You will likely need a second job to support yourself. There is not a lot of flexibility at all in regards to schedule/family life balance. You will also have to make yourself satisfied with slow incremental growth in wages and promotion.
Large company; great potential for lateral transitions
It was not a competitive pay but a great position, inclusive and supportive environment until we had a new GM. Turn over of employees in my subsidiary tripled and management doesn't seem to care. My supportive Manager left and her replacements are struggling under the work burden. One person can ruin it all for over 250 people.
Document Control Specialist (Former Employee) - Germantown, MD - October 30, 2019
Nice place to work. A bit of a distance from DC. Relaxed workplace. Everyone knew their role. Management was not overbearing. Coworkers in other departments cold be cold. Two head scratchers--nonworking soda machine never removed and two refrigerators always full.
Mandatory 10 hour days, M-F, few but some mandatory Saturday's, depending on order volume. Distribution management is very good but many promises go unfulfilled due to unresponsive upper management. Order processing production line equipment that constantly needed baby-sitting for work flow to proceed and was never remedied, though promised. Preached team approach but temps were clearly not part of the clique.
Technical Services Specialist II (Current Employee) - Rockville, MD - March 20, 2018
Competitive and challenging place to work in which you can gain many valuable skills. At this company, you have the opportunity to work with almost every segment of the drug development and clinical trial cycle.
supply chain manger (Current Employee) - Montgomery County, MD - August 20, 2017
well organized straight forward kind of work environment. professionally resourceful. rich experience multi functional resources.
it is a career addition to work for such a multi functional organization
My day is pretty hectic due to the sheer numbers of projects that I handle. Daily issues have to be resolved for more than 20 projects that I work on of which 14 I manage alone and others manage with other project managers. There are constant issues that need to be solved in order for me to satisfy client needs, orders, and requests. Managing staffing for all the client needs is an integral part of what I do everyday. I have to communicate with other cross-functional group to make sure we all are on the same page; quality, IT, operations, production, repository, executives, and other client services personnel. The hardest part of the job is always making sure clients are happy. Clients have patients depending on us to deliver their life saving drugs or critical testing kits. We have to make sure they are released on short notices, shipped overnight across the borders or even oceans and satisfy all special needs the client might have. I enjoy working due to knowing that my work leads to someone being treated.
Satisfaction of knowing you helped a client, fastpaced
A typical day at work would consist of reviewing, drafting, and/or negotiating multiple contracts. Via work on Federal contracts, I learned more in-depth knowledge of the FAR. There was consistent turn-over in Management. I had 4 bosses during my time there. My Co-worker's were the best I had ever worked with. They looked to me as the Senior leader of the team and we pulled together to make sure that we under-promised and over-delivered. The hardest part of the job was having to say goodbye to my co-workers as they were let go. The most enjoyable part of the job was the work itself. As a self-described nerd, I love to read and having law school experience, I love to negotiate. This is what I loved the most about my job.
It was a very nice working environment, Well educated scientist, good customer care, quality products, employee benefits were good, management was fair. Job was very satisfiying, up with the new technologies. Co workers were professional, hardest part was leaving the company since it was sold. I learned alot from experienced scientists.
good benefits, salary was good, profesional atmosphere, fair management, learned new technologies.
it was sold to compatitor, compatitor dissolved the company, sold the building.
I was hired as a temporary to work with the Patent Attorneys, etc.
Admin Asst to Director of Research/Development (Former Employee) - Gaithersburg, MD - March 27, 2012
This company was very technologically ahead of it's time when I worked with this group. I enjoyed working with the people in the legal area because it was very detailed work and many different situations to work on at times. I supported the Legal Secretaries and the Vice President in New Projects as well as existing Patent areas. I scheduled meeting rooms, did FedEX and presentations based on faxed information from Managers. Everyone that I worked with on a daily basis was pleasant and professional. The work involved accounting, editing, slides for speeches and meetings, etc. and travel as well as PowerPoint presentations to Europe because of travel locations for the Executives and their itineraries.