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Lonza was a good, if stressful, place to work, particularly the department I was in. The staff there were excellent people you can easily get along with and make friends with. One aspect that could be improved on is how quickly new starters are trained up on laboratory work; I experienced a wait of a month and a half when I started before I had laboratory training. The work can also seem a bit mundane and repetitive.
It was a productive place job was fairly easy we went through alot when our supervisors got fired and we had do to stuff on our own.
i learned a lot like my first time driving a forklift and even using a pallet jack. Also the hard part was we used to work 12 hours shift and they would call me in to work my days off and that cause me to miss days on the days i had to work because i work so many hours through the week.
Not enough resources or budget to get the job done timely or accurately. Trying to change too many things at once and too many projects in play at once with extremely tight deadlines and unrealistic demands They need to slow down and focus on the big ticket items and give their employees the tools they need to succeed. It's not okay to hurry up and get it wrong, and they should not prefer speed over accuracy.
Great company to work for, monthly lunches, adjustable hours, friendly environment. Dept. outings for appreciaton of hard work. Lunch appreciation in the summer as well as in the Fall season. D.J. food and entertainment. Bagels every couple of months and work from home if needed for appointment. Mgr. was approachable and very understanding if you had any special request. Option to work from home and you could train for new task from home as well. Each one of us had laptop that would could take home.
Very excitng job as you work hands on making medicines as well as working well with other departments to make sure everything runs smoothly. Hardest part of the job is trying to do the activities planned in one day in the time your given as some of it is impossible.
Good people, decent pay, management was lacking. Advancement based on social cliques. Very good quality based culture. Hard to navigate social cliques and office politics.
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I was told that I was only averaging 43 hours a week and that wasn’t good enough. I was interviewed for one position and made to do something else upon hire( the old bate and switch) the person had turned in his notice after only 2 months. Managers are terrible, poor communication, bullies, and rude.
Good ERP system
No work/ life balance, inefficient, poor management
The company would do well if it had a better matrix organization with checks and balances when crucial decisions are made with regards to business operations, human resources etc.
Flexible working hours
Revolving door, large number of employees fired with each change of management, constantly changing strategy
Lack of leaders, the management style is appalling (4 heads of centre within 3 years ) HR support inexistant. It’s the 80/20 rule. 20% of the employees are absorbing 80% of the workload. Just another Shared service centre with its lot of setup and casting mistakes. That is applied to Manchester centre, not to the business as a whole.
A typical day at work is sitting in the warehouse that is noisy or sitting at a table by the bathroom which is disgusting, because there is no room for all of the employees they have hired then without regard to the employee, they decide to shift project funds somewhere else and lay you off without warning after being heavily pursued, relocated, and given over 100 SOP’s to complete within 90 days! This company is a joke! Not to mention there is no parking!
I learned that customer service and satisfaction is paramount to a company's success. Innovation and the ability to adapt to change, especially with new technology, will continue a sustainable sales environment. Company began using new software along with tablet computers to better track customer satisfaction. The most enjoyable part of this job was, for me, the independence and free will I was given to do things in my own time frame. Only had to check in with manager once a week. However, he was always available in times of need.
The management is god awful at this place, leadership is not a word I would use to describe what they do there. Not to mention it's almost impossible to get their recruiter on the phone if you're trying to check in on your application. Don't go here unless you absolutely have to.
Manufacturing culture is toxic, the hours are long and the hardest part of the job seems to be dealing with incompetent or miserable co workers. Management is poor and constantly changing. The training department is completely dysfunctional so attaining your qualifications is much harder than it should be. Turnover is very high.