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  1. "Great jobs"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easygoing environment, great benefits, supportive staff

    Cons

    None, perfectionism, too much fun at work

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of turn over"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time

    Pros

    You wear a lot of hats

    Cons

    No middle management. You report to a VP. One VP will have 60 direct reports. No face time or direction from boss, unless you track them down.

  3. "Great place to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You gain experience in the industry as recent graduate with no experience.

    Cons

    Not a competitive pay compared to other pharmaceutical company.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemist in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Chemist in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are no good reasons to work at this place. It is the worst place that I have ever worked.

    Cons

    The main challenge of working there is trying to maintain one's sanity amongst all the crazy stuff going on there.

    Advice to Management

    Why give them advice? They never listen to the employees.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Low ethics, no room for growth, more of a temporary job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some co-workers / supervisors are good people
    A way to acquire new knowledge, skills
    Decent job for a recent graduate

    Cons

    Very low ethics
    Family owned and operated (thus the downside because most of the upper management consists of family members)
    HR is not really an HR..
    Poor team work/group management
    CEO has anger issues and is not afraid to show it

    Advice to Management

    No comment (enough advises have been given but none taken)


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to Grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time

    Pros

    Because it's a smaller company, you gain a wider variety of experience than that which you may have at a larger one. You get to wear many hats and I appreciate it.

    Cons

    Morale among peers can be low but the positive energy is there just waiting to be tapped into. It's a great group of people all wanting to be part of the success of the companies.

    Advice to Management

    Do one on one sessions with personnel at all levels in the company to find out what works for people and what doesn't and implement that as part of your management strategy.


  7. "Quick to promote hard workers"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist
    Recommends

    I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    From the owners down to the cleaning staff, everyone was very kind. I went in as the lowest level admin, but my hard work was acknowledged and quickly rewarded. By the time I left (1.5 years later), they had promoted me twice and were extremely flexible at the end while I attended classes.

    Cons

    They had a hard time hanging on to upper management, so there were obviously problems somewhere. And honestly, that was the biggest annoyance for me.

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate your willingness to advance from within the company.

  8. "Dedicated Family"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator/Applications Developer
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator/Applications Developer

    I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was offended by comments I've seen about the owner's family. I had the opportunity to work with all of the owner's daughters and their husbands. I found all of them to be hard working, dedicated, talented employees who understood the business and made intelligent decisions on how to meet customer needs. In addition, they were pleasant, lovely people who cared about the customers, the company, and the employees.

    Cons

    The facility could use some upgrades to make the working environment more pleasant for the employees. The analysts who do report writing in the lab have room to spread out lab notebooks and other reference materials at their workstations. Analysts and other employees who are assigned cubicles could use a little more space so that they have room for reference materials while performing daily tasks.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lab Tech"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are really nice and friendly

    Cons

    Higher management does not care about you, just the money

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Worst Company to Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Other than to experience what it's like in a industry trailing company, I don't see another reason to work here.

    Cons

    Equipment: Most critical equipment are second-handed. Hire the cheapest contractor to do maintenance.
    Facility: Barely enough space to put in people. Use buckets to contain the rain leaking in.
    Compensation: Management tries to low ball you unless 1) you are Persian, or 2) you know how to flatter.
    Compliance: Two FDA inspections and still couldn't pass. More stuff for FDA to dig up later.
    Management: Start to think about a shutdown plan the day before the shutdown. Then tell you that they need everything on the plan done today.
    Supplier: Try not to pay supplier as much as possible. Most suppliers end up 1) stop doing business with them, or 2) demand prepayment for everything.
    Employee: Tells you to leave half an hour before, then escort you off site as quickly as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Try to liquidate some of the 'billions of asset' and buy some decent equipment first.


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