Cell Signaling Technology

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Cell Signaling Technology Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company, great culture

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    Current Employee - Product Scientist in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Product Scientist in Danvers, MA

    I have been working at Cell Signaling Technology

    Pros

    Great people, great science, great company

    Cons

    Salary, time-off policies, perks, salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I am fortunate to work at CST as it is a company that cares about: the environment, science and its employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cell Signaling Technology full-time

    Pros

    Working with passionate people dedicated to making the best products possible to further cancer research makes coming to work feel worthwhile.

    Cons

    Balancing quality vs. quantity, and negotiating the varying opinions regarding those two factors can be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication on big picture issues would be much appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Research Associate - Great company for parents and science focused industry workers.

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    Former Employee - Research Associate II in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate II in Danvers, MA

    I worked at Cell Signaling Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company feel, flexible hours, manageable work loads.

    Cons

    Many managers were great scientist, but are not great leaders.

    Not much move-up potential unless you have a PhD.

    Pay is significantly less then pharma.

    Small company gossip.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on management development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to intern!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cell Signaling Technology

    Pros

    Very patient employees willing to teach you different techniques and procedures for those unexperienced. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some good people to work with but management leaves something to be desired.

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    Current Employee - Production Associate in Beverly, MA
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Beverly, MA

    I have been working at Cell Signaling Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent bonus at the end of the year. In general I enjoy the people I work with. Company seems to have a stable business plan and will have longevity. Good work/life balance and the hours can be flexible if need be.

    Cons

    The management across the company is very poor. There are to many scientists who have been moved into upper management who have no idea what they are doing. The company is also very bottom heavy with few positions to move up into. Also there are many people who work at the company who have no business being there. Management seems unwilling to set expectations and hold people to them which can be very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    #1: Go to management training!
    There are many effective managers at CST but there are too many that have no idea what is going on. There needs to be a clear outline as to what you want your group to look like and how they can function as an effective team. Also there should not be two sets of standards for people who have the same job title. This creates friction within the group and resentment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of upward mobility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cell Signaling Technology

    Pros

    There is great health insurance

    Cons

    The management structure, too many people only work half of the day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    While the perks are great, if you are not one of the favorites, look out!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA

    I worked at Cell Signaling Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good perks like bonuses, summer and "holiday" parties, raffles, etc.

    Cons

    Favoritism (and nepotism) abounds. Middle management ranges from great to deplorable. Like adademia, the "tenured" folks can do no wrong and advancement is very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the people in the trenches and don't be so laissez-faire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Family oriented company, steady & stable.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cell Signaling Technology

    Pros

    Great coworkers, beautiful building, good benefits, stable growth, great bonus structure

    Cons

    flat management, bottom heavy, light on advancement opportunities. Base salaries tend to be lower than market comp because of bonus structure,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at Cell Signaling Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great benefits. Work schedule is flexible

    Cons

    Limited salary growth, having a masters degree is not of much value

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for, focused on quality and employees

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    Former Employee - Product Scientist III in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Product Scientist III in Danvers, MA

    I worked at Cell Signaling Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    CST has a great work environment, friendly coworkers, good benefits, and an up to 30% performance-based bonus each year.

    Cons

    There are too many scientists in management, and not enough trained managers. The company and its employees could really benefit if the group leaders, heads, etc. got significantly more management training. Groups and departments could also benefit by getting new blood from outside, instead of always promoting from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some MBAs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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