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Nitto Avecia Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  1. "Great working environment overall!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nitto Avecia part-time

    Pros

    Good environment for learning from those around you. Staff is experienced and willing to help you grow and advance in your career goals.

    Cons

    Difficult to meet people outside your department.

    Nitto Avecia Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – Sr HR Manager

    Thanks for your review. We really appreciate hearing that your experience at Avecia is positive!


  2. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nitto Avecia full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment to work in

    Cons

    Poor salary, upper management promote eachother

    Advice to Management

    Better communication

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Proceed with caution......"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company location (Irvine) is in a good area. It is centrally located to most freeways and restaurants. The city of Irvine offers many amenities for local companies and residents.

    Cons

    Lack of direction by management, misrepresentation of job and functions (bate and switch). High pressure working environment with unrealistic goals. Total compensation and position not what was presented upon interview and subsequent hire. Immediate manager is easily agitated and has minimal if any time for the people they manage. Also, it is nearly impossible to rectify ongoing issues. There is no sense of urgency to fix current problems. This division/Irvine was an unfortunate place to work for the reason mentioned here and so many other issues not mentioned.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront and honest with prospective and current employees. Create an environment in which co-workers can trust what is said will be done. Lead by example and value employees by respecting their value and not by belittling them with condescending actions and remarks. Foster a positive team by creating a non adversarial environment (or allow that kind of behavior).

    Nitto Avecia Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – Sr HR Manager

    Your comments are specific to Avecia Pharma Services, a subsidiary of Nitto Denko Avecia, acquired late in 2016. Since that time the Nitto Denko Avecia management team has worked hard to produce... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good niche company with poor senior leadership"

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    Former Employee - Director in Milford, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Milford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Avecia has a good group of experienced personnel and is an excellent place to learn about Oligo manufacturing, particularly under CGMP.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is completely out of touch with the day to day operational issues and emphasizes profits over everything, including quality and customer service. Benefits and pay are well below average for the industry and the location.

    Advice to Management

    Seek out new senior leadership personnel that care about their teams and the clients and will lead by example.

    Nitto Avecia Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – Sr HR Manager

    Thanks for the feedback because we always want to improve. We're sorry that your experience with the senior management team was that its' priorities didn't seem to be in line with what they are -- a... More


  5. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nitto Avecia full-time

    Pros

    growing company but still feels like a family-friendly environment
    fast-paced business
    employee engagement activities (ie; charitable events, office olympics, golf simulator, ping pong, etc.)

    Cons

    with fast growth comes change and it's sometimes a challenge to get your team on board with this mentality

    Advice to Management

    walk around to different departments and check in on things. Interact more with all levels

    Nitto Avecia Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – Sr HR Manager

    Thanks for your review. Avecia has definitely grown tremendously in the last ~18 months. It's exciting and challenging, too. Your Advice to Management is most appreciated.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Process Development Group Leader in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Process Development Group Leader in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities. Great bonus.

    Cons

    Work load are high. Not a lay back job.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more benefits to employee. Spare a lion's share of profit margin to employee.

    Nitto Avecia Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to place a review. I will share your advice with the management team as we are always striving to make positive changes!


  7. "Small Company Feel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nitto Avecia full-time

    Pros

    Location, growth opportunities, company culture

    Cons

    Clearer review process, benefits need improvement

    Nitto Avecia Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – Sr HR Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to place a review. So glad to hear your experience with Avecia is a good one.

  8. "Microbiology Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Nitto Avecia full-time

    Pros

    Lunch breaks are an hour long. There are times when days are slow and not much work is needed. Great start up company for experience if straight out from college.

    Cons

    At times can be very disorganized and the equipment is not up to date.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees much better because they need to have their lunch breaks and be more organized with business plans.

    Nitto Avecia Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – Sr HR Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to place a review. I will share your advice with the management team as we are always striving to make positive changes.


  9. "Good entry level Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nitto Avecia full-time

    Pros

    Great People, nice environment to work

    Cons

    I wish the pay would be more


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Process Chemist III"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nitto Avecia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits and plenty of opportunities to obtain the experience needed to begin in a biotech field. Definitely a smaller company but this allows for a friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Low pay for the amount of work expected or the amount of expertise of an individual (across multiple positions). Lack of qualified and effective management.


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