Automation Engineer (Current Employee) – Woburn, MA – March 3, 2014
It definitely gets super hectic at times with so much going on. Our team is growing and that is helping but in the meantime it’s stressful. But the great part is coming up with creative solutions for customers. I’ve done a lot of custom projects that customers really appreciate when I show them. There are plenty of opportunities to grow with the company as well.
Director of Life Science Technologies (Former Employee) – Woburn, MA – August 31, 2013
HighRes Biosolutions is a laboratory robotics company just north of Kendall Square, the world center of biomedical research. HighRes fills a unique role in this growing community, a kind of boutique automated robotics group with a very customer focused approach. It quite difficult to run a successful, profitable business in this area and HighRes has consistently proven to be a significant player in the space. This is a tremendous accomplishment since the vast majority of laboratory automation providers are represented by conglomerates like Agilent, Thermo and Danaher.
As a former employee of HighRes, I will ALWAYS point people in need of laboratory automation, either large or small, to HighRes. They continue to maintain incredible customer relationships and their approach to automation (flexible and modular docking technology) and software (Cellario) is far superior to all other options on the market. As an example of customer loyalty, if you were to ask anyone in the laboratory robotics space for the best software/hardware/customer experience, you can guarantee that if they have tried HighRes, they will recommend HighRes.
As an potential employee of HighRes, know that you will be exposed to incredibly unique interactions on a near daily basis. For example, everyday interactions with mechanical engineers, biologists, software developers and business folks is typical, while customer interactions are represented by top pharma, biotech and academic labs from around the world. Obviously, there aren't too many places where entry level people have the access to this levelmore... of professional diversity, and as with any job, its your responsibility as an employee to make the most of it. HighRes simply enables you to make something significant out of your career, which is a clear advantage of working there over other employment options.
In conclusion, I would strongly recommend HighRes to anyone looking to make something out of their career. The opportunities to succeed are second to none and having the HighRes experience on your resume/CV is always going to be reflected positively.less
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Woburn, MA – August 19, 2013
Previous to working at HighRes Biosolutions, I worked in a large Pharmaceutical research group. HighRes presented me with the opportunity to actively interface with a broader range of functional departments, including engineering design, sales, software development, manufacturing, system and instrument commissioning and finance.
This is a fast paced environment and a spirit of entrepreneurship continues since the founders still have a significant involvement in the day to day operation of the business.
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Woburn, MA – August 15, 2013
I was a summer intern for 3 months. I have since been working at another company due to a better commute and I now realize how amazing HighRes was.
There are so many cool projects going on, and so much to learn. I hope I can go back, I’d be willing to move closer to work there. Seriously, this was a great company. Did I mention they have awesome BBQs?
commute can be bad if your going the wrong direction
Engineer (Current Employee) – MASS – April 24, 2013
Let’s be realistic here, the first couple of reviews were either written by the recruiter working for the company to spark an interest, or the owners themselves. NOBODY who works or has worked for this company enjoys this company, It is a job, a paycheck until the next best thing comes along. It is a super control freak environment where you are NOT allowed to express your own thoughts or ideas, is a 100% unsafe working environment, no OSHA regulations are followed nor is there ANY safety reg's in place AT ALL. Nothing is disclosed to employees as to what they are working with or breathing in daily. The machinery is dangerous and not in a protected work area. The employee turnover is at about 85% per year, to give you an example 4 come in 3 leave - over and over. Benefits are less than competitive. And by the way, the wife of founder #1 “founder” your inexperienced HR rep who you go to with any grievances. She comes in to work as see see fit only to gossip, and keep a close eye and complain about others amongst employees. In general it works like this: the business is run for the show, for entertainment, the 2 founders hang out for their large paychecks and the rest is all fun and games for their entertainment. They have employees work on projects that have NOTHING to do with the business to satisfy their very strange needs and hobbies.
Software developer (Current Employee) – Woburn, Ma – November 2, 2012
Coworkers are very sharp, and culture is such that they are accessible whenever you need help or have questions. Management is always approachable too. Work hard/play hard definitely describes this place. The environment is fun but expects you to work hard and do high quality work. Travel can get crazy sometimes, but got to see a lot of amazing places all over the world. Pingpong games are brutal.
It was very motivating seeing the software constantly improve with your own ideas, as well as ideas from customers. Great to actually interact with customers about their feedback on your software.
Got to work with the latest software development technologies. Pace is sometimes stressful, but theres a huge opportunity for growth and learning about the industry.
as much responsibility as your willing to take on
company is growing so quickly and there are some growing pains