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McNeil Consumer Healthcare Reviews in Fort Washington, PA

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
39 Reviews

2.8
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  1.  

    principal scientist on chemistry

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    Current Employee - Principal Scientist  in  Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Fort Washington, PA

    Pros

    large company, provides pension, good name recognition.

    Cons

    small fish in a large pond

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make everyone accountable to their duties

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This company is horrible to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QC Scientist I  in  Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - QC Scientist I in Fort Washington, PA

    Pros

    There aren't any pros for this company.

    Cons

    It's unorganized, they do not promote easily. The communication does not exist between departments/employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Outstanding company, very family friendly and focused on their employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Fort Washington, PA

    Pros

    They have family friendly events, such as museum tours. McNeil in Ft.Washington, PA encourages employees to work out on their lunch break. They are very consumer focused. I worked with sales and marketing quite a bit to develop a capacity analysis for disaster scenarios. This was one of my favorite projects as it combined my engineering degree with my MBA and MEM degrees. I was just a summer intern, but loved working for them.

    Cons

    The real disadvantage was that I only had 3 months at McNeil as I returned to Northwestern to finish my MBA program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the MBA summer intern program. It was a wonderful experience for me.

    Perhaps coordinate housing for interns, as this was my only negative experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    "YOU WON'T GO GRAY AT J&J"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director  in  Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Fort Washington, PA

    Pros

    They are family oriented. Fast-past highly demanding inclusive culture.

    Cons

    Once you become 40, beware. During a recent "downsizing" 80% of those let go were over the age of 40. Coincidence? I think not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Consent Decree can be stressful for the emloyees.

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    Current Employee - Validation Analyst  in  Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Validation Analyst in Fort Washington, PA

    Pros

    The company puts in a lot of effort to train the employees.
    The Company Credo "One Dream One Team", says a lot.
    Employees work hand in hand to reach a goal as a team.

    Cons

    Very aggressive deadlines, sometimes hard to achieve, as the approvals are dependent on Quality Team (CSV QA) and due to the consent decree there is one more layer added, which makes the approval process slower.
    A lot of times aggressive deadlines create a very stressful working environment which is a hindrance to produce good results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See a bigger picture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    J&J not what it used to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Washington, PA

    Pros

    Extrememly bright and talented people

    Cons

    Still reeling from consent decree
    Very political- top management focused on short term results and positioning for power
    Cost is driving most decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to learn & build your career, but then maybe move on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, PA

    Pros

    McNeil is fast-paced, engaging, and full of some incredibly smart people. The overall company culture is very family-like and really feels like a small team, especially when it comes to cross-functional interactions. If one is looking to build general management knowledge, this is a great place to do it.

    Cons

    McNeil and J&J as a whole tends to get very enticed by bringing in new people from "the outside", even though they have incredible internal talent. This leads to a lot of strong, well-versed people leaving to be promoted elsewhere, while less than stellar people assume middle-management roles. Senior management is also very "in the details" due to the current consent decree environment, which can be stifling, unnerving & frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide autonomy to your people and trust them to do a good job.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place but work is busy.

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Washington, PA

    Pros

    there are good people working here and good environment

    Cons

    there is so much to do--work is busy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Age is doomed

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    Former Employee - Chemist  in  Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Chemist in Fort Washington, PA

    Pros

    It paid well. It is a job.

    Cons

    My contract ended because, as it was out,"You are an old car, we want a younger car.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are already in deep trouble, they are under consent decree, because they got rid of long time employees. The place is run by unexperience people. m All this to save money.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Intern in GFO at McNeil

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    Current Employee - GFO Intern  in  Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - GFO Intern in Fort Washington, PA

    Pros

    Awesome work environment
    Learned a lot
    treated as member of team rather than intern
    had many responsibilities
    awesome experience working in global environment

    Cons

    weird hours due to Global atmosphere
    lots of stress due to lots of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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