Bend Research Reviews

Updated May 4, 2015
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  1. Great place to work, work hard while you are there!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BST/Operator in Bend, OR
    Former Employee - BST/Operator in Bend, OR

    I worked at Bend Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice bunch of people to work for. Great atmosphere, great benefits! Good Pay! Lot's of work, lots of hours a growing company. Lot's of opportunity. They actually ask new hires what they think, how is it going, etc, etc. Be ready to work, it can be very physical. If you like to work hard and be a team member apply, it will be worth your while.

    Cons

    They are needing lots of people now, training rushed and not organized, however everyone there is helpful. Training, knowing who is your leader and who to talk to can be a little confusing.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down, good training is important for future success. Train well first, less mistakes later. Listen to what the new people tell you. Otherwise it looks like you are doing a great job! You are kind and understanding. Nice bunch of helpful people...don't let any mean people in...and it will stay great!


  2. Fantastic place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bend, OR

    I have been working at Bend Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are friendly, intelligent, hard-working, impressive and strive for a healthy work-life balance. The work is challenging and engaging.

    Cons

    Since the company was bought by Capsugel, it's felt more corporate and less home-town. There seems to be less emphasis on the person and more focus on the policy.

    Advice to Management

    In order to maintain current employees it would be ideal to offer the same incentives and salaries offered to incoming hires.


  3. Great Summer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Bend, OR
    Current Intern - Intern in Bend, OR

    I have been working at Bend Research as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The scientists are very friendly and willing to field your stupid intern questions. There are a lot of things to be done and they do let you partake in some fairly technical work

    Cons

    Leaving your intern out of the loop sets them up for making mistakes or redundancies. Keep them informed!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Beautiful in every imaginable way

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Lab Tech Intern in Tumalo, OR
    Former Intern - Lab Tech Intern in Tumalo, OR

    I worked at Bend Research as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    hours, flexibility, location... location, location, location, atmosphere and company culture... BRI really is an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    I know they were recently bought out and worry about what effects that may have had. Also- after the Pfizer incident, I think they spread themselves out too thin to bring in too many clients, and lost their focus a bit. While not necessarily a con, it can make operations complex

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on those core bread and butter technologies you have developed. But don't change the people or atmosphere. It was amazing.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Bloated management, but a decent team of individuals

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Bend, OR

    I have been working at Bend Research full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits for the area
    Great town to live in
    The company has a huge amount of potential, if certain elements would bow down

    Cons

    Flat hierarchy
    Expectations are not clearly defined
    The upper management is entrenched

    Advice to Management

    Hire less, but pay more to those whom you want to keep!


  7. Helpful (2)

    Not a bad place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bend Research

    Pros

    excellent benefits, profit sharing, had group work outs at lunch

    Cons

    stressful environment, not many opportunities to advance



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