Almac – San Francisco, CA
for managing scope, budget, quality, timelines, project deliverables and client relationship. The Project Manager works with other members of the… Job Board
Almac – San Francisco, CA
The principle function of the Project Services department is the day-to-day management of all Almac Clinical Services customers. The department… Almac
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I worked at Almac Group full-time (Less than a year)
A few people are really nice.
Training is a joke. Managers are incompetent and offer no support. The status quo seems to be to throw employees in the fire and see if they survive. Unfortunately this creates a much higher level of stress than is necessary. It also create a much larger work load, as people don't know what they are doing, and have no basis for completing their job correctly or efficiently. This results in timelines being blown at every turn, and the work delivered to clients being poor and then breaking. I was told at my interview how deeply the company believed in a work life balance. What this turned out to mean is the company expected you to work 10-12 hour days, logging in from home every night after you left work. In addition to the 12 hour days, you were given a company blackberry and expected to be on call at all times, 24 hours a day. They have no concept of what "balance" means. In addition to the above, this company has terrible HR, which is entirely ignorant of reasonable accommodation requirements. I have a medical condition that requires some minor accommodation. I tried addressing this with my manager directly, and for a time there was a verbal agreement in place, but it went right out the window on my manager's whim. So then I tried to discuss reasonable accommodation with HR - that resulted in me leaving the company (after HR kept directing me to an outside vendor who repeatedly told me they did not handle reasonable accommodation claims, and HR's response to this was "maybe this isn't the right job for you"). Overall, I was extremely disappointed with this place.
Advice to Management
Actually train your employees. And learn the laws around reasonable accommodation before you get sued for creating hostile work environments for people with medical conditions. Don't tell prospective employees that your company is invested in a work life balance. That is an outright lie. Expecting people to work 10-12 hour days and be on call 24 hours a day is not a balance.