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Helpful (5)

"Good company--could be great"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
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Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Meso Scale Discovery full-time

Pros

Cool technology and good coworkers. Company does show signs of progress with a planned move to potentially good space but as usual employees are being kept in the dark on move status.

Cons

Impossible to do a good job when even minor decisions are concentrated at the highest level. High tech companies need to be able to move quickly to repond to markets and new technology. That just doesn't happen here. Decisions that in a normal company would take a couple of months at most, instead take years--literally.

Advice to Management

You hired smart people who are willing to go above and beyond to make this company a success. Stop holding them back and let them do their jobs.

Other Employee Reviews for Meso Scale Discovery

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Meso Scale Discovery full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology, Some really good people around.

    Cons

    The team i worked for was one of the worst that exists in the company. Fresh grads are particularly tortured. Worked almost 12-123 hours a day, but management was never satisfied. Racist, and extremely abusive team members. No growth for employees. The team works on just one person's decision and has a hell lot of politics. I would never suggest anyone joining the team. You have to be a horrible person to work in this horrible team. I am glad i left. This is serious HELL

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to take action on a few people who has been sticking in the company for last 5-10 years. They play bad politics and they are extremely insecure of their own job and does not allow juniors or better employees to grow.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Great Product, Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Smart customer base. Technology is great. Sales team is fantastic. You really feel like you are working to advance scientific and clinical research. You do not have to give notice when you leave.

    Cons

    The company actually works to ensure that information is not shared within departments. Most groups do not know what the other one is doing. Price list is not published (this is very shady). Management does not want employees to advance within certain departments. Unprofessionalism. HR is a nightmare. The company goes out of its way to ensure that the bonuses they claim to give are not awarded. Management is unwilling to work with employees to achieve a personal and professional balance. An overall lack of recognition for work accomplished or above and beyond.

    Advice to Management

    People actually come to work to work. You need to trust your employees a little more than you do. Micromanagement is rampant, and for many it is unnecessary. You go out of your way to employee intelligent people, but once they are employed, the company goes out of its way to ensure that there is no career growth potential. You claim to have tuition reimbursement, but you really don't. Most employees do not trust MSD. That is really sad. I was glad to leave.

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