APP Pharmaceuticals
3.3 of 5 6 reviews
www.appdrugs.com Schaumburg, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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John Ducker

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Very good people who have their hearts in the right place.

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsProfessional approach and attitudes.
    Quality and safety are part of everything they do.
    The compliance team is top notch.

    ConsThe IT Support staff stretched thin.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide additional resources or reduce work load

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

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    Living at Work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are excellent opportunities to move forward...if you know the right people. They try to give some incentives mainly for the production section. This is a 24 facility so your hours can be flexible. Overtime is always available for those who need the extra money.

    ConsUpper management needs serious people skills. The management that I have previously worked under try to degrade people and make them feel inferior. Some people need their jobs and have to put up with the abuse. I am finally under different management that actually acts like they care. If one does not like you they will hold you back.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake some interaction classes to learn how to treat their people under them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people to work with!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Grand Island, NY

    ProsSteady jobs which are tough to find in this area.

    ConsThe facility has a lot of potential, but was lacking strong leadership, communication, accountability, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLack of accountability is one if the major issues. GI could be an amazing site with the right leadership.

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    Extraordinary

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    Prosfastest growing company competing in generic drug market.

    Consnot enough competency level within organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood capital investment for infrastructure and maintenance. Good work / life balance.

    ConsManagement organization and decision making process is preventing this good company of being the best in the business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEstablish metrics to evaluate performance. Develop sites based on productivity and potential. Provide empowerment to the employes.

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    Experience not worth the sacrifices

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHealth benefits are pretty good, although they did raise the employee contribution 50% for this fiscal year (from $54/pay period to $80/pay period).

    ConsLimited, if any professional advancement: Although the company touts growth, from what I've seen, much of the newer management positions were handed to foreigners who originated from the parent company (large German firm). Be aware that HR and managers will paint a pretty picture in terms of career growth...this is certainly an example of "too good to be true."

    Lack of communication between departments and even colleagues: Never in my practice experience have I witnessed antisocial behavior between colleagues and divisions. Departments are mistakenly omitted from various meetings and/or never receive crucial information until after the fact. This trickles down even to the individual level, where colleagues (albeit not all) have adopted this cold and antisocial behavior.

    Unfair practices: "Good" employees are rewarded with more work. Certain employees have adopted dismal work ethics here; they frequently arrive 30-60 minutes late, take excessively long lunch breaks, leave promptly at 5pm, etc. Because of this, hard working employees are forced to take on the extra workload. Rather than being appreciated for their efforts, management "rewards" with more work.

    Advice to Senior Management-Stop encouraging bad work ethics, learn to balance the workload FAIRLY
    -Learn to listen to your employees and treat them with respect

    If it weren't for our hard work and vigilance, your 2010 goals would not have been met.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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