Pros: friendly environment
Cons: communication between r&d, finance, and marketing.
Bay Valley was a great place to work, but my assignment was cut short due to the financial standing of the company. A typical day could include running a batch or two in the pilot plant and then heading back to the office to catch up on paperwork for other projects as well as formulation changes for others. During my time there I learned a lot about seeing projects from the preliminary stages in the lab through plant scale ups, as well as first production. Travel was necessary for much of the plant scale up, as there was limited capability in the home plant. While traveling, most of the day consisted of time in the plant monitoring production and overseeing testing of product as it came out of retorts.