Binding Site

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Modern company on the outside; traditional, slow, and process-oriented on the inside.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)

I have been working at Binding Site

Pros

The company has recently moved to modern and spacious premises right in the Birmingham city centre. The strength of this company is in its (international) sales and marketing.

Cons

In many departments of the Binding site the process has become the product often under the guise of "quality assurance". Tremendous inefficiencies are masked by strong sales in a small niche market that lacks a competitor for the time being. Should this situation change, it is highly unlikely that the current R&D innovation can take up the slack. Senior management information is passed down by "trickle down" through the babbling of junior managers and HR. Employees flee the premises at the strike of the clock.
Future employees beware; if you are looking for a modern Biotech company in the vein of Genetech you are set to be disappointed. You are likely more likely to find a traditional Midlands manufacturing company in every sense - process oriented, hierarchical, patriarchal, slow. Needles to say this model has not served other Midlands companies well, but this company lacks the vision to see the parallels. I certainly would not recommend this company to anyone who values autonomy, creativity and who is goal oriented.
Please note that this review relates to the UK premises in Birmingham not the international subsidiaries where the situation could be different.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

My advice to leadership would be to stop isolating themselves at the top. Educate themselves on the workings of more established big-name Biotech companies ...there is is plenty to learn.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1.  

    Had high hopes when I started my employment, but company does not do enough to aid progression.

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Binding Site full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice building and working environment, hours are appealing and colleagues are friendly. Other than that there isn't much.

    Cons

    pay is substandard for job role, no room for progression, company doesn't value staff loyalty and wastes money on pointless slogans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your staff and you'll have a happy and engaged workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Product, Cosy-club top management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Binding Site full-time

    Pros

    Excellent product, Good scientific and evidence based marketing, good facilities, decent salary

    Cons

    Since takeover by venture capital fund, Senior management operate as cosy club with whimsical and vindictive behavior towards middle and lower cadre; Too much hubris without considering other point of views; avoid the company like plague
    Maybe its a strategy to downsize and preparing for exit sale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach in HR about Just and Fair view towards all - stop bending over backwards to every whim and fancy of a select few who think they wield all power

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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