Technician, Billerica, MA - March 1, 2017
As of a couple of years ago we were owned by 3 men who worked here, in the office every day. We were a small company and the pay wasn't fantastic but it was a great environment. Those who were here wanted to be here, people worked together and our focus was always on wuality. We were sold to a global pharmaceutical company located oversees and it has become a very difficult environment since. Many important decision are no longer left up to those who physically work here and understand the day to day life and instead are made by people hundreds to thousands of miles away. Often times located in other countries where the rules differ from that of the US. Though quality is something that is pushed verbally, the companies actions lean very far towards dollars instead. You can expect to be paid at least 10-20% less than other similar companies in the area and your promotions and merit increases are not entirely made by your direct managers and instead are approved by people who have never stepped foot in the building. Advancing your career for a few seems to be quite easy, however, many good, deserving, hardworking people that have been here for many years are overlooked time and time again. Hiring almost always starts from outside sources rather than allowing current employees a chance to move and grow. The turnover has been tremendous since our buyout and is well over 50%. While they have hired some new people, many positions are removed rather than filled and we have been without a quality director for about a year now. There are many great people still here, however, with the amount of turnover we have experienced I imagine most of the original empoyees will not remain here for very long.