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  1. "Good experience but frustrated with career growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Large Animal Toxicology Technician in Clinton, NJ
    Former Employee - Large Animal Toxicology Technician in Clinton, NJ
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Huntingdon Life Sciences (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, lots of hands on training, ability to train and learn various different skills and tasks

    Cons

    unpredictable schedule, long hours, management does not protect techs and constantly looks to pass on blame

    Advice to Management

    when hiring from other CROs and pharma companies, new hires should not have priority over techs who have been with HLS for a longer period of time


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Be warned."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huntingdon Life Sciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very close knit "community".
    The right groups get training. Good stepping stone for entry-level and gaining experience.

    Cons

    Overworked. Very stressful, frustrating environment. There is favoritism with management. Unclear paths for individuals and the organization as a whole. SALARY IS HORRIBLE - in fact there is no structure at all. Benefits are...eh. Very little room for advancement.
    Hard work is not rewarded and lazy people are often promoted. No incentive for long hours and hard work

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN TO YOUR PEOPLE! Not the people who sit across from you, but the ones who sit below you. Recognize talent across the organization and REWARD it. GET RID OF DEAD WEIGHT and HOLD EVERYONE ACCOUNTABLE.

    Honestly, I think management needs to be replaced.


  3. "The good and the bad"

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    Former Employee - Associate Research Scientist in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Research Scientist in Somerset, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huntingdon Life Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When in the right department this company offers an amazing learning experience and collaborative environment.

    Cons

    My feelings about the company were very negative until I was mentored and taught about the political minefield that is upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Address past issues that have occurred among your selves and move on with life. Allow pettiness to infect the otherwise positive culture is detrimental.


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  5. "Good for entry level employment"

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    Current Employee - Animal Husbandry in East Millstone, NJ
    Current Employee - Animal Husbandry in East Millstone, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huntingdon Life Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They provide excellent technical training and they are extremely dedicated to animal welfare. Also, if you are a social person, people like to go out a lot after work. Benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Compensation does not appear to be comparable with other CRO's

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and recognize excellence.


  6. "Can be much better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Huntingdon Life Sciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to gain experience for a short term

    Cons

    poor management and not enough opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Changes company structure and management personal


  7. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Huntingdon Life Sciences (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work I definitely enjoyed my day to day duties

    Cons

    There didn't seem to be a whole lot of advancement up the chain

    Advice to Management

    Create a better promotional program that will incentivize employees and show them there's something to work towards


  8. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huntingdon Life Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Having a job during a recession and getting experience to use elsewhere where it might be appreciated.

    Cons

    Working there and dealing with ignorance and incompetence and blatant favoritism. No one is ever satisfied.

    Advice to Management

    Find out what's going on and actually being competent. Some integrity would also serve them well.


  9. "Technical Services Engineer Analyst III,"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    You can be let go at anytime because its a government job.

    Advice to Management

    Do not over hire, only hire the amount of people you need.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Huntingdon Life Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hire those that need jobs. Especially if you know someone working there.

    Cons

    Not sure how promotions are selected. The labs have long hours and the office areas have freedom and more "free" time


  11. "Frustrating, unappreciated and safe"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loyalty to basic staff and some really talented people

    Cons

    Really poor pay, no chance for advancement, no salary structure and a habit of higher under qualified people for more money over internal talent that deserve promotion and raises. Discrimination based on sex and internal relationships

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and utilize the staff talent before continuing to destroy moral with less talented hires.



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