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Perrigo Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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  • Work life balance and red tape to accomplish changes (in 5 reviews)

  • This is not a program that upper management believes in or devotes resources towards (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Manufacturing is terrible"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coating Speciist - Plant IV in Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - Coating Speciist - Plant IV in Allegan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good payscale for manufacturing (considering you need no degree). Tuition Reimbursement and company store offerings.

    Cons

    engineers and supervision making changes with no real knowledge of what the job actually consists of. As an employee you are regarded as "ridiculous and unimportant." There are efficiency standards that are outrageous and unattenable because the lack of staffing and real help from fellow employees on the floor. Whenever an issue is brought up, nobody cares and does anything about it. Real issues such as Quality, Safety & Efficency.

    Advice to Management

    The system is broken on the floor. Everybody talks of looking for new jobs. In my 8 years in this department, I have never seen so much anger and actual seeking of new jobs. It used to be a great job and now it is a hell hole. Morale comes from the top down. I have no advice on how to fix management except get rid of your current plant 4 manufacturing supervisors. They are all terrible.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Perrigo New York Inc. Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers who had positive attitudes and had great work ethics.

    Cons

    Management made the work place uncomfortable and did not listen to the concerns and ideas of their employees.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Employee Safety Needs Improvement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leadership in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Leadership in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Perrigo (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits package

    Cons

    There is little attention paid to safety at the locations outside of the headquarters; little opportunity for advancement outside of the home office location.

    Advice to Management

    improve the safety at all locations that you acquire


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Former great company that is steadily going downhill!"

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Average benefits that continue to be cut. Flexible schedule/opportunity to work from home in some departments.

    Cons

    Company prides itself on its five pillars but it only gives lip service to them. If you are looking for a company that rewards employees for their performance and holds people accountable to do their jobs, this is definitely not the company for you! The separation between performers and non-performers on your performance/merit review is 1/2-1% increase. Diversity program is another area that is lacking and only lip service is given too. This is not a program that upper management believes in or devotes resources towards. Lots of programs get started but aren't sustainable because of limited resources or budgets an example is training and development. Global company that hasn't spent money to put systems in place to lay the foundation to be truly successful. This company has more Director/VP level positions than is warranted.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the money to lay the foundation to be a successful global company. Practice what you preach and don't just give lip service to your 5 pillars.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "People pillar crumbled"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allegan, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allegan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    pay and benefits on par with west mi companies
    company growth potential
    excellent products and quality
    excellent decision to promote new president

    Cons

    hierarchical structure promotes blaming and finger pointing vs collaboration
    questionable workforce reduction decisions
    inadequate support to those caught up in RIF who had devoted 10+ years to making Perrigo the success it is today


  7. Helpful (2)

    "So-So Company &Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok location a little ruff, lots of overtime, and work is straight forward and easy.

    Cons

    Work and task are repetative and unchallanging. Most upper Supervisors and Management have been with the company for decades and are closeminded to new ideas or any one or thing that challenges the status quo, making the implentation of current teachnology and new ideas extreamly difficult. Union workers are hard working and dedicate but a few rotten apples spoil the bunch, there is a lack of effective enforcement by upper management and especially HR. Leading to repetitive offenders delaying processes or pushing of work on to other employees. The lack of enforcement encourages habitual laziness and short cuts from a small group of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Look into leveraging new employees with a plethora of experiences in Supply Chain and Logistics. Collaborate, plan, and allow new process to come into fruition. Invest in your older employees training and bring them into the technological age.


  8. Helpful (10)

    "From opportunity to Not so much...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemist/Analyst/Technician? IT Keeps Changing! in New Hope, MN
    Former Employee - Chemist/Analyst/Technician? IT Keeps Changing! in New Hope, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The former Paddock, is one of the most profitable/valuable Perrigo sites. It manufactures numerous relatively small scale niche pharmaceuticals; making it a diverse and robust market position that comes from having multiple pipelines. This diversity also provides exposure to many different types of processes and analyses; making it an ideal "first" job. Furthermore, the site was/is well established from its Paddock days, as a superior example of GMP and GLP practices.

    Cons

    Profit above all! This is the company mission statement regardless of what they say, but not at the expense of quality. Getting paid $5000 less than your peers right out of college isn't that bad considering how many different tests you get exposed to. That is until QC decided to make the lab an assembly line of testing. Do you just want to dilute samples to volume all day (and not actually test them)? After 3 years, hopefully you got trained on an instrument, so you can get a job elsewhere, as your peers are now making ~$15000 more than you a year. And hurry up, as this pay discrepancy will continue to grow (and not linearly) year by year. Or you could talk to your manager/supervisor, but wait.... They laid off or chased out all the managers/supervisors that cared about their employees, and replaced them with latter climbing, inexperienced puppets who will assure you that they are working on it. Once you realize that it has been 2 additional years, you're now making $30000 less than your peers, and you're still just diluting to volume everyday........ run!!!!!!! Because the only thing they are working on is making you inexperienced, underpaid, and undesirable to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring! Remember when you started, all the testing and business processes you were exposed to, the supervisors that wanted to advance your career, and the opportunities that gave you the skills and knowledge to excel and advance? Other people want that too; along with a wage that justifies the collegiate effort, and affords more than a mediocre apartment and with a 10 year old car.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Quality of Work experience depends on which location you work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, opportunities to grow, the culture at the Allegan location is great. The work-life balance is all right- you can be stuck on a shift for years before getting the opportunity to change shifts.

    Cons

    My cons really have to do with one specific site of the company. I have worked both at the Allegan location and at the Holland location. I should not have moved from Allegan to Holland. The Holland location of Perrigo is run like it's the 1980's, in the way it treats safety, gender, and harassment in the workplace. Supposed "zero-tolerance" policies for drug abuse, safety, or harassment are never actually used, nor do problem employees get demoted or transferred. If you're looking for a respectful environment to work in, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    The management from Allegan should really audit the Holland site to root out the bad managers and discover all the problems with the work culture.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Poor management, and regulation with employee disputes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allegan, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allegan, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    only three days a week

    Cons

    poor management
    locations
     hours
    a lot of favoritism


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Stable company but bad regulatory affairs department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Perrigo - Regulatory Affairs in Allegan, MI
    Current Employee - Perrigo - Regulatory Affairs in Allegan, MI
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Stable company
    - Good benifits

    Cons

    - Inconsistent pipeline
    - mixed management direction
    - RA dept led by incompetent management
    - ill rationale RA polices and procedures
    - no place for good advice

    Advice to Management

    -RA mangement should grow up, stop acting like fools.


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