Actavis Reviews

42 Reviews
42 Reviews
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Brent Saunders
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    Actavis going through BIG changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Specialty Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Specialty Representative

    I worked at Actavis full-time (more than 10 years)


    Great products in growing areas. Good promotion opportunities. Good managed care department. Sales training is very good. 8% match.


    Clashing cultures Between the Forest reps and Actavis after 2014 buy-out. Lack of trust in management and new CEO. Fears of another buyout by a bigger fish. Employees are not happy and are jumping ship in droves. Beginning pay and benefits are on the low end and little to no room for negotiation of salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to put real value in front line sales people and not turn them over so fast. I had 15 territory partners in 4 years as a specialty rep. Many of them were excellent reps. Forest Management style is borderline militaristic. If reps don't hit goal you better find another job because the manager will score you low and then here comes the progressive discipline! The call panels could not be a bigger mess! Too many people calling on the same office for the same drug shuts everyone out. Forest / Actavis need to understand it is not three reps calling on an office with the same medicine that sells... One really good rep is more effective!

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

Actavis Interviews

Updated 16 Oct 2014
Updated 16 Oct 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Actavis.

    Interview Details

    Applied through school's career site and was selected for on campus interview. It was one on one interview with supply chain personal. I heard back from them within next 2 to 3 weeks that was not offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly a behavior interview. Situation based questions so be prepared to answer in STAR format. Couple of questions on how you would or have acted in team environment. Nothing technical. Just lot of situation based questions.   Answer Question
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Additional Info

Headquarters Dublin, Ireland
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (ACT)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $10+ billion (AUD) per year
Competitors Pfizer

Actavis, plc, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a unique specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing affordable generic and innovative brand pharmaceutical products for patients around the world.

Actavis markets a broad portfolio of branded and generic pharmaceuticals and develops new medicines for patients suffering from...

Mission: We develop and manufacture pharmaceuticals of the highest quality. We meet current and future customer needs through smart investments in R&D. We deliver best-in-class... More

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