Senior Biologist (Former Employee) – Manassas, Virginia – May 21, 2015
ATCC is a great place for young scientists to get their feet wet doing a broad range of science. Management is always changing due to the CEO/President. The company wishes to expand into big Pharma, but lacks the direction from the CEO/President who has been there for decades. It is one of the largest biological resource centers in existence but it doesn't support a lot of research and development to enhance its own materials.
Management is not interested in promoting growth for their employees or including them in process changes they do not do on a daily basis
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Manassas, VA – May 12, 2016
I like what I actually do; however, there is zero room for growth or promotion in the company unless you are already in a management position. The company is very top heavy and consistently adding on more senior management to different departments. They change processes and programs without consulting or including lower individuals who actually work with the process or program on a daily basis. They make decisions to improve customer service without actually asking anyone who works directly with the customers on a daily basis if it would be a feasible change. A lot of management tends to make things personal if you disagree with them about something and do not hesitate to create tension within the group. The lower level employees do not trust their management for any reason so there are a lot of issues that go unsaid as a result. Training is a non-existent program at this company. Be prepared to not learn what you actually need to and be given a crash course. If you have the qualifications to get a job elsewhere do it. This company is not a team and only cares about money.
Half hour lunch break and benefits. Good co-workers.
Management and unwillingness to promote anyone less then management position.
very good job with the opportunity to grow in skills
Biological Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – Lawrenceville, GA – October 20, 2014
Begin work by getting bulk tank levels and checking levels of liquid nitrogen tanks. Sign into computer and collect specimen to enter information into computer. Unpack NHANES specimen and after entering information, distribute specimen to designated location for scientists. Liaison when necessary between distributor and supervisor. I still keep in contact with previous co-workers and management gave me their information when I left to contact them if necessary. The down time was the hardest time. Waiting for supervisor to outline next assignment. The most enjoyable time was at the end of the day knowing all that I was told was done to the best of my ability,
free breakfast, trip to savannah ga with supervisor and coworkers work related.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Manassas Virginia – October 18, 2012
•Received over 40-50 calls a day •Replaced and tracked orders using the DHL and Fed-ex website •Returned calls regarding account status and missing information •Attended all conference calls, monthly meetings, and trainings •Looked-up customer accounts and resolved concerns •Performed clerical duties like filing and faxing
The company is moving away from new products that require capital investments
Lead Biologist (Current Employee) – Manassas, VA – September 11, 2013
Initially a challenging job of fulfilling a NIH contract,re quiring R&D approach to new product development. The company has moved away from new product development and focuses on production of established items with larger sales volume. R&D focuses has been diminished. I am in a unique position as lead Biologist. This position has no authority. I cannot direct personel, but instead I am a counselor. Staff is very competent. My coworkers are encouraged to report any miss steps no matter how small, I encounter, to the supervisor. The department has a new policy of recording any miss recorded info on a Work order which is recorded at HR. This policy has been covered in the past by a 1 on 1 with the supervisor. Work orders were then corrected.