Impax Laboratories

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Impax Laboratories Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Impax Laboratories full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Do not work there

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Impax Laboratories

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very unprofessional senior management & bad work culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Hayward, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Unforgettable and not in a good way

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Impax Laboratories

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Start over. Things are clearly not working-still.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good starting place for no working experience, but no career development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Impax Laboratories

    Pros

    It's a good place to gain experience if you're fresh out of college or can't find a job. Friendly employees. Company is fairly steady and offer decent benefits.

    Cons

    Career development is very limited. Company tends to hire outsider rather than promotes from within, especially to the management position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    terrible place to work, looking for nicer job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerical in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Clerical in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Impax Laboratories full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    half the peers are talented and nice people

    Cons

    "secret service" style management, many managers scrutinizing you to have an excuse to put you in trouble, with the full support of hr

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    madure, stop witch hunting, trust your employees, change hr's mind

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management was very unprofessional which made an extremely unpleasant place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacture Associate in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacture Associate in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Impax Laboratories as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    hires young employees when other companies in the market are not willing to.

    Cons

    pay, management, benefits, contract to hire is slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more professional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Supply Chain

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Chalfont, PA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Chalfont, PA

    I have been working at Impax Laboratories full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You just have a Job but plenty of forced overtime.....

    Cons

    No job growth, poor raise increases and no bonuses or perks. This is a dead end position for any position with this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What Management this company is run by bitchy Men who can't handle real issues or concerns they just blame other departments or people for that matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    bad work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist II in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist II in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Impax Laboratories

    Pros

    coworkers are nice and they have air conditioner in the building!!

    Cons

    Do not work at this place! you loose your sanity!! I have been working here for more than a year.
    very bad management. Most of the managers are not qualified to be a manager and they became manager by default. So many micromanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please learn how to treat the employees!
    go to management classes!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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