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Amphastar Reviews

Updated April 8, 2017
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  1. "My co-workers and first-line supervisors were great, but upper level management is horrible"

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

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, pay is better than what I would've been making in another industry, supervisors are genuine

    Cons

    Pay is way below industry average, management treats employees like indentured slaves, supervisors are often stressed and overwhelmed by directives from management, nepotism runs strong and management consists of under-qualified people

    Advice to Management

    You have a lot a great people ensuring your company does well. Take better care of them.


  2. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amphastar (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for recent graduates. Some higher ups are extremely helpful and caring.

    Cons

    Low low pay, bulldozes workers with work, micromanagement. doesn't respect workers. MANAGEMENT IS VERY DISORGANIZED. Incompetent director in one of the depts because of his connections always screwing up his workers.

    Advice to Management

    THIS ISNT CHINA. Stop speaking Mandarin in front of non-Mandarin speakers and don't pile workers up with work out of nowhere. CEO thinks he's God since Chinese workers are scared of him and try to walk around his office. Oh, and please don't be rude to interviewers.


  3. "Not a professional work place"

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

    I have been working at Amphastar full-time

    Pros

    Location, nice co worker, pay is enough to buy in and out burger everyday

    Cons

    Example: one of the VP request his people to bring cooking tools to go work travel to save expense in meals.

    Advice to Management

    Teach the management how to respect people


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  5. "Worst benefits ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The facility is located close to good restaurants. Signs over all the sinks instructing employees to not spit in them (would hate to see all that spitting while eating my lunch). If I had stayed long enough, I probably would have learned to speak Mandarin or Spanish.

    Cons

    Primarily the benefits and condition of the facilities. Buildings are tacky with fake plants and flowers everywhere, disgusting carpet and walls and the cleaners use a deodorizer that is nauseating (what smells are they trying to cover up?). The HR orientation was pitiful and depressing. NO benefits for the first 3-months (so you don't get paid for Thanksgiving or Xmas, etc.) and by time you hit a year, you have like 2 days of sick leave. HR made it very clear during the orientation the only reason employees now get health insurance after a month of employment is because it is mandated by law. So the one nice benefit was touted as an unnecessary evil imposed by the government.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to delegate. Vice Presidents are doing the work of a process operator. Never once saw the CEO.


  6. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Chino Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Chino Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amphastar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    if you do not have any other way you can come to the company.

    Cons

    100% Chinese company. no resection in the company.


  7. "I was dissatisfied working security."

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    Former Employee - Security in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Security in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work was easy,environment was friendly.

    Cons

    the security dept. Needs major improvement it is a joke. Not all security staff does their job Some of them leave for hours at a time. A guard smokes weed and no one seems to care. Making up oen hours. And leadership is out the window.

    Advice to Management

    upper management needs to look into these problems also, weed out the guards that don't do their job and keep the ones that actualy do their job witch is only a few.


  8. "Day off or so you thought."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amphastar full-time

    Pros

    11 paid holidays mostly around Christmas and New Years. Gift cards to Target every so often depending on your department as long as there are no injuries. Gift cards to Ralph's or food for less every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Most of the employees are friendly and since its a small company you tend to know most people. Great health and dental benefits and starts as soon as your hired.

    Cons

    Crazy schedules. Called in for weekends, holidays, and middle of the night. Last minute notice on being called in to work or last minute notice that work has been cancelled. Upper management never seems to communicate with each other well. Constantly being pressured to hurry up. The pay isn't the greatest in comparison to other companies. It takes forever to earn vacation or sick days and you only earn 4 sick days a year.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication better departments and a better understanding of what each department requires for the tasks given. Also to stop having everyone come in on their days off and holidays at the last minute.


  9. "Dont bother unless you cant find work anywhere else."

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

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

    Pros

    A paycheck as small as it maybe.

    Cons

    Managers are hired if they are a relative or do not speak out if something is being done wrong. The managers dont work and turn there employees into there slaves half the time because they dont know what there doing the other half because they are being lazy. You can find managers asleep at there desk even the company controller.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and look around you.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "This is really a terrible company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Manager - Feeling Bad for the Employees Under Me in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Manager - Feeling Bad for the Employees Under Me in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only job that was available at that time
    Facility is Ok
    Learning Mandarin and how to deal with stupid Senior Managers
    got to learn how to read lips cause no one speaks english

    Cons

    Benefits are same as working for walmart or big lots
    compenstaion is below average because its a chinese company and they love to under pay you and over work you, micro management.
    work environment sucks and there are a lot of mad people working here
    if you are in IT, forget it, stay away from this company's IT department, although im not in IT
    No respect for employees, you can work there for 10 years and they will let you go overnight for any reason.
    No respect for their own selves, ill give amphastar 2.5 stars out of 10 as a company
    90% of drinks consumed on site are Green Tea with no sugar

    Advice to Management

    dont be so froogle


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Do you speak Mandarin Chinese? Spanish? No? Good luck...."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mileage checks given for commuting to El Monte facility paid at a rate of 51 cents per mile. Overtime was often available.

    Cons

    Due to a lack of work at their Rancho facility, they force many of their employees to work at their El Monte facility where very few people speak English. So unless you're fluent in Mandarin or Spanish, you'll feel extremely out of place.


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