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Solvay Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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Solvay Pharmaceuticals CEO Jean-Pierre Clamadieu
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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA

    Pros

    Great company to work for. The people I worked with were more than colleagues. We were a family.

    Cons

    Foreign ownership didn't always understand the U.S. market making things challenging at times.


  2. "Packager/Operator"

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    Current Employee - Packaging Machine Operator in Chicago Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Packaging Machine Operator in Chicago Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Solvay Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy laid back atmosphere with great people.

    Cons

    Horrible schedule swing shift is not an easy schedule to adjust to.

    Advice to Management

    Work with the employees make them feel wanted.


  3. "Incredible experience. Enjoyed working there very much."

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Solvay Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cared about their employees. Paid very well. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Don't think the communication regarding the sale of the company was handled well.

    Advice to Management

    Have no complaints about perks, benefits or personal growth opportunities.


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  5. "A failure of the imagination"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Atlanta, GA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Solvay Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Within the scientific reporting structure, employee development, intercultural exchange, and independent thinking were valued at mid-levels. Immediate supervisor provided ample opportunities to expand role and support in doing so.

    Cons

    Poor development decisions at highest levels and a strategic alliance gone bad were major contributors to the eventual dismantling of a great workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Trust but verify. Or maybe, don't trust quite so much!


  6. "Rampant European Incompetence"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    OK work environment in Marietta HQ. Competent people at the VP level and below in Marietta. Atlanta area is very comfortable living environment. Cost of Living is low, relative to Solvay salaries.

    Cons

    Totally incompetent and Eurocentric leadership. Huge divide between the European and US approaches to clinical and regulatory development. Abbott is very likely to clean house by the end of 2010, and retain few Solvay R&D employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving employees "the mushroom treatment." Follow through on your stated operating policies. Stand up for the valid differences between EU and US clinical and regulatory development. Make sure that people are doing their jobs, and not exceeding their authority.


  7. "Effect of the Sale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    communication is SLOW about the tranisition to Abbott and how we will be affected

    Cons

    Slow communication; transparency in the US is good as it can be given the limited understanding of the concept by the European leaders.

    Advice to Management

    The European leaders in the company could learn a lot from the US leaders


  8. "No transparency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and pay package is excellent

    Cons

    Will not be in existent after this year.

    Advice to Management

    Need to change in some department as that's the reason it was bought.


  9. "If you can get a job with them ride it out"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Marietta, GA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good Employer with wonderful benefits. 401K was tough to beat

    Cons

    Massive Layoffs over the last couple years. Let go their manufacturing facility

    Advice to Management

    Communication is Key - Let your employees know what is going on.


  10. "Sr. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful people, team environment, great products.

    Cons

    No down side to this company.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


  11. "Good for entry pharm job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits, car options, national meeting

    Cons

    Most products were hard to market and the territory was not very enjoyable if you are not from there


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