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130 Reasons to be Excited about The Perrigo Company
Perrigo is one of the leading healthcare companies in the world. Our success is driven by great products and great people. We know that our past and future achievements are dependent on our employees, so our goal is to attract, develop, reward and retain the brightest and best people in all areas of our business.
1. 130 Years
In 1887, Luther Perrigo began packaging and distributing patented medicines and household items for country stores. Today, those small country stores have been replaced by leading regional and national supermarkets, pharmacies and mass merchandise retail chains around the world.
2. Great Culture
Perrigo products can be found in millions of homes around the globe, and you can find your home here. Despite our global reach, we value our people as one big family.
3. Room to Grow
Perrigo provides opportunities to grow your career, whether that entails building new skills, utilizing your talents in a developmental role or exploring opportunities in other locations.
4. Quality of Life. Quality of Work.
There are nearly seven billion people in the world, and Perrigo is dedicated to making healthcare affordable for each one.
5. Make a Difference
Make more than a paycheck; make a difference. Our employees say time and time again that they value their ability to have an impact at on our business and to make a difference in the lives of our consumers.
6. Perrigo Ireland
Perrigo’s Global Headquarters is located in Ireland’s capital city of Dublin. Career opportunities include global finance, audit, tax, business development, supply chain, procurement, portfolio management and human resources positions. // Watch Now
7. Core Values: Respect
Our Core Values guide how we interact with each other as we conduct Perrigo business. Our value of Respect guides us to demonstrate the value we hold for one another by acting with respect toward all with whom we interact, communicating openly and emphasizing teamwork.
8. Dancing Scientists
At Perrigo, collaboration is the name of the game. Our employees are dedicated to working together to produce high quality products for consumers. // Watch Now
1887: That is the year Luther Perrigo, the proprietor of a general store and apple-drying business, had the idea to package and distribute patented medicines and household items for country stores.
Perrigo is uniquely positioned to supply ORx products—OTC products dispensed by pharmacists and sold under the Perrigo generic label—to pharmacies and mail-order companies.
11. Challenging Work
We challenge ourselves every day to provide high quality, affordable products that improve the lives of people worldwide.
12. Big and Small
Even though Perrigo has become a global company, our humble beginnings still guide our efforts to provide Quality Affordable Healthcare Products® and influence our corporate culture.
13. Training and Development
Perrigo’s employees are among the best in the world because we provide on-the-job learning opportunities and internal mobility.
14. Our Core Values: Responsibility
Our Core Values guide how we interact with each other as we conduct Perrigo business. Our value of Responsibility guides us to hold ourselves accountable for our actions by accepting personal responsibility for everything we do, leading by example and promoting wise use of our time and Perrigo’s resources.
15. Total Rewards
Perrigo is committed to ensuring its employees are competitively rewarded for their skills, contributions, and performance. The Company offers a total rewards package that goes beyond the paycheck to include benefits and other programs designed to support the well-being of our employees and their families.
16. Perrigo Michigan
Between our production facility in Holland and our North American base of operations and manufacturing campus in Allegan we employ more than 3,600 people across the state, producing the generic and prescription pharmaceutical products that millions of people around the globe have come to rely on. // Perrigo’s Global Presence
17. Financial Strength
Perrigo’s financial performance is highlighted in our quarterly earnings releases. // Read More
18. Quality Benchmarks
Perrigo’s quality standards are among the highest in the industry. Why do we have this focus on quality? The answer is simple: we want to ensure that every Perrigo product, no matter where in the world it is produced, meets the high expectations for safety and effectiveness held by our customers, consumers, employees, regulatory agencies and shareowners.
19. Perrigo Foundation
The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation is a private, non-profit organization wholly funded by Perrigo Company plc in 2000. The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that enhance the health, well-being and education of individuals and families in communities that Perrigo serves.
20. Health Management
Perrigo’s HEALTHYyou wellness program focuses on our employees’ holistic well-being, and encompasses programming that supports physical, financial and emotional well-being, as well as work-life balance. Perrigo is committed to helping employees understand their overall well-being and connect to resources and activities that support the whole self.
Perrigo is listed #46 on Forbes’ roster of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies,” ahead of many other major pharmaceutical and consumer goods companies. // See the list
22. Healthcare Savings
Today more than ever, there is increasing need to lower the cost of healthcare solutions. Our products provide value across the healthcare system and Perrigo has saved consumers more than $7 billion each year.
23. Talent Show
At Perrigo, we believe our people are a key component of our success. So, we are always seeking talented individuals to join our global team. // Watch Now
24. Global Presence
Perrigo is the world’s largest OTC pharmaceutical manufacturer for the store-brand market with over 30 operating locations across the globe. // Perrigo’s Global Presence
25. Continuous Improvement
Perrigo is constantly striving to improve our company and the products on which our customers rely. We value ideas that help us drive innovation, and leverage best practices and our collective experience to improve the way we work.
26. Mergers & Acquisitions
Over the years, Perrigo has acquired several companies that have helped us expand our capabilities and offer a wider range of Quality Affordable Healthcare Products®.
27. Talented Coworkers
At Perrigo, you’ll work alongside some of the most passionate and talented people the healthcare industry has to offer. Our workforce is passionate about our Company, our products and the communities we serve.
28. Wellness Center
Perrigo locations offer various amenities for employees. Through the HEALTHYyou wellness program, Perrigo Michigan employees have access to an onsite fitness facility and medical center.
29. Tuition Assistance
Perrigo values education and is committed to programs that foster curiosity and learning. That is why we support scholarship programs and college awareness across the globe, as well as offer tuition reimbursement to employees pursuing a degreed course of study.
30. Affordable Healthcare
We’re committed to making healthcare affordable around the world by making available high quality low-cost pharmaceutical products.
31. Corporate Social Responsibility
Perrigo’s mission is to provide the world with Quality Affordable Healthcare Products®, and we are committed to sustaining this mission in a socially responsible manner on a global basis. //Read More
32. The Power of Store Brands
Our Consumer Healthcare Americas (CHCA) segment is primarily focused on the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) store brand products, including cough, cold, and allergy products, analgesics, gastrointestinal products, smoking cessation products, infant formula and foods and animal health products. Because our products are sold to retailers at a lower cost than that of comparable national brand products, the consumer benefits by receiving the same high quality products at a lower price, as well.
33. Our Core Values: Integrity
Our Core Values guide how we interact with each other as we conduct Perrigo business. Our value of Integrity guides us to do what is right by being reliable, honest and trustworthy in conducting our business, complying with the law and avoiding conflicts of interest.
34. Now Hiring
Perrigo has job opportunities available all over the world. Explore our Careers site to learn more about them and our work locations.
35. Healthcare Leader
We own leadership positions in consumer healthcare, infant formula and animal health store brands, as well as in generic prescription extended topical products. Every second of every day, more than 2,000 people worldwide use a product made by Perrigo.
36. For Your Pets
Perrigo sells healthcare products for cats, dogs and other pets through its Animal Health business. And, in Omaha, our employees bring their pets to work with them on Fridays.
37. Commitment to Waste Reduction
In addition to setting goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water use, Perrigo set a goal of total waste reduction of 15% by 2020. In 2016, we made notable progress toward this goal with a 3.6% decrease in total waste generated. In fact, our Perrigo Minnesota location alone has achieved a 30% reduction in total waste since 2015.
We focus on supply chain and business process efficiencies to ensure that we are as productive and competitive as possible in the global marketplace. This translates into more than $7 billion in savings for consumers.
39. Perrigo Belgium
Established by the 2015 acquisition of Omega Pharma, our Belgium locations supports the marketing and distribution of over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare and cosmetic products around the globe. Perrigo Belgium is in Nazareth, which is located just a few kilometers from Ghent, the fourth largest city in Belgium. // Perrigo’s Global Presence
40. Families, Friends, Neighbors
The fact that our products treat the illnesses that strike their families, help their friends and neighbors feel better and stay healthy, nourish infants and toddlers and care for pets – all while saving them money – inspires Perrigo employees to remain focused on quality, innovation, cost effectiveness and customer service.
41. Force of Ideas
Perrigo has received several accolades through the years, including the Corporate Executive Board’s “Force of Ideas” award for our innovative strategic capital planning program.
42. Perrigo Mexico
Perrigo Mexico is the leading pharmaceutical company in manufacturing and commercialization of generic store brand products, interchangeable generic medicines and nutritional products, as well as contract manufacturing and secondary packaging services. Perrigo Mexico has several locations and has been part of the Perrigo Company since 1997. // Perrigo’s Global Presence
43. Mass Customization
Perrigo sells its products under thousands of names worldwide, requiring thousands of permutations of each individual product. For example, one ibuprofen product becomes more than 475 distinct SKUs for our customers through our ability to support multiple packaging and promotional strategies.
44. Doing Business, the Right Way
In addition to being recognized as one of the most innovative growing companies, Perrigo has received awards for good governance and compliance. We understand that Perrigo’s success depends on more than our financial performance.
45. Generating Savings for Consumers
Every second of every day, thousands of people around the world take a Perrigo product. Even more impressive is that these consumers saved, on average, 30% to 50% more than they would have if they purchased the equivalent national brand.
46. Company Store
Perrigo has always been committed to making high-quality healthcare affordable. Perrigo’s Company Store serves as an outlet for our employees and the community to stock up on high quality OTC pharmaceutical products at a below cost elsewhere.
47. Supporting Good Health Around the World
Our Consumer Healthcare International (CHCI) segment develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes well-known OTC brands in categories such as natural health, cough, cold and allergy, personal care and derma-therapeutics, lifestyle, and pain relief. // Watch Now
Perrigo employs the most advanced state-of-the-art technology in order to manufacture the highest possible quality products for our customers.
49. Walk the Talk
Lots of companies talk about making the world a better place, but at Perrigo, we’re actually doing it by making quality healthcare more affordable for patients and consumers around the world.
50. Open Communication
Perrigo provides many opportunities for employees to hear about company information and tell us what’s on their minds. Our commitment to open communication supports the sharing of ideas, questions and concerns so that all employees can understand the Company’s goals and contribute to Perrigo’s success.
51. Work/Life Balance
Our work is important to us, but so are our employees, which is why Perrigo promotes a healthy balance between work and life. Our wellness programs are focused not only physical health, but also on programming that supports emotional and financial well-being, as well as work-life balance.
52. Valuing Diversity
Perrigo values this global representation, and the diversity of experiences, skills, cultural practices and ideas that come with it. We believe that the unique perspective each employee brings to his or her role can add value to the organization and promote innovation.
We have earned an outstanding safety record. We’re proud of our efforts to ensure our employees work safely.
54. Clean Operation
Pharmaceutical manufacturing offers a pleasant work environment that adheres to current good manufacturing practices.
55. Perrigo Australia
Smaller than many Perrigo locations, at Perrigo Perth every person has an opportunity to experience multiple disciplines, which helps employees develop new skills. Though our operation is highly regulated, quality and detail focused, we are able to do things right in a relaxed atmosphere where people work hard and have fun at the same time. // Perrigo’s Global Presence
56. Packaging Sustainability
Although the packaging of our store brand products often must be similar to that of the national brand equivalent, our packaging engineers are often looking for opportunities to reduce materials, improve efficiency, use recycled content or keep sustainability in mind when designing new packaging. For example, packaging for our U.S. over-the-counter products may contain anywhere between 35% to 99% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content, while our shippers and corrugated containers are 50% to 100% PCR.
57. Global Recognition
Perrigo’s strategy and performance has resulted in several accolades through the years, including being named as one of the S&P 500’s Most Loved Stocks and by Forbes as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies.
58. Tradition of Innovation that Drives Growth
In 1887 Luther Perrigo, the proprietor of a general store and apple-drying business, had the idea to package and distribute patented medicines and household items for country stores. The company enjoyed steady growth, and by the 1920's the company had customers throughout the Midwest. The company then developed the innovative concept of "private label" as a way to build customer loyalty. From that "private label" concept, Perrigo has grown from a consumer products company with sales concentrated in the Midwest to a leading global healthcare supplier.
59. Positive Environment
We believe happy, healthy and safe employees are more engaged and more productive employees; therefore, we view our people as a critical investment. By offering competitive wages and benefits, world-class safety programs, preventative wellness programs and wide variety of development initiatives, we strive to ensure that our employees, and the culture they live in, remain as high quality as they always have been.
60. Increasing Demand
As consumers look for new ways of saving money, demand for Quality Affordable Healthcare Products® will continue to rise.
61. Open Door Policy
Perrigo promotes a culture that encourages employees to provide feedback, share ideas and voice concerns with their managers.
62. Rich History
Luther Perrigo began packaging and distributing patented medicines in 1887, giving Perrigo Company a more than 130-year history of helping keep Americans healthy.
63. Fair Policies
Treating people fairly is a fundamental at great companies. Perrigo’s Code of Conduct outlines the global standards employees must follow to uphold the Core Values and provides principles that guide our workforce to do what is right.
64. Referral Program
Perrigo offers a referral bonus for employees who encourage qualified friends to join our team.
65. Paid Time Off
Perrigo offers vacation and holiday pay to encourage you to spend some time away from work and celebrate cultural traditions.
For more than 130 years, Perrigo has built a reputation as a leader in the healthcare industry. We maintain this reputation through our commitment to quality, innovative spirit, focus on customer service, drive to operate efficiently and dedication to our people.
67. High Visibility
Many companies’ senior leadership operate behind closed doors. At Perrigo, our senior leadership operates in full view of the company.
68. Environmental Stewardship
Perrigo recognizes its impact on the environment, and is committed to promoting environmental stewardship. Key strategies include reducing our global footprint on energy usage, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water usage, waste and recycling. To pursue this commitment, in 2016 we set a corporate goal to reduce our GHG emissions, energy, water and waste by 15% by 2020 as compared to a 2015 baseline.
69. Jobs That Matter
There are lots of places you can make a living. Perrigo is one of the few places where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people around the world.
70. Global Orientation
Perrigo, headquartered in Ireland, sells its products primarily in North America and Europe, as well as in other markets, including Australia, Israel and China. // Watch Now
71. Automatic Guided Vehicles
Innovation doesn’t only apply to our product development. We continuously seek ways to improve the way we work, whether it is by employing automation, streamlining processes or collaborating in new ways.
72. Curious Minds
Where is our next opportunity to grow our global footprint? What products do consumers need? How can I improve a process and make it better? How can I best use the resources and tools at my disposal? At Perrigo, we have curious minds that are committed to delivering Quality Affordable Healthcare Products® to patients and consumers around the world.
73. Leader in Extended Topicals
Perrigo’s Prescription Pharmaceuticals segment offers generic prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) products that are FDA-approved and meet the highest standards of quality and safety. Our line of dermatological products is the largest in the United States.
74. Caring for Communities
Perrigo and our employees make a difference in the communities in which we operate. In some areas, we are among the largest employers, which provides the Company and our employees with unique opportunities to make a big impact.
75. High Energy
Our employees are passionate about making the world a better place, and where there’s passion, there’s energy and enthusiasm.
76. Store-Brand Acceptance
As acceptance of store-brands as a practical alternative to name brand products continues to grow, Perrigo’s market share is well positioned to grow. // Meet X-ray Boy
Perrigo maintains more than 26,000 unique Stock-Keeping Units (SKUs).
78. Rx to OTC
Perrigo leads the market in conversions of prescription to over-the-counter (OTC), making quality healthcare widely available and affordable.
79. New Product Pipeline
Our commitment to innovation is evident in the number of abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) we submit each year to grow our global product portfolio.
80. Quality Commitment
Perrigo maintains an unwavering commitment to quality. We understand that if our products are not quality products, then neither our customers nor end consumers will purchase them. We also take quality seriously because we know that our products are used by loved ones, friends and neighbors.
81. Your Medicine Cabinet
Because the vast majority of our U.S. products are sold under our customers’ names, Perrigo products are already in the majority of households in America.
That’s the approximate number of unique formulations across Perrigo’s global product portfolio.
83. Perrigo United Kingdom
Perrigo UK makes a variety of pharmaceuticals such as liquids, creams, ointments, tablets, caplets, hard gel capsules, powders and lozenges, along with a variety of packaging types. // Perrigo’s Global Presence
It’s a relatively small number until you consider that Perrigo offers more than 475 store brand variations on a single product. This ability to mass customize our OTC product offerings is unmatched in the industry.
85. Room to Move
With locations around the world, there are many opportunities for you to build your career and expand your experience. Some of these opportunities may help you develop new skills or assume a new role, while other may include developmental or permanent assignments in a different location.
86. Varying Schedules
In many of our manufacturing locations, Perrigo offers multiple work schedules to fit your lifestyle.
87. Rewarding Contributions
Our competitive total rewards packages are guided by local employment laws and comparative data, so that we can ensure our employees are competitively rewarded for their contributions and performance.
88. World-Class Manufacturing Capabilities
With several millions of square feet of manufacturing, research and development, and logistics facilities, Perrigo has the necessary economies of scale to be a leader in the global healthcare market.
89. Pharmacist Outreach
Perrigo provides educational materials to pharmacists so that they can effectively explain to consumers and patients the safety, quality and value of choosing store brand and branded OTC healthcare products.
90. OTC Healthcare Growth
OTC healthcare is a growing category as governments, healthcare systems and consumers continue to search for the most cost-effective healthcare solutions.
91. Aspirin to Zinc
With so many products offerings, Perrigo’s range of products is literally from A to Z.
92. Internship Program
Experience is an asset, and there is no better way to capitalize on this concept than through developing our future workforce via internships. Perrigo’s internship program provides college students with valuable experience and learning opportunities.
93. Water Conservation
In line with the broader pharmaceutical industry, Perrigo’s operations require a high amount of water usage to clean and validate as required by the FDA to ensure a high-quality manufacturing processes. We recognize that water scarcity is a global issue, and have taken measures to reduce water usage. Consistent with our GHG and energy goals, we have set a corporate water reduction goal of 15% by 2020.
94. R&D Commitment
At Perrigo, we’re constantly looking for ways to serve our customers better through a steady flow of new products. That is why innovation is an important part of our business strategy. Our innovation efforts focus on leveraging our ability to develop and produce a wide range of over-the-counter and prescription products. And because we have a unique capability to develop a variety of different dosage forms, we are able to look at a broad range of opportunities to fuel our growth.
95. Infant Formula
Perrigo is the world’s largest manufacturer of store-brand infant formula and one of only four FDA-approved infant formula manufacturers in the U.S. We make the baby formula you find in the most respected stores across the United States.
96. Consumers First
Above all, we hold ourselves accountable to those who trust Perrigo’s pharmaceutical products to keep themselves and their families healthy.
97. Perrigo Nebraska
Our Perrigo Animal Health business, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is a leader in the growing segment of animal health, developing and manufacturing products to help keep pets healthy while strengthening the bond between owner and pet. // Perrigo’s Global Presence
98. Employee Scholarships
The Perrigo Foundation offers hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships each year to employees’ children to help cover the cost of higher education. Scholarships are also provided to many school districts in regions where Perrigo operates.
99. Diverse Workforce
A diverse workforce means diversity of ideas, and it’s that diversity in thought that’s helped to make Perrigo successful.
100. Corporate Giving
Since 2010, the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation has distributed over $38M globally in both cash and product. A true testament to our commitment to assisting the communities where we live and work.
101. Career Development
Perrigo’s development model focuses on a mixture of on-the-job learning, developmental relationships such as coaching and networking, and formal coursework or training.
102. Innovation for Better Health
We love great ideas and our legacy of innovation has driven Perrigo to grow its global product portfolio through new product development and by acquiring companies or products that fit within our business.
103. Casual Environment
How often does this happen at your current workplace? // Watch Now
Perrigo opened its first manufacturing facility in Allegan, Michigan in 1921 and signed its first, large private-label customer in the mid-1930s, paving the way for its conversion from a re-packager of home remedies to a manufacturer of affordable health care products.
105. World Leader
Perrigo is the world’s largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the store-brand market.
106. Flexible Work
Work is important, but it shouldn’t always dominate your life. In many of our locations, Perrigo offers flexible work schedules that work around you.
107. New Products
We’re constantly working to develop new affordable alternatives to costly name brand pharmaceuticals.
108. Good Manufacturing Practices
Perrigo adheres to good manufacturing practices (GMPs) to ensure that products are produced in a consistent manner and that quality is built into the design and manufacturing process at every step.
109. Widespread Use
Every second of every day, somewhere in the world, thousands of people use a Perrigo product.
110. More than Competitive Wages
Our employees are important to us, and we’ll pay you that way. However, in addition to competitive compensation and benefit packages, Perrigo offers several programs to support employee health and well-being.
111. West Michigan
Perrigo had deep roots in the West Michigan region, as the Company’s original home and North American Base of Operations. The lifestyle West Michigan offers is seaside resort meets thriving economy. Allegan is less than an hour from Holland, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo — all of which have been recognized time and again for their unique atmospheres and incredible quality of life. // Read More
112. Upward Mobility
We invest a lot in our employees, and we recognize the investment you make in us when you choose to come to work for us. Perrigo has a long history of offering promotions and new opportunities to its employees.
113. Valuing our Customers
We focus on developing strong relationships with our customers and fostering a high-performing work environment with a strong commitment to customer service.
114. Lean, Mean Manufacturing Machine
Our ability to maintain high product quality and deliver excellent customer service is supported by the use of Lean Sigma processes and tools.
115. For You, Your Friends and Our Families
We make products that are consumed by our families and neighbors, as well as by people around the world. That is why we are uncompromising in our expectations to deliver high quality products to the market. Everyone at Perrigo takes responsibility for ensuring that we develop and manufacture products of the highest possible quality, and that we meet or exceed regulatory requirements.
116. Doing the Right Thing, Every Day
Since the Company’s founding in 1887, Perrigo has had a reputation for integrity and responsible conduct. That reputation, built over time and rebuilt every day, is what sets us apart with our consumers, customers and shareholders. It is the heart of our Company and its success.
117. Fleet of Foot
Whether it was racing out from underneath the Eiffel Tower in “La Parisienne,” to support Breast Cancer research, running in their ugliest sweaters to raise money for local food pantries or walking to support childhood diabetes, Perrigo employees were seen far and wide staying active to support good causes, often with sponsorship from the Perrigo Foundation.
118. Safety Culture
Our commitment to employee health and wellness includes ensuring on-the-job safety. Our Total Recordable Injury Rates (TRR) continue to trend 38% lower than the pharmaceutical industry average.
119. Workforce that Spans the Globe
Perrigo employs approximately 10,000 employees globally, now in more than 30 different countries spanning all continents except Antarctica.
120. Activism and Volunteerism
Company-sponsored volunteerism follows a varied path, often driven by the passions and interests of the individuals involved. Whether it's through food drives each year, the many walking or running events, disaster relief or fund raisers to support local causes, employee activities throughout the Perrigo community are numerous.
121. Veterans Valued
Perrigo values the experiences of our veteran employees and the daily contributions they make to our company’s success. Those who have served their countries in this manner join Perrigo with a demonstrated ability to adapt to different situations and circumstances. Veterans possess traits such as leadership, discipline, determination and teamwork that help to enhance our company as we pursue our goals. In the workplace, former service members bring resourcefulness and strategic thinking that helps our company overcome business challenges to achieve success. Because of this, Perrigo continues to maintain our goal to be an employer of choice for military veterans. // Watch Now
122. Supporting Our Youngest Consumers
Perrigo Nutritionals is the largest supplier of store brand infant formulas in the country. In 2013, we launched packaging innovation called the SmarTub™, which includes an AccuMeasure™ scoop leveler for more accurate feedings; CleanPull™ technology that easily removes a foil liner with one pull; SimpleSlide™ scoop storage for less mess; a longer scoop handle for more hygienic scooping; and anti-theft tag compatibility that protects the product where it is sold in retailers across the country.
123. High Standards
We have high expectations for ourselves when it comes to the safety and efficacy of our products – expectations that are shared by our customers, consumers, employees, regulatory agencies and shareowners. Our products are governed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in the UK, and other authorities to ensure they are produced according to the highest standards.
124. Ingredients for Success
Perrigo has all of the ingredients necessary for a bright future: great products, a growing global customer base, a superior supply chain, and employees that translate everything we do into value for our shareholders. // Watch Now
125. Following Healthcare Trends
Diabetes care is a growing area of Perrigo’s portfolio and includes glucose monitoring meters, test strips and other products patients use to help manage their diabetes.
126. Perrigo Israel
Our Perrigo Israel Pharmaceutical Division (PDI) markets, sells and distributes generic and OTC pharmaceuticals as well as branded OTC and vitamin and mineral supplement products for the Israeli market. // Perrigo’s Global Presence
127. Durable Business Model
Perrigo is a pharmaceutical company, coupled with a fast-moving consumer goods organization, layered on a world-class complex supply-chain – a durable business model that many other companies have a hard time duplicating.
128. European Branded OTC Leadership
The Consumer Healthcare International (CHCI) segment, which includes the legacy Omega Pharma business, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes well-known OTC brands in categories such as natural health, cough, cold and allergy, personal care and derma-therapeutics, lifestyle, and pain relief across Europe.
129. Making a Difference in Lives Worldwide
The fact that our products treat illnesses, help people feel better and stay healthy, nourish infants and toddlers and care for pets – all while saving them money – inspires Perrigo employees to remain focused on expanding our portfolio, developing new products, partnering with our customers and efficiently managing the complexity of our supply chain and manufacturing operations.
130. Meeting Customer Needs, 24 Hours Per Day
In the U.S. alone, Perrigo makes more 13,000 shipments a year to its customers. That means that a truck leaves one of our distribution centers almost every 90 minutes, every day of the year.
Meet your future colleagues
From Intern to Engineer to Marketing Manager
I started as a production engineer in the Liquid Value Stream. I ultimately found the perfect fit for me as a sales account manager, working with customers to plan and execute new items and promotional programs. My education and experience in engineering did not limit me to engineering roles, but rather gave me a deeper understanding of the company that could be leveraged in different career paths.
Fun, Supportive Place to Grow Professionally
I started with Perrigo Animal Health as a marketing coordinator in the flea and tick category. I transitioned departments from marketing to sales to operations, and felt supported in every role along the way. This is not just a job, but a career where I have a voice to make things better and to shape my path. We can bring our pets to the Nebraska office on Fridays and are always looking for creative ways to make work fun.
Leading in the Military and at Perrigo
I joined the Army after high school and served our country in a single deployment in Iraq and twice more in Afghanistan. My military leadership roles and training courses translate well to my civilian life, and I use these skills daily as a Quality Control Supervisor at Perrigo Michigan Holland. I view employment as trading a piece of your life for a paycheck, and it’s up to you to grow and get the most that you can out of every day and experience. Perrigo is an excellent place for this.
Making Every Minute Count
As a nutrition project manager for toddler foods and electrolyte solutions at Perrigo Virginia, I travel domestically to assist our sites with line improvements and product commercialization. There is positivity and a mutual respect with colleagues at Perrigo that makes working here more pleasant, easier, comfortable. I can talk to anybody here, where I’m not a number or a title, but I’m David.
Making a Difference for Our Global Suppliers
As an Ethical Compliance and Sustainability Manager, I help our suppliers improve their businesses and employee safety practices in ways that matter to Perrigo and to our customers. Sustainability is extremely important to us and our customers, and it’s the right thing to do for everyone. Caring enough to help our suppliers achieve these standards demonstrates Perrigo’s “making a difference” value.
Training Workers and Soldiers to be Safer
Perrigo is the only pharmaceutical company in the Negev region of Israel, and is known for being innovative. But that’s not all that makes us different. We are like a family, created by people working hard together to provide high quality products that contribute to our customers’ improved health. The result is the sense of pride you feel being part of this success. I started with the company in 1992. Every day, I see workers arrive and go home with smiling faces.
The Spice of Life
Perrigo offers many opportunities to discover your talents. I felt supported in every department I worked for, including HR, Operations and Quality/Safety. I recently became a third shift supervisor before becoming a first shift supervisor in tablet manufacturing. They say variety is the spice of life, and at Perrigo, each new challenge is another opportunity to learn more about what I’m good at and to grow.
A Tale from Tanzania
Analytical Research and Development (AR&D) employees pooled together their resources to provide medicine from the company store to two Michigan researchers involved in combating lymphatic filariasis (LF), also known as “elephantiasis,” in Africa. The researchers shared that our donated Perrigo products were well received and very much appreciated. I feel very fortunate to work for a company that makes so many affordable, quality healthcare products.
Best & Brightest
Perrigo has been repeatedly named as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in West Michigan. This honor is highly sought after by companies across the region and evaluates companies against categories including community initiatives, compensation and benefits, employee development, recognition and retention, and work-life balance. I take great pride in working at a company that cares so much about the work environment it creates.
My husband and I wanted to help a Mississippi family who lost their home in hurricane Katrina. My friends at Perrigo are always telling me they like my baked goods, so I made 13 pies and cakes and brought them to work, selling slices to help fund the trip. I was blown away by the caliber of caring people who work for our organization. We took the trip, working with a team of Kalamazoo area people who, completed the home over the course of one month.
Getting More from Life
Perrigo helped me accomplish my goal to earn a Master’s in Business Administration by assisting in my education from both a financial perspective and with schedule flexibility. Using what I learned while obtaining my advanced degree as well as on-the-job development, I have been given many opportunities to experience different departments and roles while at Perrigo. Along the way Perrigo has rewarded me fairly for assuming more responsibility, and management continues to encourage my personal development.