eBioscience Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Good potential, needs serious weeding

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at eBioscience full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People are warm and scientists are smart and helpful, making it nice to work laterally in R&D. The company allows entry-level candidates to get a lot of great experience even if you are lacking which is great for a good learning curve. The benefit of the company being small is flexibility in trying out different departments and offering a helping hand can often gain you new skills. Casual environment with work/life balance. They drastically cut our free food events/celebrations but they're slowly bringing them back.
    Balance of people who have worked here for a very long time and people who are here for about 2-3 yrs as a stepping stone. I had other offers from a bigger company, I chose this for the amount of experience I would gain.
    401k matching, good health benefits, reasonable monthly gym membership reimbursement. Annual beer brewing competition. Growing company esp after Affymetrix take-over and outlook is great!

    Cons

    This is an update to a review a year ago. Many people were simply around long enough and spoke with confidence leading to the promotion to "supervisors" of some of the most underqualified and unprofessional people. It's a joke now, as the company has grown and it is hard to fix this situation. The company needs to establish firm qualification grounds on which a person can be chosen as a professional leader. Human resources is unhelpful and has to be asked for every concern rather than being an actual "resource". I've had better help from HR as a candidate at other companies, forget as an employee.
    VERY low pay for the industry, doable but a GUARANTEED factor in why anyone leaves the company, otherwise the culture is comfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am updating genuinely because though several people are incompetent, the future looks promising as a lot of that crowd is being cleared. These people give an otherwise 90% majority of people, who work very hard, a very bad rep. Management needs to do housekeeping and at least get rid of squatter employees and use the savings to pay your valuable ones more. There is no reason a tech level employee should be making the same as a Ph.D just because they were there longer, and esp if they're not doing their job. There's a reason you lose quality people and no amount of town hall meetings about "career conversations" is going to convince people to stay. Reward good work and make bad work unacceptable. Reaping the fruit of our hard work with no tangible reward is NOT OK.

    People: If you are looking at openings please apply! We need the fresh blood and creative spirit to wash out the old. Don't be discouraged by reviews as the outlook is definitely much better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great entry level job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBioscience full-time

    Pros

    The work atmosphere is very relaxed, and everyone is friendly - most people have been working there for years, so everyone seems to know each other well. It's possible to learn a lot of new skills if you're interested.

    Cons

    Salaries are low, not easy to move up in pay or position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great Entry-Level job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at eBioscience full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent company. Management has best intentions. Opportunities exist to take more challenging roles and responsibilities that inevitably can help beef up your work experience.

    Cons

    Some bureaucratic issues. Pay isn't always the most competitive. Some real dedicated stars are lost as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to boost morale. It's small things that show employee appreciation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    Unprofessional leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at eBioscience full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good experience to learn new skills not necessarily part of a job function, anyone is able to "lend a hand" to do work outside their responsibilities, gain experience.

    Cons

    Unprofessional leadership, potentially legally liable if one chose to pursue it, situations ignored if leader holds stock or is deemed "untouchable". Rewards of title and promotion to the bullies in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Working for eBioscience could be a lot better if Management would increase our Salaries to Market Rate!

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    Current Employee - Research Associate III in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate III in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at eBioscience full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, friendly environment, benefits ok.

    Cons

    Pay is BELOW MARKET, and because of this many people are leaving and have left.
    Also, the Moral is Very Low because of Low Wages!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to retain people and Talent, you should pay them what there WORTH based on Market Rate for San Diego. Pay them in at least the 50%-75% Percentile!

    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Okay, but really needs to be worked

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at eBioscience

    Pros

    This really depends on who you're working with and for...a lot of the people here are very friendly and courteous, but there are clicks, so boohoo. Just from looking around, a lot of the managres and supervisers try to maintain a good balance between life and work. Some make you work more, and some are way more relaxed. There is room for growth for sure because this is a small business, and so you can move around departments and gather different skills. You also get noticed for doing a good job too. Casual environment, and there's a basketball court across the parking lot. You get a free lunch at the end of every month.

    Cons

    the pay isnt competitive at all! More like pennies,probably why some people don't do much work, or perform badly for what they're hired for. There is definitely favoritism here. Kiss butt and you will most likely get promoted, even if your not qualified for the position. Some people "in charge" aren't professional at all, such as cussing in front of their group. Relaxed environment, but if you like a more professional setting, you're better off somewhere else. IT takes forever to respond. This place needs a lot of work on itself. They need to invest more in their employees. And even though the people are nice, some people like to play the blame game here when things go wrong, just some people. I have seen some who take ownership for their mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your employees, who cares about a lunch if the wages are bad. New equipment too, please. And please give appropriate raises according to the person's performance, a compliment isn't going to work, show appreciation. We work hard to make you a lot of money, so please share some of it.

  8. Good learning experience but company's organization was all over the place.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at eBioscience

    Pros

    The younger employees are a fun group of people to work with.

    Cons

    It is difficult to recognize upwards mobility for its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know every employee and their potentials.

  9. 1 person found this helpful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBioscience

    Pros

    Opportunities to try new things. Lots of work to do

    Cons

    Pay is below market. Promotions are uncommon

  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBioscience

    Pros

    They have many products to sell to the public and are doing financially o.k.
    There is flexibility with your work schedule depending on your boss and position.
    Monthly lunches.

    Cons

    Basically they hire people below what there really worth and it is very difficult to get Promoted or Recognized. They also hire a lot of young people (cheap pay). Many people don't care and just do their job half--- because there paid cheap! The building and used equipment always has PROBLEMS! Difficult to get I.T help!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your People by paying them a "Competitive Wage". Promote more people and offer your Employees Incentives like Stock Options. Invest in new Equipment!
    Be approachable and friendly! Have an Anonymous Suggestion Box and an Open Door Policy!

    Doesn't Recommend

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