Irvine Pharmaceutical Services

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Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Good place to work and grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have had great time working at Irvine Pharmaceutical services, it has offered me great opportunity to expand my knowledge of the industry,

    Cons

    It has chalenges of a growing company


  2. Helpful (2)

    Tough work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services 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

    Coworkers are great and supportive. Good start to get experience. If you like to be yelled at this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Tough work environment. Allot of pressure from management. The facility needs more advanced equipment. They is allot of turnover from the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone with respect


  3. Grind

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Whatever you put in is what you get out

    Cons

    Natural situations where you have yo wait for insurances to clear


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Contract for them at great risk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services

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

    Pros

    Great scientist (non management)
     Irvine is a great for business.

    Cons

    They will use your services, conveniently forget to sign your contract, lower the rate you previously agreed to, and won't pay when you invoice them. All you get is "thank you for great job done". Don't work with these people unless and until they sign your contract. Make sure you include a clause that you can take legal action or send them to collections for non payment.

    Advice to Management

    Needs a complete restructuring starting at the top not at the lowest ranks.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Great place to work, if you speak Farsi.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services

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

    Pros

    Close to home, short distance drive.

    Cons

    Most people I worked with there cannot have a normal job in US because of their professional credentials and incompetency. The only reason they work for IPS is because they are either related (lots of relatives here) to the owner, are Persian or know someone.

    Advice to Management

    Move back to Iran.


  7. Helpful (6)

    Keep Looking, Don't Settle for the bottom of the barrel

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist II in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Chemist II in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The people doing the work are great and have one thing in common: they all hate their job

    Cons

    This place has a very high turnover for a reason. Don't be tricked when you ask why there are many positions open. It's not cause they are growing. It is because people leave due to hostile work environment, angry cheap owner, and unsafe labs.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the people what they are worth. Take criticism and grow from it. Stop yelling at the awesome hard working people that you have and appreciate them. Smile more and stop being controlling dictators. Put a water fountain near the work stations so that the workers can stay hydrated. Listen to safety concerns. The middle eastern mentality has to go away. Consider promoting non-Iranians. Stop speaking Farsi all day long. Get rid of the dead weight, even if they are long time family members. Those are the ones that are bleeding you dry.


  8. Helpful (5)

    Employees Beware!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Most of the time the paychecks don't bounce, so maybe you'll have enough to buy food, but not much more than that.

    Cons

    Unethical, dishonest, and discriminatory practices. Unhealthy and unsafe environment. People are overworked, underpaid, unhappy, and there's too much yelling!

    Advice to Management

    Go back to Iran.


  9. Don't believe everything you read.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Chemist in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment. I love my coworkers. There's a great sense of comradery. We have each others backs and there's no worry of drama or politics.
    We deal with work for small startups to big pharma so the range of experience you gain working on various programs at all sorts of stages in development is great for your personal growth.

    Cons

    I haven't seen ants or roaches in my workspace so not sure what that's about but definitely there's a disconnect between the amount of work we are asked to complete and the total revenues reported to us by management. There have been changes in accounting so maybe this is the cause.

    Also all the complaints about the boss' family are ludicrous to me. His daughters for instance are the hardest working people that I have seen at the company, putting in long hours and trying to take care of the business as people would in a family owned company.

    Advice to Management

    Formalize plans for accountability (rewards/bonus system). The more you compensate your employees for hard work the better it will be for everyone.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Dante would have had to add more levels of hell to Inferno before arriving at IPS.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Chemist in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There is a paycheck, however substandard.
    There are medical benefits, but rather high copays.
    There are some good people there, but most are looking for other jobs.

    Cons

    Lowwww substandard pay which fosters a very high turnover rate. If you've been there over six months, then you are a long-term employee.
    Extreme nepotism: all of the owner's daughters "work" there... as do their husbands.
    HR is useless... They, I mean that person, does not care about the well-being of the employees... Only her relatives who "work" there.
    Hostile environment.
    Unsafe workplace conditions.
    Executive management dishonest to clients.
    Executive management tries to intimidate employees into submission.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are not yours to abuse: treat them with respect.
    Stop speaking your Farsi/Persian/Iranian or whatever language from India in front of others who do not understand the language. Do I need to explain why?
    Take a few classes at the local community college: Business 101, Ethics 101 to start off...Business Ethics...


  11. Helpful (3)

    Low morale, low pay and high stress

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    if you are fresh graduate and trying to get your foot in the industry and leave for better, then this is the place to work.

    Cons

    Smelly place, full of bugs, roaches and ants.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay of employees, start taking care of employees. CEO- listen and take care of your employees and not just yourself and your family members who work there.



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