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AMRI Reviews

Updated May 23, 2018
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  • Too busy; less work-life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Low pay and occasional frozen raise (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Incredible Turnaround"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    Incredible investments in the site and new management who are driven to see the site and the company succeed. Great workforce who always try to figure out how to do the right thing. Longtime clients are shocked at the turnaround in the site's culture and output. Senior leadership recognizing needs for operational excellence and putting resources towards making AMIR a high-functioning business.

    Cons

    Can be long work hours and difficult to fit in all the work being requested. Services not well-integrated with other AMRI sites, but this is being addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in great people and promote a highly ethical and positive work culture.


  2. "Layabout culture in manufacturing"

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    Current Employee - Plant Technician in Rensselaer, NY
    Current Employee - Plant Technician in Rensselaer, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working out in the plants is pretty easy, there's a lot of down time and so long as you get your work done supervisors are pretty chill with you taking long breaks and extended lunches. Plenty of overtime if you want it, as most shifts have openings and the plant runs almost 24/7

    Cons

    Union environment has lead to a lot of workers feeling entitled and lazy, a lot of the older entrenched workers won't pull their weight, so expect to be working uphill to get things done if you supervisor isn't on the ball about keeping people in line.

  3. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    Great group and environment

    Cons

    nothing to mention about cons


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Would not recommend"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    The actual work is interesting, research and development for pharma industry.
    Benefits are competitive, no waiting period for eligibility
    Is slowly updating IT systems to meet the times.
    Mostly good people looking to deliver a quality product

    Cons

    The culture is the very disappointing. Very blame oriented instead of solution oriented. One wrong move and your head is on the chopping block. Everyone is very tense all the time because they are uncertain about their job security.
    Communication is poor, both within sites and across sites. I couldn’t tell you anything our other sites are doing or working on nor have I been afforded the opportunity.
    No career development opportunity. Not much value placed on movement. They just want you to do the job you are hired to do. Not much room for advancement, even as you gain experience.
    Company seems to be struggling financially. They were recently purchased by a private equity firm and are unable to make the investments needed to sustain an organization that needs a lot of TLC.

    Advice to Management

    There will be ups and downs with any organization, but honest, timely communication goes a long way.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Seems to be more bad than good lately."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fascinating science and processes. Lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Poor time-line management/ project planning. Corporate is either unable or unwilling to pay employees what they are worth.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and the patients we help above profit margins. Don't penalize the entire company for poor financial decisions made at the top management level.


  6. "Senior Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Decent coworkers
    Safety a priority

    Cons

    Unstable at times
    Pay/Bonuses below average
    No pension


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Visual Inspector/Warehouse Worker in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Visual Inspector/Warehouse Worker in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AMRI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Short commute. That's it.

    Cons

    Run down old outdated building. Grumpy co-workers and supervisors. Inadequate verifying of GMP/GLP documents, low man on the totem pole gets the shaft. Slightly above minimum wage pay. No system for catching expired material in warehouse and storage areas.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job duties and spend less time trying to get promoted. Treat your workers like human beings and not a pair of hands. Take responsibility for your own screw ups and stop passing the buck.

  8. "Lots of potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, extensive knowledge and skills in the more challenging pharma areas, like sterile injectable. Ability to work on many different drugs/products. New CEO is bringing needed operational and process excellence, which will position AMRI for big growth potential in the future.

    Cons

    A lot of acquisitions that are not yet integrated. As mentioned in pro's- leadership recognizes the need for integration and process and operational work, which is getting underway, but will take some time.


  9. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    Good leadership
    good work/life balance

    Cons

    Not well integrated . many sites that do their own thing

    Advice to Management

    New leadership needed at senior level


  10. "Great Place To Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    I love what AMRI stands for. We are working on challenging projects that are saving peoples lives. The commitment and dedication from our scientific teams is absolutely amazing. We have a great group of colleagues that are team oriented, friendly, and great to work with. The future outlook of the company is exciting. Seeing our transformation over the last few years has been impressive. In my role, I have been challenged since Day 1. The work is interesting and always evolving. People who are open and accepting to change will do well in this environment.

    Cons

    Nothing to share at this time.


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