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Purdue Pharma L.P. is a privately held pharmaceutical company founded by John Purdue Gray. It is owned principally by descendants of Mortimer and Raymond Sackler. In 2007, it paid out one of the largest fines ever levied against a pharmaceutical firm for mislabeling its product OxyContin, and three executives were found guilty of criminal charges. Although the company shifted its focus to abuse-deterrent formulations, Purdue continued to market and sell opioids as late as 2019, and continued to be involved in lawsuits around the opioid epidemic in the United States. Purdue filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on September 15, 2019 in New York.

Barry Meier for the New York Times mentioned how Purdue Pharma Knew it's Opioids were being widely abused, "Purdue Pharma, the company that planted the seeds of the opioid epidemic through its aggressive marketing of OxyContin, has long claimed it was unaware of the powerful opioid painkiller’s growing abuse until years after it went on the market. But a copy of a confidential Justice Department report shows that federal prosecutors investigating the company found that Purdue Pharma knew about “significant” abuse of OxyContin in the first years after the drug’s introduction in 1996 and concealed that information."


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Former Employee - Senior Specialist says

"Upper management and direction leaves a lot to be desired. CEO brought back leadership that was let go by the previous CEO. Environment is stagnant as new leadership is limited. to their inner circle."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Performance bonus turned to retention bonus....you pay to get out. Machiavellian management with hidden agendas and always playing favorites. Nothing like mentioning who you work for and getting yelled at."

Current Employee - Manufacturing says

"management are all promoted based on the buddy system; Supervisors and managers are unskilled and not HR savvy. Frequently violate rules - such as retaliation and inconsistency. Some get away with murder and don't work ... others do all the work and get constantly ridiculed."

Current Employee - Director says

"Going everyday - watch the family loot the company."

Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager says

"No promotions. No career frame work in the Wilson and Durham facility. Company is trying to file bankruptcy to ensure that they don't have to pay severance to all the dedicated employees that have been loyal to them for decades. The management team in most of the departments are headed by individuals that have no clue on managing resources (personnel and capital). The turnover rate is very high at this point. The opioid crisis has made this once great company into one of the worst companies to work for in the RTP, NC. No one trust the CEO as he's a lapdog for the greedy Sackler family."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Layoffs company wide, and they do not have a sales force now"

Current Employee - Executive Director says

"Unethical sales practices selling opioids"

Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative says

"They lied to the medical community for nearly 2 decades. They lied to their salesforce. Subsequently, everyone lost their job."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"there was a lack of real strategy from leadership"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"No more job, need new products"

Calibration Technician (Former Employee) says

"I became sick working in Purdue pharma and I still am after leaving that crazy place for almost a year. Purdue was the real meaning of Modern Slavery."

Senior HRIS Manager (Former Employee) says

"Very Hardworking employees. Upper Management does not know how to manage down and are losing some of their most valuable assets - their tenured employees."

Pain Management Sales Specialist (Current Employee) says

"Purdue continues to create an opiate epidemic worldwide by launching non abuse detterent formulations outside the US via Mudi Pharma, even though they manufacture Oxycontin in an abuse deterrent formulation that was substituted in the US in 2010."

Professional Sales Representative (Former Employee) says

"Working here is like living in a Stephen King novel......among the children of the corn or on the island of misfit toys. HR run by nasty, rude, incompetent staff; field sales led by pompous, immoral unscrupulous men who have not carried a bag in years and are out of touch with reality. An atmosphere of fear, paranoia and negativity. Micromanagement the likes of which I have never seen in my 25 yrs of sales experience. Ride alongs with management every 3-4 wks. Nothing in the pipeline ( they will lie about this). Oh, and roommates at meetings and training...fun times. So-o-o glad to be OUT!NoneEverything, you have been warned."

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Former Employee) says

"This company is now out of business. It was taken over by First Horizon."

Master Data Analyst (Current Employee) says

"Poor Higher Management. Lack a Vision . With One product company , sales declining & looking to survival as sales are declining now. see if t will survive next 5 yearsSalaryHigher management"

Consultant (Former Employee) says

"Company is under siege due to opiod crisis. Management doesn't know how to downsize as they promise people it is over and then continue to announce layoffs. Everyone is petrified and can't do their jobs effectively.not a public companyNot employee friendly"

Territory Business Manager (Former Employee) says

"No pipeline, no future. I would not recommend anyone work for this company. There is no long term plans and the future looks bleak. They have had multiple rounds of layoffs over the past year and more to come."

Senior Production Operator (Former Employee) says

"To be quite honest, I'm glad to be out of there. The well documented legal problems the company has had to deal with over the last number of years has taken its toll on a once great employer. Very poor management in manufacturing created a toxic work environment."

Pharmaceutical Territory Sales Representative (Current Employee) says

"If you are in a state with good managed care it is a good place to work. Nice people access can be tough since no samples to get signatures forexcellent pay nice company carnot responive to ideas from field sales"

Territory Business Manager (Current Employee) says

"Purdue could be so much more, but poor decisions and years of reliance on one product to pay the bills have put the company on shaky ground. The only product being promoted now is a late-to-market me too (the money maker isn't even promoted now). Upper sales management reads too many books on how to manage instead of leading. Territory Business Manager is a joke of a title, as district managers often live to micromanage and are with reps far too often. No rhyme or reason as to how job performance played into a recent layoff, as recent award winners were let go while average to marginal representatives were kept.Good pay; cannot complain about this aspect.lack of management accountability, no vision by upper management"

Executive Assistant (Former Employee) says

"The benefits are great, and the salary is good for the work location, however there was a lot of bullying and passive aggressive behavior. The environment was silently toxic, If you made a complaint to Hr in confidence, it would go back to the person you discussed depending on their friendship and this would be used to prevent career growth.Great Benefits, Good SalaryToxic Environment, a lot of unprofessional behavior, clicques. Hard work is not valued."

Anonymous (Current Employee) says

"I have been working at Purdue Pharma for more than 2 years. The company is currently facing a difficult time with over a 1000 lawsuit and the pending closure of the Durham plant."

Hospital Specialty Representative (Former Employee) says

"No job security Cut throat Micro management Big territories Low base but good bonus Lack of structure Reputation hurt by OxyContin issues Lack of transperancyBenefitsReputation, lack of products"

Sr Admin Asst to Sr Dir, Mky Research (Former Employee) says

"Senior management went to jail over Oxycontin. That says it all, in my opinion.Run by crooks"

Process Technician (Current Employee) says

"Compensation is outstanding. Benefits are ok. 4 day work week is wonderful. The culture must be addicted to the pain management products they make. Shaky job security with all the pending lawsuits for the opioid crisis. It’s difficult to give this company 100% because you will not get it in return.Compensation and 4 day work weekCulture, buddy system that degrades workforce talent levels."

Finance (Current Employee) says

"Management creates fire drills that end up showing there is no strategy. Staff has been with the company a long time. Lots of legacy herePay and benefitsno work life balance. Old school mentality"

Client Services Technical Associate (Current Employee) says

"A typical day of work is busy which is great because the day flies by.Pro's: Turnovers are low. Advancement is rare and the time frame in which it happens isn't desirable because it doesn't match the tasks your ask to perform daily. But, you will advance. You won't be bored and pay will catch up with your performance one day and when it does you will be rewarded handsomely.Cons: The quickest way to advance is to soothe or know your peers. It has nothing to do with your job knowledge or performace. This could have you reporting to someone who doesn't know there job when new technology is inserted. If you don't take time to train your management in their ignorance or listen to this is how it use to be done you could find yourself out of a job.free breakfast on friday's in the summer monthssupporting aloof end users and management"

Territory Business Manager (Former Employee) says

"Great salary. Unreal expectations. Management is sub par. Goals were inflated. No real direction with company. Entitled management with no leadership skills."

Quality Specialist II (Current Employee) says

"The department I am working on has no experienced manager and the poor quality management skills affect my life and my performance."

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