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Updated January 7, 2018
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Pros
  • Opportunity to learn and grow with the company (in 7 reviews)

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

Cons
  • The turn over rate is pretty high (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "Manufacturing"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to get experience. Opportunity to work upstream and downstream. Overtime is available.

    Cons

    Benefits are lacking, slightly lower pay than comparable CMOs.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better benefits and start off lower level techs at a slightly higher rate and it could decrease turnover rates. Many techs leaving because of the lower starting rate compared to how busy it can be.


  2. "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For someone new to the industry, first job out of college

    Cons

    Management! No one encourages you, just felt beat down even when I was giving 110%, it was quite disheartening!

  3. "Quality Assurance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    None at all, worst place ever!

    Cons

    Worst company to work for!!! They pay their employees poorly, benefits are horrible and there is no work life balance. Upper management is awful, employees are taken advantage of and treated poorly. Avoid working here, their turn over rate is extremely high because of how horrible working for this company is. Employees have quit without finding a new job first just because of how awful this place is and how awful you are treated.


  4. "Do NOT work here."

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    Former Employee - Senior Technician
    Former Employee - Senior Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WuXi AppTec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers. Seriously the only reason I stayed so long. Don’t even have enough to say to meet the 20 word minimum.

    Cons

    Management only cares about your personality rather than abilities.
    Senior staff held back because of issues that would arise if they left. Don’t be too good at your job or you will be trapped.
    Pay is below average for the region and despite our “amazing continued growth and profits” there “isn’t a way to increase anyone’s pay” (courtesy of the site director).
    Hours are horrible, 12 hour days are standard and up to 14 hours a day is not seen as a problem.
    Do not expect to move up witching the company unless you are willing to kiss up to management even if you are a mediocre employee.
    Bonuses are a joke. Management will tell you that your hard work will be a big factor in what size bonus you get but then everyone gets the same amount (saw a coworker who repeatedly went above and beyond get the same bonus as someone who got fired 3 weeks later).
    Turn over is extremely high. Was the senior technician in my department after being there for only 10 months. Saw 8 people get hired and then quit over a span of 2.5 years.

    Advice to Management

    VALUE YOUR EMPLOYEES!!! Hire competent management and workers and hold employees responsible for their own mistakes rather than blaming senior technicians.


  5. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WuXi AppTec full-time

    Pros

    My boss is really great

    Cons

    Co workers think they are in HS


  6. "Small company doing great things"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company manufacturing life changing products

    Cons

    Small company growing pains, poor support systems

    Advice to Management

    The future is better than the present


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great stepping stone for anyone"

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    Former Employee - Lab Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Lab Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at WuXi AppTec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High pace customer oriented service for business'
    Most staff are smart and awesome people
    Learned a lot about different aspects of the industry

    Cons

    Everyone does not have to be responsible for their actions

    Advice to Management

    Management should not show favoritism

  8. "Lab Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WuXi AppTec full-time

    Pros

    Fun, laid back, team oriented

    Cons

    Monotonous, poor management, not receptive to employee contributions

    Advice to Management

    Get formal training


  9. "Administrative Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WuXi AppTec full-time

    Pros

    This place was super laid back. Had ton of activities for employees.

    Cons

    Just not a great place to work. People are not really engaged with each other and management is not in touch with the rest of the staff.


  10. "Scientist"

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

    I worked at WuXi AppTec full-time

    Pros

    Lots of projects ongoing. Good for fresh grad to learn and change from university to industry mode

    Cons

    Heavy work load. Poor technical guidance from mentor or group members and have to struggle the problem by self. Low salary and poor benifit

    Advice to Management

    Improve company capability and technical strength.


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