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AMRI Reviews

Updated August 5, 2018
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  • "Too busy; less work-life balance" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Low pay and occasional frozen raise" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Incredible Turnaround"

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    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. "Project cleaner"

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    Former Employee - N A in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - N A in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benifits pay
    Alot more

    Cons

    Hard hours. And they are long

    Advice to Management

    I

  3. "Research Scientist (Indy)"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy entry into the field and great experience.

    Cons

    Very high metrics compared to other companies and very poorly trained middle management

    Advice to Management

    Please invest more in the training of management. This is the number one weakness at this location.


  4. "Current employee review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    Good recent plans moving forward

    Cons

    Loaded with work, long work hours


  5. "Production supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    Great manger . Good place to learn from

    Cons

    12hrs shifts . Rotating shift


  6. "Outstandingly Mediocre"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rensselaer, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rensselaer, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Some people are pretty cool
    -Free parking
    -Reasonably priced cafeteria with decent food
    -Free leftovers after company meetings

    Cons

    -Some people are pretty wack
    -Too much work, not enough time
    -Average to below-average compensation
    -Everything about the Rensselaer, NY facility including the building itself is outdated and run-down

    Advice to Management

    Try spending more money, not less.


  7. "Everyone is leaving"

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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

    Freedom to do analysis with your own schedule.

    Cons

    No safety, organization, promotions, stability.

    Advice to Management

    Manage people

  8. "Best as a stepping stone. You won't make a career here. Or at least shouldn't"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    A good last resort or stepping stone to another job.

    Cons

    Extremely poor culture driven by a combination of blame, infighting, and lack of action to address known issues. Inability of the company to get out of its own way is astonishing. Little opportunity for career development, as even when you are given more responsibility, you are not given the resources to succeed. If you do well, don't expect recognition or compensation. You won't get any.

    Advice to Management

    Try going to your successful business units and ask "what can we do to make you even more successful?". By business units, I mean those on the front lines, directly controlling operations and interfacing with clients. Some people know what to do and how to do it. Find them, don't hide them.


  9. "Research scientist I - discovery chemistry, Indianapolis"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist I - Discovery Chemistry in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Research Scientist I - Discovery Chemistry in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Indianapolis location : Good learning opportunity. My skills as an organic chemist improved significantly. Running a high volume of reactions while focusing on safety and efficiency is a good learning experience. Great stepping stone for young organic chemists.

    Cons

    Indianapolis location: Very limited involvement in research. We synthesize molecules for Lilly with no knowledge of evaluations, findings, or overall research project. Almost like a small molecule factory.
    Right wing supervisors and peers are extremely politically vocal at work. Race, gender, and nationality jokes are considered fair game. Promotions are erratic, no one knows the requirements. Company seems to be on the decline. Salaries are far below industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Try to solidify the promotion requirements so everyone gets a fair shot regardless of who is friends with who.


  10. "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.


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