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Pharmalucence Reviews

Updated Jan 30, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "IT Administrator"

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    Current Employee - IT Administrator in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmalucence full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lay back and stress-free enviroment, really good employees to work with.

    Cons

    The only downside is that the company is managed by people that are not onsite and therefore, every decision made is done by looking a numbers and Powerpoint slides.

    Advice to Management

    Management onsite are great but they are just puppets that are doing what they are being told by the upper management, (SunPharma).

    Pharmalucence2017-05-23
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid at all cost!"

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

    I have been working at Pharmalucence full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It’s a paycheck, albeit a small one that barely covers the bills.

    Cons

    So many to list. First off, the company is horribly managed. Employees are blamed for manager’s mistakes. The company culture is horrific after being bought by a company from India. They treat people like animals or robots instead of like human beings. Awful work/life balance. We are forced to stay late to finish projects that management promised impossible due dates on. Employees are constantly overworked and their hard...

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    Advice to Management

    Sell the company before it dies a slow death! Then retire!

    Pharmalucence2019-01-30
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Formerly great small company, ruined by new ownership. Only an opportunity for the desperate."

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    Current Employee - Worker Bee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmalucence full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people and good local management, but few have stayed. Flexible work environment. Good starting positions for recent graduates, but no long term future here for anyone.

    Cons

    Too many to list, here are a few: Sun Pharma treats employees like liabilities, not assets (it's an Indian thing), they show no regard for morale or employee retention and are even less interested in the business and its customers. No communication, no employee development, no leadership and no vision shared for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the business.

    Pharmalucence2018-12-09
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good Local Team, Don't trust corporate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pharmalucence full-time

    Pros

    Local Site team is great to work with. Laid back and flexible working area.

    Cons

    Sun corporate has no real idea how to manage the site or future plan

    Pharmalucence2018-10-23
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Run"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Pharmalucence full-time

    Pros

    None failing company just stay away

    Cons

    Very poor Management only worried about themselves

    Advice to Management

    Quit your job now ! You are a bunch of spineless humans

    Pharmalucence2018-07-09
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, many learning opportunites, but low pay and unrealistic expectations."

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pharmalucence full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people were there when I began my employment, unfortunately many top employees left. Many opportunities to learn new areas and gain experience in new things if you show interest.

    Cons

    Since the Sun Pharma acqusition occurred, top emplyees have left or moved on, leaving management squirming for talent. The constant turn over is tough on everyone. The lack of control by reporting into a large coproration can be daunting, with unrealistic stressful expectations being set. The pay is far lower than any other pharma company out there. If you are just graduating or looking to gain experience it may be worth...

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    Advice to Management

    HR team is great and always has an open door- keep advocating for the site and encourage more recognition and incentives to increase employee retention.

    Pharmalucence2018-03-07
  7. Helpful (1)

    "QC analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Pharmalucence full-time

    Pros

    The people were fun to work with. Depending on your department management was great.

    Cons

    The compensation is very low compared to other companies

    Pharmalucence2016-08-11
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Shifting environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pharmalucence full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The office space, lab space and instrumentation is new and well maintained. There is a lot of opportunities to gain experience with new instrumentation in the development group.

    Cons

    All of the talent is leaving. Most of the analytical methods are now developed at the India facility, leaving only method transfer projects.

    Pharmalucence2016-02-16
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Short sightedness"

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    Current Employee - Analytical Development Scientist III in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmalucence full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Colleagues are generally really fun people. If you like fixing things this is the place for you.

    Cons

    No infrastructure investment, no attempt at employee retention, below average salary

    Advice to Management

    Same advice I've been giving you for the Las three years. INVEST in your infrastructure and employees.

    Pharmalucence2016-02-22
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Analytical Development Scientist II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pharmalucence full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good work life balance, reasonable workload.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities, not a leading company in the field, comfortable but not challenging.

    Advice to Management

    It is hard to have decisions made here.

    Pharmalucence2015-10-09
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