Process Science Associate (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – June 13, 2018
The company doesn't invest much into hiring or retaining good people. This creates a chaotic environment where lots of inexperienced people are coming and going and trying to make their mark and no talented folks are sticking around to build a culture.
One of the only perks is that the company offers employee BBQs, but i got the overwhelming feeling that they were only to snap photos and make the company seem cooler than it is. This place is horrible compared to other companies i've worked for, I'd keep looking.
Work Life Balance
Career Advancement, Pay, Bad Management, Stingy Benefits
QA (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 7, 2017
Low pay and tell managemnt you want to get promoted otherwise they wont think you want to get promoted. This came from my former supervisor. Very flexible schedule and the people are great. Great start into the industry but leave after 1.5 years.
Sr. HR Generalist (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – March 8, 2016
Work at Althea is engaging, challenging, and fast paced. My management was invested in my development and dedicated to doing things right.
Employees were generally very happy and work hard to serve our clients well. One client even told us that we cared about their product more than they did, and I think that really sums up how hard everyone works.
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) – San diego, CA – August 12, 2014
My typical work day consisted of reviewing batch records, pulling and storing the product, inspection of product, QA sampling, and product packaging and shipping. My coworkers were very knowledgeable and high spirited. The most difficult part of the job was the FDA inspections. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing a project through start to finish.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – San Diego – April 29, 2014
Althea could be a good company. Unfortunately because current managment have been placed into their positions based on tenure and not experience makes for a horrible culture and not an enjoyable place to work. My advice would be if you desperate or new to the industry then go for it. If your experienced then don't bother! You won't last.
Current managment, no structure. Not open to change. No bonus unless you are manager and above
Associate (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 24, 2014
Good company with nice people that work there. (For the most part) You know that saying "You get what you pay for?" This company would much rather pay two "biotech newbees" than pay for one that actually knows what they are doing. In the end it ends up costing the company WAY more money from the "lost" or "redo" projects than it would be to pay for good individuals.
Some nice people
company cuts corners in areas that should be addressed
Great place to work with wonderful and talented people
Process Development Intern (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 12, 2013
I learned a lot in my duration as a Process Development Intern. We had a large lab space, and with the guidance of a Process Engineer and Research Assistant, I learned to execute procedures using various equipments, work independently and as a part of a team, and truly get the hands on experience one should get in a PD laboratory.