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  1. "Electrical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBA Molecular

    Pros

    - Many interesting systems to learn and master - Great co-workers - You get to kill cancer - Once you get experience, options to work at sites all over the world open up

    Cons

    - Very poor documentation, at least 4-5 different systems to search - Upper management shows lack of care of engineering staff - Suddenly change from 2 shift rotation to full 3 shift rotations; added fixed Saturday hours (instead of "get 8 hours in over the weekend) totally ruining your weekend plans - Poor benefits package - Lackluster health care. Has been upgraded over last few years - Very high turnover rate -...

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    Advice to Management

    - When making decisions that affect your team(s) INVOLVE them for feedback. You cannot treat engineers as "billeted military" that just MUST obey (high ex-Navy Nuclear people at IBA). - With a lot of "tribal knowledge" due to poor documentation, you cannot survive with such high turnover rates. Listen to your teams. When management disregards a team proposal (such as here is schedule we think will work, we all agree)...

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    IBA Molecular2015-07-10
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great position for early stage of career."

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBA Molecular

    Pros

    IBA has given me valuable experience in nuclear pharmacy and I work with a great team. Training was adequate as well.

    Cons

    Company is definitely doing as much as possible to cut costs which can place added stress on employees. PTO is low in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Make more visits to sites and see how operations occur on a daily basis to bridge the gap between sites and management.

    IBA Molecular2015-03-14
  3. "Terrible upper management that has no regard for their internal employees."

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBA Molecular full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Get the opportunity to work in the unique field of PET

    Cons

    No upper management support Poor upper management communication to the local sites No employee performance reviews to help improve their employees Overwork their employees without regard Do not give yearly salary increases of any kind No room for advancement at the local level Terrible training for new employees Blame employees for upper management failures Majority owned by an investment company that doesn't...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat you internal employees with the respect they deserve Don't blame your employees for your poor management and lack of appropriate training Remove the layers of middle management and empower your managers at the local level to run their operations Develop performance standards for each job title and perform annual performance reviews yearly Reward your top performers with yearly salary increases Do not sacrifice...

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    IBA Molecular2015-03-12
  4. "The worst professional experience of my life."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBA Molecular

    Pros

    I got to travel. I got to work from home a good bit, which meant not having to see upper management much.

    Cons

    The pay. The "management.". The lack of corporate mission or strategy.

    Advice to Management

    There's no helping this place.

    IBA Molecular2014-09-27
  5. "Great experience, but not great career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IBA Molecular for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Was able to do a little bit of everything, get a wide range of experience.

    Cons

    Highly stressful environment. Employees are not rewarded for going the extra mile. No incentives for employee progress. Management is in shambles; no clear leadership, yet receives monthly bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Document processes/instructions for easier transitioning. Provide incentives for employees to do well.

    IBA Molecular2014-06-03
  6. "Top heavy management with no concern for the workforce"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBA Molecular full-time

    Pros

    -Small company feel -Products help improve patient outcomes -At the pharmacy locations, there are very passionate employees that go the extra mile for the patients

    Cons

    -Management has absolutely no concern for the workforce...no raises, taking away any/all employee perks, very minimal employee-focused outings, long hours, constant criticism...all while management is taking large bonuses and having expensive dinners -Silos between departments, even when employees sit next to each other -Work/life balance was not even a concept here (work, work, work) -Lack of respect from HQ and management...

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    Advice to Management

    -Respect your employees -Execute a well thought out strategy -Diversity would benefit ideation greatly

    IBA Molecular2014-07-05
  7. "Dsyfunctional Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at IBA Molecular

    Pros

    There are no pros to this place.

    Cons

    The grunts do all the work by putting in all the long hours and their reward is MAYBE, MAYBE a .20 raise, meanwhile the execs and upper management rake in all the bonuses of $10,000.00 or more!

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of your arses and pay decent wages to overworked men and women who keep the doors open!

    IBA Molecular2013-11-25
  8. "Okay job for a paycheck."

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    Current Employee - Chemist in
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBA Molecular

    Pros

    Ability to travel when other sites need help Benefits package Decent pay compared to similar positions in this area

    Cons

    Toooooo many directors/senior mgmt, seems like I find out about a different one each week (not that they are new, but they are so buried in the corporate web of job titles) Corporate structure is confusing, especially from the site level Hardly no chance for a promotion unless you are at the coporate site Lack of consistent message and vision at least in the quality aspect Raises are not guaranteed and are hardly...

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    Advice to Management

    Why so many Chiefs and so few Indians? Also, there are 11 completely different sites across the country, why are most of our procedures being written in a one size fits all fashion?

    IBA Molecular2012-05-02
  9. "Aggravating"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBA Molecular

    Pros

    The field of PET radiopharma is on the verge of really coming into its own and revolutionizing medicine. This is the path to personalized medicine. It is a very cool time to be in a very cool field.

    Cons

    Lack of mission focus by senior management. Personal agenda driven rather than well defined company goals. Lack of organization. Always time to do it over but never appropriate planning to do it right. Management didn't trust the people they hired to do their jobs and therefore little ever really got done.

    IBA Molecular2011-07-20
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
    Recommends

    I have been working at IBA Molecular

    Pros

    Fair and equal treatment to most people. Scientific company which is full of smart people. European style management which tends to put employees ahead of stockholders. Generous vacation. International

    Cons

    Decision making process seems slow but I'm more used to a small company before coming here. This is probably typical of all corporate environments.

    Advice to Management

    I like the company. I plan to stay.

    IBA Molecular2011-06-10
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