UCB Reviews

6 reviews filtered by
  • Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
  • Any Job Title
4.1
6 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
UCB CEO Jean-Christophe Tellier
Jean-Christophe Tellier
2 Ratings

6 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great benefits but too many changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Constant change of direction. Waste resources performing analyses of what is wrong just to do nothing afterwards. Does not walk the talk. Promotions are not based on performance but on set numbers per department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the issues found during the numerous analyses of the business, rather than do nothing and embark on another analysis that mobilises all the resources 1 or 2 years after the last one

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. Friendly place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and company culture.
    Opportunities to learn and work in other groups are available and encouraged
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    More standardised training approach required for junior level scientists

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. This is a great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    My work was highly appreciated and I was promoted within my first two years. I also was fortunate to have a manager who recognised my ability to show initiative and work unsupervised.

    Cons

    Hmmm... I had a good experience and so have got nothing bad to say. The reason I left was for further studies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Friendly and fast paced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Med Advisor in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Med Advisor in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at UCB

    Pros

    Ethical company focused on patients
    Friendly, small enough to get alot of experience, large enough to be supported within role
    High quality colleagues

    Cons

    Can be 'pennywise pound foolish'
    Staff turnover can be high
    Formal training could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally good senior management

    Recommends
  6. Not a lot of direction; you need to be very self motivated.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at UCB

    Pros

    Some nice people, reasonable salary. It is a very relaxed working environment.

    Cons

    Mangement lack direction, and communication outside of Braine is not very good. You get demotivated the longer you stay their.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your staff, give them direction and clear feedback on what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Anymore bad news?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at UCB

    Pros

    It used to be the people, but slowly they are leaving and now this is just another corporate looking after it's shareholders.

    Cons

    The company is too Belgian centric. It needs to embrace it's multi national employees.
    There is no accountability.
    Mergers and acquistions have not been successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave Belgium! Ok, don't be so drastic, but acknowledge there are other more innovative countries and people. Do a deep clean of the "lifers" who stay around to pick up their pensions. Bring in some new people and ideas and freshen things up.
    What is the return on investment on the research work done?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

UCB Photos

UCB Smyrna campus overlooking the lake
Central, collaborative atrium in the Smyrna offices
Employees eating lunch at the UCB Café

+ Add Photo

Work at UCB? Share Your Experiences

UCB

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.