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Emergent BioSolutions Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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Emergent BioSolutions President & CEO Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi
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Pros
  • The pay and benefits are outstanding and there is a strategic plan in place that will grow the company (in 9 reviews)

  • Good culture, good benefits, great experience builder (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance still needs work (in 15 reviews)

  • which is likely why there aren't many women in senior management roles (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "IT Department is disfunctional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. There is a lot of potential.

    Cons

    I have had 6 managers in the last 3 years. The senior leadership of the IT department is made up of Contractors and project managers. Moral is at an all time low and the department is in a sad state. No direction by leadership. Poor communication.

    Advice to Management

    Need to clean house in the senior leadership of the IT department. Hire leadership with experience and that doesn't have a secret agenda.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Busy but challenging place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The site has a very dedicated team . A fast paced environment with new and challenging opportunities. Management pays attention to developing staff.

    Cons

    There is always good collaboration between sites. Egos get in the way of progress and causes delays in making decisions. In turn, there is a push to meet deadlines with long hours and stress.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Special Field Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay with average benefits and nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Lacks communication across sites. Employee turnover is high.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Overall an okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Emergent BioSolutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people, great benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Management distrust of their direct reports, failure of management to seek other opinions on matters that affect their reports.

    Advice to Management

    Get off of the high horse and take your employees opinions seriously!


  6. "Okay to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are great. There are a lot of smart and hardworking people. The annual bonus is nice. They also offer 401K and stock purchasing options.

    Cons

    The culture of accountability has come along way, but is not consistent throughout the company or departments. Work-life balance still needs work. Career opportunities seem to only be available to people working in certain departments.


  7. "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall I can maintain work life balance. Occasionally need to work extra hours.

    Cons

    Lack of support from management.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Pressure cooker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Emergent BioSolutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good and benefit packages strong
    The Company is trying hard to improve its culture
    The Company is committed to its mission, and its product is important

    Cons

    Employees are being asked to do more with less
    A lot of bureaucracy--performance reviews, plans, goals, strategies are all neverending

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the bureaucracy. The benefits from the really elaborate systems take valuable time away from letting employees perform workloads that are getting bigger and bigger.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    PTO is pretty good. Stock options available.

    Cons

    Random promotions which have you wondering how and why. High turn around rate.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "AVA Manufacturing"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Laingsburg, MI
    Current Employee - Technician in Laingsburg, MI

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

    Pros

    PTO is generous.
    12 hour shifts can take a bit to get used to, but the days off are very nice.
    The work is not very difficult or demanding.

    Cons

    Can take a long time to become eligible for advancement.
    The work is monotonous.
    Acheiving an "exceeds expectations" for your year end bonus is difficult.
    Employee turnover is high.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Eh...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Emergent BioSolutions full-time

    Pros

    Good People and atmosphere, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Training and no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Stick up for your people and communicate better



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