Hired from another pharmaceutical company and then Railroaded by Akorn!
Chemist III (Former Employee) – Decatur, IL – November 10, 2015
I accepted a Chemist III position at the Decatur, Illinois manufacturing plant. I quit a stable job with another pharmaceutical company in the area to accept this position. They offered me significantly more money so I accepted. When I started I had no desk, no computer, and a trainer who obviously did not want me to be trained in the role she was in. This caused a major problem with my career. I was not even there one month and was let go. I used to work with a woman many years ago and she quit Akorn because they worked her to death. The Quality Control Chemists are worked like dogs, work weekends, and payed salary which did not take into account that she said that they would work her 60 hours a week or more. It could be a good company but a MAJOR over hall is needed.
Good starting salary and benefits
The lab is TOO small, The training was marginal, No personal desk, No personal computer, Little to no training.