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AMRI Reviews

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Do Not Work Here! High Turnover Rate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  4. "Bad Management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Senior scientist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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 (4)

    "Smoke & Mirrors"

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    • 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 many great people. An intelligent group that work hard. The benefits were good when you had a chance to use them.

    Cons

    Because the pay wasn't competitive, we'd lose many co-workers. Some people hired weren't qualified for their positions. Can't recruit with poor pay. Large amount of work, not enough people. Hired ex-employees of Teva Pharma whether they were a good fit or not. Couldn't get work done because of them. If the ex-Teva were insulted, they'd run to top brass and whine. We're told there were duplicate services between facilities, so needed to cut people in QA/QC, Production. They weren't out the door before e-mails were sent creating new upper level management positions, most filled with Teva people. Someone needs to rid the company of filth from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Almost all of top and middle management is from Teva Pharmaceuticals. Marth, stop bringing over your cronies. Teva's going down the tubes, now AMRI is following suit. Stop creating false titled positions to employ buddies. AMRI doesn't need another Vice President of Lawnmower Maintenance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Do not do it!!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent people to work with.

    Cons

    You name it AMRI has it. Pretty much a sinking ship, jump if you are on board

  8. "There's lots of opportunity if you put in the work and hang in there."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMRI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very fast paced work environment with a lot of opportunities if you are willing to put in the work. Chances to do different jobs than you were hired in for.

    Cons

    The industry ca be challenging and there can be ups and downs that can have an impact on morale. Need to be flexible in order to survive.


  9. "research scientist"

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

    I worked at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    good coworker, different projects all the time

    Cons

    bad managers, out-dated instruments that you need to keep fixing them all the time, long work time

    Advice to Management

    be nice!


  10. "IT Intern Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a fantastic team, I loved the atmosphere of the IT sector at AMRI.

    Cons

    I was the only IT intern at the time, so sometimes things got a little lonely.

    Advice to Management

    I think management did a great job with their interns and work people.


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