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Amphastar Reviews

Updated Sep 9, 2019

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2.3
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Amphastar CEO Jack Y. Zhang (no image)
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27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Learning experience and great for fresh graduates, wanting to gain experience(in 3 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedule, good people in the department(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Unethical practices forced to be done by the upper management(in 4 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Amphastar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great staff to work with Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Internal politics Company culture Management style

    Amphastar2019-05-12
  2. "Chemist"

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    Former Employee - Chemist 

    I worked at Amphastar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good first job after college

    Cons

    Management and half the employees are unmotivated

    Amphastar2019-09-09
  3. "Low Pay"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Analyst in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chill managers, willing to train new grads

    Cons

    Very little vacation time + sick time (4 days in the whole year)

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap and give more paid time off to your employees

    Amphastar2019-06-17
  4. "Disaster"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Taking time off as needed.

    Cons

    Leads that don’t lead in any way. Co/workers avoiding to work in any possible way. Walking around and taking long breaks and lunches and management doesn’t care. Dead end job unless you are favored by your boss.

    Advice to Management

    Assistant managers are overpaid and should start doing employee reviews instead of employees doing there own. The owner should hire professionals that can break the cycle and follow cGMP regulations and FDA.

    Amphastar2019-05-22
  5. "Great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Stock Plan Administrator in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amphastar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning experience, grateful for having the opportunity to learn new skill set

    Cons

    Chinese language barrier, employees in system control dept mostly speak in native language.

    Amphastar2019-04-05
  6. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Majority of the people that work here are really nice and friendly. Good place to start off

    Cons

    Company is growing to fast and not enough employees to keep up. Company does everything in house, not very professional considering it's a pharmaceutical company. Majority of upper management have a that's how it's always been way of thinking and that's no way to run a growing business

    Advice to Management

    Train employees properly. Time to start thinking like its 2019 and not 1999

    Amphastar2019-01-23
  7. "Just So so"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time is flexible and relationship is simple

    Cons

    low pay and working environment is not good

    Amphastar2018-12-29
  8. "I hope this helps"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of great employees with a lot of potential, great company to gain experience.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up, pay wages are very low, employees are often hurt doing the job, company is not very good at paying for time off if you are hurt on the job and benefits are expensive. Wages are very low for all the hard work employees have to do.

    Advice to Management

    Management should not show favoritism and treat their employees better, training should be done thoroughly and they should not train employees in Spanish and get upset or frustrated if you don’t understand what they are saying.

    Amphastar2018-11-08
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Treading water in the middle of the ocean"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many positions are entry level and require little to no experience. Good exposure to pharmaceutical and manufacturing principles. Plenty of opportunity for overtime. Health, dental, 401k and paid time off (if you can take it).

    Cons

    Work life balance is nonexistant. There is dissension across departments. Employee morale is very low. Management views all employees as expendable. There is very little room for promotions and most jobs are dead ends. Everyday seems to operate from crisis to crisis.

    Advice to Management

    When schedules are planned, make sure all the necessary materials and personnel are available and up to date with the plan. Happy employees tend to work more efficiently and are easier to motivate, so don't tell them they can be easily replaced and treat them like subhumans.

    Amphastar2018-10-04
  10. "Spread to thin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amphastar full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    the territories are too big. they need to hire more reps.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in good sales people with smaller geography.

    Amphastar2018-09-06
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