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Stressful time and profit driven company.

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Former Employee - Research Specialist  in  Shrewsbury, MA
Former Employee - Research Specialist in Shrewsbury, MA

I worked at Charles River Laboratories full-time for more than a year

Pros

The opportunity to work in a GLP environmemt.

Cons

When the company was closing management kept employees guessing as to who would get the axe next. Very shabby treatment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Act like your employees are valuable.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Charles River- ACS Tech I

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    Former Employee - Animal Care Technician I  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Animal Care Technician I in Reno, NV

    I worked at Charles River Laboratories full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work Schedule - Very relaxed when it comes to time off, school schedule, and various emergencies as they arise

    Full Benefits w/ decent pay and overtime if you like to work a little extra every week

    Cons

    Nothing to bad to say except that it is a testing facility, if your sensitive to animal rights and pharmaceutical testing then this obviously is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Charles River: A fulfilling place to work

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Wilmington, MA

    I have been working at Charles River Laboratories full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Charles River is a great company and employer. The management team has created a good foundation for positive results in our field and in the community. The amount of mentoring and guidance I have received allows me to excel in my personal and professional life. There is so much room for advancement. Charles River employees are provided with a healthy and encouraging work environment that I had not experienced until I started working here.

    Charles River also provides a valuable service to the community through our research and development. By working for Charles River you feel like you are contributing towards a greater goal of helping people through curing diseases, even if you are not a scientist in one of our many labs around the world.

    I feel that Charles River is a rewarding place to work and would highly recommend employment at Charles River to friends, relatives and colleagues.

    Cons

    I do not feel that there are cons to working at Charles River. As responsible employees we are encouraged to pave a path towards personal and professional growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to the management team would be to continue to help employees strive to be their best. By all of us working towards common goals and objectives we can exceed expectations. I see a bright future for Charles River and appreciate having the chance to contribute towards such a dynamic organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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