BioReliance Reviews

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31 Reviews
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Charles C. Harwood Jr.
14 Ratings

    Things are improving, slowly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

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


    Laid-back culture, decent benefits, many opportunities for growth if you aggressively pursue them. Things seem to be improving, more of a focus on improving pay, providing promotion opportunities, and improving the company culture through company events (basically throwing tons of food at us). Nothing is perfect, but you gotta recognize when progress has been made.


    Overall pay is likely still on the low side for most people. The culture has a nasty double-edged sword: things are very laid-back here, but that leads to tolerance for disorganization, dysfunction, incompetence, and lack of communication. As an organization, BioReliance is its own worst enemy and I am not sure that the business impact of this is necessarily realized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue current path, but raise standards, especially among middle management. If we're going to claim to be a client-focused company, that starts with making sure our house is in order. Poor communication is still a huge issue, especially between Operations and business functions. This leads to problems that negatively impact our metrics and client relationships, not to mention the unneeded stress and drama it generates.

    Positive Outlook
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BioReliance Interviews

Updated Aug 11, 2014
Updated Aug 11, 2014

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Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at BioReliance.

    Interview Details

    First interview consisted of a phone screen with a recruiter with the typical questions of my career aspirations and industry experience. Once they determined that I would be a good fit, I was brought into interview for 3 different labs and three different individuals. The day started off with a meet and greet with the recruiter, then off to the labs to meet with the top 3 labs they felt I'd be a good fit with. Given my entry level experience, most of the interview questions focused on my work ethic, willingness to learn, and ability to come in at odd hours.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you about [type of assay/test]? I had no working knowledge at the time.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Headquarters Rockville, MD
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

BioReliance is one lab rat whose testing and manufacturing wheels are turning. Founded in 1947, the company is a contract testing and manufacturing services provider hired by drug developers to enhance their products' safety. With laboratories and other operations in the US, the UK, India, and Japan, BioReliance conducts biologics safety testing, animal diagnostics, toxicology, and clinical trial assay services. It also manufactures vaccines, gene therapies, and other biologics for use in clinical trials. Clients include biotech, pharmaceutical, and chemical companies... More

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