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Cambrex Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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Cambrex President, CEO, and Director Steve Klosk
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  1.  

    Good pay, lots of overtime, difficult management

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    Former Employee - Chemist in Charles City, IA
    Former Employee - Chemist in Charles City, IA

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of overtime to be had and the pay is pretty good. Safety is a priority and the employees seem to have created a close knit group (at least at the Charles City Division)

    Cons

    A lot of pressure on the people with work ethic to work long hours. Lots of stress - it is a work hard, fast, environment and get it done three weeks ago attitude. Moving up in the company is Impossible because of managemental backlash for applying to another section.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pushing your employees so hard, you hired the good ones for a reason, let them work. Corporate outlook has gotten greedy and the company will crash if they continue on this path. If only for the lack of resources and the over stressing of their employees - slow down. Lower management needs to stop bullying their employees when they want to move to different departments.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Processes are interesting, work is boring.

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer Intern in Charles City, IA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer Intern in Charles City, IA

    I worked at Cambrex as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very interesting work that goes on there, lots of unique processes not seen other places.

    Cons

    Very boring work environment, some unpleasant people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more social.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    System Administrator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Rutherford, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Rutherford, NJ

    I worked at Cambrex full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment. The employees worked well with each other at work and outside of work. Still have friends and gathering with the people I worked with during my years there. Good team environment no place is perfect.

    Cons

    No real negatives to speak of my manager and upper management treated me well. I was respected and able to share my views about the deparment I worked within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor

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    Current Employee - Chemist in Charles City, IA
    Current Employee - Chemist in Charles City, IA

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

    Pros

    Working with different types of equipment

    Cons

    The social attitudes are back in the 1950's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved with technical operations, then you WILL KNOW what is going on!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A bizarre place; colleagues don’t say hello, no development, welcome to the twilightzone...

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    Former Employee - Kemist in Karlskoga (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Kemist in Karlskoga (Sweden)

    I worked at Cambrex full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I'm sorry, but I cannot find anything positive to say about Cambrex in Karlskoga. No matter how hard I try. Leaving is problably the best thing...

    Cons

    Poor salary.
    No career opportunities.
    Laboratories not fit for chemical work. Have not been updated for ca 30 years.
    Laboratory safety is appalling – a wonder that accidents are not more common.
    No development anywhere
    People are intimidated by junior and senior management – employees do not dare to speak out in fear of repercussions.
    Cambrex Karlskoga has its very own twisted form of social etiquette.
    People often suffer from “burn-out” disorders or are sick due to the working environment, social and physical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now would be a good time to enter the twentieth century. Listen to your employees, try and advance people with visions and some go…

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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