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The United States Pharmacopeia Reviews

Updated January 7, 2019
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The United States Pharmacopeia Chief Executive Officer Ronald T Piervincenzi
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Pros
  • "Best work life balance, amazing benefits, amazing people and most importantly a people focused company" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and Work culture is good" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Although it touts its "public health mission" can be very deferential to industry" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Some of the senior management that did not function well under last CEO still here" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great organization that gives opportunities for growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time

    Pros

    Culture
    Opportunities for learning and growth
    Company invests in their employees
    Global exposure
    Brand name

    Cons

    Only well known in Pharma/biotech sector.
    Remote location in Hyderabad

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop leadership skills


  2. "Getting better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Upper management commitment to staff, quality and mission

    Cons

    Losing markets despite tremendous marketing leadership

    Advice to Management

    Continue path to transparency, honesty and clarity

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Workday"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You have flexibility to frame your schedule. Can telework one day/week after six months of full time employment.

    Cons

    There is not much career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and allow staff to move around.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "This company was too good to work for 2 years ago but currently very bad environment."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Accountant in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Gym and social life

    Cons

    There is too much work and employees can not even enjoy their vacation time . Everyone work 24-7 since new CFO - Stan came on board . He needs to give employees their family lives back.

    Advice to Management

    Distribute work evenly and hire more employees.

    The United States Pharmacopeia Response

    Jan 18, 2019 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your experience. We have passed along your feedback on the challenge you faced to help inform our efforts in providing a great experience for all staff.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Scientific Liaison"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientific Liaison in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Scientific Liaison in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good health benefits, bonus, telework and a ten percent employer 401(k) contribution after one year of service.

    Cons

    The not-for-profit organization is in a constant frenetic state of upheaval, reorganizations and trying to do more with less. In this environment, managers naturally tend to be most focused on essential day-to-day operations and less interested in longer-term activities. So, the organization pay a high price: the loss of top talents.


  6. "Company that cares about what's important"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    • Global health mission is easy to get on board with
    • Sense of pride in working for USP
    • Small company feel in a large, multi-national non-profit
    • Leadership that listens to staff
    • Family-first/great quality of life

    Cons

    • Commute isn't great
    • Best kept secret in the DC area

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate your strategic goals to staff


  7. Helpful (8)

    "USP brotherhood"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good health benefit and a lot of PTO days

    Cons

    The current management has no vision as they are trying to establish one in the last few years. You can only do well if you are a friend of CEO, or friend of his friends. The Chef Science Officer has done nothing since his onboard in 2016.

    Advice to Management

    Please get serious on your work, and do not fool your employees anymore.

  8. "Amazing organization!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission driven organization
    Global organization
    Best in class benefits
    Lot of opportunities to do cool things
    Fun place to work

    Cons

    Office not close to I-270, commute can be long


  9. "Scientist II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time

    Pros

    A non-profit organization with ties to regulatory agencies focused on assuring quality of pharmaceuticals and bio-pharmaceuticals and setting industry standards. I had some of the best managers while working here. Great benefits and Work culture is good.

    Cons

    I had good experience while working in USP India so I have no cons to share.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Manager is weird"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The United States Pharmacopeia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I like some people that know what they are doing

    Cons

    Manager does not know how to use technology

    Advice to Management

    What is going on? Please communicate growth strategy so everyone can do their work with quality and not worry about their manage’s incompetence.

    The United States Pharmacopeia Response

    Oct 1, 2018 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Fair point that staff wants to know more about the strategy, perhaps you didn’t get a chance to join one of the strategic initiative teams. The upcoming Town Hall meetings will be covering... More