Perrigo
3.5 of 5 65 reviews
www.perrigo.com Dublin, Ireland 5000+ Employees

Perrigo Reviews

Updated Jan 24, 2014
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3.5 65 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Perrigo Chairman, President, and CEO Joseph C. Papa

Joseph C. Papa

(45 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It's challenging (in a good way)

    Master Trainer (Current Employee)
    Allegan, MI

    ProsThey 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.

    ConsOccasionally 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 Senior ManagementMore Supervisors that have actual experience with a pharmecutical company would be preferred.

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

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    Perrigo is a employee friendly place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsThe drive from home to work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unpredictable.

    Quality Tech (Current Employee)
    Allegan, MI

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

    ConsGlobal company located in a backwater town.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring the rest of the company into the 21st century.

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

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    I've been working at Perrigo for 10 years.

    Validation Specialist (Current Employee)
    Allegan, MI

    ProsEmployees 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerrigo'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.

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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Bronx, NY

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementI'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.

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

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    ProsFamily 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)

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementDepartments' 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).

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

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    Strong company with limited opportunities to grow

    Operations Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Allegan, MI

    Prosfantastic benefits and stable company

    Conslimited opportunities for professional growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncorporate 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.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe Team is led by a great Management team.

    ConsThe geographic location is remote.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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    Friendly, Quality Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Allegan, MI

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire 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.

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

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    i enjoyed working at perrigo"s

    Sorter (Former Employee)
    Allegan, MI

    Prosi have no complaints on this job..

    Consthere is really none that i can think of.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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