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    I have been working at Charles River Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    CRL is a great place to work and to learn. The company appreciates their employees and holds events for them throughout the year. The management is highly educated and are available to help whenever needed.

    Cons

    The culture is different depending on which department you work in. some departments are highly micro-managed and others allow for more flexibility. If you don't choose the right department you might not like it, but there is always the option to transfer.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes scientists do not always make the best managers. The scientists that are acting managers, or moved into management positions would benefit from management training and human relations.


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    Research Assistant I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Charles River Laboratories (Reno, NV) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Rapid fire, multiple person stress inducing interview (by design). Was conducted very professionally, but didn't feel very personal, a computer could have given the same interview. Was interviewed by three members of management as well as a representative from human resources. Be prepared for high pressure style interview and do not fumble or let the style of the interview get you flustered.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your strongest lab technique?   1 Answer

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Website www.criver.com
Headquarters Wilmington, MA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1994
Type Company - Public (CRL)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Charles River Laboratories International counts its chickens before they're hatched. The company provides clinical and laboratory research services and related products to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, including pathogen-free, fertilized chicken eggs used in vaccine production. Its Research Models and Services (RMS) unit also produces lab rats and other animals bred specifically for use in medical testing. The company provides contract drug discovery and development services, including toxicology and pathology, through RMS and its Preclinical Services (PCS ... More

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