SNBL USA

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SNBL USA Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
25 Reviews
2.3
25 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company direction

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SNBL USA

    Pros

    The company's purpose and mission

    Cons

    Better compensation for the non-management hard working employees

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    Great people terrible compensation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SNBL USA

    Pros

    The people here are enjoyable. There are a few clicks but what do you expect?

    Cons

    Terrible upper management-they do not understand the work it takes to do certain jobs.
    The pay is also awful. Consider it a stepping stone job.
    Your job description is convoluted and irrelevant. Expect to do more than your job function.
    Often times departments do not work well together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Micromanaged and disgruntled employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SNBL USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to get some experience but then move on,

    Cons

    Paper based company. No raises for employees. Management will not put money into validated computer systems. Over use of Excel files. Ethically versified however this also leads to communication difficulties. Departments don't communicate and there is open hostility between departments. Mangers also bully their reports making a hostile work environment. Company lacks training in many departments. Very low salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put money into the infrastructure. Stop putting incompetent people into management decisions. HR should be proactive assisting employees address poor managers. Managers should stop listening to Japan and start treating employees as Americans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company is making improvements!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA

    I have been working at SNBL USA full-time

    Pros

    Management team has completely changed over in the past 3 years. Company culture is getting better. Weekly all company meetings have opened lines of communication. Employee satisfaction is improving.

    Cons

    Some salaries are below market. Company does not currently match 401K contributions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA

    I worked at SNBL USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, loved middle managment. Good stepping stone more many employees to either other positions within the company or to move on to the biotechnology industry.

    Cons

    HR was left to be disired and lied to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the changes I've heard have been made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not the place to make yourself rich

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA

    I have been working at SNBL USA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management is accessible and willing to listen

    Cons

    Management is often not in a position to help with resourcing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Left feeling appreciated by direct manager but not top management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA

    I worked at SNBL USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Coworkers and management were friendly. Work was consistently appreciated both day to day and after completion of major projects by supervisor and coworkers. Pay and benefits were great.

    Cons

    Non-scientific personnel were not considered a priority during layoffs, and the work load was already high for the number of people we had in our department. Administrative workers were asked not to bother scientists as much as possible, which often made work difficult.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    plenty of benifits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Support Associate I in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Research Support Associate I in Everett, WA

    I have been working at SNBL USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    We have lots of company break rooms, food at weekly meetings, good health care benifits, and plenty of PTO

    Cons

    Can't bring your family to see where you work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Take a job here only if you are desperate for a paycheck, otherwise keep looking.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Research Associate III
    Current Employee - Research Associate III

    I have been working at SNBL USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management does not know what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to understand that this is an American Company, at least the people who work there are mostly Americans, and it is not going to work to try to run it like it is a Japanese Company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Complete lack of understanding and support from executive management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    Some of the mid-level managers are wonderful, capable people. They have good knowledge and intentions, but are unable to be effective due to a lack of respect and support from executive management.

    Cons

    This company continues to struggle with compliance, and spends a fortune on consultants, but is reluctant to invest in the needed infrastructure and talent necessary for real change and quality. They find it difficult to recruit good people into needed key positions- some open jobs have been posted for more than a year with no legitimate applicants. Japanese executive management does not care to understand how to retain or motivate a quality North American workforce. Nor do they seem to really undestand or care to resource what is needed to achieve compliance. Pay is well below average, even for the CRO world. All managerial staff are expected to work many hours of overtime, and have to clock in and out as if they were salaried. Unfortunately, there are folks who have figured out that the key to success is just spending lots of hours in the building on Facebook, since the executive management actually tracks/looks time spent in the building rather than actual employee productivity. If you can actually get your job done well in 40 hours, you will be treated like there is something wrong with you, and you will be chastised for your lack of effort. Reactive drama and attention-seeking is rewarded by management over pro-active, thoughtful problem solving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management: Many of your best employees are resigning without actually having other jobs. In this economy, that is very telling. You have hired some good people at the mid-levels, but you need to empower them, and invest in the infrastructure needed to establish a compliant organization Instead, you marginalize their ideas, and spend more money on consultants rather than tools that your actual employees need to do their jobs.. And rewards for employees need to be tied to actual productivity, rather than just being frantically busy for the sake of being busy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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