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Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Reviews in St. Joseph, MO

Updated May 5, 2014
Updated May 5, 2014
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

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica full-time for more than a year

    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

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica full-time for less than a year

    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.  

    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

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica as a contractor for less than a year

    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
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    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

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica full-time for more than a year

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    acceptable

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

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica

    Pros

    Growing company- aggressive targets- optimism

    Cons

    career planning lacks transparancy as dose some of the decision making

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a true challenge.

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

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica

    Pros

    It is a true challenge.

    Cons

    Refusal to improve logistics at Building B.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a WIP cooler in building B to place to stage product. Protect integrity of the product, stop placing it in the the hallway. No other company that has a product as valuable as Boehringer's would stage temprature controlled product in a hallway.

    Doesn't Recommend

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