Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
37 Reviews
2.5
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  1.  

    good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good balance for work and home life

    Cons

    pharmacy stocking and other small things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Loved working at Mallinckrodt, but I was there in the days before Tyco acquired it. Very collegial environment, sharp people.

    Cons

    Senior management hadn't mastered its markets when I was there, made some questionable decisions around acquisitions and divestitures. I think the new Mallinckrodt may be much improved in this regard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the ongoing trend away from bulk and toward dosage products.

  3.  

    Chemical Operator

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    Current Employee - Chemical Operator
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The job oily s very rewarding and the people are friendly

    Cons

    Im learning something new everyday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is very important on every level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Spinning your wheels

    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well, the best reasons were you received a pension, you were compensated for Sunday work, you were able to work overtime, you were not afraid of being let go and the company respected their employees.

    Cons

    All the Pros listed above are gone. Yet our beloved CEO, Mark Trudeux increases his compensation and his bonus a second consecutive year while 35% of our workforce is being let go. The top employees are jumping ship. The writing is on the wall and this place will be lucky to be around in 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - they haven't listened to the employees for years.

  6.  

    Disorganized and No room for personal life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hobart, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hobart, NY

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Low cost health insurance

    Cons

    Make corporate policies hard to understand
    Managers play too many games and politics
    Too many schedule changes, makes it impossible to have a personal life or family
    Short-staffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, advocate for your employees, better training is needed (especially with all the changes taking place!)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Heirarchy in IT stifles agility.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Strong teams with in-depth expertise

    Cons

    Slow on decision-making, tight IT budgets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...

  8.  

    Company is slowly deteriorating

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hazelwood, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hazelwood, MO

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are wonderful. Unless, you work at Hazelwood with the higher ups. The environment is Very cut throat.

    Cons

    The company is downsizing and watching hard workers get walked out the door. The company is extremely top heavy. Personally, some of the guidance employees were given by upper management was unethical ( this is my opinion).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking ownership of the company you work for and acknowledge the people who actually do their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Unpleasant unorganized non professional work environment with racially unbalanced work practices.

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    Current Employee - Quality Technician II in Maryland Heights, MO
    Current Employee - Quality Technician II in Maryland Heights, MO

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Its a paycheck every 2 weeks

    Cons

    Sinking ship horrible place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has certain individuals who they seek out to tell on fellow co workers with the promise of advancement. Ethnic groups of any color have a hard time with promotions and fair pay. All around this company should be investigated under several accounts for discrimination false documentation practices and bullying employees. During my decade tenure I have watched this company tank in the last 3 years. Horrible place to work if they could fire you for blowing your nose to hard they would. I personally have had 4 different supervisors in the past 2 years . This boat is sinking and there pushing you of without a life jacket. Thanks mallinckrodt for nothing.

    Current employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The Mallinckrodt Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Long standing company with an established name.

    Cons

    Going through a change in company direction that does not fit the current makeup of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to change the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hamster wheel

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    Current Employee - Queue See Tech in Hobart, NY
    Current Employee - Queue See Tech in Hobart, NY

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location: rural, Catskill Mountains, small town. Of course, that's not ideal for everyone, but it works for me.

    Cons

    The entire company is going through a process where consultants come in and tell everyone how to be more efficient (read: seeing us through a period of layoffs). But if you're looking for a job here, don't give up hope; the company is working diligently to drive long-time employees to retire or seek jobs elsewhere, and they may end up losing too many good, knowledgeable people.

    The manager in my department is clueless when it comes to dealing with people or having the slightest idea about what actually happens in the department. The primary function seems to be to act as a sacrificial lamb in the event that a regulatory audit goes badly, because the term "manager" is obviously just an empty title in his case.

    Aside from boilerplate "we're moving forward, making good progress" commentary from site management, I haven't heard any optimism in a long time. Most people are just hoping to keep their jobs (or find new ones, and soon), and are too busy keeping their heads down to care about whether the company is making good business decisions (Questcor, anyone?) or if it's simply a matter of time before we're out of business or bought (yet again).

    Despite corporate's efforts to introduce a new culture, it comes at a time when the prevailing emotion is fear. Needless to say, that is not conducive to positive change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on identifying supervisors and managers who are actually good at their jobs. Put more effort into developing the skills of people you already have. When possible, promote from within rather than hiring mid- and upper-level people who don't know the organization and who couldn't care less if they move on to another job after 6 months.

    Reconsider the compensation structure. Don't expect to have (and retain) a technically adept QC team if you aren't willing to pay for it. If an entry level tech with a science degree can make as much or more on the manufacturing end, without having a degree, and without also being bogged down by the sense that there's no real chance of advancement in the department, why would they bother coming/staying?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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