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Former Employee - Finance & Accounting  in  Scottsdale, AZ (US)
Former Employee - Finance & Accounting in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

I worked at Medicis Pharmaceutical full-time for more than a year

Pros

Company is growing rapidly, which translates into opportunities for you to work on special projects that support business growth initiatives.

Cons

Company generally hires seasoned professional. It's a little more difficult to get into the door if you are just out of college.

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Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Would give it a Zero if possible.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Medicis Pharmaceutical

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are higher than scale. Brand new facilities make for an enjoyable experience on the surface. The company tries to hire good looking people, so there's that.

    Cons

    Check your soul at the door. If you have any idea about value proposition, you will hate this company. The most highly political place I've ever seen. Poor communications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to come together to form a company wide strategy. "Making the most money possible" does not count as a strategy. Most senior level managers will not make a decision due to this lack of corporate strategy... or they may just be happy to collect a paycheck and would hate to draw attention to themselves for being incompentent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great compensation, but most negative management style out there.

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    Current Employee - Aesthetics Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Aesthetics Sales Specialist

    I have been working at Medicis Pharmaceutical

    Pros

    Great commission structure, employees are quality people, great products.

    Cons

    You will NEVER hear a word about anything you did well on, but you WILL hear it immediately if you do not perform well, or simply make your goals. You will be asked multiple times throughout the day by your manager where you are for sales when you're close to a kicker date, you will be micromanaged & your job threatened constantly. Medicis does NOT value their salespeople- they truly believe you are completely replaceable & that there are tons of others waiting for your job. They also do not invest in marketing their brands. Look at Dysport- not even a real player in the toxin market after 2 years!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some $$$$ behind your products (Dysport) & get in the game or sell it to someone who will. It deserves a bigger piece of the market- its a GREAT product. Dr's don't want to be your salespeople- Do DTC!!!!!
    And read a book or two on modern management & how to get the most out of your employees. Its not through constant negativity & threats. Its through positive reinforcement & development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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