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Dynamic Fast paced environment
Scientist I, Supervisor Raw Material Group (Former Employee) –  Lakewood, NJAugust 18, 2016
I loved the pace. It was quick with short deadlines associated with manufacturing. A typical day would start with raw materials and bulk and finished products to be tested. There was usually an urgency associated with testing as manufacturing, packaging or shipping depended on the results. Interacting with my co-workers was the most enjoyable part of my day followed by a sense of achievement when a raw material was released and used in manufacturing. The hardest part of the job, as a supervisor, was keeping a few long term employees focused and on track.
Pros
Fun, fast-paced environment
Cons
sometimes we would test the same materials depending on which contract we were working on
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Challenging place to learn different techniques using different types of HPLC, GC and UPLC
Senior Scientist (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXAugust 16, 2016
DPT laboratories has a lot of different products and extraction techniques that helped me to improve my skills as a chemist. also, the opportunity to work with equipment of new technology and Empower 3 helped me to be in contact to the new generation of system used nowadays in the pharmaceutical world.
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Operator 2 (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 7, 2016
a typical day at work is running trying to get the product done clean clear start the next batch. their is a lot of favoritism here, but you do get a chance to move up if you like you learn a lot if you talk to the right people management their OK i guess they always moving people and stuff around so it is pretty hard to say co workers are fine, but people forget this is work and not a hook up spot. the hardest part of the job is dealing with the favoritism and when nobody has their duck its lined up i makes the day go longer and the enjoyably part is finish a line that was giving us problems and going home.
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Challenging work for a facilities/packaging engineer
PROJECT ENGINEER (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXNovember 22, 2015
Great place to work as a contract employee. As project engineer, was brought in to take over two product packaging lines that were behind schedule. Determined part way thru that the product development at the beginning was not fully completed by previous project team, so had to go back to drawing board and re-prove the process and refining the product delivery process, so that it would work to clients specifications. Job turned into product development and packaging engineering, with tight timelines.
Pros
Challenging projects to work on
Cons
high management turn over
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a typical day at work
Quality Specialist (Former Employee) –  Lakewood, NJMarch 7, 2016
Review records for disposition of commercial & clinical Pharmaceutical products. Communication within company is challenging and often repeated job duties.
Pros
Very good manager to report to
Cons
Kaos best describes work environment
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growing company and good co workers but very poor management
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Lakewood, NJJuly 7, 2015
A typical day at work is always challenging.
Lack of communication within all the levels of Management. Thus, unable to help with others accountability.
Have excellent co-workers in certain departments.
Work hard Pay less.
The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with other people.
Pros
Free lunches only
Cons
no recognition for hard work until the day of resignation
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Biotechnology- Lab Technician (Current Employee) –  Lakewood, NJDecember 9, 2014
Biotechnology department is not a place where you really need to use your head or things you've learned through academia. There is a lot of repetition. The days aren't stressful and you learn basic lab techniques which are good for a starting/entry level position into a pharamaceutical lab but as far as a job for a career this is not a place to look for that. As like most places politics is a big part of this department and seemingly unhappy employees is a result. The hardest part of the job is really communication with management. The most enjoyable part is that you are not micromanaged with time. You receive a set schedule every day and it's up to you to complete the tasks.
Pros
scheduling, basic lab techniques
Cons
management
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very busy working environment
Line Inspector (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXAugust 28, 2013
big company, working with different kinds of products on manufacturing. team work, always get the job done, overtime is offered on busy season.
Pros
holiday gifts provided, all benefits offered, overtime paid often
Cons
work too much no time for family
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Horrible management (this includes HR); poor culture
R&D (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXApril 29, 2013
Pros:

The coworkers are nice. If you are entry level you can learn instrumentation and after that you are pretty much done learning there.

Cons:

The company does not like trying anything new (keep your ideas to yourself). They like to go 100mph without a seatbelt on.
Advancements are only available for the "yes" men without brains that reflect managements own way of thinking. HR always sides with management if you happen to have a problem. They will take all your joy and give you stress.
So unless you are part of mangement or HR, you fall under the poor treatment of them.
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Hard-working individuals in a growing industry
Quality Manager (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJune 28, 2014
DPT is a quickly growing organization with a foothold in the CDMO industry. Individuals at DPT work hard and long, but not always smart.
Pros
competitive salaries
Cons
long days
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Once a good company to work for but management has run the company into the ground.
Sr. Project Coordinator (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXAugust 4, 2013
A typical day at work is never the same and is always challenging. Management is unable to help with others accountability. Have excellent co-workers in certain departments and the hardest part of the job is trying to complete a task when you have to wait on another department to give you the information. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with other people.
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One of the best place to work.
Aseptic Technician (Current Employee) –  Lakewood, NJMay 19, 2014
Enjoying working at DPT. Good Management. Very well organized company, co- workers are very professional.
Pros
free water
Cons
short breaks.
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Very busy place to work.
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXDecember 17, 2014
17 different packaging lines. Bottles and tube lines.

Refined my multi-tasking skills.

A lot of blaming by management if something went wrong.

Managing unorganized change

Disruptive environment
Cons
health care
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Productive and fun
Quality/Validation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Lakewood, NJApril 14, 2015
Loving people, my supervisor was good and encourages me to do better. She also motivates my ambition and support me in the areas i needed help.
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Money
QA (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXDecember 4, 2013
If your an QA, then the pay is great, but you pay for that money with a stress level that unhealthy.Poor Management, Lack of communication,
Pros
great pay
Cons
everything else in dpt.
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Easy work
Line Operator/Assembly Line (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXAugust 30, 2012
At DPT Labratories a typcal day at work would be to maintain uniform, clock in, put hair nets and saftey glasses on, check the bulletin to see which line you would be working on for your shift and what the order was for, how many etc.. have a breifing with all staff, go to your line and begin the production line. (rotate from filler postion back to the pallet every 30 min or so).
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Not a bad place
gq operator (Current Employee) –  Lakewood, NJSeptember 25, 2013
Not a bad atmosphere but tough for further career advancement.
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Very busy.
Associate Scientist (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXMay 8, 2013
Great place to start a career in the lab. The training is fast, but you will learn to work in a cGMP facility.
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Machine tech.
Machine Technician (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXDecember 5, 2013
Assembled/Disassemble pumps, piping, hoses, and filler machines daily on multiple lines. Drive forklifts carrying materials and medicine tanks.
Pros
new fun work expierence
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