Almac Group

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Almac Group Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
75 Reviews
3.3
75 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cafeteria; Gym on site, Friendly co-workers, great benefits and salary compensation (in 5 reviews)

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


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

  • Management expects those to work long hours and also expect to work on the weekends (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    good place to start and progress. continually growing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Almac Group

    Pros

    a lot of days off. benefits. managers that enjoy making his employees smile with his crazy antics. friendly coworkers. They do more promotions that any other company I have ever been with.

    Cons

    supervisors could get more training that would make them more qualified to deal with their employees in a professional manor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As far as my manager goes, the warehouse manager Darrell Shiera, there is no other advise I can give him. He really does know everything there is to know about what goes on process wise and continues to make it better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to work and learn a lot with smart people around.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Souderton, PA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Souderton, PA

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Casual work life, less stressful, Interesting challenges.
    - Their benefit package is amazing, starting with 25 days from day one.

    Cons

    - Salary is quite not as competitive as other companies in the area
    - Talents are extremely varied amongst individuals
    - Salary should be considered reasonable for many individuals, but not all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - More competitve salaries
    - Fix by hiring more talented, hard-working individuals to balance out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great European company operating in the US.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Testing Analyst in Souderton, PA
    Current Employee - Software Testing Analyst in Souderton, PA

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    5 weeks vacation to start with a max of 6
    Decent pay

    Cons

    Senior management sometimes seems inconsistent regarding future plans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sure up growth strategies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Almac Group

    Pros

    Friendly co workers, generous PTO (25 days to start), nature of work (able to play an important role in the clinical trial industry by creating software that is used by pharma companies to help run their trials), encouraged to share my ideas, access to training, opportunities for career growth horizontally and vertically.

    Cons

    I do not have much to say. I enjoy coming to the office. The company has scaled even through rough and tough economic times and it is still continuing to invest in technology and people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in technology and people.

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pharma chain bottom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Souderton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Souderton, PA

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are a good suck up, you will thrive.
    Talent, Qualifications & Experience are NOT a requirement.

    Cons

    Gender bias. Females have growth prospects; Males NADA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Technology deficient, unreliable internal teams, deal with it attitude.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    25 days of PTO, decent health insurance, 401k, some co-workers

    Cons

    Restructuring has screwed PMs over. Internal team don't care if deadlines are not met. All the managers have said we are going through a growing pains... it has been too painful. Clients are constantly complaining. DO NOT BE A PM. Computers are extremely slow and it is ironic how it seems like this company is stuck in the 20th century.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of leadership. They ask for your feedback and opinions and tell you they will address it. The company as whole don't care because we are just 1 part. Managers do not care what your issues are... make the client happy and deal with our flawed process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Micro-managed out

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Almac Group

    Pros

    Good PTO unstanding about family. Benefits start almost as soon as your hired so try and start towards the end of the month.

    Cons

    If you have experience managing ice cream cones then department manager is for you!! If you are in the clique your golden. They dont promote based on hard work. If you can say yes to them your promoted. Average pay for the industry. Seniority well whats that?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro managing the small stuff. TRAINING and communication its key. Maybe the mistakes will stop. Cut the fat in places its needed. Maybe then you can keep a good work force. Just because someone gets a promotion and increase in pay doesnt mean you should not give them a full deserving raise for a review with no negatives. People who do nothing get the same percentage

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Anonymous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Souderton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Souderton, PA

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great coworkers, but bad management...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Tester
    Current Employee - Software Tester

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time (less than an year)

    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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