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KBI Biopharma Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2019

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KBI Biopharma CEO Timothy M Kelly
Timothy M Kelly
16 Ratings
  1. "great job to have.. while you look for another job"

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

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

    Pros

    work-life balance is the only pro I can come up with

    Cons

    if you have a brain, run! literally anybody can do this job.

    KBI Biopharma2019-08-11
  2. "Great place for development"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate 

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow exponentially

    Cons

    Lack of leadership skills among management

    Advice to Management

    Self Development and improvement programs for

    KBI Biopharma2019-07-26
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Worst place I have ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KBI Biopharma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You are over paid which only makes it more difficult to leave

    Cons

    Lack of understanding of any industry regulations and even greater lack of desire to follow them. Decision makers couldn’t spell “CFR” if you spotted them the “C” and the “F”. That is exactly what this place is. A huge CF! Facility is unfit for use and it is a daily occurrence to see raw materials stored in hallways and left outside on loading dock. Work space is over crowded with several individuals crammed into...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop kidding yourselves. Listen to what your employees are saying and what your partners are telling you! Stop glad handing and promoting each other and get a clue.

    KBI Biopharma2019-07-24
  4. "Can be great but varies a lot group to group"

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    Current Employee - Scientist II in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - above average pay - good place to start right out of school - fast paced, always on your feet, you will learn a lot - if you are in a good group, it can be a great experience and very rewarding

    Cons

    - if you aren't in a good group, or if your manager sucks, it can be awful - facility is poorly maintained and they do not invest in it - no paternity leave and otherwise average benefits - a lot of the day-to-day lifestyle things like your workspace and parking are poor

    Advice to Management

    - reinvest some profits into improving the durham facility otherwise relocate - more space is a necessity and this has been largely ignored - reward managers whose employees are thriving and remediate managers whose employees are miserable

    KBI Biopharma2019-06-28
  5. "Great environment to work. Each person takes personal ownership for their project"

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    Current Employee - Program Management in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KBI Biopharma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture of hard work and good execution sacrificing personal life

    Cons

    Need to establish work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Raise the level of competition with compensation such as retention packages

    KBI Biopharma2019-06-17
  6. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KBI Biopharma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Growth Potential. Positive Culture. Meaningful work. Fast-pace.

    Cons

    There are some growing pain space constraints.

    KBI Biopharma2019-05-23
  7. "Many Opportunities to Grow"

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    Current Employee - QC Analyst in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Even if you are starting out at an Entry Level position, there are many opportunities to train on higher level operations/tasks to get your foot in the door. You can learn about different roles throughout the company, and expand your interests in career paths.

    Cons

    This is a rapidly growing company, so there may be some miscommunication between departments regarding results, priorities, etc.

    KBI Biopharma2019-05-12
  8. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Scientist 

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

    Pros

    Good pportunities to learn. Good salary.

    Cons

    Bigger offices are needed for employees.

    KBI Biopharma2019-05-06
  9. "Horrible. So much dirty politics. Director was incompetent and set a negative work environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KBI Biopharma for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing. They took away perks.

    Cons

    Management is not trained across the board to be leaders or people managers. No transparency. HR is the worst.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house! Listen to your employees. Make sure there is a good work /life balance.

    KBI Biopharma2019-04-17
  10. Helpful (1)

    "A Once Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexible Hours -lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    -Management consists of scienctists that were never trained to manage people -The company has taken on too much too fast and now puts the burden on the lower level analysts to meet deadlines with little to no support -A once small company that is stuck in the middle of a start-up and big pharma company mentality unable to pick a side

    Advice to Management

    -Support your analysts and push back on client demands -hold other departments accountable

    KBI Biopharma2019-04-04
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