great products, excellent compensation. I learned a tremendous amount about teamwork, healthcare, compliance, and was fortunate enough to have had some wonderful managers and partners during my time there.
Clinical Project Assistant (Current Employee), Santa Barbara, Ca – April 15, 2013
Pros: working with both internal and external customers.
Cons: no upward mobility.
From day to day is different, but essentially I work with investigators who are enrolled in our studies. Sometimes this involves paying patients for site visits, sometimes reviewing potential errors on forms, and resolving inquiries related to devices.
Consignment Coordinator (Former Employee), Santa Barbara, CA – April 2, 2013
Pros: benefits, wellness, wages, people
Cons: basic cons you get working with any corporation.
Good benefits, comparable wages, and great people to work with. My department was moved out of state. The severance package was good. Was given the opportunity to move but I declined. Promotion was good to a point. It depends on the department.
Business Unit Manager (Current Employee), Bucharest – March 26, 2013
- very challenging, multiple tasking job, highly competitive environment - required discipline, focus, hard work; also required imagination, courage, flexibility - required good knowledge of the market, trends, vision
Senior Professional, Biological Sciences (Current Employee), Irvine, CA – March 21, 2013
While work days are very busy and demanding, there is a sense of camaraderie among the people I work with that make the job enjoyable. My fast-paced, hands-on position requires some professional training, but anyone can do it if they so desire.
Territory Manager (Current Employee), Midwest – March 20, 2013
Cons: unethical manager, incompetent hr
The best day of my life will be when I leave here. Management is a joke, especially on the SkinMedica side. The most MICRO-MANAGED job I have ever had. Steer clear, there is ZERO work life balance with this company, and they sell our products online on their own website! I wanted to work in pharmaceuticals...this is more like Avon.
Great 1st job out of college that lasted almost 20 years!!!
Various Positions (Former Employee), Irvine, CA – March 19, 2013
Pros: working with such a variety of customers, ie: the "7" separate disciplines
Cons: inheriting poor performers, then being the "bad guy" citing their deficiences, that their previous manager omitted
* I really learned much @ Allergan. Called on "7" separate disciplines to include: Ophthalmology, optometry, dermatology, Headquarter retail, Teaching Hospitals, Managed Care Facilities, HMO's * Just look @ the above and I also did it in management @ "2" separate levels of management * The biggest issue was their "enthusiasm...which in my mind is extremely – more... contagious!!! * Having to carry out a marketing policy I was personally @ odds with * Working & seeing people develop & grow...that was just GREAT!!! – less
Accounts Payable Processor (Former Employee), Irvine, Ca 92612 – March 5, 2013
Pros: great benefits
Fast speed environment, very friendly atmosphere. The hardest part of the job for me was when the system fail and sales reps and us, the processor, literally stopped doing our job, without the system all of us were in trouble. The most enjoyable part of the job was to know that you could allays count with your co-workers.
Marketing (Former Employee), USA – February 16, 2013
If not the worst, one of the worst in the industry, lowest moral and ethics, do not care about patients or employee, most important is to make money in unethical ways. Deal with the lowest medical community in the industry. There is a reason why they keep getting fines for 100s of millions from FDA and others. Have managers that do not know anything – more... about medical research, promotion, keep masking same products and changing packages and selling them as different ones. Be aware and keep far far from them – less
Excellent company to work "with." Most travel limited to west coast. Best ethics oversight system.
Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee), Irvine CA – December 12, 2012
Pros: allergan rewarded its employees with positive peer recognition, for reaching a timely solution or workimg with diminished resources.
Cons: salary compensation lagged behind other pharmas, it was difficult to change study area(s) of expertise, such as ophthalmology and skin care
I quite enjoyed my time at Allergan and benifitted from their belief that each employee is an investment in the forward movement to the company goals. As much as I enjoyed the studies I was on, I also really enjoyed the professional, people I worked with. Overall, the company was very family friendly, giving seasonal parties on campus. I went through – more... the experience of study start up, locating/screening PIs, negotiating PI contracts, arranging an Investigators meeing, helping to design brochures, design CRFs, scheduling various presentations, consistent protocol training across all clinical sites, scheduling site initiation/protocol appointments, set up relationships with IRB(s), and so on. – less