Perrigo Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
71 Reviews
3.4
71 Reviews
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Perrigo Chairman, President, and CEO Joseph C. Papa
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49 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Always looking to further embrace the work-life balance (though it can be a slow process of adaption in some areas) (in 7 reviews)

  • Family Oriented company with great morals (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Location in small town of Allegan (in 3 reviews)

  • Most employees commute from Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    They are all about the business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perrigo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company that's been around for years and knows exactly who they are. Typically good people to work with, decent employees.

    Cons

    Management isn't upfront with employees on new acquisitions. Make new employees feel as if they are apart of team, but then pull the plug on their division without warning.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This is good company If you want to be employee of Yes Boss

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist  in  Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    CEO of company is smart man making stock value to grow day by day

    Cons

    No professional growth even though if you work for years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is world Largest OTC company but Not to be too discreminative towards upcoming employees growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Ok starter job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perrigo

    Pros

    People are nice, friendly atmosphere and great benefits. Great place to learn and get experience. Very family oriented is nice as well

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre, location stinks. Nothing around for lunch or get a cup of coffee. A lot of people seem content with where they are and hard for others to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff and pay more attention to the details.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Support Specialist

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    Former Employee - Senior Support Specialist  in  Gordonsville, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Gordonsville, VA

    I worked at Perrigo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay. Good insurance. Would be a great job if you do not have young children.

    Cons

    Rude people. They make your job harder than it should be. Their attendance policy needs improvement! I had a high risk pregnancy and missed time from work due to emergency appointments or appointments scheduled in advance, and was threatened to be fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some availability for advancement. They favor people, and advance people who have little to no education.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    What to expect at Perrigo- Lower Manufacturing positions or College Grad looking to start Career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perrigo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay and excellent benefits for factory positions that do not require secondary education or a college degree and you can work your way up to lower leadership levels with bigger buck in due time with good work ethic. The coworkers were great for the most part, some "groups" could be catty/gossipy think high school cliques.

    Cons

    For factory positions unless you are buddy-buddy with someone in HR you HAVE to work as a temp through Manpower to get hired in and that can take a year or a couple of months if you are lucky. And you may start out on 1st shift day's while you are on Manpower, but do not expect to stay there. You have to switch to Nights or Evening 2nd shift to get hired in. If you want day shift that is going to take about 3-10 years maybe more depending on employee supply and demand. If you have a degree and NO Manufacturing/Factory experience expect to put a couple of years in before they hire you for those professional positions. You will start out going through Manpower working with the other Joe's on the line, you have to show them that you will stay "at least a year" and then you need to rub shoulder's with the supervisor's and management. I just couldn't stick it out anymore when the switch came to 12 hr. graveyard shift. I was the walking dead. If you put your time in and avoid the "busybody's" it's a great company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There was some very obvious favoritism going on with employees, but that is the only negative thing I can say. Professionally they did well to address needs of business and needs of employees even though some employees needs were met more than others

  7.  

    Average

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    Current Employee - Quality Lab Technician II  in  Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Lab Technician II in Allegan, MI

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    quarterly bonuses, clear objectives for analysts

    Cons

    limited advancement, not a lot of flexibility given to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more flexibility to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good place to start a career

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist  in  Allegan, MI
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Allegan, MI

    I worked at Perrigo full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start as entry level scientists

    Cons

    Not the best place to continue as experienced scientist. Lack of diversity, career development and promotions are the cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See the cons section!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great products and markets, no competition

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Director  in  Allegan, MI
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Director in Allegan, MI

    I worked at Perrigo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great pay and bonuses, benefits little bit above average

    Cons

    Disjointed on Supply Chain and manufacturing side. Some Senior Management not very good. location is awful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    cGMP regulated OTC consumer goods

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perrigo

    Pros

    Wonderful niche in its industry

    Cons

    The company can't grow fast enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None to offer at this time

  11.  

    Short, I worked there as a temp

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perrigo

    Pros

    My co-workers were very friendly, Job was very simple, liked my hours.

    Cons

    Was laid off after 3 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contact laid off employees with full-time offers if they become available (And if their performance was up to par like mine was.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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