SoBran

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SoBran Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
11 Reviews
3.0
11 Reviews
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Amos L. Otis, MBA, MMAS
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  1.  

    The BEST job I ever had.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist 1&2 in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Specialist 1&2 in Washington, DC

    I worked at SoBran full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for hands down.

    Cons

    Lost job off of credit issues. KEEP YOUR CREDIT IN GOOD STANDARDS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are all human,which means we all make mistakes. (credit)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It has been okay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Animal Technician in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Laboratory Animal Technician in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at SoBran full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They are willing to hire and train people with little experience, which was critical for me as a recent grad. The training has been very in depth, and was really hands on. They are with you every step of the way making sure you know what you are doing.

    Cons

    The 401K matching only begins after 2 years, you are required to pay back any bonuses and money used for education or certifications if you quit within a year or receiving them.
    Coworkers are all very chill, but some are quite uneducated. I did not expect to be working with so many people who only had a high school diploma.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Used to be a good company to work for...not so much anymore.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Animal Technician in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Laboratory Animal Technician in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at SoBran full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Have met and worked with some extremely talented individuals while employed with SoBran. The benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Inconsistent standards within the company from contract to contract. Additionally there are "different" rules for senior management staff; i.e. they are allowed to act in an extremely unprofessional manner and play favorites. Due to their inability to accommodate the growth of the company there is no mentoring of employees and people are treated as though they are disposable. SoBran used to be a good company to work for, but due to poor leadership and a lack of involvement in the resolution process that starts at the Directors level and trickles down, it has become one of the worst there is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your most valuable asset; your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great coworkers, management isn't consistent and lack qualifications

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Animal Technician in Poolesville, MD
    Current Employee - Laboratory Animal Technician in Poolesville, MD

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

    Pros

    Great environment, tons of training offered and education

    Cons

    management are great in some buildings and mediocre in others. They need managerial consistency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good employer if you want to be in the field

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Animal Care Tech III in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Animal Care Tech III in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at SoBran full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good salary, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    a lot of work is put on your shoulders and is expected to be done in a short amount of time, have to work one weekend a month (sometimes more if short staffed)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide comprehensive training and make sure employees have all the supplies they need in order to complete daily tasks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Work Hard

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SoBran full-time

    Pros

    Your role is clearly defined.
    Lots of training and people to learn from in Bethesda.
    If you can do well, there are opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    There is a ton of accountability for the work of even the lowest animal care technician.
    There is a lot of physical labor at the bottom rungs.
    The work can be very very monotonous, 4 hour long stretches of standing and doing the exact same task hundreds of times in succession.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Worst company I've worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Support in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Research Support in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at SoBran full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for a government contracting position and they pay for certifications.

    Cons

    They are unprofessional, disorganized, and undereducated. I requested more work and more opportunity which at first that said they were very excited about and later said they hired me for a particular position and nothing more. They had people working on the weekends but would only allow them to clock the hours as weekday pay. They also made me pay for insurance for 2 weeks after I left when i was only there for 1 day of the 2 weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and they will do the same in return. Help your employees to grow and promote desires to cross train. Hire educated people in management rolls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Senior Project Engineer for Expedionary Fighting Vehicle for the US Marines

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Ogden, UT

    I worked at SoBran full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Management was good to work for.

    Cons

    They are a small business working for government contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire good people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    okay

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Animal Technician in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Animal Technician in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at SoBran

    Pros

    medical benifits are decent and work atmosphere is good with diverse people. overall the company is good just in some areas it may need a.little help

    Cons

    management needs help and employee recognition is sometime not seen. management listens to ideas but sometimes need to implement them a little more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees and keep a.positive attitude regarding the outcome of positive change. communication is the key to continue being successful.

  11.  

    Upcoming company with minor flaws.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at SoBran

    Pros

    The people are very friendly

    Cons

    They have to many people in charge and alot of people barking orders which can cause confusion.

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