Cook Pharmica Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. Disorganized, but great people

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    Former Employee - Quality Control
    Former Employee - Quality Control

    I worked at Cook Pharmica

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, flexible, family atmosphere, caring, great people, competitive entry salary. Expectations clearly laid out

    Cons

    No room for upward mobility, lack of communication, micromanagement, lack of acknowledgement for hard work

    Advice to Management

    No room for growth internally, lack of communication all cause people to leave, overall very caring atmosphere and environment

  2. Huge Turnover rate.

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Cook Pharmica full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I love the people I work with.

    Cons

    In my four years at Cook, I have experienced a lot of miscommunication, low pay increases. No retirement program. A rather large turnover in people leaving to find a better company that care about their employees. I would not recommend a friend to work at Cook Pharmica.

    Advice to Management

    Need to really care more about the teams/Employees that are actually doing the behind the scene work. Without these people your company would not be able to function. Give your employees more pay increases so they don't leave. I have never worked for a Pharmaceutical industry that doesn't have it together. You will keep loosing your good people that has been with you for 3 years or more. Sad but true.

  3. Great work culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cook Pharmica

    Pros

    Very friendly people who are ready to help learn and get used to work environment. Relatively young company with great opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Bloomington is a small college town and is quite far from the big cities except Indianapolis which does not offer as much to do compared to other big cities

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  5. Good internship experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cook Pharmica

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere, and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes boring, and compensation isn't quite as good as other companies.

  6. Engaging and Interesting Work

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    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

    I worked at Cook Pharmica as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent compensation for a temporary position and a helpful and warm HR team. Work ethic was overall good and the facility is absolutely top-notch.

    Cons

    There is what I would consider an abnormally high turnover rate in the lower level positions resulting in some under-achieving employees. Ultimately, this could be due to the location of the facility as Bloomington is likely less appealing for a substantial group of professionals due to distance from major urban areas.

  7. Great working environment and benefits!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Cook Pharmica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked here as a temp for a year and knew I wanted to continue to do so. I'm about to enter my third year and wouldn't dream of going elsewhere. I feel like my skills are recognized and utilized, while my shortcomings are much improved since I was hired.

    Cons

    I can't eat at my desk. It's inconvenient, but a very understandable policy.

  8. Get experience here, go to a company that pays decent!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Cook Pharmica full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work culture is great, love upper management for the most part. Laid back, clean, and great career opportunities.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible, new managment is terrible. A lot of lazy people and the company lets too much slide, they're usually the ones to get promoted. A lot of drama also. Paid time off and holidays are terrible. they do not keep their word on raises either.

    Advice to Management

    Buck up and start managing your employees like you should. New management needs to slow it down and stop trying to change everything without knowing how we have been doing things.

  9. Go in, get your job done, and get out!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cook Pharmica

    Pros

    Lovely staff and team work culture. The compensation was excellent and the benefits were top of their field. There was a lot of good energy pouring off of employees.

    Cons

    Watch out for the duds! The "duds" are the people who come late, leave early, take long breaks, and generally do not do anything. Their presence brings down morale.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the staff you have today, because they may not be there tomorrow!

  10. Inten

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    Former Intern - Intern in Bloomington, IN
    Former Intern - Intern in Bloomington, IN

    I worked at Cook Pharmica as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, reliable, friendly, great sense of community.
    Great networking opportunites.
    Very educational.

    Cons

    Training - 5 day long event
    Numerous employees complain about their worl-life balance and salaries; however, as an intern I was paid competitvely and felt very balanced.

  11. Politics

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    Former Employee - QAAssociate II in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - QAAssociate II in Bloomington, IN

    I worked at Cook Pharmica full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Insurance was good. We had plenty of work to do.

    Cons

    Coworkers very gossipy, sewing circles. Had to use Cook clinic doctors. No privacy. Had to be "on-call" wasn't discussed during interview process

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent

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