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The United States Pharmacopeia Overview

www.usp.org
Rockville, MD
1001 to 5000 employees
1820
Nonprofit Organization
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

The United States Pharmacopeia – Why Work For Us?


The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

Since its founding in 1820, USP has helped secure the quality of the American drug supply. Building on that legacy, USP today works with scientists, practitioners, and regulators of many nations to develop and revise standards that help protect public health worldwide.

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

The United States Pharmacopeia Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Rockville, MD
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    I have been working at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefit package is great, but every year we pay a little more for a little less.

    Cons

    Decisions made by upper management aren't being fully vetted bevore they're put out to the market. We don't have the resources to support the vertical growth rate.

    Middle management isn't doing a very good job communicating both to their staff and upper management, leaving a gaping hole in expectations, and creating chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Take the employee survey responses to heart.

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The United States Pharmacopeia Interviews

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    Application

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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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