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KBI Biopharma Research Associate Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018

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KBI Biopharma CEO Timothy M Kelly
Timothy M Kelly
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Get ready to hustle"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KBI Biopharma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work pace is fast, which allows you to learn a lot if you can keep up. From my time at KBI those who put in the effort are rewarded. However, you need to hustle to stand out. The company is growing fast so there are a lot of opportunities for advancement if you can adapt.

    Cons

    The work pace is not for everyone. It can be overwhelming for some people. Training is minimal.

    KBI Biopharma2018-05-17
  2. Helpful (7)

    "A disorganized mess that doesn't want to get better"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KBI Biopharma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary Opportunity for advancement if you are okay working 60 hr weeks or learn which people to suck up to.

    Cons

    It's an unneccesarily disorganized mess. Everything takes twice as long as necessary, and equipment is often not working or available when you need it. Poor business development decisions by nonscientists lead to awful and stressful situations for the "lowly" analysts who do the work. No training program... Sink or swim and pray you are doing things correctly. High turnover. Double standards and favoritism abounds....

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    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to more than just revenue and at least pretend like you care about your employees wellbeing. The level of disorganization creates so much work and stress and could be completely avoided. The company is big enough to start developing formal training programs: learning on the fly leads to way more problems than any costs saved by not having formal training.

    KBI Biopharma2018-04-21
  3. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KBI Biopharma for less than a year

    Pros

    Good hours, good amenities like breakfast and free coffee drinks at work

    Cons

    Poor communication between analysts and project managers, hard to get overtime pay

    KBI Biopharma2016-10-25
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