Elan Employee Reviews

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Elan has shut down
Executive Support / System Administrator (Former Employee) –  South San Francisco, CAMay 23, 2016
Great company that had some great proteins in there pipe line but they shut down due to a failed drug attempt.

They started a spin off called Prothena which has gone public.
Pros
none
Cons
none
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Learned project management through several NDA and facility expansions
Manufacturing Manager (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, GaOctober 21, 2015
A contract manufacturing company that was partners with several companies. Worked closely with many companies on new products/projects.
Pros
Great resources and knowledge from upper management
Cons
alot of inexperience technicians on the shop floor
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Fun job/ shaky company
Hospital Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LAJune 25, 2015
The company may have righted the ship by now but it had some rough times when I was employed from 2000 to 2003. Product line was excellent at the time. The company made some bad decisions on pipeline products.
Pros
Products
Cons
Corporate
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Small Pharma
Acute Care Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Corpus Christi and South TexasMay 6, 2015
Me too products with a small minded management. They did throw great parties out in San Diego for sales meetings. Mainly it was the Dura Pharmaceuticals management that made all the fun times happen.
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Great Benefits Poor Work Culture
Quality Assurance Document Control (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, GAFebruary 12, 2015
Tuition reimbursement was fantastic. Management and coworkers were petty. Work was monotonous, but pay and benefits made it tolerable for a time.
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No the best
Packing Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Grand RapidsSeptember 4, 2014
No benefits, and no innovation, long ways to go. The product was great
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Productive and fun place to work in
CIA Administrator (Former Employee) –  South San Francisco, CAJune 27, 2014
In my plus 20 years at this company it was a pleasure working here.
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Company That is All Business
Inside Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  Oswego, ILMay 12, 2014
Assisting Customers to make Auto Rental Reservations. Working with 5 different software programs at the same time.

This is a work from home position.

The hardest part of the job are customers, who do not have the proper items to rent a car.
Pros
Working from home in winter.
Cons
Busy days are very demanding when switching between software.
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Manager, Investor Relations (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 11, 2014
Excellent Capital Markets and Strategy Exposure
Dynamic, Fast-Paced Learning Environment
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Great people
N/A (Former Employee) –  SSFFebruary 18, 2014
Had a good team working on business applications. Lots of turnover in the executive level.
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Excellent
Senior Cost/Inventory Accountant-Operations (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJJanuary 8, 2014
Month End Closing,Forecasting and Budgeting, Acct Analysis, Inventory and Work Order Analysis.
Pros
Great Boss and Workding Environment
Cons
None
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Flexible schedule with great coworkers
Quality Assurance Food Chemist (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MINovember 5, 2013
I worked a modified 1st shift. My set hours were 10-6 but I would frequently be asked to come early and/or stay late depending on the situation. I was in charge of writing SOPs for the lab, quality control and incoming ingredient quality assurance.

I reviewed the incoming ingredient QA paperwork, tested chemical analyses on ingredients and finished products, physical and organoleptic testing of finished products, shelf-life studies, reevaluation of expired ingredients, microbial testing of incoming ingredients and finished products and handling consumer complaints.

The job provided steady daily work in QA as well as long and short term projects to help with R&D and production.
Pros
Decent pay, great lab mates and QA manager, free protein bars
Cons
Long hours
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Great company
Manager - Financial Planning and Analysis (Former Employee) –  South San Francisco, CAOctober 21, 2013
Recently purchased company.
The company strived to make lives better which is great to be a part of. The best part were the co-workers. Very friendly.
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nice place to work
Extruder Operator (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIJuly 1, 2013
Record information such as the number of products, tested meter readings, and dates and times of product productions.
Cleaned and lubricated equipment.
Helped production workers by performing duties, such as supplying or holding product or tools.
Pros
I like the way the breaks were set up.
Cons
It did get really hot.
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Elan had groundbreaking discovery science with a robust pre-clinical program
Staff Scientist (Former Employee) –  South San Francisco, CAApril 4, 2013
Elan had an excellent corporate culture and robust discovery based approach to target identification and validation. Unfortunately, Research has been discontinued and the South San Francisco site has closed.
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Fun place to work at.
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  South San Francisco, CAFebruary 11, 2013
Productive and healthy environment to work. Friendly co-workers.
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Nice Sales Experience
Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYJanuary 2, 2013
Responsible for targeting physicians and developing a weekly call cycle throughout Kentucky and Indiana. Educating physicians on products, maintaining and growing current business while obtaining new business through effective targeting and presentation of products. Responsible for targeting physicians in multiple specialties including Neuro Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, and Family Practice. Accomplishments include the President’s Club, Quarterly Performance Award for the 4th Quarter. Sales have grown from quarter to quarter at rapid pace, averaging over 110% to goal on all products for the first year. Remained within the top one-third of the company for the entire year.
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Innovated, Solutions Oriented, Pharma, Research
Project Manager Analyst/Database Mgr (Former Employee) –  South San Francisco, CADecember 29, 2012
Researh and Development; Solving some of the medical and scientific problems of today and tomorrow
Pros
innovative
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It was not a fun job
Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Midway, GASeptember 18, 2012
I had to teach myself a lot of the things i did. The co-workers was not very helpful if you would ask a question,.
Pros
no free lunches
Cons
we did not have healthcare at all
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Fun and challenging company to work for.
Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 17, 2012
Challenging and rewarding workplace. Responsible for sales within a territory by myself. Exceeding sales goals and helping people was very rewarding. I loved working for Elan. The hardest part was leaving.
Pros
autonomy and flexibility, field support, performance based bonuses on top of competitive salary, benefits
Cons
company sold patents on cutting edge products in the pipeline.
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3.9
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