Nova Biomedical
3.6 of 5 7 reviews
www.novabiomedical.com Waltham, MA 500 to 999 Employees

Nova Biomedical Reviews

Updated May 19, 2014
Nova Biomedical – Waltham – “Nova Biomedical”

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3.6 7 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

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Francis C Manganaro

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    it is excellent to work for Nova Bio Medical

    Material Handler (Current Employee)
    Waltham, MA

    ProsClean environment, Good Management , Clean Cafeteria and Kitchen

    Consif did not challenge you, it does not change you

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    A gowing and very successful company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Waltham, MA

    ProsThe company still maintains a smaller company feel, despite its growth to a moderate size. The daily presence of the owners is an indication of committment from the top down. The employees are very dedicated and loyal, with many have been employed here for 10, 20, and 30 plus years.

    ConsThe compensation can sometimes lag a little too much behind accomplishments and assumed responsibilities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere needs to be more focus on training and advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Do Not Work There

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Waltham, MA

    ProsLunch Room, Good Parking, they treat you to lunch when working OT

    ConsWatch yourself if you apply there, due to they are very nice when you walk in the door then the fun begins, there is no training at all, you watch one of the employees (trainer) do their production for 2 weeks with NO "hands on training" and keep in mind you can not take any type of notes yes that's correct NO notes I was told if I do I will be fired. After 2 weeks of NO "hands on" training your required to pull your weight with a 80 to 100% accurate production. At no time did the manager come to me and ask how my training is doing, or ask is there any other thing we can do to improve training for you, your a ghost to them. The whole time I was there all the employees stab each other in the back and will throw you under the bus in no time. The management only thinks of their own hide and not of you at all. (example, if you do 85% production and your coworker does 89% management will come out with his list and attack you asking why are you not at 89%) One hispanic came into the lab and said these white people dont know what they are talking about, then an asian woman said if you work with too many asian people they think they are all that, WOW asian racist woman against her own kind..lol! Do not expect to get paid pay what you think your worth (15.00 per hr) and you have the same responsibility as an engineer. Also there is no room for movement at all so if you think of a big company with advancement trust me look elsewhere. As fare as a pay raise..lol think 1 or 2% Again STAY AWAY!!!!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementSTOP THINKING OF YOURSELVES and take care of the people that are actually doing work and pay people what they are worth. How about ask how they are doing, and do you need anything to make things better, not "get to work make more or your fired"

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company has great growth potential but management needs to provide the same to its employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros1. Company's products are innovative
    2. Some employees benefit greatly from the company's success
    3. Company offers scholarships and other family-related support

    Cons1. Most employees are earning below industry average for area
    2. Management offers minimal time off and benefits to employees
    3. Limited growth potential in most positions
    3. High turnover in positions that are better compensated in other companies
    4. Company procedures and processes are out-dated

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't hoard the profits; compensate your employees better and you will be more likely to retain them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Planner (Former Employee)
    Waltham, MA

    Prosmid size company run like a family run

    ConsNot a lot of movement between jobs

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare some money

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    Family Oriented and Empowering

    Webmaster (Current Employee)
    Waltham, MA

    ProsStrong corporate culture, family and educational support. Excellent scholarship program for employees with children in higher education.

    ConsNon-competitive benefits/compensation. No/low possibility for in-company advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working at Nova

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Waltham, MA

    Pros1. The employees are very family oriented (not management so much)
    2. Parking is good, right behind the building
    3. Location is good, in a Tech hub area, without being on the traffic side
    4. Cafe on site
    5. Tuition reimbursement

    Cons1. 2 weeks time off (includes sick and personal days)
    2. Offered tuition reimbursement, but not for online classes (even for those that traveled 50% of the time)
    3. No comp time (only applied to specific employees)
    4. Low salary increases
    5. Different policies for different employees within the same overall department

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair across all departments. Ensure that employees are happy and really care whether or not they are. Be loyal to the employees that are loyal to you.

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