Perrigo

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Perrigo Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2014
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3.5 66 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Perrigo Chairman, President, and CEO Joseph C. Papa

Joseph C. Papa

(46 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Ok starter job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsPay 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 Senior ManagementListen to your staff and pay more attention to the details.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Support Specialist (Former Employee) Gordonsville, VA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsFor 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 Senior ManagementThere 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

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    Average

    Quality Lab Technician II (Current Employee) Allegan, MI

    Prosquarterly bonuses, clear objectives for analysts

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

    Advice to Senior Managementgive more flexibility to employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to start a career

    Research Scientist (Former Employee) Allegan, MI

    ProsGood place to start as entry level scientists

    ConsNot the best place to continue as experienced scientist. Lack of diversity, career development and promotions are the cons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee the cons section!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great products and markets, no competition

    Supply Chain Director (Former Employee) Allegan, MI

    Prosgreat pay and bonuses, benefits little bit above average

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    cGMP regulated OTC consumer goods

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWonderful niche in its industry

    ConsThe company can't grow fast enough

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone to offer at this time

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    Short, I worked there as a temp

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsWas laid off after 3 months.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unfair

    Distribution (Former Employee) Allegan, MI

    ProsI was able to learn a lot about the business of pharmaceuticals and distribution. They encouraged that you take classes to advance.

    ConsThey do not treat everyone as equals. There is a favoritism to certain people. They also do not promote the best people for jobs. I also believe they have some hidden racism.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI believe when there are incidents involving personal lives, that they need to do better investigations and give equal opportunities to all involved. They also need to study more with the chain of command.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I've been with Perrigo for 36 years - overall a very great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Allegan, MI

    ProsContinued growth provides great career opportunities. Continuous improvement driven. Providing work, life balance is important to Perrigo. Compensation is fair.

    ConsLocation in small town of Allegan. Company policies tend to be conservative. Retirement plan is not fantastic. Fast growth causes chaos at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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