Impax Laboratories Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    If you're an Indian, you will enjoy, otherwise, don't even think about it.

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    Current Contractor - SAP Consultant in Hayward, CA
    Current Contractor - SAP Consultant in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Impax Laboratories as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    decent salary, benefits and stock options.

    Cons

    One nation, one country, one background, and one short tongue

    Advice to Management

    Think about what other people are think about Indians.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Last resort if you're a college grad

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Impax Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned the basics of solid dosage manufacturing and GMPs Gave me something to put on my resume as a new grad Favorites - I was lucky to be a favorite as such I got hands on office experience and access to engineering project I could put on my resume

    Cons

    Salary- very low (less than $15/hr) Growth opportunity- they lie to college grads. yes you will see 2-3 people who use to be techs in higher level positions but thats 2-3 out of hundreds if not thousands that left the company because of no growth Favorites- if your not one of the lucky people that becomes a favorite you will essentially be stuck cleaning rooms

    Advice to Management

    Non- They are in it for the money and no matter how crappy a job they do they still get there money so why even suggest improvements when they dont care.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Unprofessional Management with big time favoritism

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good pay. Just got my review and now making more than $40 an hour as a warehouse associate. Honestly shouldn't get that much. I don't know what data they are looking to justify the pay rates or may be who you know.

    Cons

    Unprofessional Management with big time favoritism. It is all who you know and your brown nose. Specially supply chain. We haven't made anything. Product is changing on daily basis. We load Kanban and next day pulled back. Planning please do good job. It is frustrating. We want to make something...

    Advice to Management

    Start speaking English and hire Americans. Plan ahead and then provide clear directions. You are in America-California


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Micromanaged very unprofessional management

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Impax Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is very good. They are paying me $37.50 as warehouse worker. Making this much without doing any hard work is the best Pro I can say. I have never seen any company pay more than $25 to this label job in the mark. Rather than high pay I don’t see any other benefit.

    Cons

    Micromanaged very unprofessional management. My manager always kissing upper management. He never care about his employees. No clear directions, product is changing on daily basis and out-put.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some professionals from silicon valley. I mean to say local experienced people. Many of them you have barely speak English.


  6. Helpful (2)

    AWFUL!

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician I in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician I in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Impax Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only reason why i come to work is the pay which is only the industry avg. but still the best pay i have had in my working career (3 yrs)

    Cons

    The WHOLE DAMN COMPANY! The people, for one, are soo rude and cant speak english. I cant even understand them half the time! All my coworkers are filipino (95%). Its terrible. And their training program sucks! They have no structure. Maybe its because ive come from a big biotech company like genentech and down to a small company like this. Ive only beeen working there for a month and i already hate it. Ive done nothing but clean. 90% of the job is cleaning and the rest is working with the drug. They could hire anybody off the street to do this job. I only recommend this job if you are fresh out of college and need experience. Other than that, avoid it like the plague

    Advice to Management

    Training program needs more structure. Hire more diverse people other than filipino


  7. Helpful (2)

    Awful

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Impax Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Might meet good friends, u will gain experience and it's something u can throw in ur resume

    Cons

    Supervisors who can not speak English and do not know their head from their toe

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved and fire these supervisors in QC department who can not speak English


  8. Helpful (6)

    Do not work there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If u r fresh out of collage, go there to put something on ur resume Other than that, stay away

    Cons

    I just put one star cuz I have too Man, where to start?! -Supervisors? Punch of Chinese who can not speak English and can not write a piece of paper Yet they look at u down if u r not Chinese and treat u as bad as u can imagine -Work load? Depends, if ur supervisor likes u, u r ok, if not, she will give u all the hard work cuz the easy work will be for her babies (friends) -Safety? Joke -Salary? Just ok -coworker? Most of them are selfish and will use u, rest are very good people, u will have to know who is who by working with them -Reviewer? What is reviewers? Well they are people who do not perform the job yet they review ur notebook, the funny thing is that they are annoying cuz they have the attitude of (oh they did it wrong, they do not know what they do). How dare you!

    Advice to Management

    You really got to fire/change those Chinese supervisors who can not speak English cuz guess what? We live in the US not in China, we need someone who speaks good English, who can understand us and we can understand them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Very unprofessional senior management & bad work culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and if you are friend with senior management then it can go quickly up without talents.

    Cons

    When times are lean and overtime is a bad word then it is time to start making friendship with senior management or update your resume. When the axes comes down it is swift and painless.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the qualified talent and not just the "yes" people and there will be less of a let down in production and with FDA. Keep quality standards high and don't do the short cuts. Remember your product is being used by human.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Unforgettable and not in a good way

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

    Pros

    If you are new to the industry and don't plan to stay more than a few years this is your place.

    Cons

    -The management is terrible.Very childish and unprofessional -Coworkers are not very professional, take everything personal -No oppurtunities to advance unless you plan on bringing the upper managment lunch, gifts, etc. -Sucking up is key -If you are an honest, hardworking person expect to get trampled and have loads of work dumped on you and have management take credit for your accomplishments instead of you. -HR is also terrible. There is no confidentiality when you report any issues regarding management.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. Things are clearly not working-still.


  11. Helpful (3)

    very little almost none salary increase. much unpaid overtime. Not respected. firing all the time at least one permonth.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Impax Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    there is no single good reason to work there.

    Cons

    management is very bad and not organized. If u r offered permanent, do not accept it because they ask u to come weekends all the time. especially raw material position and reviewer position.they r under the same boss and if he does not like u , he will pick on any single thing to fire u. 5 raw material chemists were fired in one month one week apart from each other. hewill also make your life hell until you quit if he cannot get any reason to fire u. there r only 8 chemists in that group. 3 left are new people. Do not be regret later if u do not listen my advice. just go to somewhere else where u get respected. they do not treat u like a person.they may move everything to Taiwan in 2 years.do not also join the generic research dept or QC chemist position. Everyone working there is not happy everyday because u don't know when is your turn. HR should investigate this. But nothing has been done. Only sweet talk to ask u to work long and overtime hrs. All the bonuses only go to the management. u will never see a penny in your checgok. I talked a lot already. Be wise and DO NOT go there. also promotion freeze. while I was there many years no one got promoted. Annual performance review only gives u 1 - 2% regardless of how much u work harder. if u r unlucky u may get less than 1%.

    Advice to Management

    respect employees if u want to be successful. Do Not treat and kickout them like a garbage.



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