The United States Pharmacopeia

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    Wonderful sense of mission, but also a sense of being a little disconnected

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    I worked at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time (more than 8 years)


    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.


    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.

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    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.

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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.

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Headquarters Rockville, MD
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1820
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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