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Must be the most schizophrenic organization (great staff, great mission, if upper management only would know)

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

I have been working at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Lots of great, committed and smart people (mostly however only at mid-management and below) Great benefits for non-profit Such a great, compelling mission, who could not buy in that? International organization, lots of potential and opportunities Lots of science (good for the nerds) Could be a fantastic organization but mind the cons below

Cons

Current spending spree is unlikely to be sustainable Most investments occur in international sites (without any efforts to integrate all sites) Board mostly absent Most of upper management fail to connect to employees Silos, silos, and did I mention silos (or think about even smaller entities than silos) And where there are no silos, there are way too many firewalls Isolation of activities, no congruent and comprehensive strategic approach Most what is presented as strategy is tactical stuff at best Unpredictability of which whim of the day will be wafting down from the C-level Decisions (at most of C-level) are made without any effort to gain buy-in and where attempts for consultations are faked any information, knowledge, advice shared is blatantly ignored CEO in a position of almost absolute control and fully taking advantage of that resulting in an imperial, totalitarian, absolutarian, micro-managerial style (it is that bad) originating from CEO and (unsurprisingly) copied by most but very few upper managers

Advice to Management

Your employees actually care very much about the organization, its mission and its products; they just would like to be proud of it too. Any and all help would be a good start. Any sign of appreciation you could throw in for good measures would make a nice change. Most of all, you are leading an organization of very educated and dedicated staff; showing any sign of respect for that would be a another great initiative. Your employees may have something to add, and at the very least they deserve some efforts from their managers to gain their buy-in.

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  1. Impartiality for public health and saftey over profits of a private, not-for-profit incorporation.

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist II in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist II in Rockville, MD

    I worked at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A common mission to form a more perfect union of authority for precise and accurate informative guidelines for the arts of pharmacy practices protecting the public health with purity, quality, efficacy of pharmacuetical standards and their related devices.

    Cons

    When profit obfuscates the mission of public health and saftey from the casualty of partiality and self-interests of the corparate over preservation of the corporal.

    Advice to Management

    People will endure. Profits will perish.


  2. 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

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

    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 Management

    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.


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