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Perrigo Reviews

Updated September 11, 2017
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  • Work life balance and red tape to accomplish changes (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Do not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perrigo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the employees on the floor are good people that work hard and are like family.

    Cons

    Management does not know how to talk to their employees, very disrespectful. Mandatory overtime told the day before making it hard to have have a balanced work/life.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees how you would like to be treated


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Manufacturing is terrible"

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    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.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Perrigo New York Inc. Review"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Employee Safety Needs Improvement"

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    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


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Pretenders"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company
    Growing industry (pharmaceutical)
    Lot of nice non-manager people who want to do a good job
    Pay (base and incentive compensation) decent

    Cons

    Ineffective leadership (incapable, not strategic)
    Short staffed throughout
    Lacks diversity & inclusion (even though global company - Yikes)
    HORRIBLE orientation, training & on boarding
    Unsure of HR purpose, no value, not proactive
    Lacks direction (just doing tactical work)
    IT is just there, not proactive
    No accountability throughout entire company
    Great CEO yet how great if all stuff happens on his watch
    Folks just collecting their pay checks
    Bonus plan needs revamping

    Advice to Management

    Replace 98% of management with effective leaders


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Former great company that is steadily going downhill!"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Demand planner"

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are fair.

    Cons

    Management is rotated around the same old dead ideas of manufacture and no innovation. Pay is good, but not as great as they would like you to believe.

    Advice to Management

    Hire other than only Perrigo people and you do not have to have Pharma experience to work production. Get into at least the 90's for supply chain issues and management and leadership techniques.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "People pillar crumbled"

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    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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "So-So Company &Environment"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Overall, nice people in the original company; not a fan of the new company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perrigo full-time

    Pros

    Perrigo is the largest name in generic OTC drugs. If you're in sales or manufacturing, it looks like a great place for a long-term career.

    Cons

    It's located in the middle of nowhere Michigan. Grand Rapids is about 45 miles away. Not much in the way of diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone looks alike and seem very similar in thinking. This is a company that could use some variations with respect to the entire workforce.


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