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Great team and employees, but inwardly focused company

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Current Employee - Client Manager in Montréal-Nord, QC (Canada)
Current Employee - Client Manager in Montréal-Nord, QC (Canada)

I have been working at Charles River Laboratories

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great job progression capabilities, varied experience, strong teams

Cons

Hardwork, long hours, salary not representative of work

Advice to Management

Fair competitive salaries, better recognition of the work we do.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Deterioration in management since acquired by CRL.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientific Director in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Scientific Director in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Charles River Laboratories

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good location in pleasant countryside. Staff are enthusiatic, although not as obvious now the Montreal site has been taken over by CRL.

    Cons

    Loss of confidence in management by staff. Job security a big issue now CRL is continually loosing market share to larger and smaller competitors. Some very poor major decisions on investments by company management.

    Advice to Management

    You need to employ a team of scientists with business knowledge at the most senior level from a CRO environment who are capable of planning and implementing clear strategies for retaining present clients and acquiring new ones. Running a CRO is entirely different from running an animal breeding business.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good experience until the last two years when changes in management occurred.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Charles River Laboratories

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Had some great mentors and learned a lot.

    Cons

    Was laid off to save someone else's job because of poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at some of the decisions that are made.


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