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Excellent workplace and people. Casual, yet professional.
Information Technology Specialist (Current Employee), Allendale, NJAugust 1, 2014
I am involved in our information technology helpdesk operations. I am "on call" from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. I enjoy working with people to help solve their technical issues. This, in turn, helps the company to continue to run smoothly.
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Expensive benefits package
Quality Control Analyst (Former Employee), Walkersville, MDJuly 30, 2014
The management was very difficult to work with. The benefits package was very expensive. Overtime was not mandatory, but due to the workload, overtime was needed in order to perform various tasks. There were very few company events, which led to very poor moral.
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Only Young Single People Need Apply here
Supervisor Cell Therapy (Former Employee), Walkersville, MDApril 25, 2014
Pros: if you're hourly, lots of overtime
Cons: everything else
There were multiple occasions when I was forced to work 18 to 22 hours at a stretch because the company was incapable of retaining talent. The average workweek consisted of 60 hours and working on days when no one else was there was typical in order to catch up on administrative tasks. Time with family is impossible in this department. The tendency – more... to hire kids right out of college led to a very immature culture which was fostered by "management" who were really just college kids that had been there longer than the other kids. The atmosphere was very similar to high school - if you didn't fit in and go out drinking with the "cool kids" you were ostracized. Several of these very good and ethical workers were made scapegoats and let go while I was there. – less
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No upward mobility
Facilities Technician (Current Employee), Walkersville, MDFebruary 22, 2014
For people who just want a job. In the facilities department there's no where to go if you want to expand your career.
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Established bussiness
Supervisor (Current Employee), Walkersville, MarylandFebruary 14, 2014
the day is non stop all day long, i was able to work my way up from an entry level position to be a supervisor.
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You will always walk on this ice
Manufacturing associate (Former Employee), Portsmouth NHJanuary 14, 2014
Pros: good pay, next to a brewery
Cons: usually hired through a temp. agency, many safety procdures, not appreciated as an individual, will be terminated for any reason
This is a super corporate company looking for sheep to be their employees. Any expression of ideas or individuality is frowned upon. With out a moments notice you can be fired. You will only be a number here. Would you expect more working for a pharmaceutical conglomerate? The pay is great but that is if you can make it through their strenuous training – more... and testing period. Co-workers will only look out for their own butts, don't expect to make friends. Management uses trickle-down scare tactics to get results. The seriousness of the job is understandable given that you are making medicines for human use but the overall culture is depressing. The most enjoyable part of the job is the cafeteria and the pay check. Is that worth selling your soul for? – less
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Manufacturing associate (Former Employee), Portsmouth NHJanuary 14, 2014
Pros: good pay, next to a brewery
Cons: usually hired through a temp. agency, many safety procdures, not appreciated as an individual, will be terminated for any reason
This is a super corporate company looking for sheep to be their employees. Any expression of ideas or individuality is frowned upon. With out a moments notice you can be fired. You will only be a number here. Would you expect more working for a pharmaceutical conglomerate? The pay is great but that is if you can make it through their strenuous training – more... and testing period. Co-workers will only look out for their own butts, don't expect to make friends. Management uses trickle-down scare tactics to get results. The seriousness of the job is understandable given that you are making medicines for human use but the overall culture is depressing. The most enjoyable part of the job is the cafeteria and the pay check. Is that worth selling your soul for? – less
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You will always walk on this ice
Manufacturing associate (Former Employee), Portsmouth NHJanuary 14, 2014
Pros: good pay, next to a brewery
Cons: usually hired through a temp. agency, many safety procdures, not appreciated as an individual, will be terminated for any reason
This is a super corporate company looking for sheep to be their employees. Any expression of ideas or individuality is frowned upon. With out a moments notice you can be fired. You will only be a number here. Would you expect more working for a pharmaceutical conglomerate? The pay is great but that is if you can make it through their strenuous training – more... and testing period. Co-workers will only look out for their own butts, don't expect to make friends. Management uses trickle-down scare tactics to get results. The seriousness of the job is understandable given that you are making medicines for human use but the overall culture is depressing. The most enjoyable part of the job is the cafeteria and the pay check. Is that worth selling your soul for? – less
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I enjoyed the team concept part of the job the most
Senor Operator (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CADecember 23, 2013
Pros: as a team we never stopped improving
daily monitoring and assisting operators with processes,while mainting a team atmosphere. I beleave I learned more by working closely with my operators as well as Q/C & Q/A staff in our team environment. I got along great with my coworkers, we had a common goal. I would have to say the hardest part of this job was when we had to close the plant. I alway – more... found satifaction in knowing the product I helped produce was going to help other people. – less
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no comment
Filtration Technician - Mid level (Former Employee), Walkersville, MDDecember 6, 2013
worked as a fill/finish tech and a filtration tech both mid level
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Hostile Environment
Supply Chain (Former Employee), New JerseyNovember 21, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: wokers devaluated and demoralized.
Great workers - Poor Management
Workers devalued and work hard. Management ignorant and not savy.
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No leadership in the Atlanta office.
Product Manager (Former Employee), AtlantaOctober 17, 2013
No leadership in the Atlanta office. A lot of organizational changes within the last year.
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Living within the scope
Project Manager (Current Employee), Hopkinton, MASeptember 30, 2013
Good Benifits,
The people in the QA department are the best.
I learned much about gmp and custom manufacturing.
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productive, educational and great place
Core Tech in Cell Therapy (Former Employee), Walkersville, MDAugust 27, 2013
feeding/media exchange of cells.
passaging or harvest cells.
pipetting/micropipetting
environmental monitoring in ISO/EU rooms
following SOPs and MBRs
cleaning and care of incubators, biosafety cabinets, centrifuges, and waterbaths.
cell counts using a nucleocounter.
Aseptic work.
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A bunch of nasty, masculine matriarchal types
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee), Amarillo, TXJuly 22, 2013
Pros: none.
Cons: really nasty and immoral business practices.
Women rule the roost and masculinity is a sin here. They run their mouths and thwart you at every opportunity if you have male equipment. Don't bother.
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excellent place to work
Bioprocess Associate (Current Employee), Hopkinton, MAJuly 22, 2013
Very typical busy day at work, i have lean all about production in a pharmaceutical world, very nice and helpfull management, my co workers very helpful, the most enjoyable part of the job is the extra weekend....
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Very work friendly
System Engineer (Current Employee), Portsmouth, NHApril 8, 2013
Co workers are very friendly and atmosphere is if it's a small business. Family oriented.
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Friendly work environment
Assistant Microbiologist (Current Employee), Allendale NJApril 6, 2013
Pros: excellent work atmosphere
My job involves both benchwork and desk work. I learn something new everytime i'm working, be it new test methodology, aseptic techniques or just general trouble-shoot techniques. I have a very good management, who work hand in hand with the rest of the team. My coworkers have development a perfect professional relationship. The hardest part of my job – more... is not being able to beat a given deadline while the best part, ofcourse, is being able to deliver results faster tha expected. – less
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You can learn a lot here if this is your first time working in a manufacturing company
Machine Operator (Current Employee), Alpharetta, GAMarch 24, 2013
Pros: great benefits, meet dollar for dollar in your 401 k
A typical day is pretty laid back really no hard work, I have learned a lot at Lonza being a machine operator I really enjoy this type of work, just wish the workers would be more courteous with sharing their knowledge of what they know which would make the job a lot easier for new comers. Hardest part of the job is dealing with the different nationalities – more... and their mood swings but that comes with every job. Management is very on it when it comes to a non hostile work environment, they are really good at keeping you informed of whats going on within the company and actually look for your involvement on how they can improve as a company. The best part of the day is clocking out and looking forward to home life. – less
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More Technical Development Needed
Engineer (Current Employee), Rochester, NYFebruary 20, 2013
Great place to work but not very strong at developing technical talent.

About Lonza Inc

From disinfecting workplaces to exfoliating dry skin, Lonza puts itself in the middle of things. As the North American operations – Read more