This is in regard mainly to the Life Science division of the company. Overall, a decent place to work if you're looking for a relatively stable job in the science field. However, it is not the most exciting place to work and the company leans toward being too conservative and attitudes a bit outdated. Work hours are scrutinized, they frown upon working from home, they have zero tolerance for alcohol consumption (except for holiday party), and do not grant stock options-- just to name a few. Salaries are mediocre and raises are paltry. You get the sense that there is a great deal of complacency.
There also tends to be a lot of frustrating red tape that obstructs employees from being optimally productive. Unfortunately, the company also lacks innovation and tends to follow the rest of the industry instead of being a leader.
All in all they offer decent employment, but your are left feeling like your efforts are not leaving a significant impact.
Nice campus along the bay. Friendly employees and relaxed atmoshpere. The company is doing well.
Compensation is mediocre, lack of upward mobility, can be frustrating place to work due to politics and red tape.