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Updated February 6, 2018
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William S. Marth
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Pros
  • You work with great people who care about you (in 11 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Too busy; less work-life balance (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. "Would Recommend To Friends"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Offers full time positions in a field that is notorious for hiring temps.

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet. Although I'm sure they exist.


  2. "Senior Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to all update technologies

    Cons

    Too busy; less work-life balance

  3. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A dynamic, technology driven company with great people and dedicated to growth. Room for advancement and a diversity of job types throughout the company.

    Cons

    Company is spread out over multiple sites which can hurt a sense of community and common purpose. A number of big changes over the last few years has led to some confusion about overall direction.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making internal connections among differs sites


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Scientist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance depending on which group you are working.

    Good learning experience if you don't have prior industry experience

    Cons

    Non-existent bonus
    Very difficult or non-existent career growth
    Pathetic salary increases year over year

    Advice to Management

    Ta


  5. "Research Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good place to start

    Cons

    1. 25% lower pay and 50% higher work than the industry standards
    2. It will take a while to reach next position
    3. Every time you ask for promotion or raise they will stop talking or responding to your email for a month and later come with silly reasons

    Advice to Management

    your company solely based on the talent not the slave driving if management should realize it asap. Treat the employees well and make them happy that is the only investment you could or should do


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Good company, poor hiring practices"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AMRI is a great company overall. The people there are wonderful and I never had a bad interaction with anyone.

    Cons

    Wrong people in very senior positions. In my past experiences I have worked with very seasoned, experienced folks in VP and senior VP roles. At AMRI the people holding these positions are much less experienced than in other 1B dollar companies.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees honestly. Be straightforward with possible changes organizationally that could effect people’s lives and careers. And for mid level management, give your direct reports the common courtesy of a phone call after an organization change that leaves a person without a spot in the company. Very unprofessional and certainly not very managerial.


  7. "Good place to learn things."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    A lot of new projects to learn and grow.

    Cons

    High pressure and work and life balance should be improved.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Management only cares about bottom line"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist II
    Former Employee - Research Scientist II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMRI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and good colleagues

    Cons

    Employees are only a number to management, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Start treating people like PEOPLE


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Facilities Technician"

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

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

    Pros

    I was able to survive my tenure at AMRI and learn GMP knowledge

    Cons

    The AMRI Rensselaer Facility is a dump and should really be condemned for safety purposes, in my opinion. The Company has a very bad culture due to poor Management, tiny raises in pay and cranky old workers, most of which are near retirement. Bad Management is constantly battling with bad Engineers and Technicians are caught up in the middle. Teamwork does not exist and is frowned upon, even among Technicians who are often battling each other.

    Advice to Management

    #1 INVEST MONEY $ IN THE BUSINESS! #2 A new Management team is needed to help change the culture.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Foresee another WARNING LETTER"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Control Microbiologist in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Quality Control Microbiologist in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Sadly, I can't think of any.

    Cons

    incompetent HR department, lack of support and culture


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