Manufacturing Associate (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 14, 2017
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Manager (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 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.
Material Handler (Current Employee) – San Diego – October 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.
quality and Manufacturing (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 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.
Sr. Supervisor, Manufacturing (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 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.
The company provides lots of free lunches, has an onsite gym, The manufacturing schedule has operators working 14 days every 28 days.
There is high turnover, Experienced operators are leaned upon to come in on mandatory overtime to keep the process running.
Manufacturing (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 21, 2017
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
Manufacturing Operator II (Current Employee) – La Jolla, CA – July 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.
Engineer (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – March 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.
Document Control Coordinator (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 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.
Free bagels every Thursday and frequent lunch events