Akorn, Incorporated Employee Reviews

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Excellent benefits, poor job security, poor hours and working conditions
Distribution Associate 1 (Former Employee) –  Gurnee, ILNovember 27, 2018
The benefits and working conditions were mostly a positive note, the company frequently allowed unauthorized individuals to operate machinery. In one such incident, this ended with an employee in the hospital, who was thankfully released the same day with only minor injuries. Furthermore, as discussion came in about the company being bought out in a merger, job security disappeared. This merger recently dissolved with a court case that ended this year, not in favor of Akorn.
Pros
Excellent benefits, Paid time off
Cons
Concerning and unsafe work environment
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packaging
Packaging Associate (Former Employee) –  Decatur, ILNovember 23, 2018
Akorn was a great place to work, management made up the rules as they go and most of the time it wasn't fair. I worked ant shift as long as they were available and always worked overtime when needed now im being pentalized for choosing to finish college verses working at the time
Pros
akorn is a clean educational place to work with several opportunities to grow within the company.
Cons
company needs to take certain things into consideration instead of holding it against people.
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Awful Management - Buddy System
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Decatur, ILNovember 15, 2018
I absolutely loved the individuals I worked with directly. However, they are severely lacking in management, especially upper management. They were not keen on hiring the right individuals for the job, because that would cost money. Instead, they preferred to hire in-house & train. The problem then is that these individuals would only train to the Akorn way rather than understanding common practices. Too often you heard "because that's how it was done last time" rather than asking why or ensuring that programs were lean in nature or compliant.
Cons
Almost everything
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good place to work at
Technician (Former Employee) –  Decatur, ILNovember 11, 2018
Akron is a very good place to work for especially if you love to help people with their health i love working there I would encourage anyone to work there
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Liked my job
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Somerset, NJNovember 2, 2018
Small pharmaceutical company that made really good products. Moved on for greater opportunities and advancements. Nice people and work place, but had to move on.
Pros
great people
Cons
no advancement
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Overload of work with little incentive to work beyond expectations
Quality Control Chemist 1 (Current Employee) –  Decatur, ILOctober 28, 2018
This is a good place to start coming out of college; you'll get plenty of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. But this department is meant to serve as a stepping stone for analysts who perform well. There is little opportunity for growth with even less incentive to "go that extra mile".
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Great place to start or finish your career in pharma
SENIOR REGIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER/SPECIALTY SALES (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 25, 2018
Small enough to matter and contribute. Contribution recognized and incentivized. Impartial sales leadership, very approachable and engaged in sales efforts. Down side would be not enough $$ and constant changes to sales incentive plan.
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Overall Growth Increased while employed by the company.
Planning Manager (Former Employee) –  Amityville, NYOctober 19, 2018
I learned the day to day operations and overall supply chain process. I converted priorities into a working four week manufacturing and packaging schedule which was reviewed daily.
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Very productive; not much comradeship
Environmental Monitoring Technician (Current Employee) –  Decatur, ILOctober 11, 2018
My company offers full benefits, guaranteed full time, and overtime hours. Management often treats employees unfairly, and most of the supervisors do not last more than a year or two. The people who work in production and microbiology are very well educated and professional individuals.
Pros
Free coffee, lunch vending machines
Cons
Long hours, late lunch breaks
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Company is in Acquisition process and laid off is on going
Payroll Specialist (Current Employee) –  Lake Forest, ILSeptember 30, 2018
More improvement needed in the management level for them to recognized their valued and hardworking employees. No opportunity for advancement. Not good.
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Challenging but rewarding place to work
Operator (Current Employee) –  Amityville, NYSeptember 22, 2018
Very busy place to work. Always have more than enough work to do on a daily basis. Good people to work with in all departments. In the middle of changing culture process.
Pros
Good Medical and prescription plan
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Good Experience
DISTRIBUTION ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Gurnee, ILSeptember 12, 2018
I enjoyed working with Akorn. Supervisor was excellent. Benefits were good. Good team work & nice crew of people to work with. I really liked picking orders. The hardest part of the job was cross-training due to my disability which created problems for me. I recommend Akorn.
Pros
Good work environment
Cons
Cross-training was a problem for me.
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Poor management
Production Tech (Former Employee) –  Decatur, ILAugust 22, 2018
Management is very unprofessional and separate. If I could recommend any improvement it would be a change in management. The employees just don't get their voices heard.
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4.0
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A good start
Purchasing Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Decatur, ILAugust 16, 2018
They have a welcoming culture. Workload are properly divided among employees. Everyone seems nice and willing to help you out to make your job easier.
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Going nowhere
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  AnonymousAugust 15, 2018
This company has a lot of issues as seen in the recent fallout of the merger with FK. Leadership is lost and upper management is chasing butterflies. They have little understanding what it takes to be successful and pressure is the answer to them. They need to relax and let the people they have in-place do the jobs they were hired for instead of constantly changing things.
Pros
None
Cons
Excessive hours, constant change, lack of leadership, pressure when not needed
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To much drama
Production and packaging (Former Employee) –  Decatur, ILAugust 2, 2018
Very dramatic and gossip is out of control. There was a huge lack of discipline to the elder women that worked there that would treat others very bad.
Pros
Money and benefits
Cons
To much drama
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Not recommended.
Packaging Operator (Current Employee) –  Decatur, ILJune 22, 2018
I wouldn’t recommend working here. Drama oriented. Slow paced. Usually only one day off a week. Limited amount of time off. Never any time to be with family/do things outside of work.
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Great place to work reminds you of family
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Lake Forest, ILMay 22, 2018
They have great opportunities and amazing people to work with new adventures and projects all the time great place to grow and pursue a career for life
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Passable, but rough.
QA Documentation Specialist (Former Employee) –  Decatur, ILMarch 21, 2018
Management frequently seems to scramble, very high-stress job. Most often start at 3rd shift, which is not at all for everyone. Job itself isn't difficult, but a difficult climate.
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Excellent opportunity.
EVP - Global Quality Assurance (Former Employee) –  Lake Forest, IllinoisMarch 16, 2018
People oriented, highly ethical environment. Collaborative dynamic is supported by an interactive and engaging management team. Common business objectives and effective resource planning result in overall successful growth.
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