Almac Group

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Almac Group Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
69 Reviews

3.0
69 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company itself offers good benefits, access to the gym area, more days than most companies for year (in 7 reviews)

  • Benefits package, gym, food vendor certain days of the week, and some friendly co-workers (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • I was told at my interview how deeply the company believed in a work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Work long hours to get things done and you can be paged anytime (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Anonymous

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Souderton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Souderton, PA

    Pros

    Growing company, lots of opportunity for those who want it and are willing to work for it. Very good PTO package and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Salary could be more competitive but overall comp package is fair. May need to put in extra time to meet deadlines but this is expected in most companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    After 7 years, I am still pleased to come to work each day.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has a real interest in having a collegial work place. The compensation, benefits and work environment are competitive and the gym is a nice perk.

    Cons

    Decision making is overly biased by what makes sense in Ireland, more input from US would be beneficial. IT systems are not the latest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate strategy clearly and often, especially about plans for growth in US.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great coworkers, but bad management...

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    Current Employee - Software Tester
    Current Employee - Software Tester

    Pros

    Other Testers are pretty cool people
    Solid benefits, 401k with pretax and Roth
    25 days starting PTO is unheard of
    Flex time, has multiple convenient locations

    Cons

    Management has been abusive and threatening with demanding overtime... I work 40 hours a week and get all my stuff done in that time but I still get flak for not working beyond that... puts a lot of stress on me and in a position of having to choose between my work and time with my family.

    Other testers are totally demoralized... toxic environment.

    Lots of people leave / are trying to leave Test because of the stress... makes it hard to stay enthusiastic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to make us work for free. The inspirational bits about pharma research and human health are nice and all, but it only goes so far. Don't just expect people to drink the Kool Aid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It's high school drama with grown ups

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    Former Employee - Production Operator  in  Souderton, PA
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Souderton, PA

    Pros

    The job is super easy

    Cons

    On the production floor at the NAHQ in Souderton, PA everyone is clique-ish and catty and the work is inconsistent. They also play favorites when it comes to promoting from within (work ethic and employee reviews factor in very little as long as you are close with the right supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management training for all supervisors and department directors would be great, and don't encourage tattle-telling from co-workers about petty stuff because it perpetuates discontent among employees and cultivates a negative work environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of Training, Good Mentoring

    Cons

    Understaffed, constantly reorganizing, interesting company culture

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits, inspiring and encouraging leaders.

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager  in  Lansdale, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Lansdale, PA

    Pros

    The company has a vision of "advancing human health" and they make you part of it which makes working there gratifying. The leaders in upper management care for your success and growth whether it's within the company or external.

    Cons

    In my opinion the pay grade could be higher due to the criticality of the industry (clinical trials affecting real people) and the knowledge needed for the high tech systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways of rewarding your employees and start listening to their cries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing fast!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, beautiful facility, good benefits, hard work is rewarded, all opinions matter, and the company will always remain privately owned.

    Cons

    Location of facility isn't ideal; the company has grown exponentially over 5 years and may not be as prepared as it would probably have hoped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what it was before

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice and hard working and so is my manager. There are opportunities to move up into better positions.

    Cons

    Higher ups don't listen to us, the only person who does listen is my manager but she has no support.
    Pay is low compared to other companies and the health benefits were good but they are now unaffordable if you use them.
    Direct deposit doesn't always happen when it is supposed to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what people are saying and do something to make things better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A bad company to work for

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Souderton, PA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Souderton, PA

    Pros

    Flexible timings
    Good vacation
    Company is growing

    Cons

    Low salary
    Stress
    Extra work expected
    Favoritism for promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinical Packaging

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    Former Employee - Packaging and Labelling  in  Audobon Gardens, PA
    Former Employee - Packaging and Labelling in Audobon Gardens, PA

    Pros

    Good People, good lunch room

    Cons

    Beware of the PIP plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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