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Updated May 30, 2014
Updated May 30, 2014
41 Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Looking up

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good benefits, smart and valuable middle management and staff level employees. New CEO seems to want to increase knowledge between departments, but it is too early to see if he truly does.

    Cons

    Still too much silo mentality; staffing changes seem arbitrary. Some SVP and long standing VP level who contributed too previous poor culture are still in positions of power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more than lip service to values of transparency, shared decision making, and respect. Lower level employees appreciate being heard and involved.

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    Organization in for lots of change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, and important mission. Looks like things are changing for the better with new CEO, but need to repair relationship with FDA and other stakeholders. Many new change initiatives underway.

    Cons

    Previous CEO burned a lot of bridges, and new management might be trying to do too much too fast to repair. Little to none opportunity to advance for young professionals. Some of the senior management that did not function well under last CEO still here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the lower level employees. Take advantage of the momentum currently created, and don't let it disappear in fluffy strategic plans. Get rid of the yes-men and women from last CEO.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Benefits, decent work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relative job security due to the nature of the work for the greater good of the health community worldwide at this company is definitive a positive factor. The workload is sufficient and challenging (the day never gets boring). Management knows how to motivate and instill a sense of pride in the work that is being done. The benefits are excellent!

    Cons

    Sometimes management appears to be too lenient which tends to lead to toxic situations among employees. Negative office culture within other departments spills over and can create bad atmosphere. Very little room for growth within the same department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unrealized potential

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    Former Employee - Senior Art Director  in  Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Rockville, MD

    Pros

    Lovely physical work environment, great pay, cushy hours

    Cons

    Layers and layers of intrigue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your not as smart as y'all think. You've walled yourselves off from the rank and file and over think yourselves into corners.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    a sad example of mismanagement and a dysfunctional culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Highly educated, diverse, and dedicated staff. Good benefits package (medical, dental, and disability). Globally oriented with offices in China, India, and Brazil. Public mission dedicated to public safety with medicines, food ingredients, and supplements.

    Cons

    Strategy changes from week to week, resulting in inefficiency and confusion. Lack of ability to focus on key initiatives because of strategical fickleness. Adverserial culture in management team, more interested in one-upping each other than working together. CEO lacks good judgment, controlled more by his whim of the week than sound judgment, which places the organization at fiscal risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating a culture of listening, respect, and cooperation. The divisiveness between departments as well as within departments keeps the organization from working optimally, producing inefficiency and poor morale.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great potential squandered away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, mission are outstanding. Culturally diverse workforce combined with high employee skill level sets the stage for a potentially intellectually stimulating work environment.

    Cons

    Mis-management, culture of fear, reprisals for expressing views that differ from senior management, chaotic strategy, constant re-organization for no clear reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Board needs to re-evaluate all senior VP's and CEO and bring in several new management team members. The harmful culture is too inbred to resolve with just a change in CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    best work culture and employee friendly policy

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    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Scientist in Hyderābād (India)

    Pros

    well managed atmosphere
    fixed working hours
    employee benefit oriented policies
    saving oriented policies
    best brand the pharma employee ever had

    Cons

    work load is increased and mimicking with other pharma industry
    performance based incentives is manipulated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should give performance based incentives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, including tuition reimbursement
    Great campus/office space

    Cons

    Lack of structured planning
    Management was too ad-hoc about their decisions
    Backdooring people was a common tactic used by department heads & management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To achieve you have to plan before implementing.

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