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Helped confirm my desire to become a scientist

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Current Employee - Research Scientist in Madison, WI
Current Employee - Research Scientist in Madison, WI

I have been working at Promega as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Wonderful work environment. Everyone is friendly and welcoming and they are accepting of college students who are thriving to learn. Not only a great place to work, but a great place to learn.

Cons

Very hard to get hired in R&D unless you have a Master's or PhD. Many of the interns and project employees are found through company connections, making it hard for anyone not connected to get in.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work. You do an excellent job at motivating employees and creating a place where you can work and feel respected.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Family atmosphere is more like a small town environment.

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    Former Employee - Production Scientist in Fitchburg, WI
    Former Employee - Production Scientist in Fitchburg, WI

    I worked at Promega full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned alot about production and performing independentaly. People can be nice and are generally professional ! Nice facilities, good curb appeal and some of the perks are nice, but realize its a PR stunt. The CEO knows marketing and it shows especially with the media.

    Cons

    Croonizism is high, and seniority seems to win out. Don't correct people when they are wrong because they will make your life hard. High number of older workers who happen to be insecure with their positions and are often forgetfull about directions or what they said or didn't say. Not much accountability for certain individuals and integrity is questionable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, because I know most of the management will retire shortly and are only going to do enough to get by and aren't able to or just don't want to change.
    Advice to possible buyers of the company...has good marketing, a decent product line, good R&D, but needs alot of cGMP work and guidance. Their QA is a joke!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Farm team for Madison biotech community

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Madison, WI

    I worked at Promega full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    With an advanced degree, you have lots of opportunity to shape your career development. I was fortunate to have managers who truly did care about my development and used their own time and company resources to invest in me. In return I worked my ass off.
    Non-cash perks are numerous
    Beautiful working conditions with lots of natural sunlight

    Cons

    Pay is below average
    CEO is a nut who runs the place like a fiefdom. If you're in, you're in.
    Business decisions and strategy is dictated by who has the CEO's ear, not a sound business case
    Global offices ignore any direction from home office: Tail wags the dog.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some professional managers and C-suite executives. Founder has outgrown his ability to drive the company and lacks the skills to manage a large global organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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