Almac Group Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
69 Reviews
3.2
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)

  • Cafeteria; Gym on site, Friendly co-workers, great benefits and salary compensation (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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    Anonymous

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    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
  2.  

    Pharma chain bottom

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
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  5. 3 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

  6.  

    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

    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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    No value for hard work, favoritism at its peak

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Good coworkers, good PTO Policy

    Cons

    Management, Favoritism in promotions, low salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great coworkers, but bad management...

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    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
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    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

    I worked at Almac Group full-time (more than an year)

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Almac Group

    Pros

    Lots of Training, Good Mentoring

    Cons

    Understaffed, constantly reorganizing, interesting company culture

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits, inspiring and encouraging leaders.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Lansdale, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Lansdale, PA

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

    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

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