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Alvogen is an American pharmaceuticals company founded in 2009. In 2014 a controlling stake in the company was acquired by CVC Capital Partners and Temasek Holdings. Alvogen has about 350 different medical and non-medical products, and both produces its own products and markets the products of brand name pharmaceutical companies.

A current employee expressed, "I have worked at Alvogen for a little over 2 years. Very unorganized and inefficient. More and more upper management is consistently hired unnecessarily. Instead of this offsetting workloads, more work is created and trickled down to non-management roles. There is severe lack of growth and motivation, as everyone is always referring to a lack of budget."

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Former Employee - Technical Services says

"Everything else is wrong. No adequate training, you never get a positive feedback, and they lay you off no matter how much you have contributed to their portfolios"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"SAP, CITRIX, PP, CW, QUMAS"

Former Employee - Financial Analyst says

"Disorganized finance group, no career growth or HR to speak of"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Old school Management who monitors your time constantly, don't treat you like an asset instead they call you an expense! There are always a few bad apples, hopefully one of them will not be your boss."

Former Employee - Project Manager says

"Works are quite Overloaded when compare with salary. Although this is a international company. However, that still be conservative and focused on micromanagement more than outcome and quality of works."

Former Employee - Manager says

"Although this is a multinational company but still be conservative, focus on micromanagement in stead of output. High political in office"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Poor leadership, old products, slow to market with new products. Can be very political. Poor communication between supply chain and commercial team."

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"The culture is not quite comfortable. The management ,especially middle-high level are focusing on playing tricks rather than on improving the process or making benefits for the whole company."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"the poor growth rate of salary"

Current Employee - Team Member says

"Company employee's satisfaction is low"

Project Manager (Former Employee) says

"I worked for this company as a project manager for about 4.5 years. At first as a start up organization, the company was very focused on what it wanted to accomplish. They offered a LTIP (like a yearly bonus, but instead it reinvested back into the growth of the company), which offered a huge bonus after 3 years of work. After the first few years though, this program was unfortunately stopped. It was one of the few reasons that their lower salaries kept people working in this place. Most managers here are people that have worked in the industry for a long time and are managers for that reason. They don't generally know how to deal with people. As such, most are stuck in their own little ways, and if you don't fit their mold you better have a secondary option out there for employment. They do have an event called "yellow fridays" which made working their enjoyable. It was mostly focused around team building activities done once a month. Sadly this was cut further and further back though. General summary of my work there. 1. I never once received an annual bonus that was at or over target in spite of meeting & exceeding goals. 2. Constant micromanagement even from people outside of your department. 3. Diminishing culture over the entire period that I worked there.employmentpoor bonuses, raises, micromanagement, health insurance premiums"

Current Employee (Current Employee) says

"I have worked at this company for a little over 2 years. Very unorganized and inefficient. More and more upper management is consistently hired unnecessarily. Instead of this offsetting workloads, more work is created and trickled down to non-management roles. There is severe lack of growth and motivation, as everyone is always referring to a "lack of budget". Yellow Fridays were fun in the past, but now are not even worth going to. Completely unorganized "move" where R&D was separated from rest of the company. There is a reason there is such a high turnover!!!Yellow Fridayslack of growth, low pay, toxic culture"

Human Resources Generalist (Current Employee) says

"Bad management, and no clear way to improve your position. No sufficient trust system between higher ups and everyone else. Would not recommend to work here.NoneEverything"

R&D Manager (Current Employee) says

"For TL:DR, just check the title. This company has seemingly a clear business model, but it's no different than the countless number of other generic companies out there. A majority of the growth you see is from acquisition, and little organic growth, mostly from management stifling the R&D organisation. A few deals they've lucked out on, but with the recent private equity swap and a constant need for higher returns the old business model just is not sustainable when it comes to closing the books. Crummy bonuses unless you're a VP are plentiful. You rarely hear about anyone every hitting their target bonus. Raises are below the ROI of a T-bill. Professional development exists, but most people that smart run for the hills. Little retention plans to keep the performers.A paycheckPolitical games between employees and functional units"

QualityManager (Former Employee) says

"Move to MORRISTOWN location was to include R&D and analytical - Successful experienced personnel were released to accommodate higher level, less knowledgeable employees"

Sales Operations Manager (Former Employee) says

"Loved working at Alvogen until a few months ago. With sales slipping and new products not launching well, things have become different. The offices are very nice. Benefits are very good. I don't have much confidence in senior management.Nice offices, good benefitsPoor leadership"

Marketing Assistant (Former Employee) says

"My first international serious work. They teach me a lot begging from translating instruction finishing marketing dutiesfree tea, coffee, nice peopleno cons"

Finance (Current Employee) says

"Good place to work. Stable place. Good business model. People seem happy in general. Positive managers but occasionally a disconnect between management and employees.Good benefitspoor managers"

Sr. Tax Manager (Former Employee) says

"- all functions of tax, provision, nexus issues etc. -hardworking co-workers - expanded my international knowledge -gathering the data to prepare a global tax provision"

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