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AMRI Reviews

Updated December 2, 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. Helpful (2)

    "RS1"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (3)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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.

  3. "Associate Accounting Support Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  4. Helpful (4)

    "analytical chemist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing -"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  6. "Pros/Cons"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "AMRI Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good First Job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Lacking in support for employees."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Do 2016 aquisitions show any more forethought than 2013-2014 or is it more of the same"

    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

    Pros

    They aquire companys for many times what they are worth

    Cons

    You get downsized into attempted profitability

    Advice to Management

    Think a little before you impulse buy


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