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Updated September 19, 2017
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BASi Interim President, CEO, and CFO Jacqueline Lemke
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, but management is killing the environment"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in West Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Analyst in West Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BASi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are very flexible (leave when your work is done and no one needs help) and the employee committee does try to make the environment a happy one. This is a good "fresh out of college" company, but be sure to jump ship in 3 years or less!

    Cons

    Entry level pay is much lower than you will find at similar companies and earning a raise is extremely difficult (long-term employees haven't had a raise in 5yrs due to "budget issues"). The management lacks cohesive implementation of ideas and tends to drag its feet in resolving issues. The company has recently been downsizing, not by firing people, but simply by not replacing those who leave and layering more tasks/responsibilities on individuals already pulling more than their weight (with no compensation).

    Advice to Management

    Allow your people to grow. I personally left, because there was absolutely no personal career plan in place and no one was willing to help resolve that issue; most employees want a career, not just a job). If you help your people grow I firmly believe that you will find that replacing the higher-ups to be easier instead of continually hiring "higher educated/experienced" individuals who don't know the job/company and end up causing more internal strife than helping solve it. It's time to go back to the basics of training your individuals to grow instead of just hiring a fresh from college Ph.D. candidate.


  2. "Good for fresh college graduates...otherwise be careful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BASi full-time

    Pros

    Definitely a good place for fresh college graduates to get experience as a stepping stone to higher profile jobs.

    Evansville has a good atmosphere.

    Cons

    It will feel like a job and not a career. I am a realitively positive person and I refused to believe that I couldn't turn my position into a good career for about a year. Eventually, I saw it was a dead end for my career goals.

    Leadership, even post Jackie Lemkie leaving, is under qualified for drug discovery industry. New college grads can still learn, but more experienced industry leaders will struggle if they try to work for BASi. Why will those with strong industry experience struggle? They will be met with illogical rules and demands from non-scientist leadership.

    The job I interviewed for was very different from what it turned into, due to money issues (public company so you can google their finances) and leadership not being upfront about their expectations/priorities in the interview.

    While some coworkers were very nice, the overall atmosphere in the West Lafayette office is very negative.

    The Evansville office doesn't care what happens in the West Lafayette office, which is sad because I wish the two groups had better unity.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a complete overhaul of upper management. People choose where to stay because of their bosses, and that is a huge reason a lot of people have been leaving the company (besides lower pay). I left because of lack of quality leadership for the drug discovery field and instrumentation production.

  3. "Company review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A great place to work. Lots of team work and they want you to advance.

    Cons

    Small firm, mostly scientist. Very technical

    Advice to Management

    Try to increase salaries and give raises


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good for just out of college"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Analyst in West Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Vast amount of instrumentation and documentation to add to resume. Good people.

    Cons

    Company not doing so good. The amount of knowledge is not rewarded. Just learn it and move on to somewhere that will pay for the extra effort you put in.


  5. "QA Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BASi full-time

    Pros

    Flexible for a person with a family. There is plenty of room to grow within the company if you work diligently.

    Cons

    The pay scale is low for the area. Performance reviews are often meaningless as everybody is required to review themselves and nobody can get higher than a 3 of 5. Limits ability of good performers to ask for a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Not having a meaningful pay raise in 10 years is unacceptable. High quality hard working employees should be acknowledged and rewarded for their efforts to grow the bottom line.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Struggling at the top"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Lafayette, IN
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for individual contribution. Each employee can truly make a difference. Work hours are flexible to meet needs of both employee and clients.

    Cons

    Micro-management from on high. Many highly educated and well experienced individuals have been hired; then told how to do their job by executives who know business but neither science nor technology.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people; get out of the way!


  7. "Up and coming biotech startup"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BASi part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get in at the ground floor

    Cons

    Might take a little bit of time to get off the ground

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Poor to no strategic plan"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BASi full-time

    Pros

    Lab/facility infrastructure, 40 year history, vast (but under served) customer base, variety of service offerings, Quality Dept has an exceptional inspection history.

    Cons

    The upper management makes knee-jerk reactions, and has no patience to let plans develop and prosper. The company has very poor communication, and management of key areas...sales. The infrastructure and tools for many departments are lacking.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to hire people who can fix the problems, then empower them to actually put the fixes in-place, while giving some time to see the results.


  9. "Avoid; If you can get an offer elsewhere, take it!"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Analyst in West Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BASi full-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, however many people have been leaving as of late.

    Cons

    Long hours, no recognition. Poor leadership. Oblivious to employee satisfaction (or possibly in denial). Expectations go up without title or compensation increases to go along with the added responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees fairly. Recognize when employees are going above and beyond their duties. Be observant to trends i.e. a mass exidus from departments. It is usually a sign something is going on. Stop misleading employees and feeding them false information.


  10. "Not a horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in West Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in West Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flex hours, some friendliness amongst staff, some good managers

    Cons

    Lack for strategic vision for the company. Adapting to the changing environment and not relying on old models to push forward.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look around, the testing only model is fading...the train hasn't left the station yet, and not too late to adapt to the changing CRO environment.


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