The United States Pharmacopeia

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Rockville, MD

ProsCompensation (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

ConsImperial-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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Get rid of Roger Williams and get back on track

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) 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… Advice to Senior Management: Impeach the CEO. Replace senior management and get back to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great Mission Gross Mismanagement

    (Former Employee) Rockville, MD

    I worked at The United States Pharmacopeia


    Pros: NIce Building . Public Health Mission. Good Benefits and Salary. Flexibility in work… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Replace the entire senior management group. Focus on core mission to improve the quality… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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