Allergan Employee Reviews

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Amazing Pharmaceutical Company
SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) –  Santa Cruz, CAMay 15, 2018
Allergan is an amazing pharmaceutical company to work with to get immersed in the healthcare sales sector. The management is very supportive and gives you the tools to be successful. Lots of opportunities to grow within.
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The QC Chemistry Lab gives opportunities, but...
Chemistry Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Waco, TXMay 9, 2018
The QC Chemistry Lab gives opportunities, but the managers are not willing to go to bat for their employees nor do they keep their word. The managers expect employees to get extra work done on top of a full workload even if there are not enough hours in the day.
Pros
Opportunities, a lot to learn
Cons
supervisors are hard to work with
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Incredible Company for Teaching and Growing Employees
Sr. Business Development Manager (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNMay 9, 2018
Anyone who has previous training at Allergan, Facial Aesthetics has broad & specific knowledge as it pertains to the Aesthetics world. Their research allows sales reps to walk into a practice and help them grow in many different areas, not just by injecting their products. The reps are seen by most physicians as valuable to their overall business.
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Great Products
Cystic Fibrosis Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLMay 8, 2018
Great products and data to support product growth. Great opportunity's for advancement as a result of the large size of the company.

Good pay and benefits as well and treat people fairly.
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Trying to compete with others & have games, snacks and occasionsl free lunches
Customer Care-Plastics (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMay 3, 2018
Too much change, poor management, no real advancement, poor training and resources for new employees, poor employee engagement and social interactions. Very "clickish" and "mean girl" personalities once they hired so many 22-28 year olds.
Poor visibility, communication and transparency.
Pros
Free lunches frequently and great product discount perks!
Cons
Micromanaged and chained to your desk!
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Not the dream job it used to be. Totally different culture and very stressful
BDM (Former Employee) –  UnknownMay 3, 2018
No one ever left Allergan and it was hard to get a job here. Turnover is high now due to stress, work load, comp plan changes and poor management. Great products though!
Pros
Great products
Cons
Bad management, stressful
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Adaptive business model
Assoc Vice President, Global Clin Trial Management (Former Employee) –  Madison, NJMay 1, 2018
Constantly evolving, compressing, streamlining to maximize output and improve business processes. Top Talent, friendly people working together to manage tight business practices.
Pros
Well designed work space, amazing gym
Cons
Work Load
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Great place to work
TMF Management Assistant (Former Employee) –  Goleta, CAApril 26, 2018
Allergan is located in Goleta, CA and has a small office there. There was plenty of parking and the company was very flexible with working hours which helped people who were communiting 40 miles to come into work.
Pros
no weekend work required
Cons
Since company office was small not much advancement.
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Allergan has great team who is committed to patient care
Contract Coordinator - Contract Management Group (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJApril 25, 2018
Working with Allergan was a great experience where I have learnt the value where patient care is top priority and was glad to be part of this road. The team there had worked collaboratively to get important tasks done so that goal are met in a timely manner.

Due to the move to Madison NJ in 10/2017, in my entire work life of twenty-four years, I have encountered the greatest challenge of an extensive commute of over five hours per day to get to the office at Madison.

The most enjoyable part of my job was to be able to work from home two days per week and get the same result as working in the office. Also working with cross functional departments allowed me to learn about more of what they do and cultivate great working relationship.

I am attracted by Allergan's 401K match up to 8%, insurance benefits, dental, medical, vacation, paid company holiday, eight paid volunteer hours, flex spending and stock options.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Extensive Commute
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Good for getting into Pharma
Professional Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAApril 21, 2018
Good company to get into pharma as the training and culture are decent. Competitive but it is a team selling environment so if you have a lazy teammate it affects your paycheck
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Allergan
R&D (Current Employee) –  Irvine, CAApril 19, 2018
Allergan honestly feels like a sinking ship. It is a company that is making billions of dollars a year in profits but when the share price dips below $165 they start ruining peoples lives by laying them off. They claim that it is because they are "humble" enough (their words) to accept that keeping share holders pockets extra fat is what is important. It is really sad. Just 3 years ago we were all proud to be a part of this company, but greed rules the day. I am still employed so this review is not out of revenge.It just an honest opinion
Pros
none at the moment
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Good Place to work
Women's Health Specialty Sales Rep (Former Employee) –  UtahApril 17, 2018
I enjoyed my time at Allergan I was in therapeutics and the compensation was weak. The culture came from the old Forest days and defiantly needs an upgrade.
Pros
Great competitive environment
Cons
Forest Culture
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Allergan Employment
GI Specialty Sales Representative MO, IL, KY (Current Employee) –  Cape Girardeau, MOApril 13, 2018
Pharmaceutical sales. Challenging and numbers driven. Make or exceed quota...golden. Fail to hit goals...chopping block. Wide range of products. Great compensation.
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Nice place to work
Employee (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXApril 9, 2018
I really enjoy working at Allergan and have had plenty of opportunity for growth and career advancement. Good culture and room for advancement. Good pharma company that is helping people.
Pros
Free lunches and discounts on products
Cons
None
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Allergan
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 3, 2018
Great training program for sales. Really enjoyed my direct management and team. Upper management seems to always change directions and push salesforce to the extreme when stock prices are low. Decent compensation program and a fun environment!
Pros
Excellent benefits. Flexible work environment and management support.
Cons
Goals fluctuate randomly
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excelente empresa, cultura laboral.
QA Technician, Quality Engineering (Former Employee) –  Fajardo Municipio, PRApril 3, 2018
excelente empresa, dinamica, aprendizaje a diario.
Pros
seguro medico excepcional, bonificacion laboral
Cons
ninguno
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Institutional Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Ft. Lauderdale, FLApril 3, 2018
Allergan is a good place to work for. The job stability is not good. Management is cut throat and they don’t care about the employee and only care about the numbers
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Can Be very stressfull..and awful managment
Packaging Technician III (Current Employee) –  Waco, TXApril 2, 2018
great benefits but looong hours and a stressful environment down always make it worth it. awful management...and some times mandatory overtime...12= hours 5days a week..come on
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A company with managers who care
Pharmacovigilance Specialist - Consultant (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAMarch 29, 2018
I had a very positive experience working at Allergan. My manager was extremely supportive and genuinely cared about her staff and made us all feel valued. While the workload was intense and the nature of the business fast paced, the stress level was manageable due to the pleasant work environment and cohesiveness of the team. As challenging as it can be at times, I loved coming to work and contributing to a team that made an impact towards improving patients's lives. I would work for Allergan again if the opportunity arises.
Pros
Beautiful campus, great management team
Cons
Long commute, contract position
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Good company but too many changes recently.
Sr. Material Handler/Lab Tech (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAMarch 25, 2018
It was a very good company to work for at the start but as with many large companies there were changes in the business philosophies and management which in turn changed the culture of the company.
Pros
Concierge, Company events
Cons
Very poor management within my department.
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