Decent benefits, bad management
Animal Care Technician (Current Employee) – Groton, CT – December 6, 2017
Contract sites determine what you will be doing for work, Charles River management says they will fight for you as an employee but it does not show, management prefers to work via email or IM rather than being onsite to deal with things, quite often excuses or broken promises are made. Although they label you an animal care technician and require animal experience, they don't tell you the majority of your work is facility/janitorial work and cagewash. You work with the animals when it's convenient or in an emergency situation.
Overall, good schedule, health/life benefits are good. Pay is ok for the work you do, but if you are a skilled person with significant animal experience this job is not for you. You get taken advantage of and the management allows it.