UCB Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2020

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3.7
75%
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92%
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UCB CEO Jean-Christophe Tellier
Jean-Christophe Tellier
122 Ratings
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  1. "Amazing patient focused company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Major Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCB full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Always have patients at the heart if what they do.

    Cons

    Too many processes sometimes get in the way of efficient decision making.

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    UCB Response

    February 17, 2020Employee Representative

    We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear of your experience with UCB! We will use your feedback to continue to strengthen our employee satisfaction initiatives moving forward.

  2. "Toxic culture"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UCB full-time

    Pros

    Pay on time, basic benefits,

    Cons

    Toxic culture where only the click evolves, HR does nothing other than process salaries and is complicit with shameful and persecutory behaviors. Little room to grow if you don't fit the "right profile"

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  3. "overall, a good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UCB full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, very friendly people, healthcare benefits, employee engagement

    Cons

    slow to make a decision, pipeline is not that strong; political environment, it is who you know, not what you do.

    UCB Response

    June 23, 2020Employee Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We will keep your assessment in mind as we continue to evaluate UCB's employee satisfaction.

  4. "Good place to work, but there are changes coming."

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Account Specialist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCB full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with and exciting pipeline coming.

    Cons

    We have well intended management, but have hired leadership that is taking us back to big pharma.

    UCB Response

    February 17, 2020Employee Representative

    Thank you for your review. We will be sure to share your feedback with our Human Resources team as they are continually working hard to ensure we’re the #1 employer of choice.

  5. "It’s ok"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Debt Collector in Maumee, OH
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UCB part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    All alone with no help or supervision

    Cons

    Not enough money to live on

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    UCB Response

    February 17, 2020Employee Representative

    We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear of your experience. We take all reviews seriously and will use your feedback to inform and improve employee satisfaction moving forward.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 

    I have been working at UCB full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues care about patients. Flexible work schedules. Opportunity to advance

    Cons

    Communication from Brussels can be slow and lack transparency

  7. "Statistical programmer"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCB full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People, team atmosphere, benefits, job autonomy

    Cons

    Workload can be too much

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Smyrna, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UCB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salaries were decent. The building is nice, newer building with cafe, gym, good parking.

    Cons

    The atmosphere in the Smyrna office is toxic, especially on a lot of the support teams. Senior management appears to be unaware of this, and some of them are the cause of the terrible atmosphere. Some teams are a revolving door.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Gained valuable experience"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at UCB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a very relaxing environment. We had the option to work from home at least twice a week. Great place to gain experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

    Cons

    Manager was oversees, which made it very difficult to coordinate projects.

  10. "Good Employer in Atlanta"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Market Research in Smyrna, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCB full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company is very dynamic, changing, and there is opportunity there. Coworkers are generally nice.

    Cons

    People are put in jobs for which they are not qualified. Sometimes the dynamic environment turns chaotic.

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