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Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Reviews

Updated May 5, 2014
Updated May 5, 2014
20 Reviews

3.6
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good workplace with great support

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    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Scientist in Saint Joseph, MO

    Pros

    There is not much of a problem to get what you need to do your work well. Excellent facilities and equipment and people pitch in and help each other. The work load is generally very balanced. Not much back-stabbing to be noticed, but some people can "try too hard" to get noticed. The town has a very low cost of living and is close to K.C. Overall there is a good, conservative mental attitude. Pay is industry competitive, bonuses have been good. PTO is scaled by your experience and educational level. BIVI is a great place to work in St. Joseph and is a respected employer.

    Cons

    Communication between sites/units needs to be improved and more open and energetic A better defined training program needs to be developed to avoid the trial and error process and make more efficient use of legacy knowledge. People could be held more accountable when they are slow to deliver or fail to communicate with fellow team members. Some people can tend to have a negative attitude, but only because they don't know how good they actually have it compared to the alternatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Possibly try to foster a better sense of collaboration and cameraderie among groups by rewarding people who go above and beyond their job description and written goals. There isn't much socialization among people outside the workplace, compared to other places.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Paid Well. Nice People. Great Benefits. Teamwork Oriented. Super Micro Managed.

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    Current Employee - Coordinator III  in  Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Coordinator III in Saint Joseph, MO

    Pros

    Pay is great for the area. Job is not that overbearing. Able to learn essential skills that are necessary to do the job well.

    Cons

    Very boring work, cubicle atmosphere, must be a bookworm and focused on task at all times unless given permission to do so. Policies for employees or temporaries are not put out up front, and if you are a temp, they can hire you one day and drop you at a moments notice. Beware. I think about 75% of those they hire starting off are temp, some for more than 5 years before getting offered employment. Very flexible scheduling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lay out clear guidelines and employee expectations. Work cannot be only about the reaching business goals. People matter too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very Good Family Owned Pharma

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Use to be nice....now growing into a major corporate.....You how that goes....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nope.....they know.....just that the folks in power will have their way..........

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok

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    Current Employee - Scientist I Process Development  in  Fort Dodge, IA
    Current Employee - Scientist I Process Development in Fort Dodge, IA

    Pros

    Good resources, job security, friendly environment

    Cons

    No room for advancement, No learning opportunities, bad location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide training opportunities, talk to employees and get their feedback

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    growing pains trying to be a top tier company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company good people, good salary

    Cons

    does not know what it wants to be

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I've been working here as a temporary employee for a few months now. Work environment is good.

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    Current Employee - Scientist I  in  Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Saint Joseph, MO

    Pros

    Great work environment and great co-workers.

    Cons

    As a temporary employee, you are basically underpaid and also get no benefits. Basically, cheap labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the number of temporary employees, it shows you don't value your employees.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Good company, currently bad management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Established company with good reputation form customers

    Cons

    Trying to emulate other larger animal health companies business models, they do not have the portfolio or management at this time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Fantastic employer with growth potential

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    Former Employee - Scientist  in  Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Ames, IA

    Pros

    Supervisors truly want you to succeed.
    Great compensation, family friendly environment, and high performing science.
    Cutting edge research within a highly motivated, team-based group.

    Cons

    It's hard to get a job there since openings are rare. People who gets jobs tend not to leave. You're best bet is to hope the group is expanding. Monitor closely and apply early.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good Benefits

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    Current Employee - Associate III  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Associate III in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Good company to work for, privately owned, great work environment, very good benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, turnover is low making positions open infrequently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great company, great pay (for here), would be perfect if people here grew up...

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    Current Employee - Warehouse  in  Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Saint Joseph, MO

    Pros

    Great pay.... Great benefits.. Stable. Economy proof.. Lots of dinners bought by the company..

    Cons

    Most everyone who works there has been there for at least 15+ years.... And yet they act like high scholars... Always gossip, always in your business.. If people here would mind their own business, would be the greatest employer!! Period... Sadly, this will never happen... Too much back stabbing. Incredibly hard to get a job here.... MUST KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS FRIENDS WITH THE HIRING MANAGER...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a good job controlling what they can.. Unfortunately, they can't control it all....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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