Charles River Laboratories
2.6 of 5 85 reviews
www.criver.com Wilmington, MA 5000+ Employees

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Senior Technologist (Former Employee)

ProsGood place to learn about the pharma/biotech/CRO industry if you're a kid just out of college. Most people are laid back and happy to teach you if you're willing to learn.

ConsThe pay is abysmal, as is the benefits--even by a CRO's standards, it's not very good. The most promising people leave as soon as they can.

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    Inexperienced management / hostile work environment.

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    Reno, NV

    I have been working at Charles River Laboratories


    Pros: Fine if you are a PhD. These individuals are… Cons: The monkeys are treated better than the employees. To quote an HR person "the only professionals here are Study Directors". Anyone else is subject to… Advice to Senior Management: Quit. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Good for entry level, that's about it.

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    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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