BioReliance
2.4 of 5 27 reviews
www.bioreliance.com Rockville, MD 500 to 999 Employees

BioReliance Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014

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Charles C. Harwood Jr.

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36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Nice place to work if you're in the right departments.

    Associate Scientist II (Former Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsMost departments have good work environments and good people.
    Good benefits: very good 401k matching program, good health coverage
    Lots of employee enrichment activities

    ConsHard to advance unless the stars align to put you in the right place at the right time.
    Some departments are over worked and under valued.
    Poor communication from upper management to those below.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote and value your good workers, when you don't they leave and leave big shoes to fill.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning experience, disconnected management and not a lot of perks

    Associate Scientist I (Former Employee)

    ProsReally good hands on experience working in the labs and excellent opportunities to cross-train. Good camaderie within each lab.

    ConsDid not get to see how the business ran and information is very filtered when it gets to the lower levels. Never saw upper management once in my 13 months there. Even senior managers seemed uninformed and not sure of what the company's goals were.

    Not a lot of perks or benefits. No free lunches, paid lunches, prizes or awards.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more competitive compensation to keep talent. Communicate with your employees more.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Turning the corner

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros60% of first 6% matched by 401K.
    4.5% annual pension, no matter if you contribute to your 401K or not.

    ConsThe ship is headed in the right direction, but it will take some time go get to the intended destination.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining helps.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible beyond your imagination.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsJob security. (They don't even fire those who need to be fired. Especially the management and senior members who cause more damage than good by playing games with politics)

    ConsEVERYTHING. Low pay, unbelievably low pay increase or compensation, no respect for the employees, no opportunities for career development/advancement, bogus evaluation procedure, incompetent managers (too busy with politics and manipulation of the employees), meaningless training (only a show for regulatory agencies) and purpose of meetings are to gossip. Harassment goes unpunished.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement IS the problem. Let people do work and stop with the manipulation and close door discussions and gossips. And you wonder why there's such high turnover?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A mixed bag. Poor pay makes it a stinky mixed bag.

    Associate Scientist (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsNice people, many internal job opportunities, laid-back and relatively low-pressure environment. Decent benefits. Good place to get experience.

    ConsIncompetent people, poor growth opportunities, diminishing work-life balance. Poor pay. Bad place to make your career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProviding some better opportunities for promotion would go a long way towards making people like me decide to stick around at BioReliance for longer than the period of time it takes me to use the company for experience and then hightail it out of there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good dynamic place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslearn alot and opportunity to shadow

    Consintense work required , attention to detail

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to work for if you are starting your career.

    Senior Scientist (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsA good place to work for if you are starting your career. Lots of opportunity to learn about testing under a regulatory environment.

    ConsPromotion is very slow and low salary.

    Advice to Senior Managementwork on strategies to retain talents.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overmanaged, low on cooperation

    Associate Scientist (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    Proshave a job with paycheck and benefits

    Consfails to groom any promise for career

    Advice to Senior Managementyou have lost focus on what we actually get paid to do

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Too much drama, not enough brains"

    Associate Scientist III (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsOne thing is for sure, you probably won't get fired if you work here.

    ConsI currently work here and I can't stand how many times I have seen people thrown under the bus by their own co-workers. Training is lacking, most are afraid to teach anything because they have a fear that they might lose their own job, unfortunately management stands by and does nothing to solve this problem. Overall, if you want a job with no growth and doing the same daily routine, if you want to work where racism and sexism are daily occurrences, apply to work here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to school, learn something and grow a backbone, teach people how to be more professional and less drama centered.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for learning, not so much advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood for early career scientists looking to break into industry. 9-5 science job for the most part.
    Great Benefits

    ConsPay leaves something to be desired and some 'clique' groups may cause personnel issues. Limited room for advancement, can be passed over for management favorites.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employee advice: raise salary to retain talent and prevent turnover.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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