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UCB Employee Review

Great company in general, let down by a few bad apples

2,0
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16 January 2018
Whilst there are some extremely dedicated and professional employees, In the IT Dept - there are some less than savoury characters in management positions - which have been allowed manage their teams with intimidation and a certain level of maliciousness.
The company does have a great focus on Patients and bringing solutions and cures that can significantly improve their quality of life.

At management level there was quite a high level of meetings, which were not always that productive.

There is not really an open culture of communication, speaking the truth or giving your opinion to the wrong person - could easily land you in trouble.

Most people are afraid to speak out because they have seen what happens to individuals that do so.

I can not be sure, but I think that departments outside of IT, might not have the same bad management issues.
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Good employment package
Cons
Weak senior management and HR functions, for dealing with rogue managers
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We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear of your experience. We take all reviews seriously and will use your feedback to inform and improve employee satisfaction moving forward.
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Merci d'avoir pris le temps de nous faire part de vos commentaires. Nous garderons à l'esprit votre évaluation alors que nous continuons d'évaluer la satisfaction des employés d'UCB.