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Almac Group Overview

Craigavon, Northern Ireland
1001 to 5000 employees
1968
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceutical
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry. We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years now employing over 5,000 highly skilled personnel worldwide. Our Global ... Read more

Mission: Our drive and passion for the values spoused by our Founder, and enshrined in the ethos of Almac, ensures that ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a strapline – it is our way of life.

Advancing human health ... Read more

Almac Group Reviews

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    I worked at Almac Group full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None. Great company with good people

    Advice to Management

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Almac Group Photos

Almac Group photo of: New Cold Store Facility
Almac Group photo of: Almac welcome post-primary teachers from the ABC Council area to learn about our company and the variety of rewarding career paths open to students from GCSE onwards.
Almac Group photo of: Almac employees raise £2,200 for Friends of Cancer
Almac Group photo of: Almac teams up with local non-profit Manna on Main Street for record-setting food drive
Almac Group photo of: Almac Fun Day 2018
Almac Group photo of: Almac employees and their kids craft ‘thank you’ letters to the troops
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Almac Group Interviews

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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Almac Group (Belfast, Northern Ireland) in February 2015.

    Interview

    An initial phone interview screening process that focused on an understanding of GMP/GLP/PPE/COSHH etc, and some soft "tell me about a time" questions. This was followed by a two panel interview that involved some technical questions regarding calculating and making up standard solutions, and questions that focused on the individual, i.e. Why do you want to work for Almac? What can you tell me about Almac? Then more specific questions relative to the position you are interviewing for, so be sure to read the job description!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about GMP/GLP/PPE/COSHH   Answer Question
    • What do you know about Almac?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you had to plan something, how did you carry it out and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • How to make up a standard solution by calculating the weight of substance required.   Answer Question
    • Calculate volume of acid required to make up a standard solution using weight and density.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Fair, there may be some wiggle room depending on your experience, although the salaries are very competitive at Almac.

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Almac Group Awards & Accolades

  • CMO Leadership Awards, CMO Leadership Award, 2015
  • Pharma Industry Awards, Pharma Industry Awards, 2015
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