Ricerca Biosciences LLC

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Ricerca Biosciences LLC Reviews

Updated June 6, 2014
Updated June 6, 2014
24 Reviews

1.9
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Tumultuous due to uncertain financial status

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Concord Township, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord Township, OH

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Run for the hills!

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    Former Employee - Principal Scientist  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Ricerca Employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ricerca Biosciences LLC for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen to your people who are still there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Why I Came & Why I Stay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very poor future.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Concord, Lake, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, Lake, OH

    I have been working at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    At least the end is in sight. Maybe then we can all move on to more productive lives and jobs. Just when you think things may be getting better a new edict comes down to lower morale to new lows. Anyone considering working here better realize that this company only wants to be the low price pharma through not giving the people a raise for almost 6 years. Have you ever heard of such a place? I think not.

    Cons

    No raises for almost 6 years for the ordinary people. Large retentive bonus for the upper management only. Three presidents in 15 months with a fourth one due any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to all, not just the big-wigs..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Ricerca Making Excellent Improvements in 2013 and Growing Stronger

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I am relatively new and have worked for several CRO's from startups to market leaders. With many key improvements initiated by new senior management and very experienced consultants the decisions will yield excellent results for the staff, the strength of the company, sustainability to increase growth and will expand and bolster services for clients over the coming quarters and years. In my experience the client satisfaction and retention rates are very high compared to other CRO/CMO's. From a client perspective nearly everyone who has worked with Ricerca will agree about the integrity of the people of Ricerca, who are excellent at their work, very friendly, practical, creative, and dedicated. I feel confident stating that if you can earnestly say you are eager to do great work and have a good work ethic, then working at Ricerca can help you develop a quality career. There are a lot of bright spots here that are often overlooked. I believe Ricerca is highly underrated and is a quality organization doing great work, under the radar.

    Cons

    The morale is lower than it should be from past years of uncertaintity and some re-organization that should have been more effective, which is understandable.Nearly all of this is in the past. Most will find that there are always some unhappy staff members in any lab for legitimate and sometimes less than relevant reasons. It is true there were some very talented scientists who are no longer part of the team but there are also a lot of very talented, bright, experienced and dedicated scientists doing excellent work. As the company increases profitability there will absolutely be a continued need to add staff, new instruments and capabilities thereby creating new management and career opportunities as well as increasing salaries and making the schedules more flexble, etc. Most of the difficult choices have been made and the company is headed in the right direction. This is exemplified in the fact that the past few quarters have shown excellent trending growth to nearly record highs. The impact of the new changes have been difficult for many who have endured but the new trend is back to growth and the future is bright.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be upbeat and communicate confidence while driving the company into increasing profitability while continuing to support excellent scientific services that consistently add value.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful experience with Ricerca Biosciences LLC.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Concord Township, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Concord Township, OH

    I worked at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ricerca uses cutting edge technology and has assembled some truly outstanding scientists that possess true passion for their work. Ricerca is a great place to work if you want to work on interesting projects that really make a difference. Lot's of really smart and accomplished professionals who thrive working in a high involvement working environment.

    Cons

    Ricerca is not a real large company and so the number of opportunities available may be somewhat restricted by size. However, I will say that leadership supports talent development and movement within and among the different functional groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist  in  Concord Township, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Concord Township, OH

    I have been working at Ricerca Biosciences LLC part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people are great, not the higher ups though.

    Cons

    No special perks in working here. Don't expect bonuses, raises or gift cards or anything, not even 401k match.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot, not appreciated though

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist III  in  Concord Township, OH
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist III in Concord Township, OH

    I worked at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Learned a lot of things

    Cons

    Not appreciated, lot of politics, silos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your people

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The worst palce to work.

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist III  in  Concord Township, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist III in Concord Township, OH

    I have been working at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very few that come to mind.

    Cons

    Expected to have your life revolve around the company while directors put in very little time on site.

    Scientists are treated very poorly by management and overworked, Holidays included.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    why bother, they could careless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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