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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time (more than 8 years)Pros
There is a strong sense of mission and it is a very diverse environment, not just in terms of people but of roles: scientists both in labs and working with volunteer experts, across multiple disciplines within Medicine and Food science and some very specialized roles having to do with publications. Then the 'regular' corporate roles: HR, events coordinators, IT, Legal, Exec, Facilities, Sales/Marketing, etc.. Benefits good, people are really great for the most part, and the office is relatively new and pleasant. It is a very pleasant place to work, and if you see an opening that fits you, and you like a sense of mission, join.Cons
Upper management is not engaged with anyone above the director level if that. Mid level micromanagement is encouraged. Change moves at a glacial pace but then can be sudden-- so you can get the sense your work is important, but then devalued .There is a hardcore group of long-timers, a sense of some ingrained feuding: disagreements can be long remembered, and new people are just above furniture.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Communication: People are always reading/listening between the lines, but they really do want clear guidance. When you are unclear, it goes all the way down the chain and rumors propagate.
Culture: Recognize that it's not just the Americans being sensitive to other's culture, but the others adjusting to ours.
Goals: The hardest part is knowing what will be most important in 5-10 years. There are some smart people there that can help with that.No opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia.Interview Details
1. Online screening questions about the job and why you are interested had to be completed first.
2. If you pass that screen, you have phone interview with recruiter
3. Once passed that screen, I interviewed with the hiring manager then came back to interview with others in the organization.Negotiation DetailsStraight forwardAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
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