Manager (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – October 10, 2018
A very negative culture and management. This company continually does employee surveys as the employees are generally dissatisfied. Nothing is ever done to make any changes. A very stagnant and negative place to work, I would not recommend it to anyone.
Contract/Temp (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – July 30, 2018
Rank and file to upper Management staff was a pleasure to work with. Clean environment, modern and technically sound. Dealing with difficult technical situation and work a rounds to navigate and trouble shoot in the building.
USP Expert Committee Member (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – April 7, 2018
A not-for-profit organization with ties to regulatory agencies focused on assuring quality of pharmaceuticals and setting industry standards. I worked as a scientific advisor bringing in the regulatory perspective, which was balanced out by my clinical pharmacology experience.
Technical Instructional Designer and Trainer (Former Employee) – MD – April 6, 2018
USP has interesting work and a dedicated staff. But it's prone to constant overhauls of its company structure (at least 1-2 a year), leaving people uncertain of how to react and expectations. They relish change for change's sake, rather than because it makes good overall business strategy. The current CEO comes from a business background and tries to run this non-profit organization like a business, with some positive and negative results.
The culture is "high performance", which pretty much means you can expect to work overtime on a regular basis if you want to advance. And, in some areas of the company, there is no opportunity for advancement even if you do work hard. The culture is pretty political so network, self-promotion, and ingratiation are a necessity to succeed.
Free soda and coffee. Company activities
Not a good work-life balance if you want to advance
I had some of the best managers while working here. The job itself is very tedious. Because of the hazardous chemicals we worked with you would have the strange combination of feeling both bored out of your mind and also terrified for your life.
Great managers, 30 min lunch plus two 15 min breaks, access to gym
Strong Mission - With a history of non-visionary senior leadership!
Staff (Current Employee) – MD – February 6, 2015
Advancement to management positions is based on the good old boys network. This inevitably means you end up with quite a few leaders who are great at driving basic task, building internal networks and not much else. As individuals look to move up or maintain their senior positions, this has a tendency to cultivate a passive-aggressive culture.
International Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Rockville MD – November 15, 2013
- Processing orders from official nationally recognized laboratories of Reference Standards from U.S Pharmaceutical Regulating Agency in the food supplements and excipients. - How to handle regular and controlled substances orders and adhere to compliance regulation - International setting having head of our European branch in Switzerland and internally as well divers colleagues from around the world. - Company committed to retain talent with all its perks.
Early shifts to accomodate our out of country customers
• Maintained and monitored a weekly ordering system
Reference Standard Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – March 4, 2013
• Maintained and monitored a weekly ordering system of Reference Standards “bulk” material for the technicians to obtain predetermined desired weight. • Created and maintained spreadsheet of filled vials and prepared Reference Standards for storage. • Recorded pertinent data for Reference Standards information regarding the number of vials, weight and precautionary statements. • Assisted in preparing labels for vials, participate in the Quality Control testing to verify correct packaging and labeling and monitors inventory for Reference Standards packaging and suppliers.
USP is very receptive to new changes and any suggestions for improvements. They also operate in multiple countries. Great business model and work culture. Lot of flexibility is given in task assignments and work delivery.
Manager, Web Technologies (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – November 15, 2011
For a non-profit the IT shop was a fun, great, collaborative place to work. It has been a few years and I am not sure what all has changed, but it was great at the time. Career opportunities were there for folks who worked for them.