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Gross, imperial mismanagement -- all about the money rather than the public health mission

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rockville, MD
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

I worked at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time

Pros

Compensation (salary and benefits) are well above most comparable non-profits, especially for those in senior management.
Great facilities in Rockville, MD and several overseas sites
Wonderfully diverse staff and really important public health mission

Cons

Imperial-style management, driven by a controlling CEO who gets whatever he wants
Board is informed about the trivia and is misled willfully , demonstrates no business sense, and truly has no understanding of how his behavior and his colleagues' self-enriching acquiesence offends FDA, prominent international agencies, and not least of all -- the organization's many very talented and committed employees. This, despite awful public health-related decisions and a recall of the organization's most prized collection of standards relied upon by regulators, manufacturers, and consumers of prescription and non-prescription drugs. The CEO is a total disaster area. HIs senior managers are partners in his exploits by enabling them or by their silence--which is essentially bought by providing them with salaries frequently exceeding $350,000 and much more..

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The Board should fire the CEO, the COO, if not the rest of the senior management team. (Check out the turnover rate of senior managers who don't play the game.) The Board should hire a firm to help bring in a competent CEO and the organization will take off. Employee morale would skyrocket. and the public's health would be much better served.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Get rid of Roger Williams and get back on track

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    I worked at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time

    Pros

    Retirement and health benefits. Location to the Metro.

    Cons

    Roger Williams is crazy. He fires people with little reason. If it weren't for Maryland's labor laws, I'm sure legal action could be taken against him. He could be endangering the publics health with his decisions. The board needs to take notice and get rid of him.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Impeach the CEO. Replace senior management and get back to USP's core mission and repeal all of Roger's decisions since he started.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Mission Gross Mismanagement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    I worked at The United States Pharmacopeia

    Pros

    NIce Building .
    Public Health Mission.
    Good Benefits and Salary.
    Flexibility in work hours.
    Some competent staff but they are either completely ignored or fired.

    Cons

    Senior management is completely out of control, focused more on private enrichment and world travel than public health. Constantly tries to outsource US jobs overseas and has created a toxic environment where very little real work gets done. Waste and incompetence rewarded and encouraged, no accountability for major public health fiascos. A board that is either completely out of touch or completely misinformed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the entire senior management group. Focus on core mission to improve the quality of drugs and not the quality of senior management lifestyles. Stop outsourcing US jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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