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CMC Biologics Overview

Bothell, WA
201 to 500 employees
2001
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Lonza
CMC Biologics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asahi Glass Company (AGC), is one of the leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization(CDMO) with a focus on delivering the highest standard of service to its clients, globally. The company currently employees over ... Read more

Mission: OUR MISSION
Be the most valuable CMO brand in the world.

OUR VISION
Enabling our customers to treat patients with biotherapeutics.

OUR VALUES
We possess strong scientific expertise
We create ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Bothell, WA
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    I have been working at CMC Biologics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    CMC has a lot of opportunities for those that want to put forth the effort. There is a huge amount of growth potential - but its not just handed out. You have to actually earn it. The company has potential clients consistently coming through on tours, and the schedule is full through the next couple years. This equates to plenty of job security. Pay is somewhat competitive for the area, and the benefits are fairly standard.

    Cons

    Just like everyone biotech / CMO, CMC has its share of issues due to its constant changing of clients. Training has been an issue in the past, but there are steps in the works to rectify that.

    The biggest "Con" at CMC is evidenced by the last 10 or so reviews on this website. The company has a few children that are so disgruntled that work here, that they try and use this forum among others to make those that actually work feel like they do. These people believe that their 6 months of industry experience at CMC entitles them to massive raises and continued promotions. And this is all while calling out from work consistently or taking extended breaks and dumping their work on those that actually work. Couple that with a complete lack of urgency or work ethic. They then wonder why they arent promoted or given the "respect" they deserve. If you are so unhappy, get a job somewhere else! What I find the most ridiculous is that these people that complain about the morale, are the ones contributing to that very issue.

    And to those reading this, it is not the majority of people who are the complainers. It is a small group who are writing all these reviews. The likelihood is that it is a handful of people creating multiple email accounts to spam this site because they know they get a rise out of people. If you had a shred of dignity, you wouldnt spam this website ANONYMOUSLY! If you are so sure of what you're saying - give your name and stand up for what you believe in. For some reason you want to make these outlandish claims, but still retain your job...why is that? Oh, because the pay is better than what you'd make doing a true manual labor job, which would fire you for your inefficiencies within a week.

    Advice to Management

    Washington is an at-will work state. When you have people who dont work, or cant do their jobs - let them go. They are a drain on the company, and the work is already getting done without them. Their salaries could be better spent on people who want to be at CMC.

    Take a look at industry standards for pay and 401K and align a little better. If CMC wants to retain employees, 401K and pay needs to be competitive with its competitors in the area.

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CMC Biologics Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at CMC Biologics in February 2016.

    Interview

    Got interviewed by two people on the same day. Neither of which knew I was coming because the original people to interview me never showed up to work that day.

    Interview Questions

    • Basically the questions asked nothing, but "can you lift a fork" Got the job the next day for no money, but expected to do scientific work in my field and eventually just put on "sanitary" duty because they fired their contracting company and needed people to fill the spots.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • CMC Biologics Recognized as a Leader in Contract Development and Manufacturing by Customers and the Biopharmaceutical Industry http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIoXf

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CMC Biologics Awards & Accolades

  • Life Science Leadership Award, Life Science Leader, 2016
  • Quality and Reliability, Life Science Leader, 2015
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