West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp
2.3 of 5 7 reviews
www.west-ward.com Eatontown, NJ 150 to 499 Employees

West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp Reviews

Updated May 22, 2014

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Michael Raya

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    OK benefits but not so good salary.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Cherry Hill, NJ

    ProsAs an employee you don't have to pay for healthcare (dental included), 401K is matched and life insurance is also covered.

    ConsThe pay is not a competitive one for professional employees. If you have a degree and don't work in production you won't be making any money. Base salary is between $42,000 to $45,000 a year for a lab position. Also there are no opportunities to grow professionally. HR is no good, when it comes to benefit knowledge they know nothing, and also if you have a problem with other employees is very hard to get them involved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to the worker bees, they are the ones doing their job and they know the process. Forget about saving money and listen to their claims. Also increase salaries and keep good talent in your company. When a person does a great job this person is no rewarded but when there is a bad employee this person gets rewarded by staying and keep doing what they do. Good employees get tired of this and often fall to be their best.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hell. No really it was

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Cherry Hill, NJ

    ProsHonestly, the only pro of working here was the healthcare benefits. We didn't have to pay for them and it was a decent deductible. Lots of experience gained. It was good to gain the experience and take it elsewhere.

    ConsBiggest challenge was finding the motivation to come to work everyday, knowing you would be worked like a indentured servant. Lots of cattiness across and within the departments. Promotions aren't given unless someone gets fired or leaves. Raises are like $.25 when you do get promoted. Probably the lowest paying salary within the tri state area for a pharma company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your workers and show them appreciation. Promotions within 2-3 years would be nice

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Desperate last minute effort to get a warning letter closeout from the FDA

    Validation Specialist (Current Employee)
    Eatontown, NJ

    ProsBenefits are good no contribution to medical insurance, decent 401k plan.

    ConsSalaries are low. The company is in trouble with the FDA. The changes being made are too little too late.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the high paid consultants. New managers are coming in from consulting and hiring the people they formerly worked with and for in consulting.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Skating on this regulatory ice while grabbing as much money as possible

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe long term employees are really great. Many of these folks have avoided the frequent carnage of working for WW

    ConsThis company will shut down a department, fire the employees and move on with picking up the problems caused by this type of draconian measure as they don't have much of a soul or brain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe parent company, Hikma, is managed by some serious knuckleheads, separate from the parent if at all possible.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Steer DDDo"D

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Cherry Hill, NJ

    ProsThere is a twenty word minimum for this field, so all I can say that is good are the benefits.

    ConsThere is a shortage of help in many of the departments. So, people are stretched thin, and they just pile more work on you. Expectations are unrealistic, and the management is too busy to really care about work conditions. There are underhanded, back-stabbing individuals in several departments that go out of their way to undermine you, while smiling in your face and pretending to be your friend. They are getting rid of older workers that have been there a long time by asking them to take this retirement package or move to another department or else, and you have to make the decision on the spot. Upper management is more concerned with getting product out the door, and not worried about the conditions the additional stress of the increased workload is causing. Overall morale is low throughout the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEven though managers are overworked too, realize there is stress from the unrealistic expectations from your workers and someone have the courage to say, "we need to slow down sometimes" to the ever increasing demand for getting product out the door.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Open minds, open doors

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
    Eatontown, NJ

    ProsGood mix of old blood and new blood. I work between a woman who has been here for twenty years, and a man who was hired a month ago. Excellent balance of respect for systems, people, and processes currently in place, and desire to improve those systems and processes.
    Prove your value to the company, and you will move up (if that's what you want). Some departments very big on encouraging growth and internal promotions.
    Great mentorship opportunities with bright people who have experience in the industry.

    ConsOccasional long hours and overtime.
    Orgainzational change occurs fairly rapidly, which in some cases can be negative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRegular communications with workers regarding the "big picture" is lacking. Things move very quickly, and employees sometimes feel in the dark when changes happen and they aren't notified.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good firm going thru changes

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are lots a godd manufacturing jobs there

    ConsGrowing pains are causing stress

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore town hall type meetings would help.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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