Almac Group Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2020

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3.3
61%
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82%
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Almac Group CEO Alan Armstrong
Alan Armstrong
216 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and my team is great(in 20 reviews)

  • "Management sees the value in good people and promotes from within for most positions(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "No leadership from senior management(in 18 reviews)

  • "They expect long hours because they hire incompetent design managers that will be paid higher than you(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Coordinator 

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and company benefits

    Cons

    Not enough unpaid leave of absence

  2. "Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Almac Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Leadership, Policies, stability. I really enjoyed my time at Almac. I felt like we made a difference and helped the US organization grow.

    Cons

    The lack of great Technology has been an issue at times.

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "Would not recommend"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Almac Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. The everyday...non management people can be amazing to work with.

    Cons

    They do not take HR matters seriously. I have sexually harassed and physically harassed multiples times while working for this company and nothing was ever done about it any of the times I brought it to HR or managements attention. It's a culture of silence that will not change until they replace the entirety of upper and executive management. When your VP constantly makes lewd sex jokes....or turns every conversation into being about something sexual...the rest of the company is never going to change if your male your fine, you will not have issues with the stuff above. But if your female I would recommend not working here for health and safety.

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  4. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Souderton, PA

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time

    Pros

    Great company! Also great PTO and benefits

    Cons

    No cons for this company

  5. Helpful (4)

    "They suck your blood by making you work overtime"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    PTO, PTO and only PTO

    Cons

    Worst middle management , very less pay

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  6. Helpful (11)

    "Culture change"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Almac Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A sense of being part of a greater purpose. Great people working together.

    Cons

    Employees taken for granted, overworked and under appreciated. Environment changed completely with management changes.

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  7. Helpful (7)

    "Oppressive micromanagement, no career growth, and chronic lack of resources"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Project Manager in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Almac Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company follows standards closely and overall cares about the difference they help enable the CRO industry to make. 20 days PTO to start. Development and QA teams/managers from UK were great to work with. A private company that is not beholden to stakeholders (and therefore yearly layoffs) was a nice change for a bit. Free coffee. My first year here was great; there are a LOT of really good people here who are a joy to work with and care about their jobs.

    Cons

    Biggest issue is that there is no career progression for this role. Once you realize that, the overall work culture becomes intolerable: There is a whole US vs THEM situation going on for the reporting orgs based in the UK vs US. Not having one agreed process method or approach has a serious impact to overall efficiency and ability to do your job. Pay is in the ballpark, but definitely on the low end; no room for negotiations in the offer. 401K match takes 4 years to get to 100% vesting, which is significantly sub-par for this area. Low pay and other issues keeps the teams understaffed, so meeting project deadlines is close to impossible. Seriously oppressive micromanagement: they want someone with tons of experience and then 2 levels of management chain will proofread your status emails before you are allowed to send them out. (True example: “from the status chart….” was changed to “from THE ATTACHED status chart…”). Some sort of nepotism from prior days when the founder was alive keeps known bullies in their jobs; your management will acknowledge but bottom line is that you just have to deal with it. No telecommute option – they want butts in seats. They will actually say that “someone is watching and reporting” on your attendance. No Lie. Certain roles “require” 30 days’ notice for resignation; this is one of them. It’s not enforceable and HR policy states they only provide position and dates of employment, but you won’t be eligible for rehire if you don’t. Your separation papers say that you cannot recruit from the company for a period of time (standard) and you cannot write a negative review for 6 months (huh?!?).

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  8. Helpful (6)

    "Those few bad apples...really make it stink!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Control Coordinator in Audubon, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Almac Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Audubon really needs competent and caring people, almost everyone there is great to work with and good people...sadly there is little motivation for them to stay long.

    Cons

    QA Document control specialist/coordinator at Almac Audubon Be warned that this position is not a doable job by one person. The last two (at least) people in this position have quit due to bullying by unaccountable ex-pat supervisors in QA. You must maintain AND BE SOLELY ACCOUNTABLE FOR all paper binders containing the official SOPs for each of the many production rooms that are the lifeblood of this facility...even though hundreds of people have their hands on them and can mess with them at any/all times. FDA inspection anomalies will be blamed on you. You Will be solely responsible and accountable for routing, tracking, scanning and hyperlinking to spreadsheets ALL documents (including SOPs) for the entire Audubon division - with no USA/domestic support. This includes internal and FDA audits. Official documentation is ALL paper based, and you must maintain all wet-ink signatures in the official archive, for this entire Almac division. Job responsibilities frequently change (read: are continuously added to) according to need, and you must be willing to take on and be accountable for those additional legal responsibilities. Change is slow here and the computer age is a ways away...

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "For some, not for others"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent medical/vision/dental benefits, solid 401K, solid time-off. Ability to move up and around if interested.

    Cons

    This is a very cut and paste sort of company. They have a manuscript and they seem to stick to it. This may be a pro for those who like predictability. I feel the pay could be a little higher for all positions.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "4 out of 5"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Control Inspector in Souderton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are incredible. Paid time off is 25 days plus holidays. Pay for Quality control inspector is above average and the work environment is great. Almac offers the best medical, dental, and 401k.

    Cons

    you must be liked at Almac our you will not be awarded new positions or good bump in pay

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