Management (Former Employee) – Parsippany, NJ – April 10, 2018
Executive team totally blind to what's really going on in field with teams and 8 years after launch its getting worse. in last 6 months there have been massive departures in sales and medical affairs not to mention the CMO, COO, VPMA and a restructuring for the 3rd time in 4 years. Only constant is COO, VP Legal and CSO....
Its about time for change at that top not to mention stock has fallen almost 75% in 3 years. How much can the leadership team continue to blame commercial forces? Isn't it about time for restructuring at top? Not to mention that latest FDA application got negative review from board with PDUFA date on April 6.
Time to put them out of their misery and hopefully JnJ takeover!
salary and benenfits
Poor leadership, no pipeline, Opioid story isnt helping
Surgical Account Specialist (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – April 12, 2018
Pacira has the best long acting local anesthetic on the market. I truly enjoyed selling this product on a day to day basis. The management at Pacira was truly lacking. My manager who hired me was incredible and then he up and quit because he could not handle the culture nor his manager. She hired a new manager from Stryker and as it turns out, he had his own agenda of bringing his old team over despite growth in my territory. He is now gone as well as his manager. The hardest part of the job was working with pharmacy because we were known as the pharmacy budget busters. The most enjoyable part of my job was working with the surgeons. They loved the product and I got satisfaction from seeing how well the patients recovered.
Medical Science Liaison Lead- Medical Affairs (Current Employee) – Parsippany, NJ – June 8, 2018
Work hard is a must in this position. Leadership could reconsider speaking with those in the field to get a more accurate idea of challenges. I love the product> Constant turnover cause inconsistencies in facilities.
Material Handler (Current Employee) – San Diego – October 10, 2017
This company is run like an R&D company. The company is not invested in the employees and the management is only there to crack the whip. Employees that are known to be bad apples are pushed up the ladder while those that work hard are ignored and passed by for promotions.
quality and Manufacturing (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 14, 2017
Typical day is spent firefighting I learned to work with people, and not against them and to never pass the blame. this was learned as I observed the culture where it was encouraged to place blame. Management is not cohesive or aligned. Silos are fortresses, well entrenched and always defended. The culture is non existent, and each head that is in charge creates his or her own fiefdom. Hardest part of the job is maintaining your own personal integrity and values in the face of senior managers who have neither. Most enjoyable part of the job are those individuals who dig in and hold on and do the right thing, regardless of the culture or consequences.
Manufacturing (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 21, 2017
Sr Leadership stabs each other in the back Corporate treats the SD site like a burden and 2nd class citizens Quality department lacks commercial experience and bases decisions on how the FDA may react to a decision Culture is horrific based on how sr leadership and corporate treats people Random acts of management Criticism from sr leaders with the only intent of putting people down, no direction on what needs to be done differently No work/life balance
Manager (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 25, 2017
The pay and people that work here are good but the management leaves a lot to be desired. People work long hours and not much appreciated. Management practices preferential treatment. Still working here (Oct 2017), but looking to get out. The company is going through financial difficulties and has a bad reputation. I don't recommend working here unless you are out of work and this is your only choice.
Manufacturing Associate (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 14, 2017
A typical day at work, what you learned, management, workplace culture, the hardest part of the job, the most enjoyable part of the job. Fo not includes confidential company information or personally identifiable information.
Sr. Supervisor, Manufacturing (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 7, 2017
Pacira is a well paying company with a single drug and more in the pipeline. However, they recently had layoffs which changed the morale. The company is undergoing another management change and are struggling to get the new products developed and lean heavily on one drug. The sales have plateaued and there is little room for growth.
The operators are very dedicated and good at making the product with minimal errors meeting cycle times.
The company provides lots of free lunches, has an onsite gym, The manufacturing schedule has operators working 14 days every 28 days.
There is high turnover, Experienced operators are leaned upon to come in on mandatory overtime to keep the process running.
Process Operator I (Former Employee) – La Jolla, CA – December 1, 2015
work load doesn't make a lot of sense, 12 hr shifts that can't go over and if you do because you need to you get punished. management doesn't know anything about the job, and make it difficult to actually do the job. health benefits are nice. no real advancement opportunities and a lot of people don't wanna do the job just sit around collecting hours.
Manufacturing Operator II (Current Employee) – La Jolla, CA – July 17, 2017
typical day here starts at 6 am which i like because it gives me time in the afternoon with my kids.you don't see much of management could be good could be bad. to me doesn't really mater I enjoy working here. i enjoy the people here.