deceitful at the top leadership level. Followed by "being cheap" and wanting to move everything to India without saying it. Skills are also limited with some senior leaders. Many red tapes to slow things down and the result is no real progress year over year in bringing technology and services to internal business customers. A true meat grinder, don't waste your time there.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and start over


  8. Helpful (11)

    "Good resume builder, don't plan on staying"

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

    I worked at Mylan Inc full-time

    Pros

    The pay is pretty average for the industry; some of the best starting wages you can find in the area. The benefits were top notch for 90% of my time at Mylan, but are changing drastically and quickly to a more typical package. If money is literally all you care about, you will be fine.

    Cons

    Seriously, where to start? I worked in the laboratory in Morgantown, WV, and this is all I can speak on with certainty. However, I have heard that experiences are similar throughout the facility and company.

    It is constantly expected to do more with less. Production has increased at an incredible rate without a suitable and proportionate increase in laboratory personnel, space, or equipment. Surely they do realize that you can make as much product as you want, but it can't be sold until it's been adequately tested. Due to this, stress in the laboratory is at an all time high, and morale at an all time low. New laboratory analysts are rushed through training as quickly as possible to start testing product. Basically, management would rather have an ill-prepared chemist get one valid test out of ten rather than having them run nothing at all, not taking into account the amount of work this creates for everyone around them to clean up. Instead of evenly distributing work, it is expected for you to do 10 hours worth of work in an 8 hour day. If you prove that you can handle it, they continue to pour it on. If you raise any questions or try to find ways to work smarter, you are "creating waves" and subject to dismissal. There is no security right now, and everyone is looking over their shoulders. If you have the slightest problem doing all of your work perfectly under these circumstances, management's response is "why can't you do your job?"

    If you couldn't tell, the problem stems from management. There are two primary drivers to this situation, each perpetuated by the other. First, promotions from within the lab are based almost exclusively on seniority. Being here for a long time or even being a good chemist does not automatically translate into being a good manager. Most of the management staff has absolutely no management experience, which wouldn't be as big of a problem if Mylan offered some sort of management training. There are no soft skills, and very poor planning and decision making due to being promoted for the wrong reasons. The other factor is the incredible turn-over rate. I have never seen a revolving door such as this laboratory. There is absolutely no effort being made to increase morale and retention of employees. At first, I thought this was because there was so much promotion and future within the company; it really is an entry level position. As my time passed however, I realized that the reason they are okay with such high turn-over is to keep a young, ignorant workforce. The more you understand about the way this place works, the more motivated you are to move on. So it is an advantage for the company to constantly replace the people who have taken the red pill, if you will, with fresh college graduates (no disrespect, we've all been there). You are a commodity, and your replacement just took their organic final.

    I could type forever, kudos to you if you've made it this far. Basically, it sucks. Honestly, the worst part is how frustrating it is to watch it all happen. There are too many people trying to figure out a better way to do it (new upper management, an "Operational Excellence" group that is ridiculously out of touch, etc.). They have never tried to make small tweaks to slowly make it better and get it right; it is invariably a massive sweep and turn everything on it's head. A few years ago, they handed out pins that said "We've always done it that way!" inside of a circle with a line through it. I understand change is good, but most of the ways we've done things a certain way is because they worked. To be quite honest, it feels like everything management does is just splashing water on a raging fire. It is not sustainable, and everyone is catching on to this fact.

    Advice to Management

    How could you possibly begin to give advice to something this out of control? I think possibly some respect of the employees from management would start to make a difference. The current attitude is "what can you do for me?" and "get it done, or get out of the way." Invest in and value your people. They are the only thing that keeps the place afloat, and you are alienating them.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "If you are going to be a global company, start running ops like a global company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for advancement and to differentiate yourself. Interesting projects. Company is growing and expanding. Well diversified workforce.

    Cons

    Good employees kill themselves for projects while some legacy people take up space and work 9-5. Workforce although comped well largely unskilled to do the work that is needed. Lots and lots of managers but not very many leaders. The leaders they do have get tired of the large disparity in expectations and working so hard while some of their peers don't and leave after a year or two. ZERO work from home policy....which are standard for most large global companies.

    Advice to Management

    Start trimming the bottom 15% & reduce nepotism. Hold all people accountable for the same expectations. Improve work from home options including technology to support it and you will open your company's job candidates pool include a lot of other candidates that otherwise could not manage the commute with the long hours you expect.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Uncertain of future"

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    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible when it comes to needing time off for things. Pay is above average and pharmacy is wonderful.

    Cons

    Lay offs, Direction changing constantly, Shared Services and outsourced IT run do not seem to know what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Get a plan and determining consequences before executing. Get a organizational structure in place that makes sense.


  11. "Mylan review"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Canonsburg, PA

    I have been working at Mylan Inc as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Open office
    - Beautiful building
    - Nice people

    Cons

    -Poor Management
    -Very Poor HR
    -Lots of inefficient meetings


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