Pros: top-shelf benefits, outstanding pay, performance-driven managers, rewarding career
Cons: off-hours work at times
I was a production manager for the cell culture group, managing and performing operations in a cGMP clean room environment at their EPO plant. I learned valuable skills in teamwork, science-based/fact-based decision-making, leadership, the CHO manufacturing process including scale-up/fermentation, and the value of hard work and determination. My co-workers exemplified the values that the company strives for, and were an all-around talented group of people. The most difficult part of the job was the long hours and off-shift work at times, but personal preference was frequently awarded and always considered. The best part of the job is hard to narrow down: the people, the company benefits, and the intrinsically rewarding work, were all at the top of the list.