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Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., known until October 12, 2010 as Sepracor, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma of Japan, is a pharmaceutical company founded in 1984 by Timothy J. Barberich, Steve Matson, and Bob Bratzler. It was originally located in Princeton, New Jersey and then re-located to Marlborough, Massachusetts.


A former Senior QA Manager warns of rampant nepotism, "No room for advancement [at Sunovion] -dead end for career. Micromanagement of staff is the norm. Do not work here if you want to use your brain to think. Sr. Directors and Executive Director will think for you and tell you what to do , how to do it and when to do it. It’s a my way only management mentality. Not empowered at all when it comes to working at this place. Bring your body to work and leave your brain at home! Sub-culture of friends hiring friends. Yes Men indebted to friends that hired them Differences of opinions and approaches to solving issues are not welcomed. Did I mention friends hire friends to work for them as direct reports ? These friends worked together at one big pharma company that closed its doors in the local area. They managed to pull off moves in hiring that would protect them and require loyalty from those they brought in the company . There is a clique and sub- culture of their previous company that has been allowed to permeate groups because of the cronyism and nepotism. Can you say group think, group think ! Yes Men outnumber Outsiders of the clique at the Sr. Director and Executive Director levels."

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Current Employee - Sales says

"Management is consistently changing and lacks vision. Company uses PIP to threaten employees. If don't make over 100% each quarter ( even in their bad quota setting) you will be micromanaged with a PIP. I have know reps to be on 2 PIP a year. The environment is demotivating and management is consistently threatening job."

Former Employee - Director says

"Low morale, no accountability, favoritism, untrained management, toxic culture"

Former Employee - Senior QA Manager says

"No room for advancement -dead end for career Micromanagement of staff is the norm Do not work here if you want to use your brain to think. Sr. Directors and Executive Director will think for you and tell you what to do , how to do it and when to do it. It’s a my way only management mentality. Not empowered at all when it comes to working at this place. Bring your body to work and leave your brain at home! Sub-culture of friends hiring friends Yes Men indebted to friends that hired them Differences of opinions and approaches to solving issues are not welcomed Did I mention friends hire friends to work for them as direct reports ? These friends worked together at one big pharma company that closed its doors in the local area. They managed to pull off moves in hiring that would protect them and require loyalty from those they brought in the company . There is a clique and sub- culture of their previous company that has been allowed to permeate groups because of the cronyism and nepotism. Can you say group think, group think ! Yes Men outnumber Outsiders of the clique at the Sr. Director and Executive Director levels."

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"Small, over worked teams, difficult people, bad manager, negative environment"

Former Employee - Management says

"Culture is a mess. Extremely political and self serving. Takes away from a focus on the business which is a mess. Products going off patent and no future plan."

Current Employee - Associate Director says

"Human Resources is a joke (don't expect them to do anything). There is no hiring, firing process to follow. It is like Florida here, everyone is waiting to die."

Former employee (Former Employee) says

"Benefits are good but that's about it. Work life balance is non existent depending on who your boss is. I would not recommend - only apply if you are desperate for a job."

Director (Current Employee) says

"Sunovion suffers a lack of vision and clear direction and because of that management is incapable of moving the company into its next stage. Owned by a Japanese company that is involved in every detail of the day-to-day business creates a slow and cumbersome process for any area of the organization. Often, the company is unable to work collaboratively with outside parties because the parent company can't understand and approve the particular transaction or event fast enough - causing a significant amount of missed opportunities. Because of these big picture issues, individual contributors, up to and including, manager and director level employees are not able to function effectively. It is very frustrating and disheartening. The expectation is that employees will work 24 hours per day and the assumption is that higher salaries will "lock employees into staying" Money can't buy happiness or professional growth.high salariesNo respect, no teamwork"

Sales (Former Employee) says

"Are not patient centric and are satisfied raising the price of medication and serving 2% of approved patient with accurate diagnosis. HR could care less about employee in the field and are put off if callGood medication to representCulture is poor . Do not care about employees or setting fair goals"

Assistant General Counsel, Legal Affairs (Former Employee) says

"Sunovion engages in explicit discrimination against women. Virtually no women are promoted. Most women executives are fired or pushed out of the company. They do not want women to speak up and criticize women who do. They tolerate and promote belligerent men and fire competent women."

Neurology Therapeutic Specialist (Former Employee) says

"Micromanagers that are critical and berating. Their only care is to make themselves look good and the bottom line; they do not care about their employees."

Institutional Sales & Therapeutic Specialist (Former Employee) says

"The Worst. Terrible Culture Poor Management that goes from expansion to contraction without a care for those affected. No loyalty to employees. Avoid at all costs."

Therapeutic Specialist (Former Employee) says

"Text book Micromanage with expectations your robotic to everything the management says to do. Little room for advancing as the last 5 hires were outside promoting. This company sucked the life out of meSalaryManagement"

Territory Sales Specialist (Former Employee) says

"This was once a good company and I think some of the divisions still are. The division I was in had bad decision makers at the top and heavy handed managers which leads to terrible moral for the worker bees."

Institutional Account Manager (Former Employee) says

"Worst manager I’ve ever had. Degrading and void of any human emotion. HR was unethical, would call and harass me from private cell phone. I wouldn’t let my best competitor work here."

Consultant (Former Employee) says

"A Japanese drug company with sales offices in MA and NJ. Could take months to schedule a meeting because people were always travelling, or recovering from travelling. Senior management was in Japan, so "while the cats were away, the mice would play". I've worked for many Fortune 500 companies and was rather shocked at the lack of knowledge some of their IT Security people had. Most were "fake it till you make it" and didn't have the level of knowledge really needed to do the job.primarily a sales office in northboro, so lots of good give aways.in certain areas, management was really clueless."

Specialty Markets (Current Employee) says

"Culture is horrific. Reps constantly afraid of being fired. Communication is poor and upper management leads by instilling fear in reps. Anywhere else is better than here.noneeverything"

Rather not say (Former Employee) says

"This company was bought out about 3 years ago, since then it went progressively downhill. It used to be a great company to work for but has since been decimated. Company was bought by a Japanese organization and leadership is based on their business model now. There have been layoffs every year and are you will be constantly challenged to do more with less. No one seems to care anymore, they are losing great people to try and save a buck by outsourcing in all areas. In the long run it’s going to cost them dearly, definitely lacking leadership and direction. The company does still have pretty good benefits but it’s not worth the constant threat of losing your job. Some of the management is absolutely horrible. What used to be a great place to work is now a joke.Good benefitsConstant restructuring and layoffs"

Project Manager (Consultant) says

"Sr. Management is clinging on praying for the company to be bought. No Plan, no direction, unwilling to listen to professionals or experts. Willing to put incompetent individuals in positions of power and expect something other than a complete disaster to happen. So sad.Good pay but they do not hireFace palm stupidity on a daily basis."

THERAPEUTIC SPECIALIST (Former Employee) says

"I would be shocked if this company still exists in 2 years. they have a very weak pipeline. Upper level management on down to district managers are weak and all about protecting themselves. Do not expect any support or morale boosting - they are all about throwing their reps under the bus for lack of sales, when they have no managed care coverage."

Therapeutic Sales Specialist (Former Employee) says

"This is a joke of a pharma company. Management is inept, lots of cronyism, game playing. Fear and intimidation is how the company is run because the management is immature and irresponsible. Reps are ok but work ethic overall is lacking. Pay is decent but it will not compare to what you have to put up with from management here. Quotas are unrealistic and the criteria constantly changes to ensure most don't meet their quotas. Me too products with horrible formulary coverage. Only consider working here as a last resort, you will be miserable if you have any level of intelligence as they only want "yes" people.pay, vacationeverything else"

SPECIALTY MARKETS THERAPUTIC SPECIALIST (Current Employee) says

"Company has had the misfortune of LOE on 2 Billion dollar drugs in the last two years. This has resulted in major downsizing. Great benefits and pay.Very little job security."

Therapeutic Sales Specialist (Former Employee) says

"Very poorly managed company with products that have little or no access. Many managers are micro-mannagers who do not inspire. Physicians perceived company as second-rateGreat fellow representativesPoorly managed"

Commercial (Former Employee) says

"This organization has good benefits and pay, however, their pipeline is weak. Poor communication and very young in is lifecycle. Good use some stronger leadership.pay and benefits, flexibilitypipeline"

Account Manager | Customer Relations (Current Employee) says

"Unrealistic goals. Typical day very hard. Difficult product with bad coverage. Workplace culture is playing favorites. Hardest part of the job is getting good coverage for the products."

Director, Marketing (Current Employee) says

"Slow to make decision, extreme analysis paralysis. Small company with a know it all culture. No place for talent growth. Great place to come and sunset.Free CoffeeToo many"

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