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Production driven company with friendly staff
Environmental Health & Safety Technician (Current Employee) –  Petaluma, CAJuly 21, 2017
LGC Biosearch is a good place for anyone with a passion for bio chemistry. The staff and co-workers are very nice and make being at work a pleasant experience.
Pros
Great co-workers
Cons
no upward mobility
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Lack of Vision and Leadership
Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  Novato, CAMay 2, 2017
This is a 35+ year old company owned by a 175 year old company, but acts likes a start-up - lack vision, process, objectives, goals, and most of all -- leadership! As this subsidiary is managed by a parent company located in the U.K., there is a strong disconnect between the way business is conducted in the US compared to EU. In addition, the U.K. management lacks market knowledge, product expertise, business management and process improvement. Overall, this company does not foster a strong career-building opportunity nor does it enable its employees to drive change. In essence, you get paid below industry averages and work in an environment where chaos is the norm.
Pros
Some nice co-workers
Cons
Low income, poor leadership, lack of vision, foreign leadership
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Friendly workplace
NA (Current Employee) –  Petaluma, CAApril 27, 2017
Good place to gain experience, especially if you come willing to work hard. They like to promote within, so if you can show your motivation and stay long enough, you are likely to move up- or horizontally. Everyone is nice to work with, and since it is a small company you get to know people in other departments. You get good conversations from all of the intelligent employees (most are college+ educated), and everyone is willing to lend a hand if you ask.

They seem to be working on high employee turnover, and hopefully they get the resources and organization they need to keep everyone around.
Pros
laid back atmosphere, full benefits for full-time
Cons
lower-end salary
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There for the Summer
Data Processor Technician (Former Employee) –  Novato, CAMarch 6, 2017
I was a temp to hire. When the work slowed down they no longer needed my services. Felt I was being led by the nose. When they released me it was abrupt without warning. Generally speaking people were polite and nice. Facilities are top notch. Salary is not what its cracked up to be.
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Good for a few years
Product Specialist (Former Employee) –  Petaluma, CA 94954September 22, 2016
LGC Biosearch is filled with hard working and passionate people. It's genuinely a joy to work with everyone there. There always seems to be something new to learn and many supervisors will encourage their reports to learn about the rest of the company's operations. I worked with many great people between departments.

However, poor upper management has kept compensation low and expectations high. This leads to extremely high turnover with the exception of high standing positions.

I hope that the new parent company and upper management recognize these issues and do what they can to retain trained and skilled employees.
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Great place to gain experience
Process Development Technician I (Current Employee) –  Petaluma, CAFebruary 26, 2016
The work they do is great and has promising potential to become a leading company in the biotech industry. But due to poor management style and compensation packages the company has great turnover and has trouble retaining good employees past 2-4 years, making it impossible to take the company to the next level since the company gets stuck in the retraining cycle. Hope the investors and management realize the issues soon and change the policy for the better and drive the company in the direction it has potential to be.
Pros
Good co-workers
Cons
Overworked, low pay, negative culture
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