IPSEN Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 24 Dec 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Ipsen - Great Place to Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I have been working at IPSEN for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexitime, Competitive salary, Great work/life balance, department nights out, Great employer benefits

    Cons

    Some senior management especially within Quality can be very intimidating and unreasonable, can be an unfriendly environment to work in due to this.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not perfect but still the best place I've ever worked!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wrexham, Wales
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IPSEN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility is fantastic. I've always been able to work from home whenever required. Salary. Everyone would love to earn more but definitely above average for the area and market rate for the type of work. It really is one of the friendliest places to be, I genuinely enjoy going to work as I actually feel I'm making a difference.

    Cons

    Senior management seem to chop and change the grand vision. This also means goalposts keep changing as well. They also seem to focus on issues that should be managed by SME's. There is also far too much reliance on contractors for project delivery. Should really focus on building a proper projects team of staff members who don't just cut and run at any moment. There also seems to a lot of favouritism where only the preselected people are destined for higher office. This is only strengthened when you see people leaving "to explore opportunities outside of the company" with no prior warning.

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  3. "Sales"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at IPSEN full-time

    Pros

    Expanding company with quite some change and promotional opportunities

    Cons

    Company culture and Senior Management change

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Greed will only take you so far..."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prefer to Remain Anonymous in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IPSEN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salaries and benefits. Potential to make a difference with new treatment options.

    Cons

    Lack of long term vision. Everything is driven by profit and not what's best for patients. Some key senior management lack field coaching experience and let field sales team influence decision. New Management changed everything. Great potential to be a solid player but misses the mark in trying to replicate "Big" pharma model.

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  5. "Stay away!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IPSEN for more than a year

    Pros

    Great salary (above market to balance the cons) Great benefits Flexibility

    Cons

    Too many to list, but here a few: Awful culture: silo work, no personal responsibility and accountability of work, no training, no management oversight, dictatorship attitude towards own employees and outside partners Some great employees who leave leading to high turn over, due to the listed cons Majority of employees have no idea of what their role or how to do their job stay if they know how to “play” the senior management... Inexperienced Senior management despite the company’s long history Senior management does not care of the well being of the employees, no career path, no empowerment and motivation. Senior management might have good intentions but either don’t know how to implement culture change or are keeping the old fashion style individuals who don’t want to chance and thus promoting a inefficient, poor quality working environment.

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  6. Helpful (10)

    "Could be so much better!!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IPSEN full-time

    Pros

    Small nimble business that can react quickly to changes in the market place Keen to develop people from within the business and often look at the attributes of the person more than the qualifications / experience (role dependant) Patients matter and the company really try to do everything they can to benefit the patient You are not restricted by your job role, the company isn't very big and therefore you are exposed to many different projects / tasks which is great for your breath of experience The new building refurbishment has been completed to a very high specification and overall working at Ipsen is a nice environment Senior management are very accessible and happy to talk with any employee within the business Slough is recognised as a global head office and therefore there development to work from here as a global colleague Personal development is very important and not just talked, you do have to drive this personally but if you want to develop you will be encouraged You are empowered within you role and accountability sits with the projects lead / department Team work within many of the departments / divisions is strong and communication is open and frequent Global colleagues are often very keen to work with the UK affiliate and often come to the UK to champion new projects

    Cons

    Lack of experience and professionalism within senior management in the UK Decisions can be made too quickly such as restructures leading to an atmosphere of fear and unknown. The restructure carried out last year was very unprofessional and many people who had worked for the company for a long period of time lost their jobs and were treated very badly. People being promoted too quickly leading to a lack of depth in people's experience. Majority of the UK business has very inexperienced employees and often new People do not seem to be valued, very experienced people are leaving the business that have made senior management aware they are unhappy and nothing is done to retain employees, even those that are well respected People are very focused on their next role and not the role they are currently in, leading to difficulty getting the job done and often people are seen to be out for themselves Feedback on individuals is not taken seriously by the company and many people have left due to one or two people within the business Promotions after very short periods of time within role, there is no personal learning on projects / role and leads to a culture of looking good now and not your ability to complete / follow things through General lack of professionalism within the business, swearing, personal information not being treated as such Lack of policies / procedures and if there are any the are very out of date and often refer to old software

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "Ex employees Ipsen reviews"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IPSEN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good products and pipeline Recent changes in the senior commercial management in the uk

    Cons

    This website allows people to air their views on companies they have worked for, and while I agree that the reviews for Ipsen especially in Slough have been extremely negative, this reflects peoples individual experience. One contributor who is obviously well in with the correct clique said ex employees were 'poisonous' which is rubbish because these are individual experiences not a coordinated campaign. It is a very political cliquey culture and has been like this for 4 years. The people that were made redundant/sacked/resigned were not all bad at there jobs, generally they did not fit or enjoy the culture created by the senior management. I am in contact with people who are still there and sadly despite some of the ultra positive reviews the it has not changed and people are still generally unhappy.

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  8. Helpful (11)

    "Culture and Compliance issues and currently a very poor morale"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IPSEN full-time

    Pros

    Some good drugs, huge potential to be a great company to work for and some great people work for Ipsen. Good salary.

    Cons

    There are constant ABPI/compliance issues within the company and huge issues with the way staff are treated by senior management. As a rep there is a constant threat of performance management and being pushed out. A total lack of transparency and respect.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetent senior management"

    2.0
     

    I worked at IPSEN

    Pros

    Good pay and excellent benefits

    Cons

    Inept senior management. No understanding of the speciality market and refusal to listen to the field. Management tries to rule by intimidation.

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