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IRIX Florence Reviews

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  1. "Great company, bonehead HR."

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    Former Employee - Chemist I in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Chemist I in Florence, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, great perks and decent pay. The work is intense but challenging(i.e. fun) and they give you just enough rope to hang yourself with. The atmosphere is that of a small company where everyone knows each other and the workforce is incredibly diverse.

    Cons

    HR is run by a complete ditz who slept her way into her position. Be prepared to deal with some of the most moronic policies you've ever seen. If you don't mind being talked to like you are a toddler, everything else about this company is great.


  2. "P R&D Chemist"

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    Former Employee - Chemist I in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Chemist I in Florence, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close knit group of employees.
    Vastly different projects every 5 months
    Lots of chemistry to experience

    Cons

    Close knit group of employees
    Lots of exempt overtime
    High stress

  3. "Overall a great learning experience and good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Scientist I in Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Florence, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IRIX full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Diversity and experience of employers allow this company to function with integrity and efficiency.

    Cons

    The starting salary is low, yet will increase gradually with years of experience.


  4. "Great Intro to the Pharma/Manufacturing Business"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Operations in Florence, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great People
    -Good Benefits
    -Gain Valuable Experience
    -Upper management genuinely cares about all employees and will go out of their way to keep them happy.

    Cons

    -Employee Incentive/Promotion System
    Great Place to work but you you may have trouble to move up the ladder because of the company size.


  5. "Lots to learn, little return"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IRIX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Get a lot of hands on experience with instrumentation and repairing instruments. Great place to learn when starting your career. Great health insurance.

    Cons

    May take you 6 years to get a 2 year raise, pay is well below the avg for the field, project managers have a horrible time getting materials in a timely manner, meaning you then need to rush through the process of getting raw materials to the plant which has lead to errors on multiple occasions.

    Advice to Management

    Take a serious look on how to retain employees.


  6. "IRIX is a great place to gain experience in the pharmaceutical industry."

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    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Florence, SC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment and the health care benefits are unmatched. Extremely loyal to employees with competitive salaries. Because it is a CRO the amount of experience you will get working for IRIX is very beneficial for beginning a career.

    Cons

    Since it is a smaller company, there is not much room for upward movement.

    Advice to Management

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