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Contract Pharmacal Reviews

Updated February 19, 2019
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Pros
  • "CPC is a great starter company you will learn a lot and they truly have some great leaders / mentors" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Likes to promote from within whenever possible" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "The worst is their hiring upper management personnel clearly not capable of running a department" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Overall the work environment is great, the people have great attitudes and it is a good place to work" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A challenging place with a chance for all!"

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CPC is a family run business which is fair, result driven and eager to promote from within.
    Of course there is always room to improve yet the structure is right and the owners and management are close to all employees, trying to get the best results for all involved.

    Cons

    Being employed with CPC for a while, I cannot point out ANY significant ‘cons’ as I simply feel that if you do right and go with your daily assignments, it for sure is recognized.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Coffee is pretty good from the chuck wagon that parks outside

    Cons

    Production workers slave in terrible working conditions for lousy pay. QA routinely falsify inspection reports, while managers turn a blind eye. Check your integrity at the door if you want to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy the Kool Aid.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Start over from top"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Contract Pharmacal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Casual attire, paid lunch hour. HR runs fun raffles, fundraisers, contests etc. (Unfortunately most people would prefer a yearly bonus or decent raise instead).

    Cons

    Morale is at an all time low in almost all departments. I've been here quite a few years and it's a sad situation. Owners cant seem to focus on anything other than pushing the good ones to their breaking point. It doesn't matter how something gets done, just do it. Too many with "Director" titles who have gotten there solely on the backs of good people. And the ones who should be "Directors" are left short staffed, overwhelmed and unappreciated. You will spend alot of time waiting for product you need to perform your job. You'll spend more time fielding angry phone calls from suppliers holding your orders. Horrible raises, if they give them at all.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a consulting firm.


  4. "Chemist/Lab Review"

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    Current Employee - QC Chemist in Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - QC Chemist in Hauppauge, NY
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its great, you learn a lot in the lab and great staff.

    Cons

    They put a lot of pressure on you to get everything done on time


  5. "Beware the culture!"

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    Former Employee - Management in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Management in Hauppauge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decisions can be made quickly - not a lot of management levels and bureaucracy. Management favors growth; there is opportunity for entrepreneurial ideas.

    Cons

    This is not place for you if you if you are looking for a professional work environment. The normal checks and balances of a public company are absent from this privately held company. Family members are in charge of all major departments including HR.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at the environment that you have created.


  6. "Stay far far away!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Contract Pharmacal full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Terrible company
    Poor managment team
    Win business on low price

    Advice to Management

    Need complete rehaul of company and management team


  7. "Good starter company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Contract Pharmacal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    CPC is a great starter company you will learn a lot and they truly have some great leaders / mentors. Company events are fun, best departments to work in would be project management, engineering or purchasing.

    Cons

    - low salaries. If hired negotiate high because the increase you will get (if any) will be low.
    - Have not given bonuses in years.
    - Good employees are over worked / under appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    - Realize the good staff and reward them and people will stick around longer. Stop promoting based on internal relationships with upper management... it is extremely obvious.

  8. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Contract Pharmacal full-time

    Pros

    Good managers and supervisors. Paid holydays.

    Cons

    If you are hired through the Union do not expect career opportunities


  9. "nice for junior level jobs or to increase exposure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Contract Pharmacal full-time

    Pros

    decent work ethics and better work environment

    Cons

    low salary and less chance of promotion

    Advice to Management

    have better managers


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Terrible Work Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hauppauge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Contract Pharmacal full-time

    Pros

    On Long Island. Some nice employees just trying to do a good job while fearing they will be fired at any moment. Pay checks don't bounce. Well stocked vending machines.

    Cons

    At least two to four people fired a week usually because "someone" in Upper Management didn't like them or was threatened by them. Usual pattern of firing is just before 3 month probation period coming to end so Company doesn't have to enroll employee in health care plan. Nepotism is rampant due to company being family owned. Employees forced to do the work of two or three people because they fear they will be fired. Lots of talent but many on the Upper Management Team are toxic. Especially one particular Senior Account Manager in the Account Management Department who is allowed to verbally abuse her assistants who in turn spend most of their time in the bathroom crying until she fires them. Upper Management has entire coffee/beverage set up, own bathroom and kitchen which employees are forbidden from using. And, you have to bring your own coffee and tea bags as only hot and cold water is provided. Terrible benefits package.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company..