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Employee Review

"Full time - one year"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Cell Applications full-time

Pros

Positive atmosphere. Management and suits work close with staff but do not micromanage.

Cons

Lower ceiling for growth within the company, however the management and ownership has open ears.

Advice to Management

Need a Monday a morning meetings for entire staff. Dept heads could give updates on workflow and commentary, would be beneficial for everyone.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Terrible work environment - Do not work here"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cell Applications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Skilled coworkers and interesting job duties.

    Cons

    The workplace had a tense atmosphere. Employees did only exchange the most basic pleasantries towards each other. The lab was worn down and a lot of lab equipment in need of replacement and floors were constantly dirty.
    I was also concerned about lab safety, e.g. there were gas cylinders in the cell lab that were not secured as required, an open flame is used to sterilize bottles etc. For some unknown reason, UV light is not used to sterilize hoods between work sessions or at the end of each workday.

    Advice to Management

    The company makes money so there should be more money available for lab upkeep and equipment renewal. Management should also make an effort to build team spirit and trust between employees since this seems to be lacking.


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    "Poor Management, Do Not Work Here"

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    Former Employee - Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cell Applications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to cell culture and media applications. Small company allows chances to work on many projects.

    Cons

    Poor training, no room for growth, upper management is family that does not care to listen, and constant violation of code to sell product. Although they are GMP certified, they do not follow the code. This applies a large amount of pressure on the technicians. Combined with minimal training and passive aggressive upper management, this place is a nightmare to work.
    Stress to perform unreasonably is constantly applied (so the family can make more money. Yet as pointed out by others, the occasional slip up can be detrimental as there is minimal to no quality control in place.
    I would not take a job here. Continue your search, there are many large companies in San Diego that pay more and offer more.

    Advice to Management

    Follow your GMP certifications and actually complete the quality control that is stated on the certificates of analysis!

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