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Santarus President, CEO, and Director Gerald T. Proehl
Gerald T. Proehl
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  1. "Very happy working there."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very little red tape, exciting place to work.

    Cons

    Small company, at risk for take over.


  2. "great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    outstanding culture and outstanding leadership

    Cons

    at risk of being sold

    Advice to Management

    great leadership


  3. "Santarus was truly an excellent company"

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    Current Employee - Director of Training in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Training in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, People, Leadership, Results, Training & Development

    Cons

    Great expectations with less than great resources and budgets

    Advice to Management

    You are/were awesome!


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  5. "Best place I have ever worked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic company culture. I felt highly valued and appreciated. I learned more at this company than at any other I've ever worked at.

    Cons

    The company did too well - it was purchased for its patents and sales force, and the rest of the staff was let go and the office closed.

    Advice to Management

    Bye, guys. Thanks for the awesome opportunity!


  6. "Great group of Talent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An amazing company. It was a pleasure to work with this group of talented people. As a vendor they always considered me part of the family

    Cons

    Was a shame that such a great thing is over.


  7. "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best executive management team that I have ever had the pleasure to work under. Everyone from the CEO down seemed to understand that the value in the company were the people.

    Cons

    Sadly acquired by Salix so the culture is no more. Look for where Gerry Proehl lands next - it will be a lucky company.


  8. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management and very willing to promote.

    Cons

    It no longer exists so it's really hard to work here anymore

    Advice to Management

    Love y'all. Have fun with your stock.


  9. "The little engine that could"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, work life balance

    Cons

    small product portfolio, primary product lost patent dispute - overturned too late


  10. "District Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company environment allows you to gain experience and exposure to many different areas of the pharmaceutical industry. If you work hard and build advocates you can be a part of many different committees i.e. sales compensation, sales training and development etc. and build your skill sets

    Cons

    When times are good you can be lulled into thinking that you are a highly valued team member. Like most pharmaceutical companies there are challenges i.e. products going generic, lost court cases etc. Hard work, self sacrifice, and top performance will not save you if a patent is lost etc. There is just not enough revenue streams to endure a product miss.

    Advice to Management

    More attention needs to be given to the field. Home office rules all here and the people on the front lines will usually take the brunt of any cutbacks, failed marketing plans etc. Additionally, the leader of HR and Sales Training has way to much influence over sales operations and the organization. Additionally there is a surprisingly high amount of gossip originating from the top. Because of this the home office does not have the trust of the front line employees.


  11. "its ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    small pond, you can really achieve something here if you can save them

    Cons

    never sure who is running the show. The owners do not want to do the hard work needed to make it successful.


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