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AMRI Reviews

Updated October 10, 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. "Great Opportunities"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


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

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    • 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.

  3. "I was given the chance and opportunity to succeed through attrition."

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

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

    Pros

    AMRI process a vast and varied experience. It is fast paced and self rewarding. The people that I work with are genuine and care about their jobs.

    Cons

    There is no plan that ever seems successful. The people try to put a good process together only to lose key personnel and the be dragged down into exhaustion.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication and leadership. Be visible, set goals and a plan for success.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Better places to work out there than this Sinking Ship..."

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

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

    Pros

    Paychecks didn't bounce while I worked there?
    Benefits were ok - though not on par with major pharma players.
    Colleagues were great . Management though, basically pure evil.

    Cons

    Work life balance nonexistent. I was made to think I couldn't take time off to mourn the passing of a loved one... HR there also nonexistent.
    No real direction from management other than S.O.S - Sales over Service.
    Constantly shifting objectives and priorities - with no capital to add staff or equipment to meet existing commitments or short term goals.... there are no long term goals - see below...

    Advice to Management

    None - management will do what it wants - which is to offload the whole company to private equity and cash out - leaving all current employees worrying about their future.
    Google it - "AMRI for Sale"
    All smoke and mirrors - they have no brand identity and no money. Real shame as they used to be well respected in the pharma community years ago...


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Complete disgrace of a company"

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

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

    Pros

    Most people are good hard workin folks

    Cons

    man o man, where do I even begin. Most of the other reviews have touched upon the main issue. Horrible pay and treatment of the employees with a toxic company culture that leaves the vets headed for the exits in droves. Regeneron is pretty much bending AMRI over and pounding away. Pay is a joke, Training for new hire is a joke, work/life balance is a joke and grounds maintenance is a joke. I worked in an area that was supposed to be sterile because we would conduct sampling on ingredients that were going to be used in live production. The floor was chipping away and the "sterile" room was filthy. Told management about it many times and their response was we cant stop production because of this chipping, QA looked at it and gave us the green light". If i was any company that did business with AMRI i would pull away now before their reputation goes down the tubes because of something AMRI did.

    Advice to Management

    its time to abandon ship


  6. "An okay place to get your foot in the door to industry"

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

    I have been working at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    Depending on what department you are in, the people are great to work with, its a good stepping stone to a better career

    Cons

    Upper management does not care about its employees, some departments have poor leadership and do not recognize your hard work and are therefore a revolving door of scientists

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to you employees about your plans for the company and listen to your employees when they have suggestions to make AMRI better. People constantly leave for a reason.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work place because they dont really care

    Cons

    Corporate poor management. Does not put money into the business to grow or fix the problem areas, all the directors dont have a clue on what quality is or what needs to be done. No training for the employees either.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and your company before it dies or just close it down before you end up killing a patient

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Do Not Work Here! High Turnover Rate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Specialist in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - QA Specialist in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMRI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None really...Burlington site is a complete joke...all about the reaching quarterly goals that are never met...employees are frustrated and do not believe in company core values

    Cons

    everything...potential employees please turn away...AMRI does not treat or recognize talented employees. Extremely high turnover rate...stressed, over worked employees...QA department micro manage mentality

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to the bottom feeders and less on the quarterly earnings...they are the one doing the labor intensive work.


  9. "Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    Easy work and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Lack of communication
    Inexperienced management
    Poor training


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Senior scientist"

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    • 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


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