Distribution Customer Service (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – September 2, 2017
I truly loved my job and position. Unfortunately the immediate supervisor and head of the site decided they wanted someone they could mold into what they thought the ideal employee should be. I would not conform since I had been doing the same job for approximately 18 years and had a good relation ship with my clients. Supervisor did not follow protocol and therefore I was terminated with a very poor recommendation for future employment.
Pay is good, ideal for a biology major to built their resume.
Management doesn't have a clue as what employees do and how.
I had worked with a great group of co-workers We worked in manufacturing from startup to completion of an experimental batch record for a trial run. We did everything from batch review, job assignments, pre-weigh, weighing, sifting, sorting, sampling, filling. also did setup, cleaning of equipment.
Management (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – July 24, 2017
The Kansas City facility cares about its staff. They are family and work hard to meet patient needs. Work hard to instill a Patient First. People are very proud of the work they do to help clinical patients.
Manager (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 14, 2017
Could be a great company if the Site and Executive Leadership would allow their line managers and department managers to operate, make effective decisions and actually manage. However, micromanagement is rampant and line managers are not provided the resources to be effective leaders or to provide effective results.
Factory Line Worker (Former Employee) – Woodstock, IL 60098 – July 12, 2017
Its not bad work and I hear they pay better than before, but the 12 hour shift just is not for me, yeah you may have more days to yourself throughout the week but I'm more likely to make mistakes at work on a 12 hour shift personally.
You know the work is helping make peoples' lives easier.
Logistics Specialist (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – July 10, 2017
They work with you to elevate your skills to move forward within the company. They have different committees to work on that helps in the outside world. It's just an all around great company to work for.
Most of the people are great. Management leaves a lot to be desired.
Senior QA Releaser (Current Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – July 6, 2017
Very stressful because of poor planning on managements part. Every end of month is stressful but the end of the fiscal year is a nightmare. They push people way too much because of their lack of forsight and planning.
Analyst (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – June 26, 2017
Management will throw you under the bus and drive it over you repeatedly. Your coworkers are great, if you're lucky. Everything was due yesterday, and management will keep pushing, even if the data is poor. Profit and meeting timelines trumps good science.
Scientist (Former Employee) – Morrisville, NC – June 13, 2017
A typical day was running as many assays as possible to make budget no matter the cost. Didn't learn too much at all except to work extremely hard even if you didn't take a lunch break. As far as the management, my immediate supervisors were fine. The workplace culture was extremely hostile and cutthroat. Administration didn't care about the welfare of the employees but only to make sure budget was met. The hardest part of the job was to adapt to hourly changes that occur each day which made it difficult to do your job because what was good this hour was not good the next hour. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing and working with the few good loyal coworkers.
Work excessively hard like your were property of the company
Growing company with high turnover lacking experienced management
SCIENTIST (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – June 7, 2017
Typical day while I was there is fast paced with little room for error. Employees in general are wonderful people who can be very helpful but oftentimes very busy to the point that mentorship is minimal. A very self-driven and motivated approach will be advantageous to any new employ as well as later down the road. Each individual runs several types of assays or several variations of an assay for multiple clients. Peer review of other peoples work is also a must. Problems begin, at least in my experience, with management in key areas. Personality conflicts with inexperienced managers are probably inevitable which also drives the high turnover in what can be a stressful environment. It's highly recommended that people seeking jobs here are experienced with at least five years minimum experience in a fast paced cGMP Contract Research Organization. The health insurance isn't that great either, but perhaps they will work on that. Leave time as in emergency, holiday and vacation policy was decent.