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Par Pharmaceutical Companies Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Par Pharmaceutical Companies Chairman, President, and CEO Patrick G. LePore
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  1. "Par Pharmaceutical Spring Valley / Chestnut Ridge site"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Par Pharmaceutical Companies full-time

    Pros

    Immediate team was great
    Family-friendly culture
    Most people had a can-do, roll-up-sleeves attitude
    Paul Campanelli was taking the company in a good direction

    Cons

    Unhappy with the changes Endo made
    Becoming a larger company but still maintained a small company approach, with some immature systems and processes
    Issues with favoritism
    Issues with lack of accountability

    Advice to Management

    Improve HR management
    Provide greater supports around career advancement opportunities
    Bring back the perks Endo took away: company shutdown, stock options


  2. ""Truth about working for Par""

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Par Pharmaceutical Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots and lots of OT.
    Yearly Bonuses.
    Okay if its your first experience in a pharmaceutical setting.
    Learn the job,cross train and if you make less than $20 an hr and find something that pays you more they might just keep you if they find you valuable to its operations and counter offer you to stay.

    Cons

    Working with some operators that just dont give a dam about the job.Just there for a paycheck.If you dont do your job as a check by performer you will go down with them once their batch records come back as PR's.Once you find out how much some of these operators make and realize you are working harder than them it will break your morale since no one will notice.And will quickly begin to not care since no one else does.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring supervisors from outside and start groomimg from within. Also,stop hiring operators from the now defunct Watson Corona company.There is a reason that company got into trouble with the FDA and now you keep hiring the operators that most likely contributed to them getting into trouble.


  3. "Par: Boldly going where no one wants to go"

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

    I worked at Par Pharmaceutical Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company was good to work for til it was changed to Par.

    Cons

    Once Qualitest was changed to Par, the company started going downhill.
    My Manager was very vengeful. He didn't listen to your ideas. If your ideas were different than his ideas, he called you "being difficult to work with." Even though my ideas were data based and vetted with my team.

    Advice to Management

    Value the people that were actually doing their job and helping the company improve.


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  5. "Good Start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    get to learn things quick and over time as much as you need

    Cons

    bad management, workers always stressed out. Puts workers in a situation where they have to learn quick. The culture is always watch your back, knives everywhere, and don't trust anybody.


  6. "Do Your Research Before You Make Any Decisions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Par Pharmaceutical Companies full-time

    Pros

    Generally, salaries in the pharmaceutical industry pay better than most.

    Cons

    Only 8 paid holidays. Sick time and vacation time consolidated into PTO. Company will not invest in its employees. Very poor communication. Non-existent HR. Performance appraisals are a meaningless exercise. Bonus programs are poor.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the revolving carousel and establish some stability. Treat all employees fairly and equally, not just those that are at a certain level or salary. Communicate with your workforce. Stop treating information, that everyone should know, as top secret.


  7. "Warehouse Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Par Pharmaceutical Companies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    very clean facility with great benefits.

    Cons

    high turn over rate.


  8. "Machine operator2 forklift driver loaded ,helping in other areas."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator2 Forklift Driver in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Machine Operator2 Forklift Driver in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Par Pharmaceutical Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits great people to work with

    Cons

    Not really nothing to say bad or downside about them

    Advice to Management

    Great management they look out for people that have family problems


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Boat is sinking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tech in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Tech in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Par Pharmaceutical Companies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, schedule, 8 hours, pay is OK at best, not too much labor involved, clean work environment, safe, indoor work area

    Cons

    Very unstable, lack of communication, layoffs, favoritism, poor system for advancement, no seniority, loyalty to the company is not valued, security has far too much input

    Advice to Management

    Be less caught up in the "circle" or at least try to hide that certain individuals get special treatment


  10. "think twice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work 8 hour shift. Hardly any work to do

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Management don't have any answers to most of your questions.

    Advice to Management

    Some members of management needs more training to preform their job


  11. "Better things to come"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Par Pharmaceutical Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company presents an impressive pipeline for the future.

    Cons

    Never told the truth about the company plans. Management is base in one man call.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro- management



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