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Irvine Pharmaceutical Services Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  1. "Great jobs"

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    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)

    "Horrible"

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    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.

  3. Helpful (5)

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

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    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)


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lab Tech"

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    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "scentist"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can learn a lot of things

    Cons

    Salary is low and no bonus


  6. Helpful (6)

    "PASS!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers, nothing else was positive.

    Cons

    Don't want to waste hours listing........Everything else!

    Advice to Management

    Learn the worth of your employees.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    (Some) Really great people work here, including the CEO's daughters. I seriously cannot understand how those two amazing women came from such a misogynistic *expletive*.

    I read someone else's positive review (what are you on/who are you related to?!) say there is a "good sense of comradery." This is absolutely true in the sense that everyone (besides some family and friends of the CEO...) pretty much band together in complete misery. Everyone shares the mutual feeling that they've entered through the gates of hell when they step into this office. IT IS THAT BAD. I promise.

    Cons

    DO NOT WORK HERE! Especially you, young recent college grads who may snatch up the first job offer you get from here. YOU ARE WORTH MORE THAN THIS PLACE (and their sister company Avrio...STAY AWAY from there as well). And, working here will even haunt your future once you are out. If you ever need to get an employment verification from HR for your next/better/possible dream job, you won't get one. HR refuses to call anyone back to verify anyone's employment which may harm future career endeavors for you. HR here is pretty much non-existent and absolutely ridiculous. SO many broken labor laws and discriminatory practices going on here.

    Just stay away at all costs. Unless you don't mind being discriminated against by the CEO, upper management and HR or crying in your car on your drive home every night.

    I cannot stress enough how much you should not work here.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourselves.

    HR - Stop protecting the CEO. There are laws and rules you need to be following instead of cowering in fear of what the CEO might say to you. I get that you probably can't work anywhere else because you would have to abide by those laws at any other company, but PROTECT YOUR EMPLOYEES. That's your job, too.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "The worse company I have ever worked for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tustin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tustin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    Less than 20 miles from home.

    Cons

    Untrustworthy and condescending management who rely on nepotism and their indian entourage to run their business.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is not to management, but rather to anyone who may access these reviews before applying for a job at IPS. Don't waste your time.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good company going down slowly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paychecks every 2 weeks. Great group of knowledgeable employees to work with! Good place to start a career and learn to work in a pharmaceutical company.

    Cons

    Top management and founder care only for themselves. Too many family and close friends of the upper management on staff. Low pay and mediocre benefits for all other employees. Micro-micro-micro (nano?) management by the founder. Company direction changes with the seasons.

    Advice to Management

    LET GO! You hire excellent staff but do not give them the authority to use their ability to help you run the company.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Tough work environment"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are great and supportive. Good start to get experience. If you like to be yelled at this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Tough work environment. Allot of pressure from management. The facility needs more advanced equipment. They is allot of turnover from the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone with respect


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