Good for people learning on the job; practicing for more permanent, full time jobs.
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) – Northborough, MA – June 8, 2018
This was where I keyed on 10-Key data entry, and learned about alpha-numeric data codes from hospitals while putting them into the computer. It was simple once you learned it, and worthy if you could do multiple times during the day. Nothing held me back or challenged me except when the computer system was slow running.
Nice people, conveinent location
Short-term assignment, long distance driving from my home
Company going in right directions but at the cost of layoffs
Research Scientist (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – April 14, 2018
Boston Biomedical suffered from growing pains for several years. But recent changes in CEO, evaluations of senior managers, and internal survey of employee satisfaction/dissatisfaction have brought about significant positive changes in benefits and compensation. The corporate culture is also improving after key restructuring of managers. Recent personnel and organizational restructuring and reprioritization of corporate goals and strategies, however, resulted in recent massive layoffs, making company stability unclear. A new employee would benefit from all the positive changes, but would have to consider possible company instability in the future.
great benefits and flexible working schedule for families
Research Associate (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – April 3, 2018
I joined Boston Biomedical Inc (BBI) during the last year of contracting period of BBI with DSP. So the first year of experience was always doing rutine work and frequentlly felt confusion. The second year we had more transparent research enviorment but soon the R&D was cut.
Clinical Safety Associate (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – January 28, 2018
Company undergoing constant restructuring for over a year - sometimes getting information needed to do work was a chore. When things were running smoothly a great place to work, but there were two full months last year where the only thing that happened were meetings (often about why things weren't happening and how we needed to refocus).
Good people, good atmosphere and an important industry. Also frequent food.
At times chaotic and workloads were highly erratic, going from zero to 60 (hours of work needing to be done by quitting time) in the blink of an eye
Poor management, no leadership and terrible scientific brainstorm
Scientist (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – October 27, 2017
The working environment was not quite friendly when I was working down there, and there seemed to be a "gang" inside, releasing a lot of disturbing works, which significantly affected the whole scientific environment of R&D. In addition, the promotion appeared to take forever, even for some employee who has been working hard and accomplishing a lot. Two years later, CEO left after I moved onto next position.
Research Scientist (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – February 9, 2015
Although this company started about eight years ago, it is still undergoing plenty of growing pains that should have been worked out by now. Highly political, your chances of career development and promotion is dependent on who you work for and in which department and NOT on achievements or performance. No proper review process and unrealistic expectations. The lack of leadership/mentorship and lack of upper management communication hinders the progress of this company. Turnover rate is very high because employees are leaving all the time. The problem is not the pipeline products or research projects, it is how the company is generally run. Employee dissatisfaction is very common. It is a great place to start if you just need to gain industry experience. Not a long-term career company.
You can acquire industry experience here.
Bad life-work balance, compensation below industry standard, highly political, lack of leadership/mentorship, lack of organization, no real HR department, public shaming, lack of appreciation and respect for employees