Perrigo Reviews

Updated 11 August, 2014
Updated 11 August, 2014
69 Reviews

3.5
69 Reviews
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Perrigo Chairman, President, and CEO Joseph C. Papa
Joseph C. Papa
48 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Always looking to further embrace the work-life balance (though it can be a slow process of adaption in some areas) (in 7 reviews)

  • Family Oriented company with great morals (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Location in small town of Allegan (in 3 reviews)

  • Most employees commute from Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Best Internship EVER

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analytical R&D  in  Allegan, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Analytical R&D in Allegan, MI (US)

    I worked at Perrigo as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic work-life balance, truly caring corporation with a real commitment to health and well-being of employees. I was paid very fairly during my four-year internship. Flexible schedules in most lab positions.

    Cons

    Had a few issues with low-level management during my internship, specifically unequal treatment and compensation with an intern in a similar position with the same background. HR sorted it out eventually, but it bothers me that it went on for so long and probably wouldn't have changed if he hadn't shared with me that his reviews were resulting in a slight raise every term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great insurance as of fiscal year 2013. Management on executive level is amazing. Management on floor could be better.

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    Current Employee - Packaging Specialist  in  Allegan, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Packaging Specialist in Allegan, MI (US)

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Bonus every quarter. Fitness center along with discounted insurance for being healthy. CEO is one of the best. Very strong core values. Perrigo has many internal job options, help with college, and is very family centered. Job is one of the easiest I have ever had. Lots of training involved.

    Cons

    Very little direct hire. Most jobs w/o degree require temp service to become full time. Time ranges from one month to one year to be hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication needs to be improved. Fitness center should be offered to anyone who is required to do the PWP. Trainers should be paid more for leading lines.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Management suck,

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perrigo full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, not much else but this app won't let me go further until I write twenty words or more.

    Cons

    Cry babies, everyone in everyone's business,only the squeaky wheels get greased, brown nosers get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    This is good company If you want to be employee of Yes Boss

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist  in  Piscataway, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Piscataway, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    CEO of company is smart man making stock value to grow day by day

    Cons

    No professional growth even though if you work for years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is world Largest OTC company but Not to be too discreminative towards upcoming employees growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Family atmosphere meets fortune 100 mindset

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Allegan, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allegan, MI (US)

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Honesty, integrity and teamwork are just some of the qualities that help shape the culture at Perrigo. Some could point to other positives such as the pay, benefits, flexibility of management, understanding of commitments and deadlines but for me, the best part about working for Perrigo is the collaboration, teamwork and the genuine enthusiasm of helping and watching someone else succeed.

    Cons

    The only con that comes to mind is with the environment that our business is in we must constantly change and push ourselves to succeed. That change (and sometimes the push) can be difficult at times and often challenging to handle. Many if not all embrace that change but it is an environment of growth, opportunities and change that some find difficult to fully grasp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide growth opportunities and lead us into challenging situations that other companies may not have the talent to succeed. Push and challenge us to deliver. After all, we know at the end of the day we have to meet our toughest critics demands - our own.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Ok starter job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perrigo

    Pros

    People are nice, friendly atmosphere and great benefits. Great place to learn and get experience. Very family oriented is nice as well

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre, location stinks. Nothing around for lunch or get a cup of coffee. A lot of people seem content with where they are and hard for others to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff and pay more attention to the details.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Best three years of my career have been at Perrigo!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Allegan, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Allegan, MI (US)

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growth opportunities for hard working individuals, 24/7 fitness center, company store with an annual credit, various shifts to accommodate home life, quarterly bonuses, tuition reimbursement, holiday treats/meals, dedication to continued learning/training, etc.. Overall, a great working environment where everyone is friendly and committed to seeing each other (and the company) succeed.

    Cons

    Location, although it is definitely worth the drive given the pros of working at Perrigo.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Support Specialist

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    Former Employee - Senior Support Specialist  in  Gordonsville, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Gordonsville, VA (US)

    I worked at Perrigo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay. Good insurance. Would be a great job if you do not have young children.

    Cons

    Rude people. They make your job harder than it should be. Their attendance policy needs improvement! I had a high risk pregnancy and missed time from work due to emergency appointments or appointments scheduled in advance, and was threatened to be fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some availability for advancement. They favor people, and advance people who have little to no education.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    What to expect at Perrigo- Lower Manufacturing positions or College Grad looking to start Career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perrigo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay and excellent benefits for factory positions that do not require secondary education or a college degree and you can work your way up to lower leadership levels with bigger buck in due time with good work ethic. The coworkers were great for the most part, some "groups" could be catty/gossipy think high school cliques.

    Cons

    For factory positions unless you are buddy-buddy with someone in HR you HAVE to work as a temp through Manpower to get hired in and that can take a year or a couple of months if you are lucky. And you may start out on 1st shift day's while you are on Manpower, but do not expect to stay there. You have to switch to Nights or Evening 2nd shift to get hired in. If you want day shift that is going to take about 3-10 years maybe more depending on employee supply and demand. If you have a degree and NO Manufacturing/Factory experience expect to put a couple of years in before they hire you for those professional positions. You will start out going through Manpower working with the other Joe's on the line, you have to show them that you will stay "at least a year" and then you need to rub shoulder's with the supervisor's and management. I just couldn't stick it out anymore when the switch came to 12 hr. graveyard shift. I was the walking dead. If you put your time in and avoid the "busybody's" it's a great company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There was some very obvious favoritism going on with employees, but that is the only negative thing I can say. Professionally they did well to address needs of business and needs of employees even though some employees needs were met more than others

  11.  

    Average

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    Current Employee - Quality Lab Technician II  in  Allegan, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Lab Technician II in Allegan, MI (US)

    I have been working at Perrigo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    quarterly bonuses, clear objectives for analysts

    Cons

    limited advancement, not a lot of flexibility given to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more flexibility to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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