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The United States Pharmacopeia Overview

Rockville, MD
1001 to 5000 employees
1820
Nonprofit Organization
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
A healthier world needs a strong foundation – one that establishes quality, sets the bar for scientific rigor and technological progress, and epitomizes collaboration between industry, nonprofits, government, and academia.

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Mission: USP's mission is to improve global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods.

The United States Pharmacopeia – Why Work For Us?


A healthier world needs a strong foundation – one that establishes quality, sets the bar for scientific rigor and technological progress, and epitomizes collaboration between industry, nonprofits, government, and academia.

At USP everything we do is in service of our mission to help protect and improve the health of people around the world. From the standards we create to the partnerships we foster, we continually work to build and reinforce a foundation that draws us closer to a world where everyone can be confident of quality in health and healthcare.

Our Mission

To improve global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods.

Our Vision

USP envisions a world in which all have access to high quality, safe, and beneficial medicines and foods. USP approaches this vision with a sense of urgency and purpose, strengthened by its cadre of dedicated expert volunteers, members, and staff, and by working collaboratively with key stakeholders across the globe.

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USP commits itself to finding and nurturing talented, promising, energetic employees who share our passion for improving global health.
 
Our diverse workforce collaborates across  five international locations to provide standards and programs that help to improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods—all in an environment that fosters creativity and the free exchange of ideas.
 
We share expertise in chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, medicine, global health outreach, government affairs, quality assurance, supply chain management, information technology, communications, human resources, and more.  
 
As a not-for-profit independent organization, we may offer employees limitless opportunities to interact globally with scientific experts, industry partners, government institutions, academia, and health-focused organizations. 
 
Our organizational culture, shaped by  CEO Ronald Piervincenzi and the  USP Board of Trustees focuses upon employee empowerment, career development, open and engaged communication across all disciplines , and organizational transparency.
 
Ours is also a culture that acknowledges a job well done, celebrates milestones, and contributes to the communities in which we operate through our employees’ many charitable endeavors and social activities.

Our Core Values

USP employees, volunteers, and representatives work to promote our Core Values in all we do.  These values guide our decision making and interactions with internal and external partners:

  • Fostering Stewardship
  • Acting Courageously
  • Passion for Quality
  • Commitment to Others


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    I have been working at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time

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    Opportunities for learning and growth
    Company invests in their employees
    Global exposure
    Brand name

    Cons

    Only well known in Pharma/biotech sector.
    Remote location in Hyderabad

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop leadership skills

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The United States Pharmacopeia Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia (Rockville, MD).

    Interview

    Phone interview with hiring manager - easy, go over resume and professional background
    On site interviews with hiring manager and 2 others from the team; case presentation - All pretty easy and straightforward
    Everyone was very cordial and helpful ; what made my opinion change from a positive one to a thumbs down was that I did not hear from them for over a month after the interview and then got an email telling me that I had not been selected for (drum roll) a position other than the one i had applied and interviewed for. I replied and pointed this out, and am yet to receive a response.

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    • process mapping related questions; standard questions around where you see yourself in 5 years, what would your colleagues say about you, what was your professional relationships with manager/direct reports like.   Answer Question
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