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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.

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  • The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is dramatic and still unfolding. Many organizations have shifted operations, events and more to a virtual format. Here are some tips for those who are working from home. Afterwards, click here to see how USP is supporting the public health response to COVID-19: https://bit.ly/2Je7U61.

  • Women make up half of the scientists at the US Pharmacopeia site in Brazil. Having the best minds working in science at USP means better quality standards for medicines, and that helps improve and protect the health of patients. Click here to explore USP careers: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMsHI.

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The United States Pharmacopeia – Why Work With 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


USP Staff Responses to survey question “What do you like best about working at USP?”

The United States Pharmacopeia Reviews

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    I worked at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time (More than 10 years)

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    It promote good information about health for the consumer.

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The United States Pharmacopeia Photos

The United States Pharmacopeia photo of: Voting opens for the pumpkin carving contest (part of the USP 2019 Fall Festival). Teams stepped-up their game this year!
The United States Pharmacopeia photo of: Another picture is added to the collage of employees, friends and families. This lengthy stretch of corridor has been spontaneously growing its photo library for over a year.
The United States Pharmacopeia photo of: Today USP Rockville staff celebrated the contribution of every USP scientist, technical expert, volunteer and professional staff member to the value in USP quality standards.
The United States Pharmacopeia photo of: USP families meet-up on a Saturday in early June at USP’s 1st Annual Family 5K to raise money and awareness for the Frederick Community Action Agency. More about FCAA http://bit.ly/2WCxue8.
The United States Pharmacopeia photo of: USP teams, family and friends gather at the start-line for the 1st Annual Family 5k in Frederick, MD.
The United States Pharmacopeia photo of: Congratulations to Darrell and Steve for advancing through the (Frederick) regional stage of the 2019 USP Corn-u-copeia tournament! Good luck in the next round!
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The United States Pharmacopeia Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia (Rockville, MD) in November 2019.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter for a phone screening after I applied online. After the phone screening, I was invited to an in person interview. I was supposed to meet with two department managers and the director. However, one manager didn't show up due to an emergency. There was no mention of a later interview with this person which was suspicious. I was also told a temp was filling the role currently. I believe the role was already filled and the organization wasted my time bringing me in when they had an internal candidate in mind.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how you would organize a meeting?   1 Answer
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