IMPAX Laboratories
2.1 of 5 28 reviews
www.impaxlabs.com Hayward, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 8, 2014

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27% Approve of the CEO

IMPAX Laboratories President, CEO, and Director Larry Hsu

Larry Hsu

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30% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Very hands on and lot to learn

Mfg Tech (Former Employee)
Hayward, CA

I worked at IMPAX Laboratories full-time for more than a year

ProsDecent hours
Great people
Good supervisors

ConsDon't pay enough
Layin off people right now

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to focus on your employees take feedback
From them learn from them as they will learn from you

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good starting place for the new graduates.

Chemist III (Former Employee)
Hayward, CA

I worked at IMPAX Laboratories full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIf you are a new graduate with no real world experience, they will hire and train you, besides, you have the chances to perform various tests.

ConsThe compensation is well below average, not much work-life balance and tons of responsibilities which should not be applicable to chemists.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company is under new management now, not sure what's happening, but wish them all the best.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Alot of wasted time

Mfg Tech (Former Employee)
Hayward, CA

I worked at IMPAX Laboratories full-time for more than 3 years

Prosthey hire you quickly thru staffing agencies and whether you have a degree or not they treat you all the same. i had an engineering background and they placed me on the simplest least technical departments department while the college drop out got to work on the most complex equipment. huge lack of general foresights

Consbad management that is always leaving because they know whats good for them

Advice to Senior Managementgo somewhere else

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

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Unforgettable and not in a good way

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at IMPAX Laboratories

ProsIf you are new to the industry and don't plan to stay more than a few years this is your place.

Cons-The management is terrible.Very childish and unprofessional
-Coworkers are not very professional, take everything personal
-No oppurtunities to advance unless you plan on bringing the upper managment lunch, gifts, etc.
-Sucking up is key
-If you are an honest, hardworking person expect to get trampled and have loads of work dumped on you and have management take credit for your accomplishments instead of you.
-HR is also terrible. There is no confidentiality when you report any issues regarding management.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart over. Things are clearly not working-still.

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

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very little almost none salary increase. much unpaid overtime. Not respected. firing all the time at least one permonth.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Hayward, CA

I worked at IMPAX Laboratories full-time for more than 5 years

Prosthere is no single good reason to work there.

Consmanagement is very bad and not organized. If u r offered permanent, do not accept it because they ask u to come
 weekends all the time. especially raw material position and reviewer position.they r
under the same boss and if he does not like u , he will pick on any single thing to fire u. 5 raw material chemists were fired in one month one week apart from each other. hewill also make your life hell until you quit if he cannot get any reason to fire u. there r only 8 chemists in that group. 3 left are new people. Do not be regret later if u do not listen my advice. just go to somewhere else where u get respected. they do not treat u like a person.they may move everything to Taiwan in 2 years.do not also join the generic research dept or QC chemist position. Everyone working there is not happy everyday because u don't know when is your turn. HR should investigate this. But nothing has been done. Only sweet talk to ask u to work long and overtime hrs. All the bonuses only go to the management. u will never see a penny in your checgok. I talked a lot already. Be wise and DO NOT go there. also promotion freeze. while I was there many years no one got promoted. Annual performance review only gives u 1 - 2% regardless of how much u work harder. if u r unlucky u may get less than 1%.

Advice to Senior Managementrespect employees if u want to be successful. Do Not treat and kickout them like a garbage.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good starting place for no working experience, but no career development.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at IMPAX Laboratories

ProsIt's a good place to gain experience if you're fresh out of college or can't find a job. Friendly employees. Company is fairly steady and offer decent benefits.

ConsCareer development is very limited. Company tends to hire outsider rather than promotes from within, especially to the management position.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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OK Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IMPAX Laboratories full-time for less than a year

ProsGood interview process Immediate manager is very cool

ConsNo direction.
There are values, but dont see leadership actually living the values
Pay is low. Lots of entitlement and command and control. CEO doesnt trust anybody.

Advice to Senior ManagementWe never see sr. leadership out talking with people. There is no communication from the top down. Does management have a clue how this impacts the employees? Why should the employees care? You do not care about us.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great to start career pharmaceutical manufacturing, but a dead end.

Manufacture Technician (Former Employee)
Hayward, CA

I worked at IMPAX Laboratories full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat variety of people to work with. Learned foundations of manufacturing quickly. No stress.

ConsNo opportunity to career improvement, micromanagement, high turnover rate.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to start your career

Quality Assurance (Current Employee)
Hayward, CA

I have been working at IMPAX Laboratories full-time for more than a year

ProsLearn the in and out of how a pharmaceutical company works. Good way to expand your network. Gain valuable experience

ConsMiscommunication among departments, which often leads to confusion and finger pointing.. High turn over rate among Impax employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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terrible place to work, looking for nicer job

Clerical (Current Employee)
Hayward, CA

I have been working at IMPAX Laboratories full-time for more than 3 years

Proshalf the peers are talented and nice people

Cons"secret service" style management, many managers scrutinizing you to have an excuse to put you in trouble, with the full support of hr

Advice to Senior Managementmadure, stop witch hunting, trust your employees, change hr's mind

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

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