Perrigo

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Perrigo Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
77 Reviews
3.5
77 Reviews
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Perrigo Chairman, President, and CEO Joseph C. Papa
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54 Ratings

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 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Location is remote and work-life balance is a struggle (in 3 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    sucks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Packaging Specialist in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Packaging Specialist in Holland, MI

    I worked at Perrigo full-time (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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good at the corporate level, challenging at the local level

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time (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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dead end

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Management
    Current Employee - Product Management

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time (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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible people, horriblemanagement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tablet Specialist in Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - Tablet Specialist in Allegan, MI

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time (less than an 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.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's challenging (in a good way)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Trainer in Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - Master Trainer in Allegan, MI

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best career decision I ever made was to pursue a job a Perrigo

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Continuing education and advancement opportunities. Great work/life balance. Family friendly. Increasingly diverse cultural and varied geographic employee population. Very friendly people. Commitment to growth. Very stable with high population of long term employees.

    Cons

    Rapid growth is bringing a lot of change. If you find change difficult to manage you may be frustrated. If you see change as an exciting opportunity to learn and grow this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please remember the great work/life balance you have consistently provided has kept a lot of talented people here. Please continue to invest in your people and in new technology to help streamline processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    LOVE my job, the company, my coworkers and the HQ

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Project Manager in Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Project Manager in Allegan, MI

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

    Pros

    efficient (no more hour-long weekly recurring meetings full of blather; biweekly half-hour meetings will get cancelled if the project manager has determined there is no new news!), flat (only a few managers between you and the CEO; fewer conflicting interests to attempt pleasing), profit-driven AND employee-centered (HQ just built a small 24/7 gym free for all employees to keep us healthy and improve the bottom line), egalitarian (all employees get a holiday gift and are eligible for bonuses when the company profits), managed with integrity and focus (managers deflect politics like super-ninjas, so you can do your awesome work!), hometown values with global reach (very respectful of family-time, but provides current technology to allow/encourage productivity everywhere), provides the best tech to minimize the psychic pain of administrative necessities like training and performance reviews, coworkers are kind without being nosy and professional without being political, compensation is competative with the biggest pharma in the US, you will work and learn a LOT

    Cons

    it would be easier to snowmobile here in the winter, in the spirit of lower overhead there is no cafeteria, but since it is a small town there are very few restaurants to choose from for dining out (lunch), you want to get in at a high level of employment (flat = not lots of opportunities for vanity promotions), better be ready; the workload is no joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep protecting us from ugly politics and we'll keep working like crazy robots

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Perrigo is a growing company that has and continues to be employee friendly.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perrigo

    Pros

    Pros: co-workers, location, fair pay, growing. This forces a minimum of twenty words so this is filler. I could go on and on about how satisfied I am.

    Cons

    Diversity of products brings concern about maintaining the size and being the best at growing all segments.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Allegan, MI

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

    Pros

    Perrigo supports employee development and growth. They offer great training opportunities (internal and external) and encourage employees to broaden their skill set. Perrigo is focused on Quality and works hard to ensure customer satisfaction. They have great benefits, compensation and facilities. In a recent expansion they built a fitness center for employees to use 27/7. They offer free classes, such as Yoga, Zumba, cross-training, etc., and encourage employees to live a healthy lifestyle. This is a great company to work for!

    Cons

    The biggest con would be the location. Most employees commute from Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo. My drive to work is approximately 50 minutes one way. There are some jobs here that allow for employees to work from home. This flexibility works well for people that have a long commute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Perrigo is a employee friendly place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Oppertuity to do many differnt jobs and move around if you choose.

    Cons

    The drive from home to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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