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  • "(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great place to start your career(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Management is very unskilled and are family members(in 4 reviews)

  • "Takes a longtime to accrue your week vacation(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "QA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    None. Worst atmosphere to work in ever.

    Cons

    Owned by a Vietnamese family. If you are not part of the family or a friend of the family, forget it. Very few employees speak or write English. This can be very frustrating if you are not part of their culture. Management is very unskilled and are family members. You can work here for years and get good Reviews and promised a raise but it never materializes, unless of course you are a family member and you have a... last name Ngyuen. This is the absolute worst company to work for. They have guards at each entrance to monitor everyone’s breaks. Terrible benefits, which only apply to the employee, no family members. Takes a longtime to accrue your week vacation. If this company ever went out-of-business it would be du to paying out so much unemployment benefits!

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    Advice to Management

    Learn basic English and ethnic skills.

    Robinson Pharma2018-03-02
  2. Helpful (14)

    "A place to be while you find a real job"

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    Current Employee -  in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Robinson Pharma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to work alongside with some very intelligent individuals.

    Cons

    The other reviewers hit the bull’s eye on the cons. Therefore, I’d like to focus on different aspects of the company that has not been mentioned. The dress code is a joke. Apparently, it is acceptable for women (especially over the age of 50) to be parading around in miniskirts without bras in the office. Although I applaud their bravery, the work force is not ready for such radical fashion—less is not... more! In most companies, the merit of the employee is reflected in their status and compensation; at RPI, it’s entirely the opposite. RPI has classless and incompetent family members at the top who act as dead weights for the rest of the company to pull. I find it perplexing that more than half of the office employees do not speak proficient English (if any), and do not know how to use basic functions of Microsoft Office. Yes, hire people that can work, not people who are related to you. And oh the cameras, oh so many cameras. Yes, promote productivity in your employees by stalking them—that should do the trick. Speaking of promoting productivity, I’m assuming that’s why the internet and phones have restrictions on it. You can’t dial 911 in the office, God forbid we get help in times of emergency. Perhaps they want you to work and die there, and in that case, I find death almost welcoming. The life and work balance does not frustrate me as much as it amuses me. The family members do not know the boundaries of work life and personal life. The following is The Logic: you are an employee at RPI, you are paid by the company (that’s synonymous with being paid by the family). You must do their every bidding (i.e. babysit pets, hire construction folks for their home remodeling, grocery shop, etc.). By the Transitive Properties: you are an indentured servant.

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    Advice to Management

    Employee productivity is contingent on how happy they are; if you employees are unhappy they will not be productive. Thus, cease with the cameras and buy employees donuts once in a while. In the long run, it would actually save money. The company is trying to cut costs, isn't it? Another way to boost employee morale and consequently increase your earning potential is not to skimp on the wages of employees. ... We work more than 40 hours a week in general, must we be deducted for days that we’re couple minutes late?

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    Robinson Pharma2014-04-21
  3. Helpful (16)

    "Nepotism and favoritism at it's finest."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Robinson Pharma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free food but only a few times a year.

    Cons

    Office personnel and employed family members are over-paid and under-qualified. Benefits are awful and compensation is low. There's minimal to no hope for raises even after working there for years. Employees are treated differently depending on what departments they work in.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and maybe your employment turnover rate wouldn't be so high!

    Robinson Pharma2013-05-30
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Not a bad company to start your lab training experience but don't expect proper training."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Good start-up for ambitious chemists/technicians in the lab who are really curious to learn new machines - A lot of personality across all departments - Company potlucks are fun but don't happen too often - Friendly upper management if you're able to pick up the work and stay on top of what needs to be done for any given project.

    Cons

    - Unorganized training programs for new hires in the lab - Poor communication between direct supervisors and staff - Lack of initiative throughout upper management, thus leading to intense micromanagement - Inconsistency with policy enforcement. Direct supervisors are saying one thing and HR is saying another. No sense of advocacy demonstrated between supervisors and issues with HR. I really believe that the... high turnover rate is due to the micromanagement of this company. So many of the upper managements are using their underlings to communicate for them that there's so much room for miss-communication. Nobody wants to be held liable for their actions and it's really a telephone game to get someone's VERBAL approval on a matter rather than a formal email confirmation. So many double standards of policies being broken by those who are friends/family with the company's founding family members...

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    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible on your quality team if you expect the best quality out of your product.

    Robinson Pharma2013-04-26
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