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Valeant Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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  1. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Pay is great.
    -Nice perks (401k, medical insurance, car etc..)
    -Great products that doctors WANT to use but usually can't bc of insurance

    Cons

    -Lack of company leadership and direction
    -Currently spiraling toward bankruptcy or a buyout
    -Massive debt load, unhappy stakeholders, unhappy workers, lack of stability
    -Company name and reputation has been tarnished

    Advice to Management

    Pray for a miracle


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance in Somerset, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Smart/nice People, Extremely competitive compensation, Clean modern work environment

    Cons

    -Work-life balance is awful, expected to work extremely long hours and weekends, no culture and no values, not flexible time off or work from home, no external benefits aside from salary or bonus


  3. "Sr Quality Assurance Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Peachtree City, GA

    I have been working at Valeant (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with some great people!

    Cons

    Benefits are not so great.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Dendreon/Valeant Pharmaceutical"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lead II/PI in Union City, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Lead II/PI in Union City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working only three days a week was a plus. Security upgrade due to parking lot break ins ( security gates, guard shack, and security cameras increase).

    Cons

    Too much favoritism involved in promotion decisions. Experience and knowledge were overlooked on a regular as well as training moving too fast with quality of production a sterile product that was life saving losing the battle to demand of production numbers. A lot of good leadership bypassed for those that deserve the opportunity. Communication among department departments and upper management were lacking greatly. Big decline in motivation and teamwork with negative attitudes contributing. HR was not much of a positive help. Management changing constantly and stock prices dropping to the lowest and maintaining that status until up for sale again.

    Advice to Management

    This company could be so much more. I was there when the site first begin(walls being built). Being employed with the company when it was Dendreon(first) to the current name. I have witness/experienced the repaid decrease in several department, culture, motivation and buyouts. Many changes are needed from under management all the way down to the smaller departments. Resumes holding true experience and knowledge need to be taking seriously instead how one looks, dress, who they know as a connection and the smooth talk they use to get the job.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits-medical, dental and vision. Vacation time, sick time, 401k match, some bonus opportunities.

    Cons

    Original company got bought over by Valeant. Valeant made numerous changes eventually shutting plant down.


  7. "What not to do"

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good products and treatments for patients

    Cons

    Profits and Hedge funds hitting number vs. care of the patient.

    Advice to Management

    Limited resources equal limited success.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Loss of trust in the senior leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Valeant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of autonomy; lots of very nice people; people want the company to succeed in its business model. Line managers tend to be very good.

    Cons

    No faith that the leadership is telling the truth any longer. Not clear what is really going on with the way the business is run. Unhappy that the company jacks up prices on treatments without carrying a darn about it. It's the general managers and group chairpeople that are basically sociopathic, and worse than the norm in pharma. HR organization is too small.

    Advice to Management

    Resign and let new leaders come in.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Uneasy, unstable, layoffs cut too deep"

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My pay did not decrease when Valeant took over. Medical and retirment benefits are relativley competetive.

    Cons

    Since aquisition of the company I worked for, layoffs have been quarterly and to close for comfort. There is no sense of long term employment or advancement in R&D.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Valeant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of work, you get to learn lots of new skills.

    Cons

    Job stability, Toxic environment, benefits are not that great, no employee moral.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "one unstable environment I am glad to be out of"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is competitive
    Co-workers are great
    Before Valeant took over Biovail, it was a great place to work

    Cons

    Management is horrible.-no mentoring, no support
    Very high percentage in layoffs- no stability
    No room for advancement- wherever you start is where you will stay
    New CEO is known for dismantling organizations

    Advice to Management

    Management is only out to promote themselves and could care less about the employees who actually do the work. Please open your eyes, see who is actually doing the work, and reward accordingly.


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