Changing corporate culture due to mergers and acquisitions.
Territory Manager (Current Employee) – Omaha, NE – November 3, 2016
Allergan is a strong company that has always had a great culture. The work/life balance is good. The benefits and good, but have been slipping over the last few years. Following the merger with Actavis, the company has been overly focused on mergers and acquisitions and less concerned about research and growing existing product lines.
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Jonesboro, AR – October 20, 2016
A typical day at work with Allergan varied. I held lunches most days with doctors and staff of the clinic. I learned to be patient and how to make someone's day better. The hardest part of the job was that sometimes the doctors would be extremely busy and not have time to visit with me and go over the products I was representing. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people and building strong relationships.
Fun workplace with basktetball court, company gym and Yoga classes.
Labeling & Packaging Designer (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA – October 15, 2016
Good place to work. Positive and friendly atmosphere. Can play basketball at lunch or go to the company cafeteria. Free gym for Allergan employees and secure parking with several ports for electric cars.
It's awful to see and hear from others how poor or non existent the culture is at this place. Management (including Jr/Sr/Executive) is so poor due to the fact the CO only wants to save a buck by putting inexperienced and bewildered people in place just to follow orders like clowns and repeat their superiors like parrots. It's a good place to stay away from!
all the pros are gone, like all the good people.
leadership (if you can call it that) and toxic culture
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Midwest – September 9, 2016
selling devices, aesthetics and pharmaceuticals for a top notch fortune 500 leader. innovative and growth pharma on the frontier. Selling to physicians, hospitals and group purchasing organizations and having the ability to negotiate contracts is a must. you need to be driven and a leader. Management qualities
Senior Buyer (Former Employee) – Santa Barbara, CA – August 29, 2016
Allergan is a forward thinking company that considers its employees as an asset to its success. Great management teams and benefits. A global technology leader and is on the cutting edge of science and technology. They have great benefits and a strong team environment.
I took a pay cut since I heard how great Anda was. Their bonus structure is horrible. Barely make any money, and can't even keep up with bills. DON'T LIE TO PEOPLE JUST TO GET THEM TO ACCEPT A POSITION.
I was a former temporary associate working with the company and they only hire but kissers. I worked for them for two years and never got hired on. I was repeatively passed up by people who were there for three days ind i wad there way longer than them...
I was given opportunities to learn different trades. I worked with different people. I enjoyed getting to know about different departments. My supervisor was always there if I had any questions and gave positive feedback and constructive criticism.
Company parties, rewards etc. for being valued employees. Great Benefits and pay. Having every other weekend off.
Senior Specialty Representative, Eye Care (Former Employee) – Southeast regional – August 23, 2016
the territories are quite large and the training was excellent. the expectations for new employees is vast given the geography of the territory. good management and coworker. the hardes part of the job is the size of the territories.