Pros: flexible schedule, numerous ammentities on campus (concierge, cafe, gym, track) benefits (medical, dental, 401, vacation, pto)
Cons: there seemed to always be a silver lining
My departure from Allergan was to relocate back to San Diego and ensure the health and wellness for my mother. It was what I needed to do at this time in her life.
I was passionate about my position at Allergan. Over the years, I became a subject matter expert of people. I was very successful in identifying the perfect fit for the specific needs of – more... Allergan's internal customers; the 6 therapeutic areas. Candidates need not possess clinical experience, rather, excellent computer skills, a positive demeanor, the ability to communicate and the passion to learn about the drug development cycle. I did the rest.
I identified items necessary for the Clinical Project Assistants to excel and in doing so, created the entire training curriculum for the position. I started with 5 Clinical Project Assistants who supported 3 therapeutic areas. When I left Allergan, there were 34 individuals functioning as Clinical Project Assistants, the therapeutic areas had promoted into their groups, over 35 CPAs, and I had hired and trained over 75 individuals personally.
My days were spent training and mentoring the team, meeting with senior management in TAs to discuss needs, improve processes specific to tasks at hand, serve as the liaison to all cross functional departments with which we worked, meet with direct manager to discuss process improvement, implement changes, evaluate performance of team.
The hardest part of my job was to identify 1 stellar individual when only 1 advanced position was available. Given I trained them and although there are different learning curves for everyone, I was confident who ever was placed in that position, would thrive.
I believe I was highly respected within my group, the TAs, as well as the cross functional departments. I felt as comfortable speaking with my peers as I did presenting to senior management.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Elizabeth – less