I have been working at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time (Less than a year)
Quick hire time, great coworkers, decent dental coverage, lax dress code, and the new owners seem to want to turn around this company.
Low-ish pay, high expectations, high stress, moderate to poor health care coverage (only high deductible choices with no significant contribution, then once you hit your high deductible will it turn to awesome coverage), no raises, no bonuses, 401k match is 10¢ on the dollar, not much room to advance, and I'm sure there are others. If you do well, your bosses will trust you more and then give you more and more work easily snowballing into consuming your whole life and then some... But at the end of the year, you won't get a pay raise for all the hard work you did.
Advice to Management
The motivation is there, the people are there... I'm just not sure how to make the company better without doing more business. I guess it's just hard to compete with Chinese and Indian companies.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Ricerca Biosciences LLC (Concord Township, OH) in June 2015.
The interview was arranged by third party recruiter. The initial contact with Ricerca was done via a phone interview with two of their engineering staff. The phone interview was easy; it covered only experience. HOWEVER--they went after salary requirement very hard. I was able to hold them off. I was asked to come to onsite interview. This is where things got interesting. Recirca wanted me to fill out an application. OK fine. However, the application requested the name and contact information of every past supervisor. In today's day and age Ricerca should NOT ask for that. No company is going to give a professional reference. Useless. To make the application process worse---Ricerca asked for a complete salary history. Who is going to give that? When I showed up and presented the application the HR specialist was very pushy about my choice not to provide a complete salary history. She pushed for the info. She did not like that I wouldn't give it. The actual interview onsite consisted of a one-on-one with a senior HR person. Very easy. Typical interview Q's. There was a panel interview of 2 - 3 engineers. This lasted two hours. 10 min of it was about my experience while the other hour and fifty min was about the company. If it wasn't for the pushiness about salary the process would have been fine.
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