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Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont Reviews

Updated October 17, 2016
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Fremont, CA

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Boehringer Ingelheim Chairman; Head, Pharma Research, Development, and Medicine Division Andreas Barner
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  • work life balance and offer pension (in 21 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance, excellent benefits, nice work environment (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Manufacturing Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Intern in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Intern in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work done here is very interesting. Interns are given hands-on work to do, unlike a lot of the big firms today.

    Cons

    Decisions are made at a very high level, leaving suggestions given by others.

    Advice to Management

    HR must be more compliant with the newer laws and must restructure and change the policies.


  2. "A good place to learn at the start of your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibilities between projects, you can learn by helping with other projects.

    Cons

    Limitations as a contractor, the communication between management is not enough.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Pretty standard QC department. They are working to keep up with their growth, and the work load is stable."

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    Current Employee - QC Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - QC Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, and not a bad location in Fremont. There is not too much pressure to work lots of overtime, but if you want to, it is available. Flexible work schedule. Shuttle from nearest BART station to the site.

    Cons

    Some computer systems are very outdated. Across the board they pay about 90% of average pay for QC in relation to the rest of the Bay Area. The amenities are hilariously bad: a tiny break room w/ a pay-for market with mostly terrible food, weekly cold breakfast that is not nearly enough to feed everyone in the building, monthly hot breakfast that is also not enough for everyone and only held in the building where QC is not housed, monthly events with free food that is nothing to be excited about 90% of the time, not enough desk space for the rate they are hiring people (multiple shared cubicles and "temporary" desks stuck on the sides of cubicles), etc.


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  5. "Pretty Good for Temps, but could be better"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Contractor - Scientist in Fremont, CA
    Current Contractor - Scientist in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The environment is very relaxed and everyone is very supportive. Job has crazy hours sometimes, but management is understanding and doesn't criticize. Temps are almost treated as real people.

    Cons

    No hope of getting converted. Really hesitant to big new ideas - the big ideas have to come from the top.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the market rate for the Bay area and work on retaining/recruiting talent. The talented people won't come here if they are going to be treated as a second rate contractor.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "A company that can hand-on for retirement"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has flexible working hours

    Cons

    Discourage creativity and difficult to move forward



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