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Bio manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 14, 2017
Pacira was a great place to work. the 12 hour was hard once i had kids. other than that it was a great place to work. I would even work there again no that my kids are a little older.
Pros
great work atmosphere
Cons
rotating 12 hr shifts
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Ok
Manufacturing Associate (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 14, 2017
A typical day at work, what you learned, management, workplace culture, the hardest part of the job, the most enjoyable part of the job. Fo not includes confidential company information or personally identifiable information.
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Fast Paced Busy work environment
Senior Calibration Technician Contractor (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 12, 2017
Good place to work very busy. Always working around manufacturings schedule. Good hours with good pay. Good people to work with. Ever expanding business.
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It's ok
Manufacturing (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 1, 2017
Good money but well deserved. Need to excel to get promoted and or know people. Top heavy. Benefits, stock options are great. Purpose, goal and vision of company is awesome.
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Management leaves a lot to be desired
Manager (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 25, 2017
The pay and people that work here are good but the management leaves a lot to be desired. People work long hours and not much appreciated. Management practices preferential treatment.
Still working here (Oct 2017), but looking to get out. The company is going through financial difficulties and has a bad reputation.
I don't recommend working here unless you are out of work and this is your only choice.
Pros
The people
Cons
The management
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Fun Place to work
Sr. Payroll Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJOctober 11, 2017
This was a really fun place to work, you would really love working there, I hope one day to work there again. Maybe you can work there too. you would really love it.
Pros
fun
Cons
none
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Terrible management
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  San DiegoOctober 10, 2017
This company is run like an R&D company. The company is not invested in the employees and the management is only there to crack the whip. Employees that are known to be bad apples are pushed up the ladder while those that work hard are ignored and passed by for promotions.
Pros
none
Cons
terrible culture
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Company full of highly intelligent, professional people.
GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION MANAGER (Current Employee) –  La Jolla, CASeptember 29, 2017
The majority of employees at Pacira Pharmaceuticals are highly educated, extremely professional, and kind people. Highly dedicated to their work and the success of the company.
Pros
Bagel Wednesdays, food provided often, friendly work environment
Cons
No sick days provided.
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struggling to attract and RETAIN good people
quality and Manufacturing (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 14, 2017
Typical day is spent firefighting
I learned to work with people, and not against them and to never pass the blame. this was learned as I observed the culture where it was encouraged to place blame.
Management is not cohesive or aligned. Silos are fortresses, well entrenched and always defended.
The culture is non existent, and each head that is in charge creates his or her own fiefdom.
Hardest part of the job is maintaining your own personal integrity and values in the face of senior managers who have neither.
Most enjoyable part of the job are those individuals who dig in and hold on and do the right thing, regardless of the culture or consequences.
Pros
Free bagels on Wednesdays...?
Cons
leadership at war within
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Pacira
Sr. Supervisor, Manufacturing (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 7, 2017
Pacira is a well paying company with a single drug and more in the pipeline. However, they recently had layoffs which changed the morale. The company is undergoing another management change and are struggling to get the new products developed and lean heavily on one drug. The sales have plateaued and there is little room for growth.

The operators are very dedicated and good at making the product with minimal errors meeting cycle times.
Pros
The company provides lots of free lunches, has an onsite gym, The manufacturing schedule has operators working 14 days every 28 days.
Cons
There is high turnover, Experienced operators are leaned upon to come in on mandatory overtime to keep the process running.
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Stressful
Head, Global Procurement and Strategic Sourcing (Current Employee) –  Parsippany, NJAugust 11, 2017
Culture remains as a small dysfunctional organization with terrible attrition rates on a constant basis with no reaction by senior staff, including CEO.
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Avoid at all costs
Manufacturing (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJuly 21, 2017
Pros

Pays well

Cons

Sr Leadership stabs each other in the back
Corporate treats the SD site like a burden and 2nd class citizens
Quality department lacks commercial experience and bases decisions on how the FDA may react to a decision
Culture is horrific based on how sr leadership and corporate treats people
Random acts of management
Criticism from sr leaders with the only intent of putting people down, no direction on what needs to be done differently
No work/life balance
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Manufacturing Operator II (Current Employee) –  La Jolla, CAJuly 17, 2017
typical day here starts at 6 am which i like because it gives me time in the afternoon with my kids.you don't see much of management could be good could be bad. to me doesn't really mater I enjoy working here. i enjoy the people here.
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Company with amazing product
Director (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJJuly 11, 2017
Was afforded the opportunity to be involved in high level strategic planning and clinical interactions. Management all are accessible to any employees. Product pipeline being further developed
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Has a long way to go
Contract Employee (Current Employee) –  Parsippany, NJMay 30, 2017
Disappointing to say the least.

Lacks culture
Work from home is sketchy

Inundated with office politics, drama, and outdated work environment.

I'm not sure who would benefit from this kind of work environment.
Pros
Free lunches, cakes, cookies
Cons
Overall not a positive work environment
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Great Place to Work
Validation Engineering Department Intern (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 23, 2017
Pacira is a great place to build your professional resume. There are many skilled individuals who work there. It's a great place to learn about medicine and ways to help others.
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Jumped ship before stocks dipped
Production Operator I (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 19, 2017
Like many other companies, the particular team you work in can make or break your experience. The production team was OK, plenty of overtime to grab, decent vacation and benefits.
Pros
Overtime was respected.
Cons
Very top heavy.
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Great place to work, lots of snakes in the grass.
Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMarch 24, 2017
Fun technology, fun place to work, but very political. Lots of good workers in all departments to help with projects who are great to work with. Certain people are after their own agenda which ruins the place.
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Its a Job!
Confidential (Former Employee) –  ConfidentialNovember 21, 2016
The company has its ups and downs, but still continues to go through growing pains. The instability can be an issue at times.
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Regulated and busy workplace
Document Control Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 9, 2016
I learned from very knowledgeable co-workers about biomedical quality control processes, documentation and regulations. Upper management growth provided clearer direction in our department. A challenge of the job was managing priorities between two supervisors.
Pros
Free bagels every Thursday and frequent lunch events
Cons
No room for growth, funding issues
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