Charles River Laboratories - They treat you poorly, just like they do with their animals. | Glassdoor
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"They treat you poorly, just like they do with their animals."

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Current Employee - Animal Care Technician II in Wilmington, MA
Current Employee - Animal Care Technician II in Wilmington, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The only really pro I would bother to mention is that I am 'required' to work so much overtime that my paycheck is a lot larger than I expect every week. It is great if you don't have friends, family, children, pets, or any other commitment in your life...

Cons

Disrespect at every level, unfair work practices, punishing the hardest workers with additional work, forcing resignations of higher paid employees, disregard for animal welfare, constant threats, NO vacation time allowed (you have to come in regardless). Legally questionable labor practices. Worst place I have ever worked in my entire career.

Advice to Management

Your employees make the company run, hurting them is hurting the company. Your constant disregard of your own operating procedures and protocol will eventually catch up with you.

Other Employee Reviews for Charles River Laboratories

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Unprofessional, contradicting, disrespectful, misinforming upper management that engages in unethical work practices."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Upper management does their best to suppress their workers by overloading them with too much work, discouraging taking breaks, saying you didn't meet their expectations when you did, hiding relevant information, showing favoritism to people that otherwise contribute nothing to the company, and finding ways of getting people they don't like to quit. Reporting any matter is laughed at and never addressed. Previous reviews of this company are pretty accurate.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of belittling your employees, value them. Listen to what they have to say. If the majority of people are saying the same thing, mabey the way things are handled should be reevaluated.


  2. "Great people, Good entry level experience, poor advancement opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    spacious facility, average benefits package, great people to work with, will hire new college graduates, good communication, relaxed atmosphere, good sense of teamwork

    Cons

    lots of changes in management structure - could never seem to get it right who should report to who (and some managers are appointed to supervise employees without knowing what their direct reports' jobs are), pay is on low side, my workload doubled while my coworker was on maternity leave and all i got out of it was having to work weekends all summer, vacation requests occasionally get denied for poor reasons, not much room for advacement, sometimes atmosphere can get too relaxed where people become unprofessional, HR has been known to give misinformation on benefits

    Advice to Management

    offering some room for growth would do a lot for employee morale

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