Ricerca Biosciences LLC Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    New ownership saved this company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is growing and expanding due to new ownership.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work


  2. Helpful (1)

    Not a great work place for serious professional

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    Current Employee - Quality Auditor in Concord, Lake, OH
    Current Employee - Quality Auditor in Concord, Lake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice and clean campus. Advanced instrumentation. Good starting point for recent graduates. Some employees are friendly. Easy access to Interstate.

    Cons

    Management are far from professional. Incompetent co-workers. Low moral throughout the company. Office politic rules over business from top down. No future for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Be serious about business.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Company needs to restructure

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Very friendly environment.

    Cons

    For this company to succeed, new equipments needs to be bought. The current state of equipment cannot compete with today's techninology

    Advice to Management

    wake up


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Incompetent Management ran the company into the ground.

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Painesville, OH
    Former Employee - Scientist in Painesville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible work arrangement. Benefits are cheap compared to a lot of other companies. There are a lot of great people and good science.

    Cons

    This company could have been great if there weren't so many idiots seemingly working as hard as they can to run it into the ground. The incompetence is mind boggling. Everybody in senior management has a buddy that gets a high paying job that they are terrible at. Hopefully whomever buys the company will get rid of the management and start over. The people actually doing the work are great and they are great at what they do. Ricerca could be a great company if it were run properly.

    Advice to Management

    Find another profession. There is a McDonald's across the street.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Sad State

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist II in Painesville, OH
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist II in Painesville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people (minus upper management) of this company are amazing. They are hard working and team oriented. They have had their spirits crushed over and over and they keep coming back fighting. I wish the best for them in the future.

    Cons

    Everything else. The last few years the decisions of management have torn this company apart.

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you. ALL of you over the last 10 years. Shame on you.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Collapsing due too poor ownership

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    Former Employee - Middle Manager in Concord, Lake, OH
    Former Employee - Middle Manager in Concord, Lake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A few talented staff remain who have given their all for the company, with little returned to them.

    Cons

    Poor Board of Directors, who have failed repeatedly to recognize that failed acquisitions and failed CEOs (save the one they did not recruit themselves) have forced the company into the position it is in today. Obsolete facility and equipment, coupled with a manufacturing management crew who never evolved past the 1980s.

    Advice to Management

    You already announced a sale/shutdown. How much will you have to pay to give everything away?


  8. Helpful (4)

    Tumultuous due to uncertain financial status

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord Township, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord Township, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time

    Pros

    Some of the employees are paid better than industry standard

    Cons

    Pay inequity for new employees, skeletal staff due to recent RIFs

    Advice to Management

    open your eyes and invest in the business, re-evaluate wages so there aren't as many discrepancies within pay grades, listen to experienced staff and quit looking outside for advice, live in the future not in the past...stop maintaining the old ways or operating...it didn't work.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Run for the hills!

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    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Considering what I know now, the pay and benefits were actually semi-on-par with other similar companies. They did low ball the employees on a 401 K match and dental coverage at least at the time of my working there, became non-existent. Most of the non-management employees were good hard working people. The place is full of competent scientist who are diligent about their work. Unfortunately, the company has no means or apparent desire to retain talented scientist. Most of these kinds of people, at the first opportunity, leave for much greener pastures.

    Cons

    The management at this place kill any joy that may be found. In my 22 years of being a Ph.D. scientist, I have worked in at least 8 different locations. The level of selfishness and outright lack of empathy for lower level employees was second to none. When times get a little rough and contracts are not abundant - these guys can think of no other solution to stem the tide other than whacking people off of the payroll. As your unemployed and your wife and kids are eating saltines for dinner, you can bet that their end of year bonuses and management perks will not be effected. Absolutely abhorrent, dead souled people, that I hope to never meet again. Lastly, forget about raises...unless your in management of course.

    Advice to Management

    Pray that there is no God in heaven. Because if there is, I'd hate to be about 80% of you.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Poor Ricerca Employees

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ricerca Biosciences LLC (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice working people, challenging projects, learned and practiced a lot!

    Cons

    Poor and greedy management. Promotions based on if your supervisor likes you. Most hard working and proficient employees have been squeezed out of company. Management just close eyes and made up their plans. Never tried seriously to listen to people. Could not figure out a clue except lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to your people who are still there.


  11. Why I Came & Why I Stay

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time

    Pros

    Excellent leadership and coworkers; Work-life balance; Exciting future!

    Cons

    I can not think of any Cons for Ricerca

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating.



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