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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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    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Ashland, OH
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    I have been working at Charles River Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company genuinely cares for your well being. They purchased an already established facility that needed a lot of work and you can really feel their committment to improving it. Pays well. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Due to a lack of staff the job was many times overwhelming. The management levels are kind of all over the place.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce amount of "management" increase amount of "legwork" employees

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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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    Lab Tech Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Charles River Laboratories in January 2013.

    Interview

    Came in, wound up being group interviewed. All in all a positive interviewing process, all staff I met seemed friendly. Had no issues with the interviews, first was a HR interview followed by a group interview with current staff. All in all it was a positive experience

    Interview Questions

    • What skills I had relevant to the position   1 Answer
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