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AMRI Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Pros
  • I have a great boss; I have learned a lot from the individual (in 7 reviews)

  • Good people in the plant and labs (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • They own your soul, no work life balance (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great People, Great Career Growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.

  3. "Great Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Senior scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Albany, NY

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

    Pros

    Good for start of a career start and exposure

    Cons

    Low on resources. Work/life balance is poor


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad stepping stone."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Catskill, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Catskill, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with highly professional, intelligent people, on challenging chemical processes.

    Cons

    Upper management is obviously working towards bullet points on their resumes, without any thought to leaving a healthy thriving company.

    Expansion by acquisition at the expense of building a strong healthy company seems to be the corporate direction. No value placed on employees until Regeneron cut deeply into talent where it hit quarterly numbers. Then a lukewarm to insulting response.

    Example after example of "penny smart and dollar stupid".

    Advice to Management

    Change corporate goals from achieving Wall Street Quarterly numbers to building a happy customer base. Achieve this by keeping your talent.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Quality"

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

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

    Pros

    White male and friends of Bill (FOB) and George you are golden. Can do no wrong and brag to other employees that you are basically untouchable because you have been friends.

    Cons

    Senior Management does not back it own staff, even though aware that situation was not handled correctly and ruined employment for tenure individual.

    Advice to Management

    Review facts and back tenure employees when performance has been great and no complaints.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "RS1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good stepping stone job in a lot of ways, and the low level management is personable and approachable.

    Cons

    Work-life balance isn't very good, i.e. long hours are expected, but not very many people aren't salaried.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good First Job"

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

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

    Pros

    Learn on the job
    Nice coworkers

    Cons

    No benefits
    No bonus
    Lack of transparency between employees and management
    Lack of resources to complete projects
    No job security

    Advice to Management

    Transparency of business decisions
    Scientific company that needs to invest in science


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Lacking in support for employees."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience
    Coworkers generally dedicated, well beyond how well they are valued.

    Cons

    Bids written with no sense of the actual work we do. Instrumentation is required to do the work which doesn't exist. Infrastructure is aging, no service contracts for HPLCs, antiquated labs and equipment. Hard work is not rewarded or recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Spend 1 week in lab and see how we make do with what little we have.


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