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Allergan employees have mixed emotions as layoffs loom
Allergan employees have mixed emotions as layoffs loom

Feelings were mixed among Allergan Inc. employees one day after the Botox maker announced 1,500 job cuts, mostly in Southern California. Outside of Allergan’s Irvine campus, where the bulk of the 650 research and development jobs the company plans to eliminate are located, workers expressed differing views Tuesday on the cuts. The plans were fodder for lunchtime conversations among employees, who were told about the cuts Monday in a meeting with Allergan executives. “I think the company’s going to come out pretty lean and mean,” said one employee who declined to be named because he was unauthorized to speak to the media. He described himself as a fairly...

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