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Carolina Biological Supply Company Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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  1. "It's a lot of office politics, but all in all a good company!"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Whitsett, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Whitsett, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carolina Biological Supply Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    3 different work schedules, benefits were always pretty good, family owned, been in business for a long time, always looking to help you do your job better.

    Cons

    They play favorites to employees that have been there a long time, not much room for advancement since people have been there for so long and it's a smaller business.

    Advice to Management

    Treat EVERYONE the same regardless of time spent with company. Should all be based on work performance not friendships.


  2. "Good values"

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

    I have been working at Carolina Biological Supply Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family owned company but managed by non-family members. Best of both worlds. Good corporate values and focus on the customer. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Some managers are not progressive and willing to change.

  3. "Lab tech"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in McLeansville, NC
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in McLeansville, NC

    I worked at Carolina Biological Supply Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment easy to find. The work given to me in the department I worked in was fairly the easiest work I've ever done in my entire life.

    Cons

    The only thing that I really didn't like is that even though the work was fairly easy it was monotonous. You have to have a lot of patience or an imagination to get through the day.

    Advice to Management

    Should at least have 15 minute breaks 10 minutes is not enough to do what you need to do.


  4. "Micro Managed and no growth"

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

    Pros

    You can stay in the same job for the rest of your life.
    You can work well into your 70's

    Cons

    No growth and you will be kept from every introducing a new idea.
    Benefits are very costly

    Advice to Management

    Need changes in the VP level.


  5. "Solid Stable Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NC
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Carolina Biological Supply Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Conservative management keeps the company stable and keeps a lot of people employed.
    A lot of experience, many long time employees.
    Many experienced employees ageing out -significant opportunity for a younger professional to grow your career in a nice, growing and redeveloping part of NC.
    Family friendly area. HR is developing more modern policies for work life balance

    Cons

    Same pros can be cons: "But we have always done it this way" makes it hard to innovate. Conservative management might under-invest in new sales and marketing capacity (new, young employees don't seem to stick around long either) so there can be a bottleneck there.
    A lot of experienced employees ageing out -succession issues.
    No clear company culture besides getting stressed about making quarterly numbers.
    You really have to work hard if you are new to get to know people.
    Surprisingly cold corporate culture for the south


  6. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carolina Biological Supply Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional Management
    Provide Training
    Benefits are competitive
    Salary is ok
    Fun place to work
    Staff

    Cons

    Capital is tight
    Employees are expendable - Easy come, easy go

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Go Somewhere Else"

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    Former Employee - Culture Technician
    Former Employee - Culture Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carolina Biological Supply Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not much I can say for pros honestly. If you have any sort of education beyond high school do yourself a favor and stay far away from this place!

    Cons

    Low pay, uneducated supervisors, very old and unkept lab equipment, no chance of promotion

    Advice to Management

    Go back to school and learn how to properly run a department.

  8. "If the pay were a bit better, I would retire from here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Carolina Biological Supply Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mostly really great people. You are expected to work, but it is a very stable job. There are some I hope I stay friends with forever. Occasional treats, and they feed you like crazy at Christmas time. Also, if you get to actually do some lab work, there will be some variety. There were times I was enjoying it so much, it almost seemed unfair to take their money.

    Cons

    Low pay, lower raises, no chance of getting promoted. There are a few rotten people that seem to be hellbent on causing problems.

    Advice to Management

    You have some clueless do-nothing supervisors. Thin them out and get the labs better staffed. Don't let anyone manage an area if they don't understand what's going on.


  9. "Awesome BUT no one leaves...."

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    Current Employee - Communications in Burlington, NC
    Current Employee - Communications in Burlington, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carolina Biological Supply Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love the company
    Love the Family business
    Love it mostly!!!!!

    Cons

    no one leaves...everyone loves it and NEVER LEAVES....no promotions...

    Advice to Management

    GROW...EXPAND...Add position!


  10. Helpful (6)

    "My experience was good in the beginning until I went to HR about management."

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Burlington, NC
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Burlington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    This company has some of the best products in the market. I enjoyed the customers I was dealing with on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Human Resources are in favor of the people that been with the company for a long time. If you report anything to HR you might as well start looking for another job because they will do everything in there power to get you out. You must be in the "good ol boy network" in order to advance or succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Your company will never reach its full potential if you keep operating the way you do. In fact, I vision a terrible future for Carolina Biogical.