Horrible culture in the CV division being run by an egomaniac. Worst culture i have ever been a part of. Yeah Repatha has been slow, management still wants to force a high price on managed care instead of negotiating.
Since the takeover by Roche budgets cut and continue to be cut. upper management is stale and outdated as most have been with the company to long. EC promotes speaking out but latest internal employee survey shows @53% of employees are afraid to speak out because of retaliation. Still offers great benefits but slow to adopt to change as new start ups are more flexible. HR doesn't follow own policies. Has managers jump through hoops to discipline poor performers but upper management will bypass system and terminate using "As will" whenever someone speaks out for change". Genentech just announced job freeze in commercial and US Medical Affairs departments as others are not far behind. This is a direct result of Roche not being an innovative company deriving 46% of their total revenue from Genentech.
Micro managers who add no value to the sales process; clueless upper management who change sales strategies & goals so often it will make your head spin, and a top down culture of " you don't like it leave " , "you're just a stupid rep & you can be replaced", Also, there is always the constant threat of layoffs regardless of performance. Worst company hands down I have ever worked for. I've got 13 years in Pharma.
I worked for Radius for almost 2 years, and the company was amazing on the beginning, and it went downhill after the FDA auditing.
My direct manager is the worst! If you want to apply for the Breast Cancer program, dont do it! The manager is terrible, dont know how to proper do her job, doesnt allow you to have a work/life balance, is unfair, mean and lies. She loves to play games (I like you todaym I dont like you today), is very nosy and loves to gossip.
Her transition plans needs to be print screen of the softwares used and even Microsoft Office (i.e. how to use the search botton), etc.
Clin Ops team and higher team cant care less if you are miserable, as long as you work as much as possible without complaining, asking for raises or to have a possibility to grow. Well, there is NO POSSIBILITY TO GROW!
If you want to be miserable, have your soul killed slowly and not feel worthy at all, this is the place to be! Otherwise, run!
since the take over by Actavis, the focus on growth has gone to an extreme. Budgets are cut, salaries have dropped, bonuses are only paid out if you exceed an already inflated quota. There's little to no focus on employees and zero benefit to sticking around. A bummer.
I noticed that the Bel Air Pain territory for Depomed is now open. I wouldn't even consider interviewing for it unless the District Manager changes. She takes micro-management and crazy to a whole new level. I personally know the rep that was in the position and anyone considering should reach out to that individual before interviewing.