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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Charles River Laboratories

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great team atmosphere with a lot of variation in projects.

Cons

Short staffed, long hours with little time outside of the lab.

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  1. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charles River Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very "family friendly" feel to the company. Concerned professionals that are working on important medical research.

    Cons

    Have not seen any detractors as of yet.

  2. Helpful (3)

    There's Potential, But Needs Some Help

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    Current Contractor - Lab Tech in Malvern, PA
    Current Contractor - Lab Tech in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Charles River Laboratories as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Rather laidback work environment. Managers dress business casually and technicians can dress in jeans.
    -Very friendly employees. Made me feel very welcome there the very first day.
    -Flexible schedules, for wage employees at least. You can arrive and leave at just about any time you want as long as you get in your 40 hours.
    -Nice place to get experience.

    Cons

    -Sometimes a little too laidback. I learned that people can get away with a lot of things that are downright unethical and sometimes dangerous.
    -Apparently incompetency doesn't get one fired.
    -Lack of communication between upper management and lower employees. Several cases of the right hand not knowing with the left hand is doing.
    -Low wages compared to many pharmaceutical companies.
    -Upper management seems unconcerned with employee needs.
    -High turnover rates.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees' concerns and take them seriously, lest you lose a lot of good workers. This has been a common theme during my time there.

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