Working at West in the U.S.
Whatever your job at West, you will help us in our mission to create a healthier world by working by the side of our healthcare partners to save lives, eradicate disease and manage wellness. We empower members of our team to make a difference – to enable them to follow a career that will benefit and support them both professionally and personally.
Working At West
At West, we strive to create a working environment where colleagues continually learn and develop. We have outlined sample career paths across various disciplines to provide a better idea of what a career at West will look like for you.
Benefits at West
As an employee, you’ll benefit from an environment of engaged colleagues, thought leadership, and opportunities for career advancement and recognition.
“People are the most important asset we have at West. In order to fulfill our mission of being the world leader in integrated containment and delivery of injectable medicines, we must have not only world class innovative products, but world class people to create and deliver them. We are committed to developing our employees and fostering a culture of continuous learning.”- Annette Favorite, SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer
- Two comprehensive medical plan options available
- Prescription drug, dental and vision plans
- Employee Assistance Program
- 401(k) Plan
- Eligible after a three-month waiting period
- Company matches 100% of the first 3% contributed and 50% of the next 2%
- Immediate vesting
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Tuition Reimbursement Program
- Service Recognition Program
- Scholarship Program
- West offers market-competitive salaries
- West offers several performance-driven incentive plans
At West, learning and development philosophies are at the core of our common global leadership model. This model identifies competences, tools and methodologies.
- Comprehensive onboarding plan
- Internal job board
- Job enrichment
- External training
- Team development workshops
- Emerging Leaders Development Program
GIving Back at West
West has a long and distinguished history of giving back to our communities, and a commitment to philanthropy is embedded in all that we do. The Company contributes to a wide range of organizations working to improve our world. The Herman O. West Foundation, an independently managed 501(c)(3) entity sponsored by West, is committed to giving to children with special needs in the areas and communities where West employees live and work. Additionally, the West without Borders employee-led fundraising campaign encourages active participation at every local West site.
- United Way
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- Food Drive
- Camp Victory
- Fox Chase Cancer Center
Military/Ties to Stripes
Veterans are great job candidates, as they have consistently demonstrated leadership, resilience, sound judgment, critical thinking and possess the drive and determination to complete projects comprehensively and on-time.
West has many types of opportunities available in operations, laboratory, quality, engineering and supply chain, as well as other areas of interest.
To learn more about our transitioning military program click here.
West offers a 10-week, fully paid, exciting summer internship program instrumental in shaping future careers. At West, we value the insight and fresh perspective our interns bring to the table.
During students’ time at West, they work alongside industry experts who guide and challenge them. Interns receive real-world practical experience, participate in multiple philanthropic events, and collaborate with other interns and Company leaders. On top of tangible, marketable skills, interns will also gain many intangibles – stronger communications skills, adaptability and the ability to balance multiple projects.
At the end of 10 weeks, student interns have a deeper understanding of the possibilities that await them after graduation.
Applications for summer Ambassador Internship Programs begin in September. Visit the Job Opportunities page in September to browse available internships.
Positions available in:
Accounting | Communications | Engineering | Sales | Marketing | Information Technology | Finance | Supply Chain | Human Resources
Ambassador Internship Spotlight:
"I gained an invaluable experience ranging from knowledge directly related to my academic background to intangible advice, like how to position myself to achieve my long-term career goals. My supervisor gave me projects that I found interesting and challenging, but that would also have a meaningful impact on the company even after my internship ended. These 10 weeks, surrounded by intelligent good-natured people who love the work they do, went by in a heartbeat."
– Gabrielle L., Quality Assurance Intern
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