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AMRI Reviews

Updated 10 Mar 2020

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2.4
34%
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43%
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AMRI CEO John Ratliff
John Ratliff
3 Ratings
Pros
  • "You work with great people who care about you(in 18 reviews)

  • "benefits day one, easy going culture, good people(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too busy; less work-life balance(in 15 reviews)

  • "Long hours and sometimes unnecessary due to lazy senior leadership(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Terrible culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMRI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Technical competence, good technical brand, knowledgeable co-workers, probably good as a first job if in a technical position or if you have worked at Teva

    Cons

    dog eat dog culture, pay and benefits low, lack of respect for employees, suppliers and customers, short term management, extremely unstable workforce makes project delivery very complex. Coming fromTeva main requirement for promotion

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    AMRI2017-04-20
  2. "busy"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director 
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AMRI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    growing company, lots to do.

    Cons

    long hours, lots of evening work

    AMRI2020-03-03
  3. "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Quality Manager in Grafton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMRI full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The Pay and insurance is fair

    Cons

    No team work, no communication, and people blaming others for their lack of knowledge.

    AMRI2020-03-11
  4. "Waste of 2 year"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMRI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not many Pros but the people are nice

    Cons

    To many cons to list.

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    AMRI2020-02-21
  5. "Values humans not"

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    Former Employee - Technical Services in Rensselaer, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMRI full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    AMRI pay rate may seemingly look at the higher end of the leading market but if normalized against comparative locations elsewhere in the US, your income would actually be significantly smaller than you think.

    Cons

    Albany and Rensselaer locations are horrible: access to downtown is through Dunn Memorial Bridge which is congested on a daily basis. Once there was an accident on the bridge and ppl got stranded with absolutely nowhere to go for hours. About the company, even though I believe there exist good groups in bad companies and vice versa, but AMRI is terrible place to be, even if you are lucky enough to work with nice team members. The company is loosing its personnel in astronomical rates, and is troubled bringing in, and most importantly, keeping talent ppl. Upper management doesn't trust nor support it ppl, especially when such supports are needed the most, you may very well expect the company throw your under the bus instead of helping you overcome temporary situations. The production plant doesn't really operate, or even look like a pharmaceutical drug manufacturing site, rather an old and dingy petrochemical plant. Offices, research and analysis labs don't look any better. Housing is expensive and the city is not conveniently connected to the rest of the country, and world by its airport. All in all, I consider it a huge mistake of ever joining the company.

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    AMRI2020-02-20
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible place to work. Senior leadership is clueless and they don’t care."

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     in Albuquerque, NM
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMRI

    Pros

    Some mid level people are great to work with and very knowledgeable and helpful.

    Cons

    Long hours and sometimes unnecessary due to lazy senior leadership. Entry level chemists have no understanding of accountability.

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    AMRI2020-02-13
  7. "Change is the only constant"

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    Current Employee - SRS1 in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMRI full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Every day and every project is unique There are no easy projects (easy projects go overseas or to lower cost competitors) For people who can handle ever changing project demands and a large variety of projects, its a great place to work, especially for young scientists looking to get their foot in the door and get a lot of varied, hands-on experience in a couple of years. Long term is tougher to judge because with the large amount of change at the executive level in the past 2 years, its tough to predict what the company will look like in another 2 years. I'm cautiously optimistic on the new CEO, presidents, and VPs: a significant upgrade from 3 years ago. Salaries are not as low as they used to be but site management is making a strong effort to make them better and fewer people in the last few years have been leaving for strictly $$ reasons. . Still not competitive with Boston/Cambridge but then again, (in Albany area) you can get a decent house in a good school district for $200K and the commute isn't more than 30 minutes, even for a house with land measured in acres. Benefits are reasonable: 5% 401K match, 3 weeks vacation to start for many levels, and health insurance that is on par with most these days (not perfect but better than nothing).

    Cons

    Every day and every project is unique There are no easy projects If you are looking for a job where you do the same thing day after day, AMRI is not the place that you want to be. Some people thrive and some people lose their minds: not much of a middle ground. Projects are definitely demanding with difficult chemistry and/or time pressures (set either internally or externally). Not a lot of other scientific enterprises in the area so a 2-body problem can be a challenge but there are options.

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    AMRI2020-01-05
  8. "Amei"

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    Former Employee - Research Chemist 

    I worked at AMRI full-time

    Pros

    The people and the education

    Cons

    The company, management, and expectations vs compensation

    AMRI2019-10-31
  9. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist 

    I have been working at AMRI full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is a Friendly working environment

    Cons

    There are No benefits at all

    AMRI2019-10-18
  10. "Awesome Times"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Singapore

    I worked at AMRI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting colleagues. Good instruments. Perfect location.

    Cons

    Competitive environment. Unhelpful senior management.

    AMRI2019-10-03
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