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Obagi Medical Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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Obagi Medical Interim President, CEO, and Director Albert F. Hummel
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  1. "Former Employee"

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time at Obagi Medical in the Corp Office. I was very sad to have been laid off (especially being there for 5+ years)

    Cons

    Out of the blue layoff's due to acquisition


  2. "Slowly Eroding--Look Elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Obagi Medical full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Products: Nu-Derm is the gold standard for removing hyperpigmentation (dark spots.)

    Cons

    Upper management in way over their head. There have been few new product launches. It's hard to hit sales goal, especially when products are systematically not available to order. There are no opportunities for advancement. Open positions are not filled within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Create an experienced leadership team, quickly develop new & meaningful products, pay McKesson more so reps don't have to constantly fix shortcomings.

  3. "Since acquired by Valeant let's say the work environment is LESS than desired"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Obagi Medical full-time

    Pros

    Great Product, Customer loyalty,

    Cons

    Valeant manage to is at best poor, no stability, no loyalty to the brand or their employees representing ObagiValeant

    Advice to Management

    Sell the brand to a company who values the product, people, and know how to run an aesthetic company


  4. "Needs infusion!"

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    Current Employee - Medical Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Medical Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gold standard products for treating hyperpigmentation, robust clinical studies, well-known in the industry

    Cons

    stagnant portfolio, too many leadership changes and changes in sales dynamics that accounts are feeling it.

    Advice to Management

    invest in some direct-to-consumer marketing (a spokesperson, perhaps?), add new products such as peels, growth factors & eye creams. Retain your good people!


  5. "Customer Service Rep"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Obagi Medical (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment and friendly team workers.

    Cons

    Upper management unprofessional and disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who have real world experience at various companies.


  6. "Excellent Firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Obagi Medical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The product is well received by consumers.

    Cons

    No longer OMP owned company.

    Advice to Management

    Take the company back as separate and independent firm.


  7. "Mission of excellent and loyalty to employees"

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Obagi Medical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture and the environment

    Cons

    Busy was sold by the board and 90% of the company was laid off

    Advice to Management

    The management at Obagi where let go...

  8. "Great Company...Poor Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Obagi Medical full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Products are amazing, benefits and salary are competitive.

    Cons

    Albert Hummel. Need I say more?

    Advice to Management

    A. Hummel should have NEVER been assigned the role of President. Lacks basic business acumen.


  9. "Obagi is a good, stable company."

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    Former Employee - Finance in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is great at Obagi.

    Cons

    Upper management (CEO) does not know how to reward employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "BEWARE: Big Turnover in Marketing and Sales"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great skincare products. (Free for employees). Flexible work schedule and quality product within a growing industry. Likely to be acquired by a larger company.

    Cons

    Marketing has all the responsibility but no ability to make decisions. The VP of Sales makes all of the decisions. They have gone through two full marketing teams within the past 4 years. High turnover, with poor inexperienced management.

    Advice to Management

    Let marketing guide the product development, messaging and future direction of the company. Time to stop operating like a small company. Empower the marketing department.


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