Enjoyable co-workers, great work/life balance, but lack of management involvement or assistance/direction
Operator (Former Employee), Columbus, ohio – November 17, 2013
Pros: pay, pto, insurance
Cons: poor management, failure in system and batch procees/quality
BI paid for wages, offer great benefits, but training and management involvement was extremely dissappointing. Given the nature of the business, there are failures on many of fronts. For making important products, I recall a time when the bins that the products were being produced in were in a failed state for final products. The bins are to be washe – more... after a products has been finished and dumped in drums for the next phase of capsulation. In inspected the bins after they were put through the washing process, through inspection the butterfly valve at the bottom of the bin was not bein washes properly, and old products from god knows how long ago was still packed in the valve, contaminating god know how many prior approved batches that made it to the pharmaceutical market for human consumption. I decided that many failures like this were unacceptable for me and I moved on with me career. I gave a two week notice, they gave me an exit interview where they ask you why your leaving and what not. When I expressed my diss appointment with this issue, like I did with management, I was walked to the door that day. Remember I was professional enough to give them a two week notice, and when I conveyed my honest opinion about poor training and lack of management involvement and a failure in the system, they didn't want to hear the truth or care. – less
Chemical Technician IV (Current Employee), Petersburg – November 4, 2013
Boehringer Ingelheim was a wonderful place to work. Everyone made you feel right at home. I learned the true meaning of teamwork. There was nothing hard about the job. Anytime there was a question, someone always had an answer for it. The people made the job easy.
Chem Tech IV - Synthesis 3 Production Building (Current Employee), Petersburg, VA – November 4, 2013
Pros: benefits, rewards and recognition for a job well done, celebrations at milestones.
Cons: job ending, not seeing the people i now work with.
Boehringer has been one of the best jobs I have had the pleasure of working. They are very professional and fair in all their dealings. I am a Chemical Technician IV which involves all stages of production of API's.I enjoyed the everyday work of production and working with some of the finest workers in the industry. I have enjoyed knowing that what – more... I did everyday helped improve and save lives, what more could someone ask of a career. I had planned on staying with them until retirement, but now I am excited about the chance to show another company my work ethics and commitment. The hardest thing is for the last few years was not knowing the future of our site. – less
Not a bad company as far as pharma goes. Products are average, nothing blockbuster. Pay and commission are below national average, but better than other careers. Managed care coverage sucks. Management is a joke. Manager in East Tn is insane -believes in no work/life balance, micro manages to an extreme and has zero trust in her employees - she is one – more... who will track her reps daily – less
Highly demanding environment with little room for advancement
Antigen Production Specialist IV (Current Employee), Saint Joseph, MO – October 9, 2013
Difficult to accomplish tasks that must be approved by supervisors or managers that are rarely present. Work is accomplished with credit mostly being awarded to people with little or no involvement in the processes.
Chemist II (Former Employee), Bedford, OH – October 8, 2013
Did assay and impurities analysis for raw material. learned more new instrument and process method. management myself and co-worker working plan for each week. hardest job is investment OOS results and reasons. method develop and method validation is my enjoyable job.
Utilities/Energy Intern (Former Employee), Columbus, OH – October 4, 2013
A typical day was rewarding. I was exposed to many aspects of the engineering side of pharmaceuticals. I learned how little habits and projects can make a huge difference especially on the energy side of things. The people were great to work with and welcomed me with open arms. In the short time I was there I was able to produce a set result, which – more... is my goal in any internship. – less
SAP Sr. Portal Consultant (Current Employee), Danbury, CT – September 23, 2013
Boehringer Ingelheim is a research-driven group of companies dedicated to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing pharmaceuticals that improve health and quality of life. The Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation currently has more than 46,000 employees and 140 affiliated companies spread around the globe.
One of the "Great places to work" in Venezuela, with excellent enviroment, the most door open management culture and the best place to build a career
Marketing Consumer Health Care (Former Employee), Caracas, Venezuela – August 29, 2013
Pros: free massage every tuesday and great christmas parties
Everyday at Boehringer Ingelheim was a challenging day; emerging markets demands to be creative and face difficulties with the best actitude and aptitude, in order to find fast and profitable solutions for the brands. Team work was the key success and having a open door management helped me to accomplish my goals. All my knowledge about the pharmaceutical – more... industry and marketing comes from BI corporation, they gave me the opportunity to build a entry level but solid career experience in administrative, sales and brand management. The hardest part of my job was to adjust brands budget to a economy that was changing due to high inflatation and devaluation issues, and even so keep growth and profitability. I have to say that I enjoyed everything about my job, to me be constantly learning and developing strategies that made my brands growth was what kept me enjoing my job. – less