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    Current Employee - Head Facilities & Engineering in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Head Facilities & Engineering in Houston, TX
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    I have been working at Lonza full-time (More than 10 years)


    Getting to work alongside some of the pharma industries most talented, motivated people. Company Health Benefits, and the ability to work on cutting edge medicines and infrastructures very cool stuff.


    As with any company there is 80% you love and 20% you wish you could change. Lonza is an Old well respected / established company and embracing change / new technologies at times takes longer than I would like.

    Advice to Management

    Communication, Communication, face time

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    High Level Technical Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Walkersville, MD
    Declined Offer
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    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Lonza (Walkersville, MD) in July 2015.


    I was contacted by the company due to my expertise in a specific area. Once I agreed to discuss the possibility of my coming to work for them I began to be treated as any candidate off the street. When I arrived for on site interview I was told why they couldn't offer what we had agreed over the phone to be reasonable salary and relocation. In the end they modified their offer but the relocation package was so insignificant that it made it impossible to consider. I found the company to be very amateurish as I ended up advising them on what should be offered to someone at my level. The whole experience was extremely unprofessional. I would not recommend taking the time to talk with Lonza if it requires a relocation. Most highly sought after professionals are out of their price range, they are bargain shopping for talent.

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    • Questions centered on specific technical background related to the projects. Some were quite specific to some of the most perplexing problems in the industry.   1 Answer

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Website www.lonza.com
Headquarters Basel, Switzerland
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1897
Type Company - Public (LONN)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Perrigo, Covance, DSM

Lonza Group provides bioscience, chemical, and life science products and services to assist in the development and manufacturing of pharmaceutical and chemical products. Its Bioscience and Life Science divisions make and sell biological research materials, nutritional ingredients, and microbial control products. Lonza's Custom Manufacturing unit offers outsourced production of advanced intermediates, fine chemicals, and active ingredients used in drugs, nutritionals, and cosmetics. Global customers include pharma and biotech companies, academic and government research ... More

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