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Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Buffalo Grove, IL17 May 2017
A typical day at Arxium can be very stressful, or it can be very laid back. However when you are on the road for a project the Life portion of Work/Life goes out the window. It becomes a company about nothing more than revenue, revenue, revenue!
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A Sinking Ship
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Buffalo Grove, IL15 March 2017
I'm surprised the company is still operating
Their answer to the many serious problems they have is to hire more managers!
They lost some key technical people and are now completely
floundering
Their service is poor and getting worse - loosing more experienced people
they lost most of their sales force in the US last year, and they still keep the fool in charge of sales who caused this disaster.
I pity those that still work there. The only happy people about this is their competitors!
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Run Fast and Don't Look Back
Design Engineer (Current Employee) –  Buffalo Grove, IL4 March 2017
One of the poorest run companies I have ever witnessed. Loss of all the top talent in less than a year through attrition. A sweat shop is a better environment.

Foreign owners and managers are dismissive of anything American and Americans. Many times just outright insulting. Future goal seems to be to replace higher wage people with lower paid contractors and possibly sell it off. Technology is old and not competative.
Pros
not many
Cons
ownership and management.
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I Dont Care What Anyone Says. Its Rough
engineer (Current Employee) –  buffalo grove, il.4 August 2016
This place has promised us upward mobility and vision since they walked in the door.

If it is such a great place, why have the best people left? Because of a work load that is unreasonable and poor managers. Not to mention pittance raises.

Another review site was FILLED with poor reviews but somehow they tend to disappear. The control freak mentality has gotten way out of hand and makes it a morale issue. They simply cannot retain anyone with the talent or drive needed to push this business. Which leaves us with substandard resources, or people who have been here for ten or twenty years and just don't want to give up a cush position.

It is a very chaotic place and moving up...well good luck. Small company, private, they can get away with about anything.
Pros
Technology has promise but will take A LOT to move into a competative business.
Cons
Misguided management. Reluctance to put money where it needs to be to be able to properly compete.
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Could be a great company, need to uncover abrasive management.
Mechanical Designer (Current Employee) –  Buffalo Grove, IL27 July 2016
Interesting products, some good people. Lacking on how to handle existing upper management with bad history. Could use a whole new restructure of the upper management with new fresh blood. Stale culture still there. Real problems not getting to the top, real change will probably be very difficult. A self evaluation from the button all the way to the top might be the remedy.
Pros
Interesting products
Cons
Upper executive management is not listening to the real workers.
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Worse Place I Ever Worked
engineer (Former Employee) –  Buffalo Grove, IL14 July 2016
As stated earlier the company has gone through many changes over the years. But none as drastic or chaotic as the last acquisition.

Workload and management are beyond belief. Lack of resources, vision, solid management.

Almost all of the top talent is gone now. Competition is light years ahead in technology.

All of the top people refused to be over worked and treated like high school kids. Now they are gone. It gets to be a scary place.

I would be surprised if this place were a player in the industry at all within 18 months, but just my opinion.

Management may post positive reviews, the vast majority of employees and ex employees never will.
Pros
location
Cons
way to many to list. toxic environment.
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Potential for greatness
Director of Information Technology (Current Employee) –  Buffalo Grove, IL2 July 2016
ARxIUM has a huge potential up-side. Previous ownership's lack of investment will take a while from which to recover. Good people. Good leadership. A lot of potential up-side.
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:Gone Downhill
engineer (Current Employee) –  Buffalo Grove, IL28 December 2015
Poor management, total lack of resources, overworked to the limit. New owners have no clue about the industry.

Good people have been laid off or left.

No amount of pay ( its average) can make up for sleepless nights or being overworked like they do.

Fear rules the day.

Incompetent managers and a good ole boys club make advancement impossible.

If you are looking and somehow take a position...be prepared to sell your soul.
Pros
handful of good people left.
Cons
not many good people left. toxic environment.
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Company in turmoil
technical (Current Employee) –  Buffalo Grove, IL10 December 2015
This was a good company when I joined over 10 years ago. Since then the company went through a number of General Managers. Each of them tried to grow the business, but they had to report to Amerisourcebergen corporate, who just did not understand this business and would not invest. The business just stagnated for years until Amerisourcebergen had no use for it and sold it to IHS out of Winnipeg. The new owners were either fooled or did not understand what they were getting into. The technology is sound, but dated and the new owners either don't have the cash to invest or don't want to invest in the products. The end result is unhappy customers and lost sales, which resulted in layoffs and skilled people leaving. The few replacement positions the new owners approved are all more junior and paying Winnipeg rates. The cost of living in Buffalo Grove is much higher than Winnipeg. A lot of the management left over the years and those that remain, manage by fear. There is no communication from the new owners. I think they just don't know what to do. I'd expect them to take their loss and sell the business again very soon.
Pros
Close to home and pay check still cashed
Cons
No direction from management. Constant RIFs and people leaving not getting replaced.
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Great Company, Great Enviroment
na (Current Employee) –  na2 July 2015
Cool devices, good management and fine company to work for. They have a good plan to grow and become a one stop shop for pharmacy automation.
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