AMRI in a nutshell
Research Scientist I, Contractor to Eli Lilly (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – December 6, 2018
Great place for those fresh out of school to gain rapid experience as an organic chemist and move on in a few years. Great stepping stone company, but not good for a career. Managers are chemists with little to no management training and appear more focus on meeting metrics and their own goals than the development of their employees. Managers have even on occasion lied about making adjustments for metric goals that were unrealistic. Promotions are given based on "whose turn it is" and not necessarily on merit. Both promotions and raises are minimal at best and barely, if at all, make up for inflation each year. Overall my experience with the company was mediocre at best. The skills gained in a short period of time are great. But the poor to mediocre pay, lack of management, and poor company politics make this company far from a good choice for a long term career.