Santarus
3.2 of 5 10 reviews
www.santarus.com San Diego, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Feb 01, 2014

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71% Approve of the CEO

Santarus President, CEO, and Director Gerald T. Proehl

Gerald T. Proehl

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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great place

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Santarus

Prosoutstanding culture and outstanding leadership

Consat risk of being sold

Advice to Senior Managementgreat leadership

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Great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe best executive management team that I have ever had the pleasure to work under. Everyone from the CEO down seemed to understand that the value in the company were the people.

ConsSadly acquired by Salix so the culture is no more. Look for where Gerry Proehl lands next - it will be a lucky company.

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Awesome

Stability Analyst (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

I have been working at Santarus as an intern for more than a year

ProsFamily Oriented, nice work enviroment

ConsNone, it was a pleasure to work there

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Direct Manager only positive

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Santarus full-time for more than 8 years

ProsMy manager was really good

ConsPoor planning- rug pulled out from under very good employees who actually were hard working. Poor drugs and poor upper management.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore diversity in upper management and no favoritism.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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District Sales Manager (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

I worked at Santarus full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSmall company environment allows you to gain experience and exposure to many different areas of the pharmaceutical industry. If you work hard and build advocates you can be a part of many different committees i.e. sales compensation, sales training and development etc. and build your skill sets

ConsWhen times are good you can be lulled into thinking that you are a highly valued team member. Like most pharmaceutical companies there are challenges i.e. products going generic, lost court cases etc. Hard work, self sacrifice, and top performance will not save you if a patent is lost etc. There is just not enough revenue streams to endure a product miss.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore attention needs to be given to the field. Home office rules all here and the people on the front lines will usually take the brunt of any cutbacks, failed marketing plans etc. Additionally, the leader of HR and Sales Training has way to much influence over sales operations and the organization. Additionally there is a surprisingly high amount of gossip originating from the top. Because of this the home office does not have the trust of the front line employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The little engine that could

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Santarus

ProsGood people, work life balance

Conssmall product portfolio, primary product lost patent dispute - overturned too late

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Very happy working there.

District Sales Manager (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

I worked at Santarus

ProsVery little red tape, exciting place to work.

ConsSmall company, at risk for take over.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Santarus

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Santarus

ProsSmall Pharma has it's advantages

ConsVery Limited Pipeline is a problem

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to find partnerships with other companies that have permanent value to the company. Don't keep diversifying and stay a GI company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Representative (Current Employee)

I have been working at Santarus

ProsEncouragement to the general work force

ConsCrazy decisions that have seemed to hurt the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more appropriately and honestly with the work force.

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Santarus

Senior Sales Specialist (Current Employee)
Memphis, TN (US)

I have been working at Santarus

ProsHigh base salary for the start up people.

ConsVery low bonus structure.
Don't get paid for certain managed care plans.
Meetings very low budget.
Very little promotional funds.
Incompetent management in most areas of the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest with the employees. Pay your sales people what they earn and stop taking away scripts just because you didn't negotiate well.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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