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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated March 25, 2019
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  • "the pay and benefits were sufficient" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and retirement plan" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "No Always Greener"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked for MNK for 15 years, through all the changes and completely took for granted how good I had it here. I can tell you that the grass isn't always greener but if you are considering joining this organization don't wait! MNK is 20 yrs ahead of many others in terms of management systems and there is tons of opportunity for growth. Pay, benefits, etc are all great

    Cons

    Looking back I can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees how much you value them and they will stay forever.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Management is jumping ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Was a good place to work 5 years ago.

    Cons

    Upper management has condemned the company to failure. They could not sell the business, so they are splitting it off. Those who could leave have already left.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, great benefits, good pay.

    Cons

    No comments to report of.


  4. "Limited opportunities for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Staff Chemist
    Former Employee - Staff Chemist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work environment friendly. Salary level competitive.

    Cons

    Poor accountability for individual peformance. Managers are bean counters but not leaders.


  5. "Not a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was competitive as well as good benefits. The facility was also in a great location.

    Cons

    I just felt bad about myself working for a company that does such bad things. The work environment was very depressing and mentally draining. The culture was VERY hierarchal, not very team oriented. They string people along on contract as long as they can. I had previous experience working for one of their competitors whose method (that i wrote!) they were trying to emulate. They wasted countless labor hours and money over a period of at least 6 months ignoring my suggestions. I ended up quitting before they ever figured it out, so who knows if they ever figured it out...

    Advice to Management

    Be good people and work as a team.


  6. "A great mid-size pharma company"

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    Current Employee - Principal Analytical Chemist in Webster Groves, MO
    Current Employee - Principal Analytical Chemist in Webster Groves, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, ever changing projects and evolving roles. Room to manage career.

    Cons

    Normal corporate nonsense. In the past there have been almost yearly RIFs. Last one 1.5 years ago was major and none since.


  7. "Going downhill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Good Vacation days and sick leave days

    Cons

    Company went downhill once it switched to M&A business model.

  8. "Uncertain future, mismanagement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    By far the biggest pro to working here is the people. There are a lot of great people here that are trying their best to turn things around. Other pros are nice office in Bedminster, also generous pay/benefits.

    Cons

    The organization has been mismanaged and is now struggling. Some acquired assets have not panned out as expected. Company is highly reliant on its biggest drug which continues to face pressure from media, competitors due to lack of data and exorbitant pricing.

    After layoffs last year, teams don’t have enough resources to do their jobs. All teams are stretched too thin and everyone is working on an unsustainable amount of projects. Many looking for right opportunity to leave.

    There is a desire to focus on digital transformation and innovation from an IT perspective, but many foundational areas of IT either don’t exist, aren’t resourced appropriately, or are handcuffed by overly cautious IT security posture that hampers commercial efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Staff teams appropriately so they can have some work/life balance. Realize that leading companies leverage cloud-first strategy and are able to do so in a secure way. Your data centers aren’t as good as Microsoft’s or Amazon’s.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in Port Allen, LA
    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in Port Allen, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation, benefits, bonuses, plenty of overtime

    Cons

    Favoritism among management and lots of cliques throughout the plant to include management

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent with repercussions for ALL employees. Get rid of the bad managers and stop playing favorites


  10. "Low Employee Morale; Mismanaged Workload"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Allen, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Allen, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay if negotiated at onset, 401K match, health benefits are above average, floating holidays w/decent PTO plan, and opportunities for training and travel (if your manager is on good terms with his/her boss)

    Cons

    Reorganizing- no one is sure who is in control, many product lines are mismanaged due to unhappy leadership teams across the global company, morale is very low

    Advice to Management

    Your current strategy and leadership teams are not the answer for future growth. You've lost employee trust. This starts at the top and is unfortunate for the few good employees/managers that remain.