Emergent BioSolutions

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Emergent BioSolutions Reviews

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
42 Reviews
2.5
42 Reviews
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Emergent BioSolutions President & CEO Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi
Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi
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  1.  

    Could be a great company depending on which department you work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emergent BioSolutions full-time

    Pros

    Some great incentives for employees.
    Company culture initiatives.
    Decent benefits
    Company has a lot of potential to grow, not to mention they have the anthrax vaccine market monopolized so there is certainly some job stability in that regard.

    Cons

    -Management is largely inexperienced.
    -Several departments are constantly understaffed and overworked.
    -Turnover rate is high. Retention rate is low. You will spend 3 months training a new staff member and they will proceed to walk out the door just as they have completed enough training to work under less supervision.
    -Amount of mandatory meetings needed to figure out why no work is getting done.
    -Favoritism. It doesn't matter if they don't know how to do their job, they've been with the company 25 years!
    -Salary is not merit based. If you were hired in at the high end of the 'allotted pay bracket', don't expect a raise for a job well done. Regardless of your excellent performance review.
    -Little upward mobility or room for promotion in some departments.
    -Training may be made available, but your supervisor will shift priorities the day before and you will not be able to attend. This will happen for every training. They will then send out surveys asking why staff members don't take advantage of training opportunities.
    -Hard work is rewarded with increased work load, more responsibilities, less time to complete tasks, and no pay increase. Those who don't work as hard are not reprimanded, but instead it is the responsibility of their co-workers to encourage them to pick up the pace.

    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emergent BioSolutions

    Pros

    Very talented people, and growing company

    Cons

    As the company grows through acquisitions, the company struggles with trying to determine who they are and where they want to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Oppurtunity for growth, LOTS of political games

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    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Scientist in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Oppurtunities to grow and learn are everywhere in this company. Benefits are great. Merit increase/bonuses are fair.

    Cons

    People are over-worked. Not a lot of consideration for work/life balance. Management does not get along and is not shy to admit it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time

    Pros

    Fast growing company; some departments allow for a great deal of responsibility

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy; culture issues

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Emergent BioSolutions: a growing, fast paced, but at times quirky company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. Growing company. Profitable company. Opportunities for growth and advancement. High performance rewarded. Management tries to communicate. Potential for company to keep growing.

    Cons

    Politics and red tape can be frustrating. Priorities in work change frequently. Not enough resources for all the work asked to do. Ugly fence around campus in lansing. Too many people try to be involved in too much - sometimes micro management. Quirky company culture at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep improving in communication. Try not to micro manage. Keep rewarding high performance. Don't come down too hard on mistakes - try to empower employees, give boundaries to operate within, and then let employees do their work.

    Approves of CEO
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    Bad corporate politics result in bad decisions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong business development model, acquisitions and product portfolio.

    Cons

    Why do seemingly good workers keep leaving?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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