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"Great place to work. Great people."

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Former Employee - Marketing and Communications in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Marketing and Communications in Research Triangle Park, NC
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at North Carolina Biotechnology Center full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

NCBiotech is a great place to work. As a former employee, I was able to work on a wide variety of projects. The mission of the organization is to bring jobs in the life sciences to North Carolina. All of the staff are motivated to achieve this goal.

Cons

Dependent on funding from the NC General Assembly. Needs to be less reliant on state funding in this political environment.

Advice to Management

Create a development plan that is less dependent on the capricious nature of the state legislature for funding. The biotech community could serve as one source of funds for the organization.

North Carolina Biotechnology Center Response

Mar 13, 2017 – VP, Corporate Communications

One of the great things about working at the Biotech Center is the breadth of our work, and the opportunity to make an impact on so many different things. Ultimately, we like to think that we are ... More

Other Employee Reviews for North Carolina Biotechnology Center

  1. Helpful (1)

    "New leadership and fresh blood needed badly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at North Carolina Biotechnology Center full-time

    Pros

    You won't be overmanaged. Nice facilities.

    Cons

    Leadership is utterly absent. Programs and people are stuck in 2007. Most of the employees are basically civil service clerks, which makes no sense in the dynamic biotechnology industry. Very low morale. Lazy, idle management counting the days until retirement. No ambition.

    Advice to Management

    Find fresh talent that cares and give them responsibility instead of relying strictly on tenure when choosing leaders. Hold people accountable and demand competence. Set performance standards. Make tough decisions.

    North Carolina Biotechnology Center Response

    Mar 13, 2017 – VP, Corporate Communications

    Namaste and greetings. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. There are many activities in process related to implementation of the Strategy that we developed last year. Every ... More


  2. "Great Place, Uncertain Budget"

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    Current Employee - Xxxxxxx Xxxxxx Xxxxxxxx in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Xxxxxxx Xxxxxx Xxxxxxxx in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at North Carolina Biotechnology Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people with a mission to bring biotech jobs to North Carolina. As a long-time employee who was laid off, I hope my next opportunity is as fulfilling.

    Cons

    Funding is set by the NC General Assembly. They cut annual funding even though NCBiotech was fulfilling its mission. This lack of vision by our lawmakers have will allow other states to gain an edge on the strong foundation built by NCBiotech. One only needs to look at the growth in the life sciences made by Virginia, Maryland and others to see this.

    Advice to Management

    Find a new source of funding via development. Offer more services on a fee-based schedule. Consider out-sourcing administrative overhead to qualified contractors.

    North Carolina Biotechnology Center Response

    Mar 13, 2017 – VP, Corporate Communications

    Yes, 2013 was an extremely difficult year for the Biotech Center. We cut our spending and our staff by about one-fourth. Since then, our funding has stabilized. We realigned our programs and recently ... More

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