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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very good people who have their hearts in the right place."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at APP Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional approach and attitudes.
    Quality and safety are part of everything they do.
    The compliance team is top notch.

    Cons

    The IT Support staff stretched thin.

    Advice to Management

    Provide additional resources or reduce work load


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people to work with!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Island, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Island, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady jobs which are tough to find in this area.

    Cons

    The facility has a lot of potential, but was lacking strong leadership, communication, accountability, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of accountability is one if the major issues. GI could be an amazing site with the right leadership.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Extraordinary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fastest growing company competing in generic drug market.

    Cons

    not enough competency level within organization.


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  5. "Good Company"

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

    I worked at APP Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Positive outlook, and growth potential.

    Cons

    Everyone works very hard, and long hours are needed.


  6. "Senior counsel"

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

    I worked at APP Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Company makes money on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Miserable management - anti- employee attitude

    Advice to Management

    Try to run a employee friendly company


  7. "Very stressing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's a very good environment, very clean, easy to learn and most of all it's a very good experience learning new things about medication.

    Cons

    The bad thing about this place is that they have bad night shift management and some machine operators with none self respect or with no sort of education treating employees like garbage. And final you can work there for years, work harder then others or double the work and not even earn a decent raise.


  8. "IT support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support
    Former Employee - IT Support
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    challenging and permanent position within an organization that will allow me
    to continue to utilize and expand my computer knowledge and skills.

    Cons

    Travel time very long on the road


  9. "Living at Work."

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

    I have been working at APP Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are excellent opportunities to move forward...if you know the right people. They try to give some incentives mainly for the production section. This is a 24 facility so your hours can be flexible. Overtime is always available for those who need the extra money.

    Cons

    Upper management needs serious people skills. The management that I have previously worked under try to degrade people and make them feel inferior. Some people need their jobs and have to put up with the abuse. I am finally under different management that actually acts like they care. If one does not like you they will hold you back.

    Advice to Management

    Take some interaction classes to learn how to treat their people under them.


  10. "APP PHARMACEUTICALS EXPERIENCE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good capital investment for infrastructure and maintenance. Good work / life balance.

    Cons

    Management organization and decision making process is preventing this good company of being the best in the business.

    Advice to Management

    Establish metrics to evaluate performance. Develop sites based on productivity and potential. Provide empowerment to the employes.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Experience not worth the sacrifices"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health benefits are pretty good, although they did raise the employee contribution 50% for this fiscal year (from $54/pay period to $80/pay period).

    Cons

    Limited, if any professional advancement: Although the company touts growth, from what I've seen, much of the newer management positions were handed to foreigners who originated from the parent company (large German firm). Be aware that HR and managers will paint a pretty picture in terms of career growth...this is certainly an example of "too good to be true."

    Lack of communication between departments and even colleagues: Never in my practice experience have I witnessed antisocial behavior between colleagues and divisions. Departments are mistakenly omitted from various meetings and/or never receive crucial information until after the fact. This trickles down even to the individual level, where colleagues (albeit not all) have adopted this cold and antisocial behavior.

    Unfair practices: "Good" employees are rewarded with more work. Certain employees have adopted dismal work ethics here; they frequently arrive 30-60 minutes late, take excessively long lunch breaks, leave promptly at 5pm, etc. Because of this, hard working employees are forced to take on the extra workload. Rather than being appreciated for their efforts, management "rewards" with more work.

    Advice to Management

    -Stop encouraging bad work ethics, learn to balance the workload FAIRLY
    -Learn to listen to your employees and treat them with respect

    If it weren't for our hard work and vigilance, your 2010 goals would not have been met.