Cytovance Biologics

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Cytovance Biologics Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
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  1.  

    Growing company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cytovance Biologics

    Pros

    -Great opportunity to learn
    -Growing company
    -Challenging environment

    Cons

    -Salary needs to be more competitive
    -Benefits needs to improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging, fast-paced and ever changing.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cytovance Biologics

    Pros

    Wonderful chance to work in bio-medical field in Oklahoma City.

    Cons

    Leadership is be a bit out of touch.

  3.  

    As soon I find a new job, I will quite working for this company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Specialist/Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Specialist/Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Cytovance Biologics

    Pros

    Resonable pay, great people to work with at lower level.

    Cons

    Things start getting worse as soon as you need any job related information, tool, from managers, VP's. CEO is afraid of addressing the challenges employees face, e.g. work life balance is horrible. Employees are expcted to have only work, no life. Routine job horus wer week woulc be 70-80 hrs/week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They won't listen. Who cares. Incompetant managment which is incapable of making the organization worthwhile for employees. Most of the VP's except 1 or 2 are over promoted. One will be puzzled and not understand how the CEO got his job. He seems to be completely imcompetant of leading the company in the right direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Headed in the Right Direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Cytovance Biologics

    Pros

    Great team environment and I felt like my opinion mattered. The start-up is headed in the right direction. Leadership is aware of its shortcomings, and working on building the team. The Chielf Executive Officer has an open door policy. And is quite open to suggestions. Vice Presidents are willing to pitch in and walk you through the process. I feel like Cytovance gave me a great stepping stone and helped my career significantly.

    Cons

    CMOs are known to require long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain your steadfast perseverance. Take a moment to celebrate your accomplishments.

    Recommends
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Needs lots of good help to make it work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Cytovance Biologics

    Pros

    Good for lots of overtime, this could also fall as a Con.
    Many opportunities to help out in other areas

    Cons

    Company has too many VP's and is in serious need of more manufacturing operators and other support staff.
    Benefits are very limited.
    There is a strong disconnect from upper management for what it takes to get a process run done and done correctly. They need to stop making promises to clients and employees if they are not true. People general what to know the truth even if it’s not pleasant. They will get further on the truth then they have with the lying.
    Instead of promoting knowledgeable staff from within, they hire normally without interviewing upper management and very inexperienced process and support staff. There seems to be a tendency to hire friends if you are an upper manager, which is never good unless there is an interview process and you have more than ONE interviewee to choice from.
    Extremely lacking the ability to find good knowledgeable people to hire, they don’t want to pay to bring someone out to interview, unless you want to pay for the trip and then don’t expect to get any relocation unless you’re a VP. Then way too much money will be spent to house them and only VP’s get this treatment.
    They are lacking any type of training program for new hires.
    Pay in most cases are below industry average, unless in a director or higher level.
    Pay raises and bonuses are virtually non-existent. Only one pay raise has been given in a 3 year period to employees and it was way below what was told would be coming.
    No formal performance reviews are ever given.
    You are expected to get the job done even if you don't have the right tools or support to do so.
    I agree with the last reviewer GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING, even if you would think it needs to be done. If it’s promised get that in writing as well.
    Promises are made and very few if any are ever fulfilled.
    Communication is awful.
    Very limited company meetings held to update employees. Most information heard is second or third hand. And the motivation that comes from upper management would be considered un-motivation. We meetings are held every little if any thanks go out or thanks go to the wrong person and not the department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop expecting employees to work 60 to 80 hour weeks as a normal expectation
    Honesty is the best policy for all
    Inform the employees of company growth and milestone achievements
    Treat employees with respect and give credit where credit is due

    Communication is key, across all departments
    Hiring quality people will help the company succeed

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Think twice about working here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Cytovance Biologics

    Pros

    Good for a paycheck and lots of overtime at times.
    You do get a 401K plan.

    Cons

    Company is very top heavy with management and lacking enough workers for the manufacturing areas.
    Benefits are very limited. Only ONE insurance plan.
    Unless you are a V.P., manager, supervisor, etc. or have a 4 year degree or better, you are disrespected by upper management. Thoughts, ideas and opinions are quickly disregarded.
    Very limited growth potential. Instead of promoting knowledgeable staff from within, new, unskilled or untrained employees are hired.
    Pay is at best average for this field.
    Pay raises and bonuses are virtually non-existant. Only one pay raise has been given in a 4 year period to employees.
    No formal performance reviews are ever given.
    Limited resources which make it difficult for you to do your job correctly.
    Get everything in writing. Be very careful during the interview process and pay close attention to what is said or promised. As before, get everything in writing and documented.
    Communication is also non-existant. Usually new employees are not formally introduced to the company. Very limited company meetings held to update employees. Most information heard is second or third hand.
    No formal training, you are expected to learn and figure things out on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your skilled employees.
    Share information and updates.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cytovance Biologics is making great strides as a leader in third-party GMP manufacturing work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Cytovance Biologics

    Pros

    Everyone is very helpful and people want you to succeed. For people interested in process development, it's a great place to work. They have a large facility that has a lot of space, so it is very versatile in that new processes can be implemented in a short time. They also encourage gaining familiarity with all the processes, whether it be purificaiton, bioreactor production, cell banking, etc.

    Cons

    No intellectual property. They only do contract GMP work for other companies who want proteins produced. Scientists who are interested in research and development need not apply. Another problem is the location in Oklahoma City.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, very pleased.

    Recommends
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Depressing, Decieving, Disorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cytovance Biologics

    Pros

    Co-workers are are mostly good natured and try hard despite extreme limitations and low morale

    Cons

    No performance reviews, horrible benefits. High turnover. Communication from management is non-existant and leaves the "rumor mill" to run rampant. Morale is rock bottom with everyone. Company lacks funds to do just about anything and its a major struggle to get anything paid for. Pay is low and there's only been one meager raise across the board in 4 years. Lots of empty promises and nothing ever comes to fruition. You may get asked for your opinions or ideas but they are never actually regarded seriously. It seems the harder you try the more you're used and abused. Overall, the most caustic and depressing place I have ever worked!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step out of the golden tower and go see whats really happening down on the front lines. Stop telling fairy tales and be honest with your hard working employees. Get down from your pink unicorn and come to terms with what's really going on.

    Doesn't Recommend

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