Irvine Scientific Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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  1. Overall great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They are doing great as a business and have the backing of a large parent company. The management has good intensions and really cares about employees.

    Cons

    The culture needs some work. There are a lot of clicks in the departments and there is not a defined culture that everyone can focus on.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training and development for all employees, not just ones whose managers are proactive or the sales and marketing department. Employee development is key to low turnover.


  2. Weird place to work. Very disorganized and dysfunctional really.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Irvine Scientific full-time

    Pros

    If you're in good with upper management then you have it easy. Don't however allow yourself to be anywhere near the line or on the other side of it.

    Cons

    They sure know how to run out quality employees with their poor management abilities.

    Advice to Management

    Either have Japan take over the company or don't. Sending over implants (spies) to work alongside us and forcing us to adhere to your culture is strange and uncomfortable to us non-Japanese.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Warm and Comfortable environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist-cell Therapy in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist-cell Therapy in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Irvine Scientific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company manages the business to the highest quality standards. Even the "higher ups" are very down to earth people. You won't see designations based on how many titles are after your name here.

    Cons

    Getting a job here is not that easy because there is very little turnover.

    Advice to Management

    My manager was a great guy. Very personable. Did not micromanage the group.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Upper Management is great to work with, but they ignore some of their poorer employees and do not confront issues.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Irvine Scientific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are trying to get to be a professional organization.

    Cons

    Employees do not show any respect towards managment or each other. Human Resources is invisible.

    Advice to Management

    They need to change some of their management and not be afraid of growth. They need to delegate and have more trust in the people that work for them. Their older employees are resentful of changes and act accordingly.


  6. Stressfull

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't think of anything good to say

    Cons

    Everything about senior management is a mess

    Advice to Management

    When you take all that management training "listen"....


  7. Helpful (1)

    A good place to get your feet wet post-college

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Irvine Scientific full-time

    Pros

    The people and co-workers

    Cons

    No career growth...a lot of politics and favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Company morale is very low, yet it's the easiest to improve in a short period of time.


  8. Ok as a "starter" job but nothing more

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As long as you're kissing the right butts here you can come and go as you please and basically do whatever you want. You won't grow professionally or learn anything new here. But it's a good place to accept a transitional job or a job while going to school. If you can work your way to become a favorite, you don't have to work much to earn a paycheck here. It's all about who you schmooze with. Heck you can get paid 80-100k a year to chat it up & flirt 75% of the day with a lonely upper level director.

    Cons

    All jobs at this company are dead end jobs. You will walk away from here learning absolutely nothing unless you seek outside education. Upper management changes like underwear at Irvine Scientific. So don't get used to consistency at all while working here.

    Advice to Management

    Give more to your employees and you will receive so much more in productivity returns. Take an anonymous satisfaction survey, you might just be surprised at the results. It's be proven time and time again that happy employees produce ROI. Wonder why you can't grow? This could be why.


  9. Good Start to Career for a fresh grad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Start to Career for a fresh grad

    Cons

    can get mundane working for them

    Advice to Management

    none



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