WuXi AppTec Reviews | Glassdoor

WuXi AppTec Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
111 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.0
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Ge Li
13 Ratings

111 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • Opportunity to learn and grow with the company (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people, very skilled and smart (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Inconsistent training across the board is a leading contributing factor to the incredibly high turn over rate (in 5 reviews)

  • Low pay; not competitive with industry (in 8 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great for experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WuXi AppTec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very fast paced environment great for getting experience.

    Cons

    Senior management and structure makes it diffucult

    Advice to Management

    Internal structure and organization


  2. "Too new"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate III in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate III in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WuXi AppTec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people with decent experience, wonderful products

    Cons

    Tons of oversight from management, lack of concrete training program leaves too much room for improper technique, absolutely no room for promotion without changing departments, overworked & exhausted individuals being spread too thin

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your current employees and treat them like human beings. Respect their experience & learn to accept suggestions.


  3. "always improving"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WuXi AppTec full-time

    Pros

    I've worked at several different industry positions and this place is by far the best place i've worked so far. Management is open to suggestions and is continuously improving. Great co-workers,challenging work, A chance to work with cutting edge therapies. Some positions are flexible and supervisors definitely do not micro-manage.

    Cons

    Lack of manufacturing quality assurance subject matter experts leads to confusing directives at times. Communication could be better. Needs a tighter training program. Minnesota based health insurance is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Both QA and manufacturing management needs to be on the floor more. More focus on quality rather than quantity and time lines will benefit company in the long run.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WuXi AppTec full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Experienced management, new facilities, motivated workforce, passionate about mission, gaining market share, keeping customers happy.

    Cons

    As with any rapidly growing organization, not everything is perfect - but everyone's trying hard to ensure the problems are recognized early and corrected. Corporate culture is for expressing honest opinions and letting management know when adjustments need to be considered.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - it seems to be working.


  6. "WuXi"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WuXi AppTec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, bagel day

    Cons

    Growing pains, occasional communication issues between departments


  7. "Great place for gain experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate II in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate II in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great place to get a foot in the door and gain experience towards your career. Plenty of opportunities for hands on experience.

    Cons

    Growing pains with three buildings trying to communicate and work together towards a common goal. Everything is brand new so it takes time to iron problems out.


  8. "pros and cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WuXi AppTec full-time

    Pros

    Pro: Promotes from within. Opportunity to learn and grow with the company. Ability to move between departments on the testing side of business. Friendly people. Relaxed atmosphere. Employer matches up to 6% of 401K and employees are fully vested after two years.

    Cons

    Cons: Benefits could be more robust. Time off is limited for hourly employees. Not many perks for employees when it comes to holiday parties and the such. Standards of salary are lower than average for the amount of work done.


  9. "Supporting cell therapy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Tech in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are the greatest asset. They are very committed to what they do. The facilities are nice and there are some good perks.

    Cons

    In desperate need of systems and processes to help workers achieve. Everyone wants the change, but few will make the commitment.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do their jobs.


  10. "Scientist position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WuXi AppTec full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, very skilled and smart.

    Cons

    No real cafeteria just a snack bar


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A+ Coworkers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sample Coordinator in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Sample Coordinator in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WuXi AppTec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are great! Managers are also great. Benefits are average.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover (resulting in high amounts of overtime) and below average pay rate in almost all job titles

    Advice to Management

    I cannot stress enough to have a competitive pay rate. This is the major issue thats causing alarming rates of turnover.


Showing 111 of 120 reviews
Reset Filters