Lonza Biologics Reviews in Portsmouth, NH

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
31 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate II  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate II in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at Lonza Biologics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to learn alot of good baseline skills and get exposed to a lot of different aspects of the biotech job enviornment. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    If you good at the job you are in it is very hard to move on from it and move up. The pay seems to be lower than average. Company is very top heavy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at Lonza Biologics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are really good - 401K, medical, tuition reimbursement. Convenient location. Safety is valued and training is important and detailed. Emphasis is placed on new ideas.

    Cons

    Poor management and no support from HR. No communication to employees. Compensation could be better for the ever increasing level of output required for each position. There is not much room for growth in some departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee's opinions. This could be the key to keeping good people with the company.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    If you enjoy being a bar-code.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate I  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate I in Portsmouth, NH

    I worked at Lonza Biologics as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay
    Hours
    Parking
    On sight Cafeteria
    Near the Red Hook Brewery

    Cons

    Trickle-down management tactics
    Sink-or-swim training tactics
    No job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be able to confront your employees to their rather than going through your temp. agencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good entry-level experience and learned many purification operations.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator I  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator I in Portsmouth, NH

    I worked at Lonza Biologics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Manufacturing Experience
    GMP
    Entry-Level
    Biotech
    Good training program
    Good Benefits program
    Operated Chromatography, ultrafiltration and diafiltration skids.
    Ran clean in place and steam in place processes on stainless-steel tanks.
    Participated in a team oriented atmosphere to accomplish complicated tasks.

    Cons

    Bad Hours.
    Disconnect between management and staff.
    Hours disruptive to work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to operators.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    There is sufficient opportunity to learn and grow. Poor and talentless leadership is the greatest downfall.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at Lonza Biologics

    Pros

    Health benefits, opportunity, location, challenging, rewarding, many great systems in place, LEAN Mfg practices and OE principles are taught and supported.

    Cons

    Work load, Pay, work life balance, frustrating management, sometimes OE tools are not used correctly, can not count on bonus even when site performs well, no pension, no stocks, 401k match is too low considering low salaries and no other retirement plan..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Professionalism, customer focus, soft skills, talent, education, appropriate communication, and true employee appreciation are key. Just moving people into leadership positions because of tenure is a grave mistake.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life at Lonza is what you make of it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate II  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate II in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at Lonza Biologics

    Pros

    Lonza is a great company for motivated people. In my experiance I have never been told no, you can't do that unless it's been for a good reason. Associates encourage their peers and are willing to help new associates learn. Career advancement is fair and rewards hard workers. Management definitly leads and communicates.

    Cons

    On the flip side to highly mootivated associates there are people at Lonza that like where they are and don't want to challenge themselves...people have been in the same position for year which works for them but can be frustrating to work with at times when tasks need to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am proud to work for Lonza, please continue to create value for employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    corporate and boring

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QC Analyst II  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - QC Analyst II in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at Lonza Biologics

    Pros

    some good people work there

    Cons

    it can be very repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Its okay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operator I  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operator I in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at Lonza Biologics

    Pros

    Attain great knowledge in one of the most advance biotech company in New England.

    Cons

    The pay is very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary for manufacturing operators.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Scientist

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    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Scientist in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at Lonza Biologics

    Pros

    nice environment, friendly colleagues, great location, opportunity to learn and grow within the company, decent cafe and great price

    Cons

    promotions don't come by like they should, not enough recognition for the amount of work you do, some of the equipments in use are behind on technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upgrade your equipments, if you want to keep your employees, give them more recognition and pay raise, replace a few people in management

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you want to work in the Seacoast this is a good place to be.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist Level II  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist Level II in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at Lonza Biologics

    Pros

    Location location location. Good benefits

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great. Management isn't great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people better. I work very very hard and don't see much in return. Lonza expects lots but gives little.

    No opinion of CEO

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