AMRI Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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William S. Marth
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Pros
  • Good people (some more than others) (in 5 reviews)

  • He is a sound businessman, unlike his predecessor who was a mere hard working scientist at best (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Company pushes employees to work long hours (in 9 reviews)

  • There is also high turnover, especially by lower level employees who are over-worked and underpaid (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    I have a great boss.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I have a great boss; I have learned a lot from the individual.

    Cons

    I wished merit increases were higher.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Unwilling to invest in their employees

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment which allows for growth and expansion of your core knowledge. You have the ability to interact with employees at all levels on an average day.

    Cons

    Stress levels only increase with each passing day. Management recognizes effort in some but more often allows others to coast at the expense of those who work hard. Upper management often discusses company culture and ways to retain talent but fail to offer fair or comparable salaries for those who demonstrate a solid work ethic.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your current talent and success will follow


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good 1st job, laid back, learn a lot about various departments (QA, production),but the compensation isn't great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rensselaer, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rensselaer, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at AMRI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good 1st job, laid back, learn a lot about various departments (QA, production),

    Cons

    But the compensation isn't great.

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there!


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Stressful

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Got to work on pet projects in my free time but there was little of that.

    Cons

    Worked long hours. In constant fear of being fired. Abusive managers forcing people to tears. All the smart people left.

    Advice to Management

    Stress and good science don't mix.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good and generous benefit from day one

    Cons

    some manager where not fair...


  7. Helpful (6)

    Time off cut In half

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Validations in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Validations in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Poor moral, long hours. Not appreciated. Lots of turn over. AMRI bought OsoBio in July 2104. Now we are loosing 3 weeks of vacation per year.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Review of AMRI

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Scientist in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a place for people who want to be busy. You will learn to multi-task and become efficient and deal with pressure. Most people are pretty nice to work with. There appears to be more companies using outsourcing agencies like AMRI instead of directly hiring, so there could be more job security working here if that trend continues).

    Cons

    Long hours, lower pay (by about 20%) than other companies. There is also high turnover, especially by lower level employees who are over-worked and underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    If you can't increase the pay, at least give out bonuses to people who deserve them.


  9. Global Interaction

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Co-workers are well aware of their duties and team work is always there. The benefits are great, it covers the essential health, dental, etc.

    Cons

    Personal growth, fast-pace environment,


  10. Helpful (6)

    It Is a Job in a Dysfunctional Organization

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fortunate people get to learn the business and possibly develop connections for other positions in the industry.

    Cons

    Salary structure has not improved, expenses are rising with health care and other benefits. Company values have eroded significantly during the 2007-2011 recession; the management style now is fear of job loss. Management does not listen to employees and clients. Dead weight stays entrenched to continue destruction of company. Constant drive to reduce corporate costs with overseas acquisitions, while downsizing in US. Departing middle managers always have opportunity to get a good severance package.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to be replaced or reorganized, under the direction of strong leader and operations officer. There is another domestic CRO in mid-Atlantic region, with smaller personnel size, that is doing well. AMRI should talk to them for improvements. Company values have eroded to the point of no return. Need to improve benefits and employee career development. Just because the economy has been bad is not a good excuse for no change.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Provides a living.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at AMRI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good co-workers. Fun environment if you work with the right group of guys.

    Cons

    standard 2% raise per year, very weak yearly bonus if any at all.

    Advice to Management

    pay could be better for the hazardous work.



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