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Updated May 30, 2014

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2.4 41 reviews

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Ronald T Piervincenzi

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35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Looking up

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery 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.

    ConsStill 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 Senior ManagementGive 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

    (Current Employee) Rockville, MD

    ProsExcellent 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.

    ConsPrevious 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 Senior ManagementListen 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Benefits, decent work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRelative 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!

    ConsSometimes 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.

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

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    Unrealized potential

    Senior Art Director (Former Employee) Rockville, MD

    ProsLovely physical work environment, great pay, cushy hours

    ConsLayers and layers of intrigue

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    a sad example of mismanagement and a dysfunctional culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHighly 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.

    ConsStrategy 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 Senior ManagementCreating 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.

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    Great potential squandered away

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBoard 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    best work culture and employee friendly policy

    Scientist (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementshould give performance based incentives

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

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    Decent place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, including tuition reimbursement
    Great campus/office space

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo achieve you have to plan before implementing.

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