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BioCentury Publications Redwood City Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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Redwood City, CA

2.9
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David Flores
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Tough but intriguing work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Writer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Writer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is very focused and knowledgeable about biotechnology and publication making it a very stimulating work environment.

    Cons

    Too much work is put on to the writers. There are many skilled editors and upper level management available to help but the actual writing to be done by each person is too much.

    Advice to Management

    They just need to make sure that the writing positions are adequately staffed and that everyone is doing their part.


  2. "Promise :: Delivery"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Withheld in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Withheld in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BioCentury Publications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging problem set. Pharmaceuticals is a wide business, with lots of interesting areas.
    I believe that David F. wants to 'The Right Thing'
    A lot of passionate people
    Competitive Compensation

    Cons

    Terrible at execution. Dozens of promising business lines and products, implementation is poor.
    Horrible mid-level management. From HR, to IT, the company shows its legacy as a small company.
    Culture of meetings, negativity and pessimism. 'That won't work!' is practically a BioCentury motto.
    High turnover is mission critical departments.
    Actually have heard the old saw, 'We don't have competition from Sr. Management.' [They do have competition]
    Editorial runs the show. Period. Don't bring new ideas. They know best. Full stop.

    Advice to Management

    Demand ROI on projects.
    Eliminate wasteful meetings
    Implement candid, 360 reviews of executive leadership.
    Prune the deadwood.
    Don't accept late projects and cost overruns.


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