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Octapharma AG Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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  1. "International Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Octapharma AG full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge tech used in company

    Cons

    High demands, and tough working environment


  2. "my review"

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Wichita, KS
    Recommends

    Pros

    meet lots of people. pay is ok. you can move up in this company very easily and they want you to so there is lots of room for growth and to make more money.

    Cons

    no stable schedule and very physically demanding and mentally stressful job

    Advice to Management

    be consistent and treat your employees with some respect

  3. "Not what they say"

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

    Pros

    Small company....for now. US division is still trying to make itself relevant here.

    Cons

    CEO, Management, Have people in place of power for decision making that have no clue about the US market place.

    Advice to Management

    Learn and show respect for US employees and the culture of the US itself. Seems like a a rotating work/vacation for EU management who does not know the US market place.


  4. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Junior Scientist in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Junior Scientist in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Octapharma AG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, not too stressful, intersting and meaningful work

    Cons

    Salary a bit too low.


  5. "Experience as a consultant"

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    Former Freelancer - Consultant in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Freelancer - Consultant in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Octapharma AG (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large company, some activities for employees such as running groups etc

    Cons

    Very stiff culture, difficult to develop within the company, unprofessional manager

    Advice to Management

    I would advice to keep your eyes open for people with ambitiona and encourage further learning and development within the company


  6. "If you like challenges"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Strasbourg (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Strasbourg (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Octapharma AG (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic company with many challenges and a true business momentum. Real opportunities for evolution. High concentration of talents. High level of self-involvement of employees.

    Cons

    Some lack of management modernity, potential tensions between sites and limited decision power for management functions

    Advice to Management

    Improve strategy definition and general delegation of responsibilities. Avoid politics between sites by setting shared and general company objectives.


  7. "Learned a lot and made good connections."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Encourages professional growth and advancement by attending courses via teleconference and in person.
    Weekly staff meeting with entire US office.

    Cons

    Communication between upper management and staff is poor.
    A disciplinary policy is non-existent. Staff members can get away with not doing their job or portions of their job because they don't like to perform certain tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Create a disciplinary policy.
    Improve communication between European offices and US office staff.

  8. "Guter Arbeitsplatz"

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    Former Employee - Produktexperte in Vienna (Austria)
    Former Employee - Produktexperte in Vienna (Austria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Octapharma AG full-time (More than a year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Nettes Arbeitsumfeld, gute Leute
    Gerechte Entlohnung.
    Die Inhaber kümmern sich sehr um ihre Angestellten!

    Cons

    Rivalität unter den Abteilungen (Wettbewerb mag die Leistung ja verbessern, aber zusammenarbeiten spart viele Ressourcen!!)

    Advice to Management

    Das Unternehmen ist erwachsen. Flexibilität ist zwar wichtig, aber es muss auch Grenzen geben.
    Davon abgesehen, danke, dass Sie sich um Ihre Leute kümmern!