Almac Group Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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Pros
  • Friendly co-workers, modern facility, good location (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
  • Management expects those to work long hours and also expect to work on the weekends (in 5 reviews)

  • Senior management sometimes seems inconsistent regarding future plans (in 3 reviews)

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  1. technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All the bosses were supportive and I had great coworkers

    Cons

    the pay wasn't the greatest


  2. Helpful (3)

    Supportive Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Souderton, PA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Souderton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are a good employee with great work ethics, the management will always be there to support you. Although the salary is lower than the average, the benefits package is awesome.

    Cons

    As I said, the salaries are below the average in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great environment

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Souderton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Souderton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've worked in big pharma my whole career, switching to a smaller private company has been amazing. The opportunities and experiences I have here, I would never have had the chance to do in a larger company. I have a great relationship with my peers and my boss and feel empowered to do my job.

    Cons

    Consistency across the divisions would be nice

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Value the staff you have and listen to their ideas for retention, etc.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Run away as fast as you can.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Almac Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    PTO great very generous.

    Cons

    Open floor plan terrible. CS employees incompetent and rewarded for longevity not capabilities. Upper management has their heads in the sand. Really bad electronic tools/support. Overall bad atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. Paying more may help, less favoritism towards those who kiss your butt would be better. Become proactive and educated in the market conditions of the business.


  6. Helpful (2)

    It's alright

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    4 weeks vacation Work from home day Some good coworkers

    Cons

    Management is cheap with equipment Too many social climbers

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees


  7. Helpful (2)

    The wave has crashed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Almac Group (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice company gym, pretty good PTO program that gives extra days more frequently than the norm. Climate controlled establishment. That's really all there is.

    Cons

    Management that only cares about the quantity produced and not the quality of what is produced. Leadership exercises favoritism at every opportunity. The longer an employee stays with Almac the more they can do wrong without any punishment, and the more likely that management will help to cover up the mistake. The company only provides one break for an entire shift, and God forbid you have to go to the bathroom before or after that break. Ego driven management is the only management. Communication is horrible, employees are left in the dark about almost everything. Production meetings that only point fingers and refuse to listen to legitimate concerns. The wave is crashing and the only thoughts from management are, "go somewhere else if you don't like it".

    Advice to Management

    Stop everything that you are doing. Research "positive management skills" and start moving in this direction. The employees are far more valuable to the organization that you believe. There is a reason Almac no longer appears on any "Best place to work" lists.


  8. Bioinformatics

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, supportive, easy growing, growth potential and flexible

    Cons

    lack of technical knowledge in new emerging domains, more managers than technical people, lack of training in new areas, not much additional benefits or bonouses

    Advice to Management

    improve training, get more technical people than managers


  9. Helpful (2)

    Clinical Technologies

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Souderton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Souderton, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Modern facility with on site gym, very good benefits/vacation package. Pleasant place to work overall.

    Cons

    CT going through growing pains with restructure, high turnover of staff. Management seems out of touch with training needs and work issues. Errors will be reduced with real training, not just reading SOPs. PMs are dropping like flies with projects getting added to already busy staff. CT and CS are not integrated enough, though it seems like it is in the works.

    Advice to Management

    Create a true training program for new hires, mentors for all new hires with hands on training. CS/CT integration needs to be implemented quickly with good training for all so work flow improves.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice coworkers. Newer facility. Yes.

    Cons

    When they want you gone, they want you gone.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you


  11. Helpful (3)

    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None whatsoever. Stay away, stay far away. Favoritism and Nepotism region supreme at Almac. No support or help from management in any way at all.

    Cons

    Piece of garbage managers that have no idea at all what they are doing. Their friends, in management, keep them in power so they can learn on the job at the working employees expense!

    Advice to Management

    There is no real management at Almac at all. Clean house and begin again, or better yet just hang it up.



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