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"Working in the lab."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Research Assistant III in Shrewsbury, MA
Current Employee - Research Assistant III in Shrewsbury, MA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Ability to be promoted without the degree.
Able to move from one group to another easily.

Cons

Upper Management needs to be more decisive and not so facile.

Advice to Management

Do not over-extend and keep focussed and not flip-flopping on things.

Other Employee Reviews for Charles River Laboratories

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Eh,"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - In-Life Technician in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - In-Life Technician in Horsham, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training and experience. If you're a college grad looking to get job experience, CRL will take you. Just don't stay too long. The necropsy and archive departments aren't terrible places to work.

    Cons

    Where to start... The well fare of the techs and quality data are not a priority. Working nights and weekends and major holidays are expected (and through lunches). In-Life technicians have a ridiculous amount of responsibility and can lose their job over practically nothing. All in all, the office is Disorganized and very disfunctional in almost every aspect. There's inadequate staff for the research projects, archaic data gathering systems, disgruntled/overworked employees at every turn.

    Advice to Management

    Get out while you still have your sanity. Or start improving communication between techs, study directors, supervisors and clients. Push for more employees or turn down clients until you nail down the staffing issues. Most importantly, work on organization; completing assignments and studies "by the skin of your teath" is no way to do science and should not be a norm.


  2. "CRL"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great teamwork within departments at this company.

    Cons

    pay is not that great and little room for growth

    Advice to Management

    none

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