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Review averages

  • 7 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    14.285714285714%
    Good (1)
    14.285714285714%
    Satisfactory (2)
    28.571428571429%
    Subpar (3)
    42.857142857143%
    2.39
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Lifecell Corporation

Reviews - What employees say

2.39 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 29.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Upper management just needs worker bees. You as an employee are disposable in production. Alloderm has a revolving door due to that mentality.

Support from management

Just do your job and make those numbers... upper management doesn't care about who you are or what your credentials are.

Teamwork

If you are a hard worker and don't mind taking up the slack of the slackers within production... You will fit in well with the team. Hint: Favoritism runs rampant so make sure you buddy up with your supervisors and group leads!

Freedom to work independently

Oh you can work independently all right.... when your co-workers mysteriously disappear when there is work to be done, leaving you to "work independently"

Internal Communication

Very uncertain outlook on future of Company. Since the take over by Allergan, Lifecell employees have been living under the threat of pending lay-offs due to upper managements bad decisions and shady business practices.

Gender Equality

1st shift Strattice is run by a woman who never promotes male workers to the level of Technician 2. As an employee for Lifecell for 5 years there was not one promotion of a male worker under her leadership. The male workers were subject to the heavy work loads that the female workers should have been doing themselves. Very gender biased.

Attitude towards older colleagues

The older employees within the Strattice Dept. were stuck doing the menial labor that the younger new hired didn't like to do. The older colleagues were looked down upon as slow or not capable of learning technical jobs within the dept.

Career Development

Virtually none... just keep making the numbers. There is rarely adancement within this company. Usually the only thing you hear about are lateral moves within the dept. from employees trying to escape the from production.

Overall compensation for your work

if getting a .20-.50 raise each year makes you happy than go for it! Plucking hairs out of dead pigs is disgusting and certainly worth more then what this company cares to pay the hard working employees. All the long time employees got good raises in the past and pass all of the disgusting work off on the new employees so they are happy with their pay.

Office / Work Environment

The Strattice dept. was plagued by ants coming up through the floors,flying ants coming down from the ceiling light fixtures, and frequent sewer back-ups within the processing dept. Some of these events would be occurring even while the FDA was within the building; but, quickly cleaned up up and kept under the radar. The lunchroom constantly had cockroaches crawling around that were thought to be coming from one of the many employee lunch bags or articles of clothing sitting around in the dining area. The employees themselves were disgusting.. Constantly leaving the empty plates, dirty napkins, or left over food sitting on the tables after eating... yuck!

Environmental Friendliness

They have recycle containers on site...

Work-Life Balance

Its not too bad. You will be working four days a week at 10 hours a day, therefore long weekends are common.

Company Image

Lately this headline has appeared in all major News networks: "A judge calls foul on Allergan's attempt to hide its drug patents behind an Indian tribe's sovereignty" so, I'd say that Lifecell's name has been tarnished by their new owner's shady business practices!

Job Security

Since the buy out by Allergan, there have been two lay-offs and always talk of more. Very uncertain whether certain product lines will survive long term. Make sure your resume is updated if you plan on working here.

Handicapped Accessibility

no problems with handicap accessibility.. IT'S THE LAW

Workplace Safety

Not too bad but working with human skin is a risk at the facility because the processing begins on the dermis before the serologic tests have come back. Although its rare, there is always the potential to be exposed to AIDS or hepatitis while working in Alloderm.

Challenging Work

Repetitive work day after day, month after month, year after year.... No challenge other then to make the production numbers required by the end of each week.

Inclusive / Diverse

Mostly Spanish workers. The language in production was mostly spoken in Spanish. The music played in production was either Reggaeton, Bachata, or Salsa. Nepotism and favoritism towards brown-nosers was prevalent. If you disagreed with the "culture" you would be black listed and either "let-go" or "laid-off"

Suggestions for improvement

  • Quit and find something better... All recommendations for improvement fall on deaf ears.

What I like about the company

Free ice cream once a week during summer months. Free coffee once a week during winter months. Other then that...it's just a job.

What I dislike about the company

Upper managements attitude that everyone is replaceable. HR (very unprofessional) Group leads favoring ppl who kiss their butts. Disgusting work environment. Shame in Allergan's brand name since they made the news with their shady business practices.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Lifecell Corporation
  • City
    Branchburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

is offered
  • 26.Jul 2017
  • Employee

Environmental Friendliness

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Suggestions for improvement

  • Talk with employees and treat everyone with respect.

What I like about the company

Clean place some employees and very little management were great.

What I dislike about the company

Higher up's need to be more respectful and work with all

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered
  • Company
    Lifecell Corporation
  • City
    Branchburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Production
  • 19.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

The management team made the culture look bad!

Support from management

If you are not a favorite there was no room for you!

Teamwork

Very little team work!

Internal Communication

Communication could have made thing's better!

Attitude towards older colleagues

By the manager.

Career Development

If you were a favorite!

Overall compensation for your work

Salary was ok.

Office / Work Environment

The facility was clean and we'll maintained.

Environmental Friendliness

The company was excellent with there disposals of debris and waste.

Work-Life Balance

If you were not a favorite you had to stay extra hour's to pick up other's slack!

Company Image

No!

Job Security

None!

Challenging Work

Yes I did the work I was scheduled to do as well as help other's because of time limits.

Inclusive / Diverse

No!

Suggestions for improvement

  • Change or development and managing classes!!!!

What I like about the company

Facility was clean and minimum employees were great!

What I dislike about the company

Higher up's did not respect or Care about individual's that were not getting brownie point's!

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered
  • Company
    Lifecell Corporation
  • City
    Branchburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

is offered

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Review averages

  • 7 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    14.285714285714%
    Good (1)
    14.285714285714%
    Satisfactory (2)
    28.571428571429%
    Subpar (3)
    42.857142857143%
    2.39
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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