Vivus Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Vivus is a small pharmaceutical company headquartered in Campbell, California, working in obesity, sleep, and sexual health. Vivus is developing an erectile dysfunction drug, Avanafil, that has completed Phase 3 clinical trials. The drug has been approved for use by the FDA, and will be sold under the trademark name Stendra. Stendra is the first and only oral ED treatment approved to be taken approximately 15 minutes before sexual activity.
An erectile dysfunction sufferer got the shaft. Saying, "I wanted Viagra but my doctor gave me prescription for Stendra which I took and nothing happened. Next time took two- nothing at all these are 100mg. I've always had good luck with Viagra even at 50 mg. At $35 a pill I advise to start with only buying the smallest amount they will sell you, just to see if it will be good for you. I wasted $450.00 just wondering maybe a bad batch? Who really knows.”
A former regulatory affairs coordinator felt discarded and unappreciated by the company, saying, "I came in early every day [at Vivus] to ensure every time points were met. I went over and beyond my duties to get the job done. The hardest part of my job was not being appreciated. Worked for 5-1/2 years without any type of promotion."
Former Employee - Director says"Management team has only one thought and that is to strip the company of all assets and sell off"
Former Employee - District Sales Manager says"The weight loss market is very challenging."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Inept management, inept board, inept CEO and President (several of them this year alone!), inept sales and marketing staff. Took them 20 years (literally) to get a product approved. No HR department -- it's run by a consultant who has some sort of personal relationship with some high level person there. As soon as Yahoo! banned telecommuting, Vivus did, too, which was so ridiculous."
says"The management at VIVUS was unresponsive to suggestions for improvement. Management was content to keep the status quo with no drive to modify or improve any function, afraid to make any mistake. This attitude resulted in the sale of the NJ manufacturing plant to another company, Upper management has not managed to bring any new product to market since the introduction of its lone ED product, Muse, over 12 years ago. Alibra, Qnexa, Evamist, and one or two other products never made it to market under the guidance of VIVUS management"
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor says"Opportunity to grow within company"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"the team is small so sometimes the office feels overly quiet"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Upper management is secretive and the company does not have a long term direction. There is not that much work to do so it can be hard to learn."
says"layoffs leave you with only 2 weeks severance, drig too expensive for most, no coverage"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"-upper management (put in place after proxy fight) -culture (completely changed for the worse after new leadership) -compensation is below market rate"
Current Employee - Sales says"No autonomy. Forced to do things that make no sense."
Manufacturing Chemist (Former Employee) says"Management was undertrained and very poor at communication. I produced their pharmaceutical product that they sold. The workplace culture was tense and uninviting."
Regulatory Affairs Department Area Coordinator (Former Employee) says"None at this time except you worked long and hard hours to get the job done then your job is eliminated. what more can I say. I came in early every day to ensure every time point were met. I went over and beyond my duties to get the job done. The hardest part of my job was not being appreciated. Worked for 5-1/2 years without any type of promotion.NothingOverworked"
Government Account Manager (Current Employee) says"The company's flagship product is rarely covered by commercial and government payors. Coupled with an apathy shared by both providers and patients, there is still much work, time, and resources required before it becomes successful. The home office and field sales have high turnover.IndependenceCommunications from hone office."
Ifam Mushtaq says"it was nice i am very happy thanks"
Hussein says"1 måneds gratis lån, var ikke det væreste"
Joseph Ficele says"RT @WSJBankruptcy: Carl Icahn’s investment firm suffered a setback in its effort to take control of bankrupt Vivus after a judge rejected t…"
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Mark says"@PatFitzgerald23 How come no WSJ article yet on the Vivus decision. Trying to find details since Friday. This is wh… https://t.co/6HMSWVEoP0"
In The News
Law360 reports"Vivus Eases Equity Committee 'Death Trap' In Ch. 11 Plan"
Bloomberg Law reports"Vivus Bankruptcy Plan Rejected After Four Shareholders Object"
Wall Street Journal reports"Court Rejects Vivus Bankruptcy Sale to Icahn Unit"
Seeking Alpha reports"Vivus adopts new poison pill provision"