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KBI Biopharma Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2019

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KBI Biopharma CEO Timothy M Kelly
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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Unbelievable"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Is a job with good pay. Boulder is a nice city.

    Cons

    Poor benefits, terrible 401K, high medical insurance costs. The company looks professional from the outside but once you work here a few works you can see the horrible disorganization, lack of any clear planning, mismanagement, lack of leadership, lack of training, dearth of professionalism. The Manufacturing and QA divisions are comprised of a majority of recent college graduates with no experience (or knowledge) of...

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    Advice to Management

    Be professional. Treat experienced workers with respect and hire more experience workers. Begin training workers. Improve benefits.

    KBI Biopharma2017-06-16
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Dishonest Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The boulder site is growing so the ability to get your hands on a lot of projects is good. Directors and below are for the most part great people to work with. That's about it.

    Cons

    The senior leadership team can be described at best as completely inept and at worst utterly dishonest. At least one client has backed out so far due to how poorly the project was handled and other projects aren't going so well either. The blame for this lies solely with management. There are great people working here that are more than capable of handling these projects if they were just given the time and tools they...

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    Advice to Management

    - Don't lie to your employees. - Back way off on the schedule. The site will be shut down in record time if projects continue to be botched due to rushed schedules and poor upper management.

    KBI Biopharma2017-05-03
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Gain lots of experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at KBI Biopharma full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, annual bonus and 4 weeks PTO walking the doors. they do a lot of promoting from within. Great place to gain experience. Company is growing fast lots of room for career growth.

    Cons

    need larger parking lot, crowded office space, need better lighting in parking area

    KBI Biopharma2017-02-22
  4. "KBI Biopharma is a good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I have been working at KBI Biopharma full-time

      Pros

      Efficient leadership and good employee benefits

      Cons

      Like other CROs the work is fast-paced

      KBI Biopharma2017-02-07
    • "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
    • Helpful (4)

      "Disappointing"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at KBI Biopharma full-time

      Pros

      Good salaries, no push to excel or be responsible.

      Cons

      No responsible management, disorganization, no responsibility to regulations. KBI appears to offer opportunities but is only a smoke screen. Company only interested in growth and profit and not regulations.

      Advice to Management

      Be responsible, bring in new management willing to change the KBI "way" and follow regulations. Safety over profit needs to be emphasized.

      KBI Biopharma2017-01-26
    • Helpful (9)

      "It's a job, not much else"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at KBI Biopharma full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      It is a paycheck and that is about it.

      Cons

      The place is a blame game. Only a few work, but lots take credit. If you talk the talk you can advance, even without experience. Big testosterone party, women are limited in certain departments and don't seem to have the same opportunities to advance. They are trying to move faster than they are setup to run. Like trying to run a marathon when your training is only a two mile course.

      Advice to Management

      Stop, plan, then act. Your patch up job is going to catch up with you

      KBI Biopharma2016-12-14
    • "growing company ..."

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      Former Employee - 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
    • Helpful (5)

      "Lots of work needed"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at KBI Biopharma

      Pros

      Some of the people I interact with are great and are trying to do the right thing.

      Cons

      -There is a lot of turnover here, likely due to the lack of opportunity, promotions and benefits -Work hours are long with no outlook for improvement due to not having enough personnel versus the current workload -Responsiblity and accountability don't exist and the roles and responsibilities of work groups are blurred

      Advice to Management

      The mentality is that of, 'Lets just do enough to get by' which has never worked. The issues are very clear. Fix them be removing the people and processes that are not helpful.

      KBI Biopharma2016-11-20
    • Helpful (1)

      "Manufacturing Associate"

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      Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Durham, NC
      Recommends

      I worked at KBI Biopharma full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      The pay is great and the people and management are good and the company does a lot for the employers.

      Cons

      You can only get hired if you know somebody there and they get you hired but other then that it is fine.

      KBI Biopharma2016-10-23
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