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Updated December 18, 2017
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Pros
  • You work with great people who care about you (in 10 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. "One of the best biotechnology companies to work in"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Buffalo, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    AMRI Buffalo is a great place for growing scientist. The work environment is perfect for a fresher to learn and grow their knowledge theoretically and practically.

    Cons

    The group in buffalo is a small group of about 60 employees.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Scientist"

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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
    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

  3. "Would Recommend To Friends"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  4. "AMRI Review"

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    • 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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Opportunity exists at a steep price"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to bring new ideas to the table. Management seems somewhat open-minded. Could be a stepping stone for some strong-willed individuals.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a problem. If you have issues with stress, time management, and abusive management styles with negativity and high pressure, this may not be the place for you. Management is not satisfied with any progress and asks for impossible things with few resources. You may notice yourself sleeping less, becoming stressed and unhealthy, struggling to meet your family's needs, and damaging relationships in your life. This company can change your personality completely, and not for the better. It's not worth it, get a new job.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees


  6. Helpful (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


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Opportunity lost"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

  8. "Opportunity everywhere, creativity encouraged."

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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, opportunity to explore technology and software, tremendous opportunity to make an impact to a global enterprise. Not your traditional IT shop, ambitious and open minds required and highly desired.

    Cons

    So much work to do globally, sometimes it hard to stay focused.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time engaging employees in smaller groups to continue to raise moral and minimize distractions.


  9. "Great People, Great Career Growth"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  10. "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.


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