I have been working at BPS Bioscience full-time (Less than a year)
I came to BPS for my first job after my bachelor's. My supervisors have dedicated a lot of time into training me. They have high expectations but are patient and reasonable. Since it is a small company most people have several job functions, so you end up getting a lot of experience with different lab techniques. I have learned more laboratory techniques in 5 months working here than I did in two years as an undergraduate researcher, and I am still being trained for new roles.
Employees are granted a lot of independence here. As long as your work gets done you are free to structure your time as you please. The people here are wonderful and I consider many of them to be close friends. People often bring homemade banana bread or other treats. It really adds a lot to your day to work with such a fun group of people.
The company is growing rapidly and provides quarterly bonuses in addition to your salary, based on the company's performance and your own efforts. This provides a great incentive to succeed. Employees are encouraged to be creative and come up with new ideas for future products and services. I have introduced my own ideas and found management very receptive.
With so much independence it can be easy for your research problems to go unnoticed. Senior level scientists are often busier than I am and expect that I figure things out on my own after the initial training. I have had several in-house projects extend weeks after they should have been completed with little input from my superiors. If you need help on something you have to seek it out, otherwise they expect that you are hitting your deadlines without problem.
Went in to interview and they switched the position offered from general manager to something completely different. Very unprofessional, and most of the people I spoke with seemed uninterested in the interview. Only one interviewer asked me anything related to the actual job. Most seemed unprepared because of the position switch.
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