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Balancing Work/Life

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Former Employee - Research Scientist  in  Reno, NV
Former Employee - Research Scientist in Reno, NV

I worked at Charles River Laboratories

Pros

The quality of work and personal life is good at Charles River Laboratories. Work hours are flexible and workload is not too bad (since there are ebbs and flows at every job). Everyone cares about the work that they do and the people are great to work with.

Cons

Although work life at Charles River Laboratories is good, this is really the only scientific company in Sparks/Reno outside of UNR or DRI (both academically oriented) to work at. Therefore, in order to find another job I had to move out of the area.

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Keep growing

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    Treat every employee equally!!!!!!!!

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    Current Employee - Electron Microscopy Technician  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Electron Microscopy Technician in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Charles River Laboratories

    Pros

    flexible, time off when needed

    Cons

    lack of communication, unfair treatment of employees, low salary, low bonuses, management do not delegate task, management show lack of care for problems employees have, management has lack of concern or care about advancement, lower paid employees do more work than the higher paid employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve communication among management and employees, treat everyone equally, pay employee for what they are worth, delegate work more, listen better to employees when they come to you with problem or concerns, be on top of things as far as advancement opportunites and promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Charles River Laboratories full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For people new to the industry you will get a lot of experience in a short time. Montreal site still carries some respect from CTBR times but that will not last for much longer.

    Cons

    Very poor management.
    Nepotism
    Poor organization.
    Scientific quality is secondary to costs.
    Short termism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ some real managers with track records, not just friends and yes men.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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