Enjoy challenges of scientific work, but upper mgmt into acquisitions
Research Manager (Current Employee) – Webster Groves, MO – October 24, 2015
I have thoroughly enjoyed my R&D colleagues and the work challenges put forth over the last several years with complex drug product matrices for extended release and abuse deterrence. Some belaboring challenges come with bureaucracy of controlled substance products. Unfortunately, recent upper management is now more focused on short-term high-profit limited market drug products obtained through acquisitions rather than on long-term and sustainable investment in R&D for new internal products.
Challenging drug product formulations
Decreasing upper mgmt interest in R&D with recent acquisitions
Senior Acthar Specialist (ARD Team) (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – October 23, 2015
After having had the opportunity to experience Questcor and the feeling that the Specialist in the field that provided the customer facing were of great importance, its been very difficult to understand the direction and the focus of Mallinckrodt. I'm unsure if they undserstand the value of 1 patient and the impact that Acthar and the role that it plays within the MS Franchise.
I'm proud of the fact that for 3 years I never missed a quota and I finished each year within the top 5 of the Neurology Sales (ARD) Team. The southern Nevada market has grown from a 100,00K market to more than 13 million yearly.
Surgical Sales Specialist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 12, 2015
Downsized with 150+ reps and managers on a phone call. Had been there 7 months. They made us buy cars one month before terminating all of us. Some of the reps had just gotten out of training the week before.
Chemist (Former Employee) – st louis – August 19, 2015
hard to review, the company is changing very fast. I am not sure what a typical day there is because each lab is different, I think you need to check back in a couple of years to see if it's still here or if maybe it merged with another company.
Mallinckrodt in Maryland Heights is a heavily regulated plant which produces radioactive pharmacueticals for diagnostics and preventative treatment.
Production Superintendent (Current Employee) – Maryland Heights, MO – August 14, 2015
As a production superintendent I am responsible for overseeing the manufacturing of three main production lines. Operations require a collaborative and strong work ethic with my staff as well as with internal support groups. The team is heavily production orientated with a strong understanding of safety and quality. Along with being production orientated, I lead the team in championing cost savings and process efficiency drivers.
Development Engineer II (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – August 3, 2015
I typically have a project to work on. I develop experiments to conduct and transfer the final process to manufacturing to validate. I then follow the production data to compare results from the changes made.
Free to conduct my work without being micromanaged
Analyst (Former Employee) – St Louis – November 19, 2014
Years ago this company really cared about and valued the employees. There have just been too many mergers and acquisitions. The people who work there are dedicated and sometimes it felt like a family. One major issue is that they keep adding high level executive positions while adding extra responsibility to mid level/lower level employees. They also think that just because someone is proficient in a financial capacity that it would translate well into management. Most managers had terrible people skills. Policies regarding absenteeism were a joke and some managers did nothing to address it with the few people who were constantly calling in sick.
IS Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – November 4, 2014
• Manage day-to-day operations of department and report directly to Director • Plan and schedule meetings/appointments/projects • Making travel and guest arrangements • Coordinate Awards Banquet 400+ attendees at Science Center (received bonus for excellent job) • Prepare presentations in Powerpoint
wonderful work environement with coworkers and management
IT Person (Former Employee) – St Louis – October 14, 2014
Just an OK place to work to get a check. Pretty demanding with many unclear directions from upper management. Had a tendency to hire and retain underqualified people for various positions making your position fixing what they broke more difficult then it needed to be. Rarely was there any advancement or opportunity for advancement to upper positions no matter how much blood sweat and tears and years you put into your job. Very under appreciated for sure which is pretty well the trend there. Non Mangement people were good to work with and the ones that had been there for a while were good at what they did. A lot of Doom and Gloom and in fighting among management about the future of the company and how things should be done. Got old and since they basically didnt care about you anyway ........you felt expendable. Security, loyalty and job satisfaction is a thing of the past there.
benefits ... but being slowly taken away. bonus was good!
It was a company that really cared about their employees
Order Processor and Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Hazelwood, MO – September 21, 2014
When I first started working there, it was a employee oriented company. They really cared about their employees. As the years went on, they were bought by TYCO and things really changed. Everything you did they micro managed day and night. There were more women in upper management who tried to prove they were as good as men in their positions. Most of my co-workers I got along with but sometimes I had to bite my tongue and keep my opinions to myself. One of the most enjoyable parts of my job was to talk to my favorite customers day in and day out and the respect they had in my demeanor.
good benefits, reputable company to work for
always being watched, certain people getting preferential treatment