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Impax Laboratories Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Nice work environment,nice people (in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits with below average cost to employees (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes hard work and long hours is not always appreciated (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to experience of what not to do."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director, QA in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Director, QA in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In 2014: Compensation is comparable to other companies. Still a US-based generics company (however, they may move manufacturing to Taiwan). Lots of employees with good intentions (unfortunately their inputs are not considered).

    Cons

    At the time I was there: old style management, nepotism, quality culture = nil, many very unhappy employees, no sick days (included in PTO, which is not much), very difficult to implement improvement, lack of support between departments... the list goes on.

    Advice to Management

    N/A. It seems like there was a lot of personnel changes since I left. Hopefully, they have changed for the better.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst in finance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Fort Washington, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Impax Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    On positive is the nice new building but horrid location

    Cons

    Don't waste your time, wait for the failing company is bought up. Management in our Finance is terrible, condescending to their employees. Both bosses a man and woman are only interested in furthering their goals while stepping on us to get there. no appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Leave and never go into management again.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "We are moving backwards"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Impax Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people work here but are horribly mismanaged. Pay used to be okay but seems to be falling behind the rest of the Bay Area.

    Cons

    Too much focus on metrics and not enough on our people and career growth. Trying to cut too many people and costs and not paying attention to what this is doing to people. They talk about work/life balance and employees being our number one resource but the reality is very different. We seem to be going backwards on quality.

    Advice to Management

    This company may still have some potential, but it is getting harder to ignore what they are doing right now. We all worked so hard to get out from under the warning letter. And almost right after that happened everything went crazy. All kinds of demands on the same resources without any extra people to do the work.

    Now in the Quality group, we seem to be sliding backwards. We are focusing more on buzzwords and bravado rather than following sound technical and quality principles. We seem to be undoing many recent changes that made us a more compliant company. It is almost as if we have forgotten why the previous changes were made. Many of those changes were made based on FDA comments and now they are being undone. The unilateral decision making on almost everything such as promotions, staffing, disbanding groups, compliance, technical issues, etc. has got to stop. It is sad to see a group of people so demoralized because their "leaders" are causing such a regression in terms of the work environment. Some good people have left recently and many others are now openly talking about it. If the quality group cannot get it right, who can? Until they fix this, I would not recommend this place to my enemies, let alone my friends.


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  5. "Work review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packing Operator I in Middlesex, NJ
    Former Employee - Packing Operator I in Middlesex, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work environment,nice people. Competitive pay

    Cons

    Closing soon. I was Laid off


  6. "Production tech 3"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlesex, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlesex, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good team of people to work with and will to go the extra mile to get the job done right.

    Cons

    Being that some of the machiner is old we still worked hard to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    I think in all places you have good and bad Management but no matter what the work has to be done.


  7. "My Review"

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    Current Employee - Government Pricing Analyst I in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Government Pricing Analyst I in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people with lots of room to grow!

    Cons

    Not a lot of teamwork between the different groups in the company.


  8. "QA Inspector"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Place to grow for starter

    Cons

    Too choppy management. No job security

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employee


  9. Helpful (1)

    "QC department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Chemist II in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - QC Chemist II in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience

    Cons

    You don't grow much or advance in your career


  10. "Specialty Sales Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Impax Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small company where you can interact with all levels of management and various departments.

    Cons

    High expectations for sales representative in a changing marketplace, They only consider face to face with doctors as a sales call.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust expectations of what a call is to include nurses, office managers and other key office personnel that can help get your drugs written or approved.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Technical writer"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in El Sobrante, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in El Sobrante, CA

    I worked at Impax Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good working environment. People are friendly and helpful. We had a good project manager and lots of support. project was complicated and required migration of all SOPs in company, we had a lot of support form the affected parties.

    Cons

    Timelines were short and could have been longer. there could have been better coordination with the outside vendor with which we were working. We had insufficient numbers but managed to complete project goals within the required time frame.


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