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Charles River Laboratories Overview

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Wilmington, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
1947
Company - Public (CRL)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Charles River provides essential products and services to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and leading academic institutions around the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts. Our dedicated employees are focused on ... Read more

Charles River Laboratories Reviews

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Charles River Laboratories Chairman, President, Director and CEO James C. Foster
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    Former Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
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    I worked at Charles River Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong strategic focus. Tough ride to come back from the 2008 market crash. Rising star. Reasonable performance for a highly competitive service industry. Great culture.

    Cons

    Tough to be competitive on salaries with Pharma in a services business, particularly as markets recovered.

    Advice to Management

    Continue growing cores. Consider divestiture of non-core businesses to ensure they're growth are not constrained by cash, otherwise committed to cores.

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Charles River Laboratories Photos

Charles River Laboratories photo of: Our Kudos Wall at our Wilmington Headquarters, where employees can leave messages of thanks and congratulations.
Charles River Laboratories photo of: Donna W. was so proud to be on the cover of the made the cover of Charles River Laboratories Annual Report for 2015!
Charles River Laboratories photo of: Asta R. celebrating the conclusion of a successful SfN 2015.
Charles River Laboratories photo of: Meghan F., studying for her ALAT exam.
Charles River Laboratories photo of: Breakfast treats in Ireland!
Charles River Laboratories photo of: Erin P. celebrating a great year with our CEO, Jim Foster, at the annual awards banquet.
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Charles River Laboratories Interviews

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    Veterinary Pathologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Charles River Laboratories (Columbia, MD) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Initial phone screening interview with recruiter. Recruiter emailed me after seeing my CV at a conference Employment Center and set up a time to call me. Recruiter was timely and friendly.

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