United BioSource Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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United BioSource CEO Patrick Lindsay
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Pros
  • Work from home and the employees are good (in 5 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, decent benefits package, smart employees and fairly interesting work (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Although I have plenty of PTO--can't find the time to take--work/life balance is struggling (in 8 reviews)

  • Not enough support from upper management to line managers (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Interesting varied work. EU processes need work. Remuneration could be better.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at United BioSource

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible attitudes, varied work. Friendly.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits could be better


  2. Another consulting firm with the pros and cons of a big company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at United BioSource full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall a good package although salaries are below average. Environement is the best, people is friendly and wanting to support. Flexible hours though always benefitting more the company. Interaction and possibility of transfer to other locations.

    Cons

    Loads of irrelevant training with litle time for it. Long working hours. Some senior staff are not so knowledgable. Tight deadlines, last minute rush and underbudgeted proposals that make you stress out uncessarily, I guess that more of the same that is out there.

    Advice to Management

    Management can be improved, it should be taken by someone only focused on management.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Highly complexed managerial style-AVOID

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at United BioSource full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues who naturally leave the company very soon

    Cons

    Highly complexed and inadequate management, nepotism, favouritism, no clear career path, LIES that are too obvious, little money, micro-managers, people who seem to be appointed in roles randomly, irrelevant training, substantial training not offered at all, unrealistic expectations since all the wrong choices are made

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and ears to what employees say. When they leave a group massively there is always a good reason for this (inadequate manager anyone?????)


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Excellent place for hairdressers and coronation street fans (Yes, it is a reasearch company)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations Team in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations Team in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at United BioSource full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice colleagues who sometimes leave overnight Good benefits

    Cons

    Low salaries No career path People not promoted based on performance but according to how much upper management likes them Management is HORRIBLE: company does not care about their employees, tries to hide things from them (people naturally find out), covers up for very incompetent middle managers (when everybody knows about them) HR is terrible-no confidentiality kept Racist environment for well-qualified foreigners

    Advice to Management

    When you opt to keep the incompeten employeest, guess what, you are stuck with them and business naturally declines



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