Avantor Performance Materials (formerly Mallinckrodt Baker)

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2 people found this helpful  

Good work culture and growth is always over here

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Key Accounts Executive in Ankleshwar (India)
Current Employee - Key Accounts Executive in Ankleshwar (India)

I have been working at Avantor Performance Materials (formerly Mallinckrodt Baker) full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Anybody can learn lots of things here which will lead him/her to a better person in the corporate world

Cons

Stretched goals which is little disturbed in personal life

Advice to ManagementAdvice

No advice

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Inside story

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avantor Performance Materials (formerly Mallinckrodt Baker)

    Pros

    I am a former exec who did very well financially at Avantor. However, I am sickened by what I saw and was a party to. I could have made different decisions and chose not to. Every current employee at Avantor needs to make their own decisions, But I do want to provide some insight about how decisions are made so that you have a full set of facts.

    When NMC identifies a potential candidate for an EVP spot they send us through an expensive evaluation process. Once they decide on you they convince you that you are more talented then you are and that you are exactly what the company needs and make an offer that is significantly more than you made before. By playing to your ego and over compensating you they get you to believe their propaganda.

    Once you arrive at Avantor you realize that you are not going to be nearly as effective as you were led to believe. But by this point you have accepted your $xxx,xxx sign on bonus and told your family and friends how wonderful this opportunity was and how you were going to be a strategic leader of the company. The dollar and ego cost is too much to walk away from.

    All of this is set against NMC trying to justify a purchase that they did not understand which was based on assumptions that were not realistic. This put the execs in difficult position. We needed to do everything we could to keep up the sense that we were talented enough to make the kind of dramatic improvements that the owners demanded in order to buy time and sustain the generous compensation as long as possible. We knew that success as the owners defined it was not possible but only wanted to survive as long as possible, This reality forced us to take money from the group that had no voice in the discussion making process. We started by skipping the bonus for the employees one year, then two, etc (although may of us had guaranteed bonuses that we collected). Then benefits, then profit sharing,,, We knew it did not take any managerial talent to just take from our fellow coworkers but it was either prop up earnings that way or admit failure and walkaway from our personal compensation packages.

    As I said, I could have done more but it would not have swayed anything. I always thought that HR should shoulder more of the ethical responsibility to prevent many of these practices but they were some of the biggest advocates for many of these changes.

    If you are happy with your role at Avantor and think your base pay is fair then by all means stay. But if you are staying because you expect the tide against the employee to recede then you may want to reconsider. The current group of execs are as unable to change the company direction as I was. Their egos are equally large and their desire to hang on just as strong.

    Cons

    pros and cons discussed above

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avantor at a glance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avantor Performance Materials (formerly Mallinckrodt Baker) full-time

    Pros

    The dedication and work ethics of the middle management down to the operators on the shop floor are Avantor's greatest asset. Sadly these will be lost through attrition as people will look elsewhere for an employer with more stability and vision of the future.

    Cons

    Being owned by a private equity company is damaging to the long term vision of this company. The revolving door of CEO's and level of unreasonable demands on middle management to set things right, is not a good model for growth or profitability. Working here is being in a High pressure environment with near zero job satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making so many high level management changes and allow people to bring changes to completion. The churn is counterproductive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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