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Updated Mar 13, 2018

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  • "Bienveillance, conditions de travail, engagement du groupe dans le respect de l'environnement(in 27 reviews)

  • "quipe et bonne ambiance au quotidien(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "French working culture dominates the office (all high ranking officers are in fact(in 9 reviews)

  • "quente-manque de vision et la reconaissance de la performance(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Toxic culture, lack of innovation, backwarded management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herlev
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pierre Fabre full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - You have the opportunity to get free products every month

    Cons

    - French working culture dominates the office (all high ranking officers are in fact French), this strongly clashes with the Danish way. Expect long working hours, top down management, extreme control from HQ and overall a very tense atmosphere. - Training is uniquely for sales team + product managers, all others are left struggling - Disorganized working environment, IT systems are old and are barely kept alive by peculiar in-house solutions. - There is an excessive degree of control from the HQ on the subsidiary, everything needs to be traced and justified, 65% of time is dedicated to reporting and at best 35% is dedicated to improving the business, effectively leaving the business hamstrung. There is also evidence of political games at the high levels of the organization. - Office is in the middle of nowhere, commuting without a car takes 1 hour at least - Low salaries, juniors get less than 22k dkk, and most non senior personnel is payed below national average. Only CFO & CEO have massive salaries. - Inexistent benefits: working from home is not tolerated, unless in extreme situations. No memberships to anything, no discounts, no leisure activities in the office - in short there are no office perks, not even a canteeen! - Management is clueless about how to take care of employees, therefore turnover is high - Very very difficult to get promoted, short sighted management will not allow transitions between different roles (i.e. you are a marketeer, you will be a marketeer forever)

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    Pierre Fabre2018-03-13
  2. "Ethical company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pierre Fabre full-time

    Pros

    free products-nice working environment-fine workload

    Cons

    French;hierarchical;corporate politics; not very transparent; difficult to get promoted

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    Pierre Fabre2017-12-15
  3. "Controller"

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    I worked at Pierre Fabre

    Pros

    When I was there it was a very good company to work for. I left as the General Manager wanted someone that was fluent in French for the job

    Cons

    Difficulty in communication with the French management due to differences in accounting methods between US and France

    Pierre Fabre2016-10-10
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Pierre Fabre USA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pierre Fabre full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent product line. Quality products

    Cons

    French management style and culture is very top-down and autocratic. Management does not understand the US market. Not a team environment. Unrealistic business objectives. High turnover.

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    Pierre Fabre2015-08-11
  5. "Don't Expect much unless you're French."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pierre Fabre full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great products. Stable company (Funded by HQ), Small company environment enabling you to learn and work in many different areas.Growing in the US.

    Cons

    Don't expect to be rewarded for your efforts. Negotiate up front on your salary as it will not increase by much at all yearly. Very biased towards French employees. Tenured local employees will work for a long time only to see a young French person come in and be promoted within a short period of time. Lots of perks for those in the "in Crowd" No consistency in policies. SOPS??? None.

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    Pierre Fabre2015-04-19
  6. "Ok company, privately held too tight"

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    I have been working at Pierre Fabre

    Pros

    Autonomy and salary. macro management in place most of the time. IT infrastructure is years behind the curve and not getting any better.

    Cons

    lack of professional advancement oppty's for divisions outside of France headquarters. Power hungry French nationalist running US divisions with no US business market background or experience

    Pierre Fabre2015-03-10
  7. "Confused and Dazed"

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     in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pierre Fabre

    Pros

    Overall great personalities Salary is comparable Cafeteria in building and gorgeous outdoor seating/walking area

    Cons

    If you don't know French, you don't know much no organization in many departments many department heads do not delegate while others do not do their job at all high turnover

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    Pierre Fabre2014-10-28
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great products, great people but don't expect to ever get promoted... unless you're in the "in-crowd!""

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pierre Fabre full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Loved the products -Tons of samples -Great people -Lots of clinical data -Loved all the neat places the sales force traveled to, including France!

    Cons

    -If you don't speak French, you're excluded from many conversations -Executives would speak French in front of American Employees -Low salaries -Very little room for advancement within company (internal employees are often overlooked for advancement) -Management: "micro-manages" and employees can't work independently without everyone in your business!!

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    Pierre Fabre2014-02-26
  9. "My first professional experience after Business school"

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    Assistant Product Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pierre Fabre

    Pros

    Good social benefits and time off package Great products Entrepreneurial environment Demand for pro activity and high responsibility from day 1

    Cons

    Very French company attitude Location in the middle of nowhere Low salaries Little opportunity for career growth High turnover in the team

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    Pierre Fabre2012-02-21

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