ZELTIQ Aesthetics Reviews

Updated Jan 30, 2019

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4.0
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ZELTIQ Aesthetics President and Chief Executive Officer Mark J. Foley (no image)
Mark J. Foley
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "ZELTIQ is by far the best company that I've worked for(in 6 reviews)

  • "great product and business model(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, no ability to take time off even when time and travel off had been booked, constantly called and texted at all hours of the day and night(in 3 reviews)

  • "New employees get old laptops, there is a lack of communication overall, and lack of company culture(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ZELTIQ Aesthetics full-time

    Pros

    It was great to be part of this team and was a nice company prior to the acquisition by Allergan.

    Cons

    Employees are not as happy since the acquisition.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Worked for 3 years plus"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at ZELTIQ Aesthetics part-time

    Pros

    Great discounts on staff treatments

    Cons

    No health benefits are offered


  3. "Was a GREAT place to work BEFORE Allergan acquisition"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture. Pride. Less corporate red tape and corporate politics.

    Cons

    Small start up mentality, but eager to grow.

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  4. "I worked at ZELTIQ Aesthetics full-time"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at ZELTIQ Aesthetics full-time

    Pros

    Great company and great people

    Cons

    Commute can sometime be bad

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cool Company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ZELTIQ Aesthetics full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to work. Great Team.

    Cons

    Changing economy and buyouts make for high turnover

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great startup turned corporate, with a strong family feel"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People and flexibility and product

    Cons

    Red tape can sometimes prevent ideas from coming to life.

  7. Helpful (5)

    "Look elsewhere horrible management set up for failure"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ZELTIQ Aesthetics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits, free food, nice office.

    Cons

    No wokr/life balance. Expected to work long hours sometimes until midnight or 1am. Management does not care if you go the extra mile as long as they look good. Lots of politics and closed doors. If you are not liked or have an opinion there is a target on your back. Shady people all around who play kiss up to try and get ahead. No clear processes, shady sales processes. Sales team is rude and demanding and treat you like you are there to serve them.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Look forward to every day"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZELTIQ Aesthetics full-time

    Pros

    Everyone who works here is a solid person, plus there are CoolSculpting benefits!

    Cons

    Lower salary compared to other parts of the Bay Area

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Best Company I've Ever Worked For!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Practice Development Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing training program - You can really tell from the amazing 2 month on boarding process that the company invests in their employees for the long haul. I'm fortunate to work with a team of the most talented people and helpful/dedicated Managers. Definitely work hard, play hard. The money is great and the companies reputation and growth makes it attainable. I do love how the company has hired the majority of their managers through the ranks - it definitely helps when we are put in tough spots with our accounts when our Manager has most likely been there, done that. The healthcare benefits are amazing, generous car allowance, expenses on the road with no limits (in reason), and working for the #1 device in the non-invasive fat elimination market has it's perks! I don't think I've ever woke up excited for work before I took this job!

    Cons

    I really cannot name any!

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    ZELTIQ Aesthetics Response

    April 7, 2017Sr. Human Resources Business Partner

    Thanks so much for the very thorough review! We have fantastic product and a great company reputation, and if one is willing to give 101% they are sure to reap the benefits. As you’ve experienced, we definitely hire and train for the long haul. It is not unusual to start in one position/department, and move around and learn new things along the way. Company knowledge is key and team collaboration has facilitated the attaining, sharing and transfer of knowledge to contribute to our success.

  10. Helpful (9)

    "Hugely Disfunctional"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZELTIQ Aesthetics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great product that works. The competition doesn't touch it.

    Cons

    Honestly shocked to see so many positive reviews. That was not my experience and I don't know many people that were happy. Not to mention I've never worked for a company that has had so many people quit in their first 1-6 months. - Executives and senior managers are out for themselves and in turn create chaos for their teams who are trying to collaborate cross-functionally - Want to think they are a start-up (essentially because they don't have proper resources) - asks people to move quick, but then does not want to give them an autonomy or ownership - Constant changing priorities and priorities/goals that don't align cross-functionally - Pay is not competitive and they attribute it to them being in Pleasanton - Unreasonable hours - While the product is great, they have been taking a lot of risks and launching to soon to make numbers and look good to Wall Street, so I don't know how long that will last - They attribute any issue with an employee (or why someone left) to their PI - a personality test you take during the interview process. They blame it on the wrong personality instead of taking a look at themselves. - A bit of a cut-throat vibe. You have to agree and play the game their way.

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    ZELTIQ Aesthetics Response

    April 7, 2017Sr. Human Resources Business Partner

    Thanks for your feedback, it’s unfortunate that you did not have a positive experience at ZELTIQ. It is not uncommon for a fast track company to have changing priorities. The constant re-calibration just may be the reason for our success. Flexibility is essential for our colleagues. We are a twelve-year-old company with more than 700 employees globally…no longer a start-up, but definitely a growing company. Our mid-size company experiences the same growing pains as others in our category to support its 40% growth year after year. While at times there are challenges, most of the time – as our recent $250 million milestone demonstrates – we collaborate successfully. Every company has a unique culture and people with the right fit will be happy regardless of their P.I. We pride ourselves in the culture we have all built – one that emphasizes innovation, quality, integrity and the ideal that one person’s success is everyone’s success. While we understand that it may not be for everyone, we have only best wishes in your future endeavors.

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