Lonza
3.4 of 5 29 reviews
www.lonza.com Basel, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

Lonza Reviews

Updated Mar 24, 2014
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3.4 29 reviews

                             

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Rolf Soiron

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Professional, long-term commitment to internal and external customers in all the best ways.

    Sales Specialist (Current Employee)
    Cleveland, TN

    ProsCompany values of safety, company profits through customer service, listening to the clients/customers' concerns, really listening, and molding the products and services based on what is gleaned from their input makes LONZA up there with the best of them. Great leadership because of communication, transparency.

    ConsI have to think very hard to come up with any cons, as I come here from 17 years in another profession (which I shall not mention), that gives me such an amazing sense of appreciation for the professionalism, courtesy, growth, change, opportunity for learning, great training, support and resources available to us. A challenge my be the half hour lunch; I would really appreciate having the flexibility to take an hour lunch if I needed to, and it not be an issue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more flexibility in the day to day work schedule, like more time at lunch for us to run errands while we are in town. We could spend the same amount of net time at work. The culture and benefits at the office are great, but a little tweaking on that one aspect would be amazing.

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

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits. nice people. strong mission

    Consmanagement structure is confusing. office needs to be bigger

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work - Integration with Arch Chemicals is taking a toll on Employees

    Regulatory Compliance Assistant (Former Employee)
    Allendale, NJ

    Pros- Smart and engaged people
    - Functional teams and cross-team communication
    - Interesting projects and a high level of collaboration across teams

    Cons- Mismanaged integration with Arch Chemicals after the acquisition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Austere, too many managers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent insurance, if you have money left over to see your physician.
    It's also a great place to lay low, and collect a paycheck. If your into that sort of thing.

    ConsIf you work at the bench, the pay is 33% below the average for the area(March 2013 Bureau of Labor Statistics news release) . In fact, every person I work along side at the Alpharetta facility has a gripe about their wage. Rightfully so. The average salary for the company is in excess of $80k (2012 annual report), but no one who isn't an engineer, or a PhD makes more than the low $40's.
    Getting a raise is very difficult. You have to threaten to leave. Even then they promise an increase, give you half up-front, then miss the deadline for the rest of the increase. You'll get a vapid response like: the budget is really tight right now, so.... Meanwhile, they've spent your due on travel to and from Switzerland.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA performance based incentive plan would be a start. A competitive wage for lower level employees.

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

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    Decent experience as Manufacturing Engineering Intern

    Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
    Portsmouth, NH

    ProsIt is a very relaxed environment and people are incredibly helpful in assisting you. I was not afraid to ask questions or inquire about my performance

    ConsWas not challenged a lot for the time that I was there. I wasn't given a lot of interesting projects or assignments

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to incorporate interns into team projects or find a way to bring together all the interns at a site.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company needs to develop technical talent

    Engineer I (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, including tuition reimbursement and bonus incentive plan. Plenty of opportunities for training.

    ConsCompany does not seem to be good at developing technical talent. Most movement has been on the/to the business side of things. Not what I'm interested in right now.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide a technical progression structure.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience was very pleasant. I work with a great R&D team in which I worked well with.

    R&D Chemist (Former Employee)
    Allendale, NJ

    ProsLonza is full of friendly people that are make the work place environment very inviting and enjoyable. The benefits package is really good

    ConsConstantly changing upper management, and no true longterm vision. Has a "shoot, ready, aim" mentality, meaning the leaders truly don't know what it takes to be a successful chemical company

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your workers and spend more time developing your project goals.

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

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    Good Experience and interesting work environment.

    Manufacturing Associate (Current Employee)
    Portsmouth, NH

    Pros-Great benefits
    -Great bonuses
    -Good/cheap company food

    Cons-Takes a long time to get promoted (based on tenure, not only performance)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Life at Lonza

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAwesome place to work, very exciting and cutting edge.

    ConsConstant re-orgs and unclear direction

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to customers

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    Great company but now under new management

    Sales Specialist (Former Employee)

    ProsLonza treats their sales reps very well. Great benefits especially when it comes to transportation. Great middle managers but changes with upper management might change cause departments to get shifted or eliminated.

    ConsA lot of reorganization going on right now. People and departments are getting shifted around or let go.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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