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AMRI Albany Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • You work with great people who care about you (in 9 reviews)

  • Good people in the plant and labs (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • They own your soul, no work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • long hours are expected, but not very many people aren't salaried (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "QA incomming"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Chemist in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - QC Chemist in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Team Work great time management

    Cons

    Need better management work harder

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to keep employees


  2. "Buyer Beware"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    Some people are friendly and very bright
    Discount on wireless phones?
    Very interesting work being done
    Hard to say too many more...

    Cons

    Where to begin.... very misleading from interview to job. Culture is very blame oriented and siloed. People don't want to make decisions because it becomes their fault.
    No support from upper management.
    Blames Regeneron for taking all their people but changes nothing about engagement or retention.
    No feedback given on performance until it's decided they don't like you anymore and it's too late to change.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees. You are nothing without them.

  3. "AMRI Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative and transparent
    Culture of Inquiry - looking to improve continually
    Results based organization - endless opportunities

    Cons

    Work flexibility to perform responsibilities (this is improving)
    Growth through acquisition - pace and ability to shift focus quickly might not be for all, but exciting


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity lost"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Project Engineer in Rensselaer, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Project Engineer in Rensselaer, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good people lots of potential

    Cons

    management taking short view on capital investments


  5. "Great People, Great Career Growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at AMRI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have worked at AMRI almost nine years and one of the primary reasons for my tenure is the great people that I work with everyday. There are a lot of people who work there who really do care and try their best day in and day out. I give credit to those that I worked for who continuously pushed me and considered me for career advancement. They recognize the hard work that is put in everyday.

    Cons

    Would like to see more employee engagement activities. Employees really appreciate this. They have increased the number of activities over the last year but can always do more.


  6. "Great Place to Work - Dedicated People - Working Hard - Growing Fast"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead/Manager in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Team Lead/Manager in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mgmt and employees all work hard --no secrets why company is growing again--
    doing well. You get to take on more responsibility, learn a lot all the time, change hats, and do more. Everyone gets opportunities to learn on-the-job.

    Cons

    Ever have that feeling you just can't keep up with the work and it keeps coming? Everyone sometimes has that feeling at AMRI. It's a high growth, growing company. To succeed--must work smarter, faster. To exist--must work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Remember "the best laid plans" never fail ---until those plans come into direct contact with the realities of the business. Be sure plans are based in our reality.


  7. "Senior Research Scientist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work with very smart people who love what they do for a living. The executive team has been very clear on the plan to grow the company

    Cons

    They need more people Teams are stretched as they all have staffing needs to keep up with the customer demand.

    Advice to Management

    Make it clear to the teams that there is a sizable hiring plan

  8. "Great Opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Leader in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Leader in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast Growing Company
    Small enough company that you are a name not a number
    People care about your career path

    Cons

    Technology updates needed
    Headquartered in a great small city but not desirable to big city folks


  9. "Great people, rewarding if you are willing to work hard."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemst in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Chemst in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, good camaraderie, pay is pretty good, can do better, but atmosphere makes up for it, good benefits company has not put in high deductible health plans and has kept $25 co pays, tries to make things fun with activities like Ice cream days and other gatherings.

    Cons

    You'll work hard. Very busy with customer work. I think the administration people are busy too. There was some uncertainty about being bought, but the management team has kept us informed and my friends are confident that we are going to keep growing with the new private equity owners . They have a very good reputation

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep employees informed about the buyout. Keep buying new equipment to keep our labs current so that we continue to service customers well.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Complete disgrace of a company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sampler in Rensselaer, NY
    Former Employee - Sampler in Rensselaer, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMRI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most people are good hard workin folks

    Cons

    man o man, where do I even begin. Most of the other reviews have touched upon the main issue. Horrible pay and treatment of the employees with a toxic company culture that leaves the vets headed for the exits in droves. Regeneron is pretty much bending AMRI over and pounding away. Pay is a joke, Training for new hire is a joke, work/life balance is a joke and grounds maintenance is a joke. I worked in an area that was supposed to be sterile because we would conduct sampling on ingredients that were going to be used in live production. The floor was chipping away and the "sterile" room was filthy. Told management about it many times and their response was we cant stop production because of this chipping, QA looked at it and gave us the green light". If i was any company that did business with AMRI i would pull away now before their reputation goes down the tubes because of something AMRI did.

    Advice to Management

    its time to abandon ship


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