California Cryobank Employee Reviews in United States

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Not unless you're desperate
Technician (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAFebruary 25, 2016
This is not a good company to work for. I agree with above comments. They hire top associates but don't know how to utilize their skills. They make huge promises and once you're in they use you to do the job of 2-3 people. No work life balance especially if you work in the Laboratory. It's more like a factory then a Laboratory environment. Equipment is out dated and does not work most of the time. Management is unprofessional as well as inexperienced. HR is a joke, all complaints about management and employee safety are ignored Overall this company does not care about their employees, just the bottom line.
Pros
free bagels in Fridays if you want the carbs
Cons
no work life balance. low pay
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Great company
Facilities Assistant 1 (Current Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAFebruary 23, 2016
It's a great company to work for. Everyone here is very friendly, Good working environment. You have the opportunity to grow with the company.
Pros
Great benefits, great company
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Worst company I've ever worked for!
Staff (Current Employee) –  Los AngelesMay 18, 2015
This company is not an advocate for their employees. The managers are very unprofessional, micro manage, the upper-level staff show favoritism, and this company thinks very low of any school that isn't top-tier, especially California State schools. This is a horrible company, and unless you are desperate, do not apply. Unlike most companies, you will be responsible for paying a fraction of your insurance. Advancement is non-existent and you definitely should not hope for a raise.
Pros
Free bagels every Friday
Cons
Management is awful, no room for advancement, too much gossiping, upper level managers are unprofessional
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Company does not care about employees
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 20, 2014
The company selectively hires very young people and takes advantage of the economy and their inexperience with negotiation to offer very low pay and other benefits (which they present as "generous"). Most employees here are drastically underpaid for their background, education, and current position - their compensation is often well below the average when compared to the same position in the general population. In addition, pay raises are practically non-existent at 2% a year for the average employee.

Management is awful. The branch manager routinely micromanages activities that do not require such scrutiny while simultaneously failing to appropriately manage situations needing immediate attention. Also fails to show employees a modicum of respect by failing to listen to employees' ideas or plans of action -- immediately rejects plans or ideas out of hand, but often brings them up later as an original idea. Upper management refuses to do anything to address deficiencies of lower lever management and actively encourages employees to find other employment if they don't like it.

Office politics and favoritism run rampant in the office. Management selectively hires and promotes employees of similar cultural ancestry or background (who are often lacking or straight up incompetent) rather than the employees who have put in the time and effort and are deserving of the promotion. Office bullying is also a serious problem. HR is worse than useless; their only interest is to protect the company from lawsuits rather than to ensure that situations are handled appropriately.

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  more... is that company does not truly care about their employees in any sense.  less
Cons
difficult managers, few/short breaks, few/spotty benefits, extremely low pay, very low pay raises, lack of flexibility
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Excellent place to work.
Senior Cryogenic Warehouse Technician (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAFebruary 6, 2013
Was until then the best job I ever had. Work experience was invaluable. Management was incredible.
Pros
just a great company all around.
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