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BioReliance Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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  • High turnover of experienced people ( (in 3 reviews)

  • There is a not enough people for the increased work load (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great mid level company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist III in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist III in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BioReliance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benifits, plenty of activities and parties, friendly and knowlegable staff.

    Cons

    Increasing business means more work for current staff. Can be overworked at times. Pay is average for the area. Good people seem to be leaving for higher laying jobs in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build staff and resources to match the company business growth. Reevaluate pay for employees.


  2. "Bioreliance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BioReliance full-time

    Pros

    There was great flexibility of work schedule to meet demands

    Cons

    Disorganized and spontaneity of work demands


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Stable and overall good job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Specialist
    Former Employee - QA Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    stability, consistency, good people, good culture

    Cons

    salary low especially for Rockville, Maryland


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Good (mostly) and some room for improvment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Scientist in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioReliance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice (did I say nice?) people. No back stabbing, very helpful, (relaxed as much as possible). Provide lots of free food. Relatively flex hours. Several good years of growth trend. Respectful. Diverse work force.

    Cons

    Salary + benefits could be better. Stagnant, very hard to drive change. High turnover of experienced people (>1 y) hamper stability and growth (see salary above). No clear road map. Objectives seem to shift. Critical resources misuse. Tasks change on the go. Fire extinguishing mode is too often for a company this size. Inter-Departmental collaboration could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Salary jumps every 2y - to increase retention of corporate knowledge and talent. Set goals and make those prime goals for a given time - 6 months, a year or five and stick to the plan. Provide adequate resources to do the job. You are the only one with the authority to stop vicious cycles: Too many deadlines - pressure - errors - improvement pulled to do event analysis - less attention to details - more errors - no additional resources at the lab level - and repeat. The most critical steps are those inside the lab everything else is paperwork.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Brel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at BioReliance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, good diversity

    Cons

    Not an open culture , compensation not so great


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioReliance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    BioReliance is a great company to work for. Salaries and benefits are good. The work is important. Promotions come to those who work hard and show promise. High volume and opportunities to push yourself. Work/life balance.

    Cons

    The work is monotonous. Not enough people take the initiative here. If there's free food, it's usually either CPK or Corner Bakery.

    Advice to Management

    Find more people with a can-do attitude.


  8. "associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Associate in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BioReliance (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Ideas and a great company

    Cons

    the coffee, coffee gets stale if bought in bulk

    Advice to Management

    get better coffee, coffee gets stale if bought in bulk


  9. "Good first job..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This job is a nice start to get your foot in the door

    Cons

    The contractors are not treated fairly and their work goes unrecognized

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly


  10. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great lab research environment to start career

    Cons

    Very limited room to grow advance in company

    Advice to Management

    look within and treat employees well


  11. "Decent Growth, Communal Atmosphere, High Retention"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Frequent company community events like softball leagues, Payed-for food trucks, etc. During especially excellent quarters, paid half-days were given. Growth has been double digit for 2-consecutive years, great time to get in. High-transferability between departments (ie. scientist transfering to marketing/finance and rising to the top is not unheard of). Probably helps account for the high retention rate.

    Cons

    Not a massive company, so anyone looking to work for a giant may not prefer this group.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain most of current management trends. Keep improving.



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