Material Coordinator Level 6 / Safety Lead (Current Employee), Fremont, CA – August 16, 2014
Pros: working with co workers
Cons: the dynamics in differ of schedule
Prioritize to better schedule day to day ops. Co workers team work is great and management kept an open door policy for progressive effective communication. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the dynamics. The most enjoyable is working with my co workers.
Material Handler & Inspector (Current Employee), Saint Joseph, MO – August 7, 2014
Pros: free medicine if we make it.
Cons: management, insurance is not the best and pension has gone away
Management is the biggest draw back at this place. They place too much emphasis on degree's and not enough on experience. The pay is very good, the environment is very good but the leadership is a joke. Management should be used very loosely. I enjoy my job and the people I interact with on a daily basis. I would recommend anyone to get a job here, – more... if you can. It is almost impossible to get on here. No idea why. – less
A great place to learn the inner works of the pharmaceutical industry.
Senior Scientist - Process Development (Former Employee), Fort Dodge, IA – May 22, 2014
Pros: great place to learn the inner works of the pharmaceutical industry
Cons: not a desirable place to be
It was a very productive period of my career. I learned working with the best people around the work. When I had a problem I could reach out to my colleagues in Germany, Saint Joseph, MO, Cleveland, OH or in Connecticut and I could address every problem in a collaborative manner. The area (Fort Dodge) is definitely not a desirable one. Winters are very – more... long and harsh and there is not much to do. – less
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Saint Joseph, MO – April 22, 2014
Pros: friendly co-workers, great pay, good support system
Cons: cubicle setting
A typical day generally included quietly working at my computer or in the file room taking care of the records system. Weekly dealings with Customer QA Responses, periodical record review and submission to federal authorities, and occasional responsibilities setting up for meetings and training sessions. I learned my way around MS Office programs and – more... different ways to most efficiently organize various records. The co-workers are very friendly and helpful. The hardest part of the job, for me, was the generally quiet and cubicle aspect. The best part was the individuals that I worked with. Professional Corporate Dress Required (Casual Fridays when appropriate). – less
Production Specialist in Quality Operations (Former Employee), Cleveland, OH – February 18, 2014
Pros: being a part of something great such as saving lives!
Cons: there were no cons, i loved my job!
I am very grateful to the BI Corporation for the opportunity that I had to be an employee for such a fine establishment. I truly gained a lot of knowledge there and I look forward to taking what I learned and using that knowledge to in my future endeavors.
Business Healthcare and Innovation Intern (Former Employee), Danbury, CT – January 30, 2014
There was not an aspect of BI that I didn't like. A typical day included: writing business proposals, talking with gorps international, view new healthcare technologies and much more. It was all fascinating and I could not have work with a better team of people. They treated me like part of the team, not an intern. Therefore the tasks I were given were – more... difficult, but they were all there to help me in the process. I Loved everything about working at BI. – less
Strong pharmaceutical company with a strong product portfolio and strong management.
Pharmaceutical Sales Rep (Former Employee), Medford, OR – January 9, 2014
Pros: compensation, management, drs, staff
Cons: lack of corporate managed care assistance, partners
This was my first pharmaceutical job and the company was starting to expand the sales force. I sold to primary care and specialists with a variety products from hypertension to urologic to pulmonary products. I had two other partners and we worked closely together to enhance sales. I learned the ins and outs of this industry from this company.
Hardest – more... part of the job was having limited support to get our products onto local formularies since we covered a rural territory.
Best part of my job was being well compensated, management support and great products. Really enjoyed my doctors and staff too. – less
Enjoyable co-workers, great work/life balance, but lack of management involvement or assistance/direction
Operator (Former Employee), Columbus, ohio – November 17, 2013
Pros: pay, pto, insurance
Cons: poor management, failure in system and batch procees/quality
BI paid for wages, offer great benefits, but training and management involvement was extremely dissappointing. Given the nature of the business, there are failures on many of fronts. For making important products, I recall a time when the bins that the products were being produced in were in a failed state for final products. The bins are to be washe – more... after a products has been finished and dumped in drums for the next phase of capsulation. In inspected the bins after they were put through the washing process, through inspection the butterfly valve at the bottom of the bin was not bein washes properly, and old products from god knows how long ago was still packed in the valve, contaminating god know how many prior approved batches that made it to the pharmaceutical market for human consumption. I decided that many failures like this were unacceptable for me and I moved on with me career. I gave a two week notice, they gave me an exit interview where they ask you why your leaving and what not. When I expressed my diss appointment with this issue, like I did with management, I was walked to the door that day. Remember I was professional enough to give them a two week notice, and when I conveyed my honest opinion about poor training and lack of management involvement and a failure in the system, they didn't want to hear the truth or care. – less
Chemical Technician IV (Current Employee), Petersburg – November 4, 2013
Boehringer Ingelheim was a wonderful place to work. Everyone made you feel right at home. I learned the true meaning of teamwork. There was nothing hard about the job. Anytime there was a question, someone always had an answer for it. The people made the job easy.
Chem Tech IV - Synthesis 3 Production Building (Current Employee), Petersburg, VA – November 4, 2013
Pros: benefits, rewards and recognition for a job well done, celebrations at milestones.
Cons: job ending, not seeing the people i now work with.
Boehringer has been one of the best jobs I have had the pleasure of working. They are very professional and fair in all their dealings. I am a Chemical Technician IV which involves all stages of production of API's.I enjoyed the everyday work of production and working with some of the finest workers in the industry. I have enjoyed knowing that what – more... I did everyday helped improve and save lives, what more could someone ask of a career. I had planned on staying with them until retirement, but now I am excited about the chance to show another company my work ethics and commitment. The hardest thing is for the last few years was not knowing the future of our site. – less
Not a bad company as far as pharma goes. Products are average, nothing blockbuster. Pay and commission are below national average, but better than other careers. Managed care coverage sucks. Management is a joke. Manager in East Tn is insane -believes in no work/life balance, micro manages to an extreme and has zero trust in her employees - she is one – more... who will track her reps daily – less
Highly demanding environment with little room for advancement
Antigen Production Specialist IV (Current Employee), Saint Joseph, MO – October 9, 2013
Difficult to accomplish tasks that must be approved by supervisors or managers that are rarely present. Work is accomplished with credit mostly being awarded to people with little or no involvement in the processes.
Chemist II (Former Employee), Bedford, OH – October 8, 2013
Did assay and impurities analysis for raw material. learned more new instrument and process method. management myself and co-worker working plan for each week. hardest job is investment OOS results and reasons. method develop and method validation is my enjoyable job.