Charles River Laboratories
2.5 of 5 80 reviews
www.criver.com Wilmington, MA 5000+ Employees

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Inexperienced management / hostile work environment.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Reno, NV

I have been working at Charles River Laboratories

ProsFine if you are a PhD. These individuals are treated with respect.

ConsThe monkeys are treated better than the employees.

To quote an HR person "the only professionals here are Study Directors". Anyone else is subject to their verbal abuse.

Nepotism ( a percentage of individuals are married and actually supervise one another!)

Inexperienced management. Hostile environment. People are afraid to make eye contact in the hall. The less people you know, the better.

Low pay and zero opportunity for advancement unless you at all times keep your mouth shut. Having an opinion or any level of expertise will put you in the unemployment line.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good for entry level, that's about it.

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Reno, NV

I have been working at Charles River Laboratories


Pros: Flexible schedule (my specific department) Ice cream in the summer Cons: Underpaid due to no competition in area No clear path for… Advice to Senior Management: Invest in your employees they are your most valuable asset. Most employees feel this a stepping stone towards another career and this… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Not a good company at all.

Senior Research Associate (Former Employee)

I worked at Charles River Laboratories


Pros: Not many good reasons to work here while I was here, although it is relatively easy to get a job here if you dont have… Cons: The pay is WAY below market value, promotions were not fair at all - nepotism and favoritism was rampant in my opinion, even the few… Advice to Senior Management: Resign. You obviously dont know how to run a… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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