Perrigo Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
72 Reviews
3.4
72 Reviews
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Perrigo Chairman, President, and CEO Joseph C. Papa
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Always looking to further embrace the work-life balance (though it can be a slow process of adaption in some areas) (in 9 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, opportunities to grow, the culture at the Allegan location is great (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Location in small town of Allegan (in 3 reviews)

  • Most employees commute from Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Support Specialist

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    Former Employee - Senior Support Specialist  in  Gordonsville, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Gordonsville, VA

    I worked at Perrigo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay. Good insurance. Would be a great job if you do not have young children.

    Cons

    Rude people. They make your job harder than it should be. Their attendance policy needs improvement! I had a high risk pregnancy and missed time from work due to emergency appointments or appointments scheduled in advance, and was threatened to be fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some availability for advancement. They favor people, and advance people who have little to no education.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    What to expect at Perrigo- Lower Manufacturing positions or College Grad looking to start Career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perrigo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay and excellent benefits for factory positions that do not require secondary education or a college degree and you can work your way up to lower leadership levels with bigger buck in due time with good work ethic. The coworkers were great for the most part, some "groups" could be catty/gossipy think high school cliques.

    Cons

    For factory positions unless you are buddy-buddy with someone in HR you HAVE to work as a temp through Manpower to get hired in and that can take a year or a couple of months if you are lucky. And you may start out on 1st shift day's while you are on Manpower, but do not expect to stay there. You have to switch to Nights or Evening 2nd shift to get hired in. If you want day shift that is going to take about 3-10 years maybe more depending on employee supply and demand. If you have a degree and NO Manufacturing/Factory experience expect to put a couple of years in before they hire you for those professional positions. You will start out going through Manpower working with the other Joe's on the line, you have to show them that you will stay "at least a year" and then you need to rub shoulder's with the supervisor's and management. I just couldn't stick it out anymore when the switch came to 12 hr. graveyard shift. I was the walking dead. If you put your time in and avoid the "busybody's" it's a great company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There was some very obvious favoritism going on with employees, but that is the only negative thing I can say. Professionally they did well to address needs of business and needs of employees even though some employees needs were met more than others

  3.  

    Average

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    Current Employee - Quality Lab Technician II  in  Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Lab Technician II in Allegan, MI

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    quarterly bonuses, clear objectives for analysts

    Cons

    limited advancement, not a lot of flexibility given to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more flexibility to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall Perrigo I a great company to work for..... However certain areas are under different policies and micromanaged!!

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist  in  Gordonsville, VA
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Gordonsville, VA

    I worked at Perrigo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Pay, Great benefits, Good company, The company shows appreciation to its employees

    Cons

    Worked in a department that had completely different policies than the company. It is micromanaged and managed extremely unfair and favoritism is shown. Policies are not followed for certain people and it is very unfair. People are promoted and/or hired not based on their performance and based on whether the manager likes you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at the way some of the departments are being managed and you will see it is very unfair and rules are bent for certain people. One particular department is very poorly managed and needs to be changed to follow the company/corporate policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not looking good

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    Current Employee - QA Technician  in  Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - QA Technician in Allegan, MI

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay is good and benifits

    Cons

    Some Supervisors on the production floor act as if they are running a small country and they are the dictator and disregard HR polices. They are contradictive, rude, and treat employees disrespectfully. HR department does nothing about this, even after many employees complain about the harassment. HR’s structure for internal job opportunities and advancements are told to be based on seniority along with experience at times but that is deceiving; they actually do what they want and play the favoritism game, give advancements and raises to people that suck-up instead of the people that work hard and have more experience for the role. During your yearly review they like to attack your individuality and try to change who you are. I mind my own business and stay out of trouble but yet they look for ways to put you down on your review if you’re not one of those people that suck up to management. Last I looked it’s against the law to discriminate you for who are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company could be a better place to work for as soon as HR steps up and creates a better policy for equal rights out on the production floor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    sucks

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    Former Employee - Packaging Specialist  in  Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Packaging Specialist in Holland, MI

    I worked at Perrigo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    none worse place to work

    Cons

    everything sucks, bad people from top to bottom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good at the corporate level, challenging at the local level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A new company with new people and good infrastructure. Being a global company its global policies are excellent.

    Cons

    Being a new company, the plan for the next few years are weak. should have patience to see where it goes. Also the site is small and can expect no further addition to its infrastructre which means that stagnation can develop faster here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve local policies and impelment them with the spirit that it desreves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dead end

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    Current Employee - Product Management
    Current Employee - Product Management

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good starting pay (but don't expect any material increases later on) and good work-life balance.
    It is the perfect place to be if you like to work at company which likes its employees on "auto-pilot" and prefers them no to think too much or be creative.

    Cons

    It is the "Wal-Mart" of the pharma world.. make the cheapest generics and store brand stuff available.. Because everthing needs to be cheap, everything the company does both in and out is cheap.
    Expect little investment in you unless it is 100% directly and immediately applies to what your are doing. The management mindset is "why would i invest in my employees today if they will leave tomorrow"
    Dead end, most offices are located in small towns in the mid-west and the south. There are usually nothing else around so the company takes advantage of that knowing people will have few other opportunities. In order to move up someone else needs to quit/leave/die.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees and look what happens to other business who are trying to be "cheap" - they are stagnant or in decline. (JCP, Wal-Mart...)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible people, horriblemanagement

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    Current Employee - Tablet Specialist  in  Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - Tablet Specialist in Allegan, MI

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None, If I could give this a zero star I would.

    Cons

    High school all over again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop firing people just because full time employees don't like them.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's challenging (in a good way)

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    Current Employee - Master Trainer  in  Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - Master Trainer in Allegan, MI

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have lots of great programs to help you out. They provide classes throughout the company to help improve yourself along with a tuition reimbursement plan to help you go back to school. They also have great insurance and a 401k plan. Your job will never be boring since there is always something new happening or some new over the counter medicine about to come out.

    Cons

    Occasionally it feels like when you have a new idea and someone else already has a plan they aren't willing to listen to your new, possibly better, idea. Now that's not everyone, but you're going to run in to this happening at pretty much any place you go to work that is a larger company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Supervisors that have actual experience with a pharmecutical company would be preferred.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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