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Emergent BioSolutions Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2019

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3.0
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Emergent BioSolutions CEO Bob Kramer
Bob Kramer
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "good benefits, nice people, good vision, lots of projects(in 17 reviews)

  • "You are temporarily propped up by decent pay and benefits(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (8)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Its a great place to work, management values their employees. They allow opportunities for professional growth, and really allow you to take control over how you do your job.

    Cons

    We need a better coffee machine!

    Emergent BioSolutions2018-11-09
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting high growth BioPharma company"

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    Current Employee - Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits Opportunity to influence and make a difference Entrepreneurial Great mission Leadership build in recent years has been instrumental in achieving goals, evolving culture and building for future

    Cons

    Governance processes to support enterprise decision making and priority setting needs improvement

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive changes and continue to look to simplify

    Emergent BioSolutions2019-08-30
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Sr Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time

    Pros

    Commitment to a mission of Protecting Life. Dedicated group of employees. Diversified portfolio of products.

    Cons

    Growing pains associated with the nuances of having both a Government business as well as a traditional Commercial business.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees, priority setting and decision rights.

    Emergent BioSolutions2019-08-29
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emergent BioSolutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent culture, leadership, work life balance

    Cons

    There is nothing to complaint about

    Emergent BioSolutions2019-08-25
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great positive place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emergent BioSolutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice people easy to advance

    Cons

    Not enough parking for everyone

    Emergent BioSolutions2019-08-24
  6. "horrible company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    high pay compared to other similar companies

    Cons

    everything else, if I could, I would give a ZERO stars to this company

    Emergent BioSolutions2019-09-18
  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - QC Microbiologist 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, environment, decent pay

    Cons

    Growing pains of becoming a larger pharma corporation

    Emergent BioSolutions2019-08-07
  8. Helpful (1)

    "If you are smart - you are out the door, Politics will get you !"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice pay and okay benefits

    Cons

    HR team and leadership team is partial to some races and male. Female bosses promotes inexperienced females and pay more to men’s for the same job! Upon raising issue about the wage gap females are getting paid more for the same work, they tend to promote inexperienced person to justify wage gaps. Dead truth is HR is supporting this effort !

    Advice to Management

    People should be promoted and paid based on their contributions, not based on gender or personal political pereferences !

    Emergent BioSolutions2019-08-25
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Best Advice to offer: DON'T apply here....."

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    Current Employee - Professional 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are not bad. HR team has deaf ears whenever you propose an idea.

    Cons

    My list is quite long: Promotions are by who you know, not what you know. Boy Scouts leadership is awful, diversity leadership is not considered; there isn't any opportunities for diversities. Leadership only cares abut their big fat annual bonuses and nothing else matters, moral is so low its horrible, no work-life balance beause they want you there 5 days a week to do babysitting because leadership is mostly... inexperienced lacking people skills no matter what department you work in.

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    Advice to Management

    With yout steady turnover, nothing is done to retain employees orto boost moral except to offfer you free cupcakes or provide better coffee pots, or offer a free sandwich to you here and there. So very sad to see many good employees exit or probably forced out because the b-scouts run everything.

    Emergent BioSolutions2019-08-12
  10. "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good benefits, nice people, good vision, lots of projects

    Cons

    flexibility lacking, time crunched

    Advice to Management

    needs a bit more flexibility, not constantly over working employees

    Emergent BioSolutions2019-06-14
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