Emergent BioSolutions

www.emergentbiosolutions.com
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Helpful (3)

Avoid working here

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Current Employee - Senior Director in Rockville, MD
Current Employee - Senior Director in Rockville, MD

I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Compensation can be good if you stay with the company over a longer period. Otherwise few come to mind.

Cons

Impatient, aggressive management. Employees expected to work 24/7. If you play the political game well you will get promoted regardless of talent. Senior management often deals with complex situations unprofessionally with anger and tantrums. Timelines are always being shortened to the point of being completely unrealistic and unachievable. A lot of people reach VP and SVP level who really shouldn't. Project management run things completely - even if you are functional head they will overrule you!

Advice to Management

Be more realistic with timelines and have a better system in place when it comes to selecting senior management. If most of the company can identify the really bad senior executives, why is the C-level so blind to this? Also, be more realistic with investors regarding opportunities and time lines. Perhaps then the share price might go up, rather than the always repeating pattern of over-promising yet never delivering.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Decent compensation, stagnant career environment.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Emergent BioSolutions full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The job was easy, the compensation decent, and most coworkers wonderful to work with. It is a good job for someone fresh out of school with no experience.

    Cons

    Career growth is nonexistent, even discouraged. Do yourself a favor and don't even try to advance. After receiving three raises totaling less than a dollar an hour, I tried to advance to a decent position only to be told that it would take 10 months to go through. Transferring into other departments is rare. Getting off the night shift is based on luck of the draw, not merit nor experience. If you get a job in manufacturing, expect to stay at the bottom for a while. It's not worth the bother to try to advance. Develop an exit strategy and make a career somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Take your employees at the bottom more seriously. Provide actual merit compensation and advancement opportunities. Until that happens, there will always be a turnover problem.


  2. Exciting company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Procurement in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company that is reflected upon an employees ability to grow within the company. Fair pay.

    Cons

    Site locations are not very appealing unless maybe you're already from the area. Lansing, Baltimore, Seattle, etc...

    Advice to Management

    Management varies from department to department. Some are more connected with their employees than others


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