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"Avoid at all costs!"

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Former Employee - Biologist in Manassas, VA
Former Employee - Biologist in Manassas, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at American Type Culture Collection full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

ATCC is the one of the oldest biorepositories in the the world and has exceptional brand identity.

Cons

Occasionally hazardous work environment, rampant discriminatory practices, lax QC and QA, low pay, high employee turnover and low morale.

Advice to Management

Instead of forcing your best employees to leave, please listen to their concerns, especially concerning product integrity and biosecurity.

Other Employee Reviews for American Type Culture Collection

  1. Helpful (4)

    "ATCC Let go of the BEST and holds onto the most TOXIC. Rewards bad behaviour."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Type Culture Collection full-time

    Pros

    Some of the nicest and smartest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Yes, that's about it.

    Cons

    HORRIBLE CEO (Dr C) rules by fear - he knows it and doesn't care what anyone thinks. Folks AGAIN now walk on eggshells in fear of garnering his attention. Facilities are sub-par. Scientists/biologists are paid far below industry standards. HR group is a JOKE with leaks in every corner. DO NOT tell them a secret unless you wish it to be known. Some groups rule with iron fists, others are allowed carte blanche. NO consistency. Bad behaviour is rewarded. Finance is cooking the books and don't seem to care who knows. TOXIC ENVIRONMENT. You will learn nothing here and do not get attached to your friends/colleagues/supervisors. Here today, gone tomorrow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a box nearby. You too could be "stepping down" any day now. Write nice letters of recommendation to your sharpest folks. They will need them.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "ATCC a forward thinking company."

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ATCC is a solid company that has been around for over 75 years. The organizational culture is fair and ethical. Employees are treated respectfully. Holiday and vacation leave is excellent. The work day is usually 7.5 hours monday to friday. The company is not too small but not large enough to be lost in the masses.

    Cons

    The company is nonprofit so the salary is lower than most other biotech companies. The company has grown very quickly the past 8 years and space is a commodity. There is less than adequate workspace for many of the employees to perform their job functions.

    Advice to Management

    Overall company-wide communication could be improved if information was shared more readily, openly, and honestly.

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