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Great working atmosphere. Opportunities to learn are endless.

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Former Employee - Senior Scientist  in  Solon, OH
Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Solon, OH

I worked at AMRESCO

Pros

Awesome annual company picnics. Great health benefit package. Opportunity for learning many different aspects of biotech industry. Company is small enough that a Scientist (if necessary or desired) can wear many hats, and learn so much more. Amresco recognizes a need for scientists to attend trade shows and support the technical/ sales team.

Cons

The salary for advanced scientist is about 30% lower than the standard for that area.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Determine and clarify the advancement path in the company and stick to it! if there is no advancement (for a particular position), than state so. It is very demoralizing to see somebody who appears less qualified in every aspect, advance.

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AMRESCO Response

Mar 3, 2014HR Supervisor

There have been advancements in training and development, talent management and succession planning in 2012 and 2013.

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    AMRESCO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH

    I worked at AMRESCO

    Pros

    AMRESCO is an industry leader in the life science industry. They are continuosly developing new products for DNA and RNA research that will improve quality of outcomes and decreasing the time of the research from start to finish. They also manufacture chemicals specific to customer needs.

    Cons

    AMRESCO has four different buildings so coordinating meetings for people from the different areas is difficult. Communication between departments needs to improve and some of the facilities need to be updated. Certain departments tend to micro manage and compensation tends to be on the low side. Employee bonuses are tied to other departments which means they are rarely paid out and can cause animosity between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not tie employee bonus incentives to other departments productivity. One department could be performing at a high level but because another department performs poorly they are penalized because they will not receive a bonus. This bonus structure is actually a disincentive for employees. I would suggest having two tiers- one for department performance and another bonus tied to overall company performance.

    AMRESCO Response

    Mar 3, 2014HR Supervisor

    Our parent company VWR has made extensive investments in improving facilities in the past couple of years since this review was written. We now have five buildings.

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    Land of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Solon, OH

    I have been working at AMRESCO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work hard and be rewarded with career opportunities. Growing company, now owned by a large corporation, that retains much of its family atmosphere. If you are open to learning, there's an endless supply of things to absorb. Lots of improvements and new equipment.

    Cons

    The company is growing, and along with that growth, there is a lot of change. This is great if you remain flexible; not so great if you want to maintain the status quo. Business is heavily regulated so you have to pay attention to details and follow procedures. Split in five buildings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on the people.

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