Santa Cruz Biotechnology

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Santa Cruz Biotechnology Reviews in San Luis Obispo, CA

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
56 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They try and bribe workers with free food instead of raises or bonus incentives (in 9 reviews)

  • Some nice coworkers, lunch once a week, flexible schedule (depending on your manager), and that's about it (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • poor pay and no raises (very little exception) (in 7 reviews)

  • Pay is substantially lower than what it would be if you worked in the Bay Area making the income/cost of living balance unsustainable (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good pay for the work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paso Robles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paso Robles, CA

    I have been working at Santa Cruz Biotechnology

    Pros

    work is not too hard

    Cons

    there is not much growth in the position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better opportunities for growth please

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No recognition of hard work or opportunity for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Paso Robles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Paso Robles, CA

    I have been working at Santa Cruz Biotechnology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a good place to start right after college. I learned some good basic skills like ELISA, but there is absolutely no thinking to this job.

    Cons

    You never use your brain and just go through the motions everyday, though this is a production company with no research being done, so this aspect of the job is not surprising. They work you extremely hard and definitely do not pay enough for it. I didn't get a raise in 2 1/2 years!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they're worth!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great start but ended badly...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paso Robles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paso Robles, CA

    I worked at Santa Cruz Biotechnology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with great co-workers and there's little in office politics. Offers typical benefits, paid time off, vacation, generous medical plan.

    Cons

    Good on-the-job training but high turnover rate. Lots of micro-managing by the upper management and little upward mobility in terms of career opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide your employes ample opportunities for them to voice their opinions to improve the company and listen to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Paso Robles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Paso Robles, CA

    I worked at Santa Cruz Biotechnology full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the people were fun to work with. Nice Customers.

    Cons

    The owners ignore much of the negative behavior behavior from their employees; employees that waste time doing personal things at work: texting, social network, gossiping, etc. Very unorganized work place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved in morale and what your employees are doing. Encourage those who are doing a good job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Animals and employees alike are treated unethically

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Paso Robles, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Paso Robles, CA

    I worked at Santa Cruz Biotechnology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    free coffee and lunches. You don't need much work experience to get hired. Good beginner job.

    Cons

    There is no where to advance in this company, also there is no reward system (raises) for those who work hard and want to exceed. Management turns a blind eye towards real problems that they just don't want to deal with (people clocking others in, name calling, sexual harassment ) making the work environment unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you valued your employees more you would probably be a more successful company, and wouldn't have to spend so much time re-training new employees due to so many people constantly quitting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Company does not value their employees

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Paso Robles, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Paso Robles, CA

    I worked at Santa Cruz Biotechnology full-time

    Pros

    Good place to get some experience. Young, down-to-earth co-workers. Flexible work hours. Free food days.

    Cons

    Little to know chance for advancement/raise. Very inconsistent treatment based on department you work in. Very stressful work environment. No positive feedback. No reward for exceptional work. Work load that forces many people to work through their breaks. Cheap/defective equipment in the labs. Many employees made to feel insignificant and not valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    An "ok" experience

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Paso Robles, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Paso Robles, CA

    I worked at Santa Cruz Biotechnology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free food once a week. Work life/balance exists because you hardly do work at all. Friendly young staff, easy to learn the position, can move around departments when theres an opening (which is always available).

    Cons

    Poor poor pay and no raises. If you move departments, still, no raises. Benefits are horrible. You master the "skills" in a week, , super high turnover rate. CEO does not communicate with the staff. Supervisors (not all) lie, treat you poorly, and do not contribute to the work. They even admit that if you can find a better job, then take it. Company is trying to expand into other fields like selling chemicals, but the business is very shady. No research is done in this company, just production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO, invest into your employees instead of expanding into a shady business and feeding them junk food. Supervisors, tell the CEO the truth instead of saying employees are satisfied with what they have. Improve and invest in your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not as cool as it sounds, and the pay is awful.

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Paso Robles, CA
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Paso Robles, CA

    I have been working at Santa Cruz Biotechnology

    Pros

    Free food days are the major perk for everyone on staff. Also, the name looks good on a resume. The people you work with are usually very friendly. The ability to clock in and out when you please.

    Cons

    Poor entry pay. RAISE FREEZE that's been going on for the past few years. Shady business practices. Monotonous work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees more, please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dissatisfied

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Paso Robles, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Paso Robles, CA

    I worked at Santa Cruz Biotechnology

    Pros

    Learn to master multi-phone lines, and learn to deal with customers from all over the world

    Cons

    only part time (37.5 hours a week), pay was minimal compared to the work i did (9.50 an hour), and when asked several times for a raise just to help get by was denied because there was a "freeze" on raises. until i decided to leave is when they wanted to pay me more and make me full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    happy employees, happy workplace. Keep your employees happy! Pay them reasonably, don't low ball us!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Valuable Experience with High Turnover

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Paso Robles, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Paso Robles, CA

    I worked at Santa Cruz Biotechnology

    Pros

    Great opportunity to gain experience, especially for recent college grads. Nice coworkers. Decent pay/benefits compared to other jobs in the area for those at the same career level.

    Cons

    My manager happened to be a really nice person, but lacked the leadership skills necessary for a management role. The owner of the company was committed to his vision for scbt, but in its pursuit demonstrated no appreciation for the employees which resulted in a very high turnover rate. A little bit of nepotism going on in that poor performance was overlooked by those with certain familial relationships or connections.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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