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KBI Biopharma Reviews

Updated 11 Aug 2019

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KBI Biopharma CEO Timothy M Kelly
Timothy M Kelly
15 Ratings
  1. "A rapidly growing company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work in a very talent team with diverse backgrounds. Less politics compared to larger organization. Business oriented. Good supporting team and professional.

    Cons

    Long hours and not reasonable requirement from supervisor who only care about please his own boss.

    Advice to Management

    Find good manager and fire the incompetent one. Life will be much easier to everyone.

    KBI Biopharma2015-09-24
  2. "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
  3. "It's okay."

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Aasociate in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to process related operations. Good for career building.

    Cons

    Demanding schedule. Can be disorganized.

    KBI Biopharma2019-01-22
  4. Helpful (6)

    "You're not a startup anymore, act like it"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Durham, NC
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Pay Challenging projects - interesting work and opportunity to learn and grow skill set 5% 401K match

    Cons

    benefit package subpar - medical is costly, the new "maternity leave" is a joke that even HR doesn't comprehend, no tuition reimbursement, culture makes it difficult to take PTO Management not very focused on employees - either worried about keeping the untenable MFG schedule packed or keeping dev clients happy and paying than putting effort toward employee training, development and satisfaction

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending KBI is still a small startup - a multinational corporation with sites in Europe, CA, TX, CO and NC should function like one. Invest in your employees and it will pay dividends in the bottom line.

    KBI Biopharma2018-11-27
  5. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KBI Biopharma full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, but lots of hours

    Cons

    A lot a expected of employees, good salarybut expect top work hard for it

    KBI Biopharma2018-06-12
  6. Helpful (2)

    "It’s an incredibly fast paced environment"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are collaborative and willing to help you if it’s essential or an immediate need. This includes any inter-departmental requests.

    Cons

    Some of the quality systems aren’t very robust. I need to fight to maintain my integrity. Not a good business model for a pharma company.

    Advice to Management

    Give managers training if they don’t have management experience. Use 360 reviews for all employees.

    KBI Biopharma2018-04-17
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Scientist I"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KBI Biopharma full-time

    Pros

    Almost everyone is helpful and eager to perform well. Great place to learn new techniques and different processes in industry.

    Cons

    Supplies are scattered throughout 3 different analytical labs so time is wasted looking for things. High hiring rates result in overcrowded lab spaces and limited parking.

    KBI Biopharma2017-12-21
  8. "good for gaining experience"

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    Current Employee - Process Development Scientist in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    You'll get great opportunities to do things earlier in your career than at larger companies. Decent exposure to upper management depending on your boss.

    Cons

    you'll need to work to advance and have your growth rewarded. Varies based on manager, but a common issue at most levels here.

    KBI Biopharma2017-01-18
  9. "growing company ..."

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    Senior Associate in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KBI Biopharma for less than a year

    Pros

    great people, family atmosphere, friendly staff

    Cons

    very busy, chaotic at times, ever changing priorities

    KBI Biopharma2016-12-04
  10. "Un organized"

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    Upstream Manufacturing Associate I in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at KBI Biopharma for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many chances to learn and throw yourself into everything that is done during a manufacturing process

    Cons

    Overworked, under paid, treated like a child while working there

    Advice to Management

    Keep your personal opinions to yourself and try harder to be a leader and not just a manager

    KBI Biopharma2016-07-31
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