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AMRI Reviews

Updated February 17, 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 9 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Left a sinking ship"

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

    I worked at AMRI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked with really great people throughout the organization.
    The cafeteria had good food at decent prices.
    Job opportunities are plentiful because quality employees are leaving.

    Cons

    There was a Senior management change a few years ago. The current CEO brought on his cronies and friends to take advantage of a cash cow situation. The majority of the senior management team has never had a management role other than in a large division of a much larger company.
    Really great people, especially managers, have been leaving.
    I was in a meeting where the CFO had to have GAAP rules explained to her.
    I was in several meetings where the CIO talked down to and denigrated his direct reports to the point where a person who reported to the CFO threatened to go and file a report with HR if he continued to speak to the woman in such an unprofessional manner.
    Company is heavily in debt as a result of acquisitions. Research the company financials and pay attention to executive compensation.
    Other places pay and treat you better.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees keep a close eye on certain members of Senior management who do not treat their direct reports well and encourage their reports to act the same way.
    Stop the bullying.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some people are great to work with.

    Cons

    A lot of people are horrible to work with.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Worst place I have ever worked in 15 years in this industry"

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

    Pros

    Some of the co-workers are nice if not the brightest bulbs

    Cons

    Management in IT has absolutely no idea what they are doing. To hide their own mistakes they will blame you for it even if you were not at the company when it happened.
    Only work there if you need to 'learn' or are unemployed. Management won't know any better.


  7. "Associate Accounting Support Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    Great People to work with
    Great organization

    Cons

    None
    I have no Cons for this company


  8. Helpful (3)

    "analytical chemist"

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

    Pros

    great people in the departments, always something different to work on

    Cons

    executive management is horrible, they have no idea what goes on in the workplace. have lost whatever loyalty there was under previous CEO, now it is all about growing to a billion dollar company no matter how many people get hurt. Customers are going to leave this place since they don't care about them.

    Advice to Management

    stop trying to grow by purchasing other companies and spend time to improve the facilities that you have


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing -"

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

    Pros

    good people - hard workers

    Cons

    1. poor leadership - they do not retain - they do not know how to maintain
    2. no marketing leader - their leader is a technical writer who knows nothing about marketing - the team is suffering because of it - it is ruining the company and team
    3. no rewards - no bonuses - no real salary increases

    Advice to Management

    hire a new management team - you do not care about your current employees


  10. "Pros/Cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of potential growth internally

    Cons

    Company lacks group practices, Minimal hands-on training

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees so employees can invest in the company


  11. Helpful (1)

    "AMRI Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    AMRI has a fast pace, challenging environment which allows for continuous career growth and development opportunities. Over the past five years I've continued to learn and feel challenged in my role which has kept me engaged and happy to stay. The people here are amazing and great to work with. The future outlook of the company is bright and it is exciting to see the company evolve and to be a part of that growth.

    Cons

    We need more training opportunities for employees and stronger recognition programs, which I believe is in the works.



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