Lonza Biologics Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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  1. A good experience overall but no career development.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QC in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Senior QC in Hopkinton, MA

    I worked at Lonza Biologics full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Upper management was very open and communicative regarding the over all company strategy and vision. Decisions seemed to have been made for good reason. The medical, dental, and vision care benefits were very good. Annual bonus plan was pretty fairly executed.

    Cons

    Office culture was off base in that while trying to treat everyone the same, management neglected the fact that different jobs required different resources (like a quiet workspace for example). Career development was low priority. There was very little sense of ownership for projects, no going the extra mile, just only doing what the customer asked and paid for and nothing more, even if it would add value to the process. People working on manufacturing and testing drug products didn't even take time to know what the drugs were meant to treat. Too many promises made by contract managers without verifying adequate resources to fulfill.


  2. Great Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at Lonza Biologics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Not a good place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Lonza Biologics full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice people, choose what you do

    Cons

    No compensation, no growth, nothing to learn


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  5. good place to work

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

    I have been working at Lonza Biologics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very pleasant people. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Confusing management structure. Office needs more space


  6. A company with great potential, now closed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Associate in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Associate in Hopkinton, MA

    I worked at Lonza Biologics full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people, in the beginning there was lots of opportunity for advancement. Great benefits; fantastic health and dental insurance, great 401K contribution program. Well run safety program. The new suites were fantastic until the contamination.

    Cons

    Old equipment repair was only a temporary fix. The equipment needed to be replaced but it was not in the budget. The new equipment was fantastic, but too many dead legs in the system lead to contamination.

    Advice to Management

    When you set up a suite listen to the employees on the floor. They want to do a good job and have contributions that will help the company in the future.


  7. Everyday at Lonza is a learning experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Supervisor in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Supervisor in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at Lonza Biologics (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Lonza has a decent benefits package.

    Cons

    Lonza Hopkinton is currently going through a site closure.

    Advice to Management

    The management team needs improvement.


  8. Lonza was Good working team and good learning experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FacilIty Technician III in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - FacilIty Technician III in Hopkinton, MA

    I worked at Lonza Biologics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lonza is a visionary worldwide company with strong Leadership,team working, that follows cGMP standards and FDA requirements strictly.

    Cons

    One of the disadvantages could be that the they want to do everything in big scale.


  9. Highly dynamic. Timeline is everything.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lonza Biologics

    Pros

    Lonza is a CMO with a high turnover of customer projects. It gives you high exposure to different manufacturing processes. It is a great place to learn.

    Cons

    The downside of the high turnover of customer projects is that you will have to work under tremendous time stress. In addition, there has been a lot of organizational changes in the recent years.


  10. Good place to start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. No Support

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

    I worked at Lonza Biologics full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits as well as some good people working at lower levels of the company.

    Cons

    No corporate support. Some people at high levels are only there because of the success of demand and sales of their product. At most other companies, these people would be seen for what they really are, which is incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Layoff management, not the people that do the work.



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