Abilify Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Aripiprazole, sold under the brand name Abilify among others, is an atypical antipsychotic. It is primarily used in the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Other uses include as an add-on treatment in major depressive disorder, tic disorders and irritability associated with autism. It is taken by mouth or injection into a muscle. A Cochrane review found only weak evidence of effectiveness in treating schizophrenia.
A customer they lost talks about on Drugs.com "My daughter was put on Abilify when she was 7 for aggression and severe behaviors. At first it seemed to help but after awhile she was just back to her usual severe behaviors. She use to be a tiny girl but she became over weight very quickly with this med. We had to put locks on the fridge and cupboards but then she literally ripped the doors off to get to the food!! Over the years we tried to wean her off several times but the side effects of weaning were terrible so every time we would put her back on. This time we have been weaning her off very very slowly over several months now, weaning down 2.5 mgs a month and it’s been much easier on her system. We have noticed a dramatic change in her seizures and she hasn’t had one in months now. We haven’t seen any changes in her behaviors, she isn't any worse, the same today on 2.5 mgs as she was when she was on 20 mgs. So we really don’t think it was doing anything for her"
Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant says"I worked at Otsuka for less than a year Cons: Administrative positions do not get hired - ever! Also, handling the workload you will be given is next to impossible. All of the permanent administrative assistants recently became employees of a temporary employment agency!! Extremely poor working conditions. Most employees are squeezed into a tiny work station. Very few people have their own cubicle, and the cubicles are very small. When I worked there I had to sort papers on the floor and share a printer with 40 other people. Everyone is working in very tight areas. I have no idea why OSHA has not been informed of this? Everything is outsourced to the most inexpensive, inexperienced support companies, i.e., computer system is down constantly and Help Desk is answered by very inexperienced people. The permanent employees don't have a clue as to what they're doing because of poor direction by upper management. The axe is going to fall hard on most people once the Abilify patent is up, and it's going to get extremely ugly. I worked there as a temp for eleven weeks and glad I got out when I did."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Otsuka full-time for more than 3 years Cons: - Touts "innovation" but most (not all) parts of the organization are too conservative to actually do real innovation. - Parts of the organization are very "cliquey" and if you're not one of that senior leader's group of insiders you can pretty much forget getting very far. - Culture of company is bizarre and driven by Japanese HQ, less so since previous CEO passed away on a business trip at a young age but still rather bizarre. Head of HR personally told me it takes two years to really understand the company. - Pipeline of new products is suspect even though senior leadership constantly talks about how "robust" it is. - Company is struggling to regain its groove since Abilify patent expiration. Budgets have been slashed, first layoffs in company history in 2016. 2017 is expected to be the "trough" year before things move back into growth but that depends on the pipeline, mentioned above. - HR is pretty clueless and reactive for the most part."
says"I have been working at Otsuka Cons: A very unique and chaotic corporate family: corporate culture is the worse possible mix of Japanese and US culture. Pressure to perform due to the looming Abilify patent cliff. Inefficiencies are due to duplication, overlapping, and unclear roles and responsibilities because leadership is either not interested or not experienced in running complex R&D operations. Japan HQ is applying the GE corporate model to its US subsidiaries but this only results in more pressure to perform and does not solve structural/operational issues. People are expected to be accessible 24/7 and face-time is important hence expect limited work-life balance."
Molly says"Rep was not even trying to assist me in any way. I've been a customer and made good on all my payments. Extremely unsatisfied, I will pay off my loan and Lendumo will lose me as a customer."
Honilyn says"Well the comunication with u company is poor and the women I spoke to on a recorded line was rude and disrespectful toward me she would not give me her name and it was horrible if you look at our conversation you will hear her rudeness and if you have people like that working for you it’s sad"
Austin says"I specifically asked for the loan to be cancelled if it wasn't same day deposit yet low and behold 5 days later I get 800$ that I didn't need."
Elizabeth says"BEWARE I didn't understand that I would have to pay back $6,000.00 on a loan for $1325.00."