Lonza Employee Reviews in Bend, OR
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I started right at the end of the "Bend Research, Inc" aka the "cowboy days." Then came Capsugel and along with it more stress, more buzzwords and attempts to improve low morale. Lonza bought us next and while many of us were optimistic, the global corporate leadership did not do much to improve the site. On a bonus, Seran Bio and Thermo Fisher were able to acquire a lot of good talent!
Nice facilities, some free food and drinks, on-site gym
salary and raises are low for the industry, only managers see most of the bonuses and raises, horrible benefits, Very high turnover
If you are young and male and play soccer, you'll do great. This place is like a fraternity and it is all about who you know. Management doesn't care about most employees - you are just replaceable widgets they will work to death, unless you are a member of the brotherhood. Those folks take 2 hour lunches and go home at 5, while the rest of us pick up the slack.
It is a job
Cliques, male dominated
Difficult to break the old culture of low GMP and high R&D thinking in a commercial GMP environment. Can't make many process improvements without hitting roadblocks. No support from upper management to move projects forward. Zero support for training for advancement or communication. So much potential yet none of it is tapped for vast improvements needed.