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Perrigo Reviews

Updated 2 April 2015
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Perrigo Chairman, President, and CEO Joseph C. Papa
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Pros
  • Always looking to further embrace the work-life balance (though it can be a slow process of adaption in some areas) (in 9 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, opportunities to grow, the culture at the Allegan location is great (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Location is remote and work-life balance is a struggle (in 3 reviews)

  • Location in small town of Allegan (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Compression Manufacturing

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    Current Employee - Compression Specialist in Allegan, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Compression Specialist in Allegan, MI (US)

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is great, work is pretty easy, great benefits.

    Cons

    Usually have to work off-shift in manufacturing for years before getting on to first shift, management is inconsistent among shifts. Management does not listen to suggestions.

    Advice to Management

    The manufacturing facilities are losing sight of it's quality procedures. Management thinks it's one way when in reality quality is not being followed. The deviations speak for themselves.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Company to work for overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Marketing Manager in Allegan, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Marketing Manager in Allegan, MI (US)

    I worked at Perrigo full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary, a growing business, Nice office space

    Cons

    It is a pretty lean company so the work life balance can be a challenge. The office is in the middle of nowhere

    Advice to Management

    Buy office space in Grand Rapids. You will recruit better talent with downtown office spaces

  3. Very exciting company to work. Lots of room for advancement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Allegan, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Allegan, MI (US)

    I worked at Perrigo full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and able to learn a lot about the business.

    Cons

    The office is in the middle of no where.

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  5. Perrigo is over 125 years old and is one of the fastest growing companies in the healthcare industry.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perrigo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As Perrigo grows so does the possiblities for its employees. There are ample opportunities for advancement and to venture into new departments and roles.

    Cons

    With Perrigo's accelerated growth through acquisitions of companies and products, existing departments can find themselves under tremendous pressure to meet the new demands.

  6. Good place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perrigo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting projects and products. Friendly and helpful coworkers for the most part.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and paperwork to get anything done, both because of regulations and sometimes excessive management oversight. Too much emphasis on squeaky wheels and one-time issues instead of long term impactful solutions.

  7. Helpful (1)

    QC Lab

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Allegan, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Allegan, MI (US)

    I worked at Perrigo full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and job experience was terrific. Generally sociable atmosphere, good communication.

    Cons

    Middle management. Some of the lab supervisors & managers can be unprofessional and not always resourceful when investigating out-of spec results.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the managers who constantly have complaints against them.

  8. Helpful (1)

    From opportunity to Not so much....

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    Former Employee - Chemist/Analyst/Technician? IT Keeps Changing! in New Hope, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Chemist/Analyst/Technician? IT Keeps Changing! in New Hope, MN (US)

    I worked at Perrigo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The former Paddock, is one of the most profitable/valuable Perrigo sites. It manufactures numerous relatively small scale niche pharmaceuticals; making it a diverse and robust market position that comes from having multiple pipelines. This diversity also provides exposure to many different types of processes and analyses; making it an ideal "first" job. Furthermore, the site was/is well established from its Paddock days, as a superior example of GMP and GLP practices.

    Cons

    Profit above all! This is the company mission statement regardless of what they say, but not at the expense of quality. Getting paid $5000 less than your peers right out of college isn't that bad considering how many different tests you get exposed to. That is until QC decided to make the lab an assembly line of testing. Do you just want to dilute samples to volume all day (and not actually test them)? After 3 years, hopefully you got trained on an instrument, so you can get a job elsewhere, as your peers are now making ~$15000 more than you a year. And hurry up, as this pay discrepancy will continue to grow (and not linearly) year by year. Or you could talk to your manager/supervisor, but wait.... They laid off or chased out all the managers/supervisors that cared about their employees, and replaced them with latter climbing, inexperienced puppets who will assure you that they are working on it. Once you realize that it has been 2 additional years, you're now making $30000 less than your peers, and you're still just diluting to volume everyday........ run!!!!!!! Because the only thing they are working on is making you inexperienced, underpaid, and undesirable to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring! Remember when you started, all the testing and business processes you were exposed to, the supervisors that wanted to advance your career, and the opportunities that gave you the skills and knowledge to excel and advance? Other people want that too; along with a wage that justifies the collegiate effort, and affords more than a mediocre apartment and with a 10 year old car.

  9. Good company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perrigo

    Pros

    Good experience
    Good people
    Good benefits if you are salaried.

    Cons

    Bad pay
    Hard to move up
    A lot of hourly employees

    Advice to Management

    Get more feedback from lower employees.

  10. Good Pharm company to start your career

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Perrigo as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to learn and gain experience

    Cons

    working in very fast path.....

  11. Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Excellent to work with through the interview and hiring process
    - New hire training helped me get up to speed
    - Compensation and benefits are very competitive
    - The company has strong values and treats all employees with respect

    Cons

    - Coming from a different industry the learning curve was steep

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to refine and develop new hire training

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