Norwich Pharmaceuticals

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Norwich Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated May 19, 2014
Updated May 19, 2014
7 Reviews

2.6
7 Reviews
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Douglas L. Drysdale
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  1.  

    Good for entry level

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norwich, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwich, NY

    Pros

    Exposed to different instruments & methods in daily testing

    Cons

    Steady work environment, Same testing over and over

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a great employer!

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    Former Employee - Pdts Research Associate  in  Norwich, NY
    Former Employee - Pdts Research Associate in Norwich, NY

    Pros

    Area is nice and quiet.

    Cons

    Management is terrible in the laboratories! Too many obstacles to get anything done and management has the attitude of just do it!! Expect to work 50+ hours a work in the laboratory, include many weekends and watch your salary become equal to Walmart!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help the employees rather than tie their hands.

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

    Not a very inspiring or honest company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Not Quite Sure  in  Norwich, NY
    Former Employee - Not Quite Sure in Norwich, NY

    Pros

    Great company for hunters. That seems to be the only topic of conversation. No one speaks of industry news, advance technologies or anything of social or political value unless of course, it's hunting.

    Cons

    Norwich Pharma is a contract manufacturer. It projects an exemplary image for its customers (as it should), but behind the scenes, it is wrought with turmoil, mismanagement and inexperience. Training for employees is sub-par at best. I read one contributor's reply; "Good environment for long term job with good people”. I have to admit, I did meet some good people among the rank and file, but there is a segment of legacy employees that will talk very loudly to disguise the fact that they don't actually do anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First of all, stop dropping the f-bomb at meetings and berating your managers and directors. Such behavior is so inappropriate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Head for the Hills

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemist  in  Norwich, NY
    Former Employee - Chemist in Norwich, NY

    Pros

    This company gets two stars simply because most of the people who you work with are wonderful. I made a lot of great friends at this company. Also, they are fairly generous with paid time off.

    Cons

    Here are some of the things you should expect as a salaried employee with this company: below average pay, extremely high pressure, expectation to work 50+ hour weeks, expectation to work holidays, stress levels through the roof and no overtime pay. And that's just the beginning. If you get on the wrong side of particular managers, you probably won't be keeping your job for very long. They will find some reason to get rid of you.

    Also don't expect to be rewarded for those 45-50 hour weeks you put in time after time. The attitude of management is "well, you could have done more". They will always find some reason why you should not get a decent raise or a promotion. Bottom line is that the compensation and what you get back from this company as an employee do not match up with what is expected of you. You will work extremely hard to be constantly put down. There is no incentive to be an exceptional employee.

    This company has extremely high turnover of employees and with good reason. People come in, work for 1-2 years to gain some experience and move on to better opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to stop protecting certain employees who constantly underperform and start rewarding exceptional employees. Stop protecting choice employees who consistently make mistakes and generate re work. It sends the message to all employees that underperforming is acceptable. If you actually reward people who deserve it, it gives people a reason to work hard. It's not normal for a company to have 10+ employees quit in ONE department in ONE year. That should be a big red flag to management that they are doing something very very wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good environment for long term job with good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Control Manager  in  Norwich, NY
    Current Employee - Quality Control Manager in Norwich, NY

    Pros

    Good environment for long term job with good people

    Cons

    Keep same salary standard as other means pay good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Need to get better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norwich, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwich, NY

    Pros

    The pay is good, vacation time is generous.

    Cons

    No room for professional growth, do not develop people for promotions, high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement management systems

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    NCS offers services for Clinical Operations, CDM, Pharmacovigilance, Bio Statistics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Monitoring  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Clinical Monitoring in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    NCS conducts Phase trials, Epidemiological studies, Proof of concept studies in various therapeutic areas. Employees of NCS train and guide students in Clinical Research

    Cons

    No downsides to mention about NCS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No suggestions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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