Perrigo Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
73 Reviews
3.3
73 Reviews
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Perrigo Chairman, President, and CEO Joseph C. Papa
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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 9 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, opportunities to grow, the culture at the Allegan location is great (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Location is remote and work-life balance is a struggle (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great insurance as of fiscal year 2013. Management on executive level is amazing. Management on floor could be better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Packaging Specialist in Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - Packaging Specialist in Allegan, MI

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

    Pros

    Bonus every quarter. Fitness center along with discounted insurance for being healthy. CEO is one of the best. Very strong core values. Perrigo has many internal job options, help with college, and is very family centered. Job is one of the easiest I have ever had. Lots of training involved.

    Cons

    Very little direct hire. Most jobs w/o degree require temp service to become full time. Time ranges from one month to one year to be hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication needs to be improved. Fitness center should be offered to anyone who is required to do the PWP. Trainers should be paid more for leading lines.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Perrigo is a employee friendly place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Oppertuity to do many differnt jobs and move around if you choose.

    Cons

    The drive from home to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's challenging (in a good way)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Trainer in Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - Master Trainer in Allegan, MI

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

    Pros

    They have lots of great programs to help you out. They provide classes throughout the company to help improve yourself along with a tuition reimbursement plan to help you go back to school. They also have great insurance and a 401k plan. Your job will never be boring since there is always something new happening or some new over the counter medicine about to come out.

    Cons

    Occasionally it feels like when you have a new idea and someone else already has a plan they aren't willing to listen to your new, possibly better, idea. Now that's not everyone, but you're going to run in to this happening at pretty much any place you go to work that is a larger company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Supervisors that have actual experience with a pharmecutical company would be preferred.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Unpredictable.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Tech in Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Tech in Allegan, MI

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Perrigo offers a diverse and ever changing environment that constantly challenges you to be better than you were the day before.

    Cons

    Global company located in a backwater town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring the rest of the company into the 21st century.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company that's going places, no room for growth at PNY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for in general. Competitive pay and benefits, family friendly, good work/life balance, very good morals. A company you can be proud to work for. Very cool to see your products on the shelves in your local drug store.

    Cons

    The PNY site is very flat - there are the manufacturing personnel on the floor, the office workers, and a small number of management personnel. Therefore, room for growth is limited unless you are willing to transfer to an alternate site. A majority of people at PNY have been here for a majority of their careers - and sometimes it is the only pharma company they have ever worked for. Due to this, it is very difficult to change the way things are done and suggestions are not always welcome. Typical response to suggestions is "this is the way it has always been done." On that note, there are people who have been here so long that they have senior roles when they do not appear to have earned them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm proud to be an employee at Perrigo and think upper management is doing a good job overall. In terms of continuing to progress and become more efficient at the PNY site in particular, my advice is to bring in fresh people who have experience working in other pharma companies and installing them in management roles. There has been an influx of young, enthusiastic, smart people at PNY, but not a lot can be changed without the support of more people in a management position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I've been working at Perrigo for 10 years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Validation Specialist in Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - Validation Specialist in Allegan, MI

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees are valued and their contributions are recognized by management. Opportunities abound to make a difference for the individual willing to take initiative. Perrigo's care for the individual is evident in work/life balance, focus on fitness, and flexibility when personal circumstances may legitimately limit a person's availability for work.

    Cons

    Perrigo's major manufacturing site and former headquarters is located in Allegan, MI, a small city located 30+ miles from major metropolitan areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perrigo's Allegan site has many long term employees. Perrigo could benefit by increasing "employee diversity" by hiring more folk with work experience in other pharmaceutical and medical device firms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Financial Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented
    High salaries compared to other local employers
    Great insurance at really low rates
    Great bonuses based off of set standards of progress
    Great 401K package with profit sharing and company stock available
    Availability of 24/7 gym for all employees located in Allegan
    Free Perrigo pharmaceuticals from the company store
    Long list of extra perks available (holiday dinners, choice of holiday gift around Thanksgiving, etc.)
    Ability to climb the corporate ladder is available for those determined enough to make it happen (many start on the lines and move up from there)
    Always looking to further embrace the work-life balance (though it can be a slow process of adaption in some areas)

    Cons

    The rapid rate of expansion that Perrigo has experienced in the last decade has been rather painful for some areas of the company as demands and headcount do not increase at the same rate
    As stated, the work-life balance is adapting inconsistently among departments and seems to be moving slowly through the company (I would have given Perrigo 5 stars if it wasn't for the reality that the work-life balance has a ways to go before being ideal)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Departments' adaption of the work-life balance is inconsistent, many departments that could offer further flexibility via work from home days or flexible work hours will not simply due to a resistance in management to change. If upper management were to further encourage the adaption of these principles company-wide it would go a long ways towards increasing employee morale, loyalty to the company and preventing people from leaving due to issues with their work-life balance (money is not everything to an employee anymore).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong company with limited opportunities to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Allegan, MI

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    fantastic benefits and stable company

    Cons

    limited opportunities for professional growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate career planing and mentoring into the framework of the organization in order to develop a learning organization where employees feel that they can reach their career goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Perrigo Global Internal Audit Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perrigo

    Pros

    The Team is led by a great Management team.

    Cons

    The geographic location is remote.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Friendly, Quality Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allegan, MI

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, very collaborative work space. People are willing to teach. Good benefits. Encourage continuing education.

    Cons

    Low pay for the amount and magnitude of work. Don't value existing employees as they should. No youth in upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people, it will allow your ace players to free themselves up to really make positive changes that effect the bottom line. Also pay them more. You don't want to roll out the red carpet while they are walking out the door.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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