Charles River Laboratories
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About the company

  • CEO
    James C. Foster
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    $1M to $5M (USD)
  • Industry
    Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology
  • Headquarters
    251 Ballardvale St. Wilmington, MA 01887
  • Link
    Charles River Laboratories website
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Employees at Charles River Laboratories have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.

Health insurance
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Retirement plan
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Dental insurance
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Parental leave
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Rating overview

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Peon in Poolesville, MD
on January 19, 2021
Insourcing Solutions is a contract vehicle. The management is less than excellent as far as support, and staffing. It's all about their bottom line cash. They will underbid and understaff. They will promise a one weekend a month overtime duty, but in reality will be 2-3 weekends a month, and cut your overtime with "alternate work schedule" and have you not work on weekdays. This make it impossible to complete workload during the week causing stress and fatigue, overworking all employees constantly.
Associate quality assurance auditor in Malvern, PA
on August 3, 2022
The job is self is good. It teaches you a lot of useful office and communication skills. However management is often difficult to deal with due to whatever mood they are in that day. Other then most of management the people in CRL are fantastic and making working there worth it. Very knowledgeable coworkers that would probably be better suited then other management.
Production Technician in Charleston, SC
on August 1, 2022
Management will make or break a job and this facility is one of them. 90% of thr employees are drama filled and Managers don't care about personal or family lives at all especially pertaining to single parents.
Lab Technician in Mattawan, MI
on July 22, 2022
love it, super awesome company, people are great, lots of room for advancement. pay is really good too, if you live science you’ll love this place, i encourage you to check it out!
Research Tech. in Mattawan, MI
on July 7, 2022
This was and will forever be my favorite job. Absolutely obsessed. The people are great, the work was great, the pay was great. Fast pay increases for EVERYONE. Loved management. Can be lots of work and long hours but it is SO rewarding. Also TONS of opportunities to change departments or advance. Lots of training available.

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