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"Fast paced"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Hourly workers have the ability to work overtime

Cons

Fast Paced so it can be stressful to meet deadlines

Advice to Management

Disorganized! Emphasis to "fix the foundation" but it doesn't seem to change.

Other Employee Reviews for Hospira

  1. "Good and Bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Hospira full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The working environment with colleagues is friendly, and you will have opportunity to work on multiple job functions. 401K match is good.

    Cons

    But the Management team does not show clear understanding of the issues around the company and fail to give proper guidance on the right direction.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "I can't see much future in the San Diego site."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Lead in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People!
    401K Matching,
    other than this the benefits are fairly average,
    salary is o.k. if bonuses get paid out and even this is at the whim of God.
    Employees are really cool and bring in food for potlucks out of their own pockets (otherwise there would be no company parties).
    Extremely rigid processes mean that even a moron could work there and know how to do their job.

    Cons

    The current business model for test and development is to have only Leads and Tech Leads locally and a sprinkling of cannon fodder (contractors) to be fought over like pieces of meat and all skilled labor Not-Made-In-The-USA.

    If you are a genius in your field and have no leadership skills you will never get a full-time position; don't even bother. As a software developer you will get a full-time position but you will still be leading off-shore developers. This of course does not apply to you if you have mediocre skills, are good at telling others what to do and willing to sell your family life to the company for a job.

    If you are a Lead (and you are because there is no other alternative) you are considered a SPA (single person of accountability) and if your off-shore people don't perform you will be held accountable while they will be given the benefit of doubt.

    You can kiss your nights and mornings goodbye. You will be in conference calls with off-shore people trying to figure out what they are really doing over there, explaining the obvious to them for the tenth time or trying to figure out if they are telling you the truth or not.

    Vast majority of the work is done off-shore and there is no local skilled staff to help Leads with accountability. With each project more and more people are let go and team sizes are reduced and everyone is forced to work more hours to get their "average" performance review.

    Performance reviews are a joke enough said. You are at the whim of your boss and his/her perception of you. You ARE average, get used to it.

    The "training" and procedures are threatening to bury the whole company. Employees must spend a significant time of their week reading procedures that have nothing at all to do with their jobs to be considered "trained and qualified" and still get their work done. This is seriously in need of streamlining. Employees are force to learn how to cheat on exams just to get training done in a reasonable time.

    Company pays for NO parties or recreation activities. Got that? NONE. Not Christmas, not summer picnic, nothing!!! Employees are really cool and bring in food for potlucks out of their own pockets. There is NO company sponsored morale building.

    They recently instituted some pathetic "employee of the month" rewards and gift cards for high performers recommended by their bosses. The problem is the only people who actually do anything are ineligible contractors (because everyone else are Leads...bosses, get it? What, should they recommend themselves or other bosses?!)

    Other than this Hospira is a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Fall on your own swords.

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