Allergan is a global, technology-driven multi-specialty health care company pursuing therapeutic advances to help patients live life to their fullest potential. In making this commitment, we work to develop an unparalleled level of insight into patients' wants and needs — and into the priorities and concerns of the medical specialists who treat them. To this end, we employ more than 50 percent of our work force in either research and development (R&D) or sales, ensuring our efforts are focused on innovation and our customers.Allergan's flagship franchises in eye care, neurosciences, medical dermatology and urologics are structured under the company's pharmaceutical business portfolio, Allergan Pharmaceuticals. This portfolio offers specialty physicians and their patients a wide range of treatments to help preserve and protect sight, reduce physical disability and enhance quality of life.With the acquisition of Inamed Corporation in 2006, Allergan added breast aesthetics and dermal fillers to its business portfolio to create a world-leading medical aesthetics franchise. The acquisition also gained Allergan a leading product portfolio in obesity intervention that offers minimally invasive devices to help patients achieve sustained weight loss and reduce health risks associated with obesity. All of these products are now represented within the Allergan Medical corporate division.With specialty product lines focused on high-growth markets, Allergan represents a new multi-specialty health care model for the future, where diversification and focus live together to offer physicians and patients best-in-class treatments and a robust pipeline for continuous innovation. Bolstered by an integrated R&D organization and global infrastructure, characteristics of some of the industry's largest pharmaceutical companies, Allergan also maintains a lean and efficient operation with solid growth prospects, like many smaller and more specialized organizations in the health care field. Allergan is large enough to command sufficient resources to address significant patient needs yet small enough for nimble execution. As we look to the future, we will continue to follow our R&D technologies into additional specialty areas and build a leadership presence of relevance to the doctors and patients we serve.
When asked why they find their work at Allergan exciting and rewarding, employees often cite the dynamic results-oriented team atmosphere, exposure to a breadth and depth of opportunities, and the intellectually stimulating environment. Through nearly 60 years of research and discovery, Allergan's products have made a meaningful difference in how medical conditions are treated and in the quality of patients' lives. We have been able to make such a difference and are successful as a company because of our people, who are among the best and the brightest, and our culture, one of the most distinctive in the field.Read through the employee profiles in this section and you will find some common themes: Allergan's work environment is fast-paced, focused on results and empowering. Our employees have freedom to pursue ideas, take on new responsibilities, and seek new challenges. Their contributions to the company's success are recognized and often celebrated. The proximity and interaction with others enables them to gain broad and deep perspectives into the business. In fact, many of our employees have taken advantage of opportunities to work across brands or even across business functions.At Allergan, our employees are not numbers. Our lean and efficient structure encourages responsibility and accountability that enables each and everyone to make an individual and collective difference with the opportunity to be noticed and recognized for accomplishments. Like larger pharmaceutical companies, we also deliver the benefits of diversification and resources, but without the bureaucracy and red tape. Managers have access to senior leadership, and the decisions needed to carry a good idea forward are often made and implemented quickly. Perhaps all of these factors combined, as so many employees attest, is why you'll enjoy coming to work at Allergan.