Pros: highly people oriented. they value their employees and walk it not just talk it.
Cons: risk adverse and highly political environment, everyone was afraid of making a career curbing mistake, difficult to achieve product oriented r&d goals with cutting edge technology.
Progressive in Biological Development in the early days of Biotechnology. For example, they acquired Inulin (human insulin) from Genentech. They were also the first major entity to acquire a monoclonal antibody franchise. During my tenure they had projects such as Protein C development underway.
The environment was risk adverse and highly political. They had a hard time getting projects through development and into the market place.