Irvine Pharmaceutical Services
1.8 of 5 18 reviews
www.irvinepharma.com Irvine, CA 150 to 499 Employees

Irvine Pharmaceutical Services Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014

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Assad Kazeminy

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18% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good for start up

Scentist (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

I have been working at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time for more than a year

Prosflexible schedule, good work load, great experience for new graduates

Consno reward system, outdated instrument, lack of proper management

Advice to Senior ManagementStart value employees, everyone in the company are financially 10-20% less paid than average industry. people won't feel the ownership unless they feel valued.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The Hindenburg has nothing on IPS...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time for less than a year

Pros- You get a paycheck
- Benefits will get you by, but they are far from great
- Some of the people aren't too bad

Cons- Senior management has little scientific knowledge and no clue how to operate a contract lab. They take on too many contracts and then get upset when the work isn't finished on time
- Outdated machinery
- Not enough space! The company packs people in like sardines. There are many small offices meant for one person filled with 3+ desks.
- Revolving door policy (50% annual turnover rate)
- Don't care about employees
- I can fill up a phone book with cons! I'll stop now

Stay away! Go somewhere else unless you love trainwrecks!

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a magic lamp and make a wish that the company will be profitable. You obviously can't do it with your own skill sets!

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

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What a Dump

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services

ProsThey lure you in with their numerous job openings due to high turnover and then the nightmare begins once you enter pass the lobby front door entrance.

ConsFamily owned and operated who gut you with their middle eastern culture. NO business savvy or sense of accountability.

Advice to Senior ManagementClose the place down.

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

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Decent balance of work/life

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services

ProsSee the above review title

ConsNot much room to grow.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Be Careful: The Company Culture is Very Bad

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services

ProsSOME of the coworkers you will meet are extremely talented, helpful individuals just trying to keep their heads down and get the work done. The location in Irvine is a nice place to work, though about 2 miles from the Irvine Metro station.

ConsTurnover is very high. This in turn makes it difficult to keep pace with what needs to be done and leads to employee burnout very rapidly.
Mid level management is caught between Upper Level Management (Composed almost entirely of family members) and burnt out employees.
Even though the company is only a medium sized pharma company, they go through major lay off cycles the same as a larger company would, except the effects are felt far more readily.

Advice to Senior ManagementReorg.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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if you are out of school and need an experience, join IPS

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time

ProsGood place to get an experience

ConsLow pay, bad management, President's whole family, daughters, son-in-laws, friends control every department, so good luck. When you ask during the interview on turnover, HR director answer 20-30%, but once you join the company you soon realize it is 80-90%/year.

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

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Twilight Zone

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time

ProsMarginal place to start your career.

ConsUpper Management are very rude. Offer no encouragement for a job well done. As long as the job deadlines are met at any expense, that is all that they care about. Even with FRACTURED BEAKERS. Someone should call OSHA on these people.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to Iran.

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

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The grass is not always greener

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou get a variety of experience across materials and project types.
My manager trained me with the latest of her industry knowledge.
Coworkers.

ConsAs someone mentioned the company did use the excuse of a down economy to hold back on pay raises. Sort of can't blame them because at least we weren't getting laid off.

Advice to Senior ManagementImplement more training programs to grow your personnel.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a good place to work or do business with

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time for more than a year

ProsExperience new analytical techniques and projects. Work with many talented people.

ConsAbout everything else: Upper Management, HR, Benefits, No respect, Low moral, Low pay, Close to 100% staff turnover, Poor quality

Advice to Senior ManagementThe CEO does not listen or care.

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

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Unrealistic expectations + low pay = A terrible place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time for less than a year

ProsFor new graduates, it's probably not a bad place to start their career and gain some experience they can then take elsewhere where they'll be treated better.

ConsIncredibly nepotistic.
Management has incredibly unrealistic expectations of their employees.
Low pay.
The main building is a dump. Ants everywhere, lousy HVAC, and just old.

Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that until you start treating your employees with respect and paying them fairly, you will continue to have a revolving door and high turnover. Start listening to your sr managers who know a thing or two about how things should be done.

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

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