Impax Laboratories Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Validation Engineer

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Impax Laboratories

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They money was good and the work was not that hard.

    Cons

    No direction when it come to over all plain.
    Each department will not communicate with each other unless forced to do so.
    They just do not fallow (FDA) regulation for the most part.
    No matter how much they are willing to pay you they will not list to you professional advice.
    IPAX Lab is a blame game factory, no matter how poorly the management plan and implant a project it always the contractor fail, "So, if you are a contractor take the money and run".

    Advice to Management

    To white, too old and too out of touch to be effect in any capacity.

  2. If you're an Indian, you will enjoy, otherwise, don't even think about it.

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    Current Contractor - SAP Consultant in Hayward, CA
    Current Contractor - SAP Consultant in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Impax Laboratories as a contractor (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    decent salary, benefits and stock options.

    Cons

    One nation, one country, one background, and one short tongue

    Advice to Management

    Think about what other people are think about Indians.

  3. Last resort if you're a college grad

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Impax Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Learned the basics of solid dosage manufacturing and GMPs
    Gave me something to put on my resume as a new grad
    Favorites - I was lucky to be a favorite as such I got hands on office experience and access to engineering project I could put on my resume

    Cons

    Salary- very low (less than $15/hr)
    Growth opportunity- they lie to college grads. yes you will see 2-3 people who use to be techs in higher level positions but thats 2-3 out of hundreds if not thousands that left the company because of no growth
    Favorites- if your not one of the lucky people that becomes a favorite you will essentially be stuck cleaning rooms

    Advice to Management

    Non- They are in it for the money and no matter how crappy a job they do they still get there money so why even suggest improvements when they dont care.

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  5. Unprofessional Management with big time favoritism

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Impax Laboratories full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very good pay. Just got my review and now making more than $40 an hour as a warehouse associate. Honestly shouldn't get that much. I don't know what data they are looking to justify the pay rates or may be who you know.

    Cons

    Unprofessional Management with big time favoritism. It is all who you know and your brown nose. Specially supply chain. We haven't made anything. Product is changing on daily basis. We load Kanban and next day pulled back. Planning please do good job. It is frustrating. We want to make something...

    Advice to Management

    Start speaking English and hire Americans. Plan ahead and then provide clear directions. You are in America-California

  6. Not a Great Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Impax Laboratories

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Upper management could be better with hourly Employees.

  7. Micromanaged very unprofessional management

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Impax Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is very good. They are paying me $37.50 as warehouse worker. Making this much without doing any hard work is the best Pro I can say. I have never seen any company pay more than $25 to this label job in the mark. Rather than high pay I don’t see any other benefit.

    Cons

    Micromanaged very unprofessional management. My manager always kissing upper management. He never care about his employees. No clear directions, product is changing on daily basis and out-put.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some professionals from silicon valley. I mean to say local experienced people. Many of them you have barely speak English.

  8. AWFUL!

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician I in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician I in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Impax Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only reason why i come to work is the pay which is only the industry avg. but still the best pay i have had in my working career (3 yrs)

    Cons

    The WHOLE DAMN COMPANY! The people, for one, are soo rude and cant speak english. I cant even understand them half the time! All my coworkers are filipino (95%). Its terrible. And their training program sucks! They have no structure. Maybe its because ive come from a big biotech company like genentech and down to a small company like this. Ive only beeen working there for a month and i already hate it. Ive done nothing but clean. 90% of the job is cleaning and the rest is working with the drug. They could hire anybody off the street to do this job. I only recommend this job if you are fresh out of college and need experience. Other than that, avoid it like the plague

    Advice to Management

    Training program needs more structure. Hire more diverse people other than filipino

  9. Helpful (2)

    Company treats you like a commodity.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Impax Laboratories full-time

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

    Pros

    -Nice people to work with
    -Good place to start learning

    Cons

    -Benefits aren't great
    -Work culture emphasizes slavery
    -Too much inefficiencies and wasted work
    -Upper management does not care about you
    -Time to get out because the ship is sinking at Hayward

  10. Helpful (1)

    Blah. ..

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    Current Employee - Operator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Operator in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Impax Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Its a friendly environment! !!

    Cons

    Poor pay, know chance of advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people..

  11. Helpful (2)

    Manufacturing Technican

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    Former Employee - Manufacture Associate in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacture Associate in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Impax Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I met some really inspiring people while I worked at Impax. There are some managers and supervisors who were very dedicated to their employes and really fight for them to improve the work environment. There is advancement working in this company.

    Cons

    There were a lot of groupies. Rumors spread like wildfire. A lot of times the work environment didn't feel professional, felt more like a high school hallway. I did witness some bullying and harassment. It was handled poorly by HR and upper management. I saw a lot of favoritism from some managers. It wasn't a company spilt into different shifts. It was more like the each shift was its own company. Instead of helping to support each other, each shift was willing to compete with each other and throw the other one under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Please take a look at the culture at Impax. Try to improve.

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