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I have been working at Toxikon full-time (More than a year)
I felt the need to point out some of the ridiculous and erroneous complaints being posted here about Toxikon. 1. Pay. Lets start out by saying that I will bet that the majority of pay complaints on here come from people who think Toxikon is like big Pharma, with big Pharma money. The truth is, we are NOT Pharma. We don't have a drug pipeline. We help Pharma companies bring their products to market. As a result, we have a few low pay complaints. If you work hard, you will be rewarded. 2. Employee turnover. A good majority of folks who work here are straight out of college. Tell me of another company that takes a chance and provides a career to a young person without much seat time? Toxikon trains all of their people, and if someone leaves to pursue another opportunity, so what? It happens everywhere all the time. 3. Data issues. The business that Toxikon is in, is heavily regulated. When I say heavily, I mean, heavily. We work with Federal agencies, as do any other CRO or Pharma company. So, if some people say that data is compromised, I don't believe it. 4. BSC's not OSHA compliant? The lab I work in has a BSC. It looks compliant to me. The annual certification is up to date, and it works fine. The Health & Safety Department here know their stuff, and would obviously have a "non-compliant" BSC addressed.
Like any other company, you will have petty complainers and folks you just don't care for.
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Toxikon (Bedford, MA) in July 2015.
I had a 30 minute phone interview with Manager and HR...very basic questions. Took an online assessment test a few days later and then received an email asking me to fly out to their Bedford, MA office. The in person interview seemed very disorganized, but met with a number of senior management staff...took about 3 hours. Two people actually said that they received my CV 5 minutes before they came in to talk to me, so they did not have a chance to review it. At the end it was like....."OK, I'm the last person and we will be in touch." During my interview, it was mentioned that my salary requirements were much higher than they pay...they knew what it was before I even flew out to MA. For me, it was a complete waste of time! I still have not received my full travel reimbursement. They do not reimburse you for meals when you travel...seems like a cheap company!
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