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UCB Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2019

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3.5
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72%
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83%
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UCB CEO Jean-Christophe Tellier
Jean-Christophe Tellier
95 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company, very good benefits and package, culture driven by patient value creation(in 24 reviews)

  • "Work life balance and flexibility when needed(in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Neurology Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCB full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    *Great benefits *closes from Christmas eve to new years *15 days PTO starting *Company Car *Company focused on growth and development *focused on putting patients first and volunteering

    Cons

    N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

    UCB2019-05-02
  2. "New Model isn't for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison 

    I have been working at UCB full-time

    Pros

    Patient focused, room for advancement, robust pipeline

    Cons

    employee satisfaction can be improved across the neurology business unit

    UCB2019-06-04
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Unethical"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits during at-will employment.

    Cons

    They are not afraid to exercise the option to terminate someone at any time for any reason portion of their at-will employment agreement. If you don’t follow the status quo, or simply smile and nod, your questions and/or suggestions will not be well received.

    Advice to Management

    Look into employee termination events to ensure a good cause was actually present, including getting input from a second person regarding a termination. Without doing so, you can lose good people due to the opinion of one!

    UCB2019-05-21
  4. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director in Smyrna, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, accountability, science, patient-centric, pay and benefits, internal movement encouraged, etc...

    Cons

    Lack of cross collaboration between business silos

    Advice to Management

    Tweak a few subtle issues with internal synergies and cross collaboration but with a game plan, not overnight

    UCB2019-03-14
  5. ".Managers tend to overlook internal talent and hire external people."

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    Current Employee - Medical Manager in Smyrna, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UCB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employees Benefits Products Commitment to patients Teamwork

    Cons

    Internal talent ignored Salary Lack of opportunity for growth Management Silos

    UCB2019-02-16
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Not a good place to work! Stay Away!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UCB full-time

    Pros

    Not much! Considering all the back stabbing and clicks within the company.

    Cons

    Head Count Neutral means LAYOFFS and NO PROMOTIONS! Management promotes themselves and their clicks. Everyone else gets screwed over.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting yourselves and start promoting the employees that do the work. Management is not supportive for personal development or advancement. They want you to stay where you are on their "Organization Chart".

    UCB2019-01-24
  7. "GSI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at UCB part-time

    Pros

    flexibility. only have up to 6 hours of in class instruction time per week

    Cons

    sometimes long hours, on grading student papers

    UCB2018-11-20
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Some dysfunctional departments, others not"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UCB full-time

    Pros

    Gym. Flexible work from home policy if your management agrees. I do understand why there are people with a good experience. It all depends on your department. I understand why some have had a positive experience

    Cons

    Pure dysfunction; do not value their employees no matter how hard you work. Managers who introduce you to others by stating your flaws. Management can’t see past the end of their own nose. Show zero concern about people leaving 1 after another. And have no appreciation for the employees left carrying the bag or the hours they’re working. HR is corrupt. It’s all about alliances and clicks. But truthfully, no one will hesitate...

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    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. They’re your greatest assests. Trust your employees. Notice their hard work and tell them you notice.

    UCB2018-12-17
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Collector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UCB full-time

    Pros

    Loved talking to new people daily

    Cons

    No downside to this company

    UCB2018-11-29
  10. "Regulatory"

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

    I worked at UCB full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A Good place to learn

    Cons

    Workload is heavy at times.

    UCB2018-07-22
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