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UCB Reviews

Updated August 6, 2018
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UCB CEO Jean-Christophe Tellier
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Pros
  • "Work life balance and flexibility when needed" (in 22 reviews)

  • "good benefits, flex hours, fair salary, good IT support, educational assistance available" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "MSL"

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

    I worked at UCB full-time

    Pros

    Great team members. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Training could be improved upon


  2. "Regulatory"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UCB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A Good place to learn

    Cons

    Workload is heavy at times.

  3. "Don't believe all they say"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UCB full-time

    Pros

    Some Hard working, dedicated people

    Cons

    US leadership is lackluster and dishonest

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach


  4. "Patient Value Strategy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCB full-time

    Pros

    They walk the walk when it comes to living their mission about patient's being at the center of what we do

    Cons

    Business unit structure can prevent rapid decision making


  5. "HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UCB full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits! The people is what makes the company.

    Cons

    Typical restructuring, but a good culture


  6. "Overall good experience, however there have been some ups and downs."

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people and great training. I love what the company stands for and the support they give their employees. This is the one Biotech company that truly puts the patient first! Amazing healthcare benefits.

    Cons

    Trust of upper management could definitely be improved. The company seems to have lost some direction due to multiple changes over the past several years.

    Advice to Management

    Believe and trust in your employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work but don't stay too long."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits (don't forget to negotiate!). Good place to stay for a year or 3. Some departments are really well managed others are poorly managed. Inform well before starting a position in New Meds.

    Cons

    Little chance to grow. They prefer to hire new people. Don't stay too long if you are in one of those badly managed departments.

    Advice to Management

    Employees know their job, no micro-management needed. Invest in your employees.

  8. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UCB (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with good pay.

    Cons

    Difficult if not impossible to translate internship into full time opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    In the US it would be good to have intern pay at US rates. Comparing yourself to industry standards UCB pays far less than competing organizations.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "good benefits, flex hours, fair salary"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, flex hours, fair salary, good IT support, educational assistance available

    Cons

    Frequent change for HR theoretical goals rather than efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Contracting out jobs, rather than building loyalty in house is ill advised. It cannot be that economical to contract out, be subjected to constant contractor turn over and subsequent inefficiency and liability.


  10. "Product Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and fabulous leadership.

    Cons

    None, at this time to report.


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