Pepcid Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Famotidine, sold under the brand name Pepcid among others, is a medication that decreases stomach acid production. It is used to treat peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It is taken by mouth or by injection into a vein. It begins working within an hour.
A disappointed customer shared this in a review "I suffer from horrible reflux and was so upset when Zantac was pulled from the market recently due to safety concerns, I had used it for years, it helped manage my symptoms. Out of desperation, I tried Pepcid AC, it did absolutely nothing for my reflux, NOTHING, the only thing it did was make me feel anxious within an hour of taking it for some reason, it just made me feel jittery. I will not buy it again, there is no point, it didn't work. Pepcid is useless!".
Regional Medical Director (Former Employee) says"Culture changed over time, poor manager and poor management, many employees left and are leaving due to company management and culture. Worst manager we have ever had. Cons: management"
Territory Manager (Current Employee) says"This company is not a fun company to be around. The management team lacks any support for their reps, the compensation plan is terrible and does not motivate the reps"
Sales Associate (Current Employee) says"Not a good fit for long term employment. They have restructured every year since creation. The first few building out the sales force and the last couple downsizing. CEO and executive staff over paid while the employees bicker about compensation. Walk away from this one. Cons: Poor management, no consistent direction from C level suite."
Territory Manager (Former Employee) says"I left a manager position at a company I loved but wanted to see what pharmaceuticals was all about. There was NO constructive on the road training, the drugs are not marketable and very hard to get through with managed care, and the managers SUCK. I have never worked for such an unprofessional company, where leaders are all Fraternity boys!! I can go on and on, but I was there only a couple months and the company expects you to produce so fast. I was supposed to have the New Haven, CT territory. Instead I had, every corrider of CT, Hartsdale, NY, White Plains, NY and West Nyack all in which you use your own vehicle for this daily driving. The money you clear monthly for your car is taxed and only amounts to $300. This company wants employee's who have not worked in pharma, because it's easier to get taken advantage of. There were so many disconnects from day 1 with this company, and what I took back with me is that I LEARNED. I learned that this is not a real pharmaceutical company and it is NOT at all true pharma experience. In fact, I'm not the only one who left because of these problems, many did across the country. Looks like the Hartford, CT area is open and all I can say is that mark my words: you will not have just "Hartford." When you face your windshield more than your customers, that is a problem. I am not one to complain, and I held back for a while in writing this review but now I voiced my concern with this company and what I learned. If you are reading this, do not apply to this company. Good luck and find a pharma company who will bring out the best in you-because Cons: More windshield time, less customer contact, produce fast or get the cut! Managment sucks."
Business Relations Manager (Current Employee) says"pays well, to compartmental and non communication within certain departments"
Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee) says"Be a little more perffessional. All the bad language on stage and confrence calls seems like we work in a gym-locker room vs an FDA regulated, publicly-traded, pharma company. And let's be honest... do we really need to encourage all the drinking? How many times does the same person have to show up late to general sessions of FSMs, POAs and NSMs before we take accountability for the environment we create. A little leadership goes a long way. Cons: Unethical, Tribal, Good O'l boy system of promotion, If you are not good looking? Good Luck!"
Rover (Former Employee) says"Laid off even though was over plan and had 2/3 products to goal. Blindsided and asked to stop working in the middle of the day. They didn't seem to care how much revenue I brought throughout the year when they laid me off instantly."
Territory Manager (Former Employee) says"Only thing that I am grateful about with this company is them getting me into the medical sales field. Manager was terrible, company expectations were terrible, and definitely had their favorites. While I did not ever hit the unattainable quota they gave me neither did 5 others in my district but yet me and one other rep were scrutinized. The other rep in my area's numbers were way worse than mine yet she still works with the company. Another fun part of the job, National Sales meeting was in Vegas. Cons: Everything related to the actual job"
Territory Manager (Former Employee) says"Says they care about patients and their sales force but only cares about maximizing ridiculously high profit margins for products that most people have in their medicine cabinets already. Total rip off products wrapped in a nice package and "specialty" pharmacy that is by itself loaded with problems. Cons: Too many to list"
Territory Manager (Current Employee) says"Great place for a first sales job. Great training! Stock options which are great. Cons are high turn over with reps and hard to sell over priced NSAIDS. Cons: high turn over"
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Former Employee) says"I was promised I would be able to make big commissions"
Manager (Former Employee) says"Horizon is a company that has a lot of potential but over the last year has not retained quality, hardworking employees and focuses more heavily on hiring individuals that are related to members of the board, or family of the executive team. Horizon does allow a flexible in office work schedule but, you are still expected to be available 24 hours a day. Healthcare benefits are great and the culture at the company that focuses on giving back is inspiring. There is no leadership, training, or guidance provided. Everyone is out for themselves with no focus on team work or elevating the organization. This was not be a place you come to learn or elevate your skill set. Cons: No opportunity for career advancement, incredibly understaffed and employees are expected to be available 24 hours/day."
Specialty Account Manager (Former Employee) says"Lured by high base pay, to move over to this company run by former Abbott execs. No patient commitment, no advancement, very poor training and management Cons: nepotism, lack of advancement opps, stress"
Regional Business Manager (Former Employee) says"A very micro management environment, from top down. The model isn't the best, as it's main source of revenue comes from commercial insurance companies that don't know the cost of a generic medicine. They slap on a BRANDED name on their product and charge hunderds for medicine thats over the counter. Cons: Hard to sell something for the cost of generics."
Analyst, Customer Operations (Former Employee) says"If you don’t have the right connections within the company you won’t get far. Free barista is nice. Good 401k match and company stock is given as hiring bonus"
Sales Representative (Former Employee) says"My experience at Horizon pharma was fine. They want you to go out and sell 2,300 ibuprofen, to which docs laugh in your face. I actually felt bad for wasting their time over it! They promise you high bonuses to make up for low base and pathetic car allowance (which they tax by the way) but the high bonuses never come....shocking Cons: They didn't seem to care scripts weren't getting counted???"
Territory Manager (Current Employee) says"It all sounds great in theory...but when you haven't seen a dime of what was promised it all gets real old real fast"
Territory Manager (Former Employee) says"The job is lonely because your "clients" do not necessarily want the product you're selling. For the most part your an unneeded sales person as far as the client is concerned. Management isn't great, and I was left to my own devices in a lot of ways, which could be a good or bad thing. The company tries to build excitement, but the primary care division is the redheaded stepchild of the organization."
Sales Representative (Former Employee) says"Alot of who you know in the company and lucky with what territory you receive. I liked the job at first but company made mistake of trying to expand covered products in a dying market. Had huge lay off in my field Cons: everything else"
Manager (Former Employee) says"As Horizon grows it is quickly losing it's true sense of the "family" culture. On the surface management says all the right things, but they do not have loyalty for their people and rather than help employees grow and get promoted, they eliminate positions and higher someone new from the outside. Cons: No job security"
Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER says"I have been working at Horizon Therapeutics full-time for more than 3 years Cons: You don't have a career here if you don't have a Godfather. Recently they fired many top executives just to keep their profits high. Extremely high stress and chaotic environment as the senior guys are confused and don't know how to deliver and will find a scapegoat to blame for their failures. Apple polishers are given promotion every year."
Current Employee - Territory Manager says"I have been working at Horizon Therapeutics full-time for more than 3 years Cons: No real Cons if you like the above Pros. We are currently chasing doctors to process PAs for our products bc we are paid more for RXs gernerated from PAs vs Non-PAs. HUGE challenge bc we cannot get involve in the PA process but, when STUFF happens, (...and STUFF happens a lot). You have to tell the support staff to call the pharmacy and they are suppose to handle it. The pharmacy gives them the wrong information bc they are not in our network and the cycle continues. Really? if you pay me more for PA RXs TMs will make sure not to loose any by any means nessary . The IC plan supports this attitude and Its tough when your numbers are not as great as peers who participate in more aggressive selling campaigns. I believe this teeter-totters on serious offences of PHARMA but, we are selling IBU/Pepcid and Naproxen/Nexium to Surgeons and thats already a challenge. I would really re-consider joining this company. We don't embrace new ways of thinking. We are stuck on old solutions to new problems which we are not equipped or trained to handle but, THE PAY IS GREAT!!!"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Horizon Therapeutics full-time Cons: Specialty pharmacies are used but prescriptions are never filled correctly or on time. In fact they are only filling new scripts and no refills for RA and Lupus patients that will remain in flare and pain. The medications they sell are completely overpriced and basically price gouging is similar to valient. They preach about being all about the patient but they are not any concerns to this company at all. They are selling a few products to Podiatrist that are not indicated for use per the PI. They are horrible to employees with continous threats of being fired and in fact told one employee if he were to get married and start a family he would be fired. Pharma sales has always been a gray area but this is just unethical and illegal. If this is what your looking for I say jump right in. Otherwise run far away."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Horizon Therapeutics full-time for more than a year Cons: Terrible senior leadership, no business operating model and no transparency. Unethical behaviors/practices at the executive level."
Current Employee - Executive Director says"I have been working at Horizon Therapeutics full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Leadership is unethical and greed drives all decisions. The drugs prices are enormously inflated. Leadership does not care about patients and there is no loyalty. New team is unloading all older employees and replacing with their friends. Beware of this company."
Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager says"I have been working at Horizon Therapeutics full-time for more than a year Cons: no coverage on medications. only uses specialty pharmacy. high call expectation, goals are to high, no districts in California make money"
Current Employee - Manager says"I have been working at Horizon Therapeutics full-time for more than 3 years Cons: everything you can think of"
says"I worked at Horizon Therapeutics Cons: Terribly arrogant and cutthroat culture"
Former Employee - Corporate HQ Employee says"I worked at Horizon Therapeutics full-time for more than a year Cons: "Cons" is a great word to describe the business model here."
Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Representative says"I have been working at Horizon Therapeutics full-time for less than a year Cons: Horizon calls itself a Biotech company. Biotech companies are cutting edge with new exciting products that usually get bought by a big pharma company once they are established and you get to go along for the ride. Not the case with Horizon. They have two arthritis drugs that contain over the counter active ingredients. Insurance won't pay and my doctors think their a joke, frequently asking are you guys going to come up with a real drug. Horizon claims they have a direct way to get the drug to patients through special drug stores that take what insurance will pay and then reimburse the patient. Even the reps don't understand it. So if a doctor writes a script, patients can't just head off to their neighborhood pharmacy. Lot of Smoke an mirrors here. I'm going to ride my time out in OH. They won't pay bonuses and are big on stock options which are worthless."
ADAM DRIVER YELLING says"@TrinityTheTuck Pepcid! And try to get some Omeprazole. It sucks getting older and not being able to drink OJ and eat tomatoes. /:"
C•M•A ? says"Yeah that Pepcid knocked that heartburn tf out"
Kathie says"RT @MichaelPellini: Bingo. When I was in high school, I needed scripts for Pepcid and Ibuprofen. We can now buy them anywhere. That’s what…"
Lil’ H says"@HashDriveway420 @KipSantiago2 Do you know how expensive pepcid ac is lol"
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