Hospira - Good company with good career opportunities | Glassdoor
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"Good company with good career opportunities"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Lake Forest, IL
Current Employee - Manager in Lake Forest, IL
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Truly global company with international R&D, operation and mfg sites
Strong cross functional interaction
Work culture is strong with people paying attention to respect & trust
Talented management team
Good environment to build career due to cross-functional career and visibility to drug development from start to end
Good pay & benefits

Cons

Growing pains
Current credibility gap with respect to quality (but mgt is working hard to close in the gap)

Advice to Management

Please pay attention to employee career growth and visibility; continue to encourage cross functional collaboration and science based decisions.

Other Employee Reviews for Hospira

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Way too much focus on short term emergencies"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, though short term.

    Cons

    Lack of respect. Innovation not real - just a word for marketing.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "If you value monetary compensation over work-life and culture, consider Hospira."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits.
    Some departments have "people-focused" leaders.
    I have worked at some very good companies who really appreciate and encourage commitment and engagement from their employees. My experience with Hospira is that those leadership behaviors are not made a priority.

    Cons

    Company suffers from operational challenges which create financial uncertainty.
    Lack of leadership at executive and middle levels.
    Little in the way of healthy culture.
    Employees are generally under-respected, and development is not prioritized.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are more motivated and more strongly committed to the success of the organization when there is some give and take. However, due to what appears to be a general lack of leadership and initiative, those executives who CAN lead but who lack the interpersonal skills to effectively motivate and inspire loyalty from their people have their behaviors encouraged. There is a difference between leading initiatives and leading people. The inspirational achiever does both well. Not the case here. Vacations are denied. Sick time is discouraged. 24/7 support is expected without regard to family or outside commitments. The environment has to change or employees will continue to leave and recruiting will get progressively more difficult and expensive.

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