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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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14 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at KBI Biopharma

    Pros

    A lot of independence and space to do your work with anyone over you (no micro-managing)/ Lack of promotions and opportunities to move up in the company

    Cons

    Its a lot of passive aggressiveness and drama (gossip) in the Accounting Department. The management is not on top of things when it comes to the morale and conduct their employees. Horrible work environment

    KBI Biopharma2016-11-02
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Exhausted Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to advance. Management does look out for their "favorites". Company is rapidly growing so there is little chance for layoffs.

    Cons

    Very poor work/life balance. Many of us are salaried and expected to work 60+ hours/week.

    Advice to Management

    When a mistake occurs, please stop trying to find someone to blame. Instead, fix the problems that caused the mistake in the first place.

    KBI Biopharma2016-10-05
  3. "Un organized"

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    Former Employee - 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
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not Recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at KBI Biopharma

    Pros

    A lot of great co-workers who are team players and work hard. They made work fun and enjoyable.

    Cons

    The company is poorly run and highly disorganized. Management is not proactive and often unresponsive to situations brought to their attention.

    KBI Biopharma2016-06-12
  5. "Good Opportunites"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at KBI Biopharma full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to take lead on projects, and freedom to make your ideas become a reality. Transparent management.

    Cons

    no cons at the time of this review.

    Advice to Management

    no advice at the time of this review

    KBI Biopharma2016-03-12
  6. Helpful (9)

    "uncomfortable building"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on a variety of techniques and lots of training provided. Opportunity for growth and learning about the industry. Opportunities to write protocols or reports. The company seems stable and growing.

    Cons

    The Durham site is in a bad neighborhood. No easy commute and no safe place to live nearby. The building is uncomfortable. The labs are disorganized – expect to spend much of your day searching for supplies and a place to work. While there are women in group leader roles, there are few women in some groups, and the culture is male dominated. The supervisors are on one floor, and the analysts are on another so communication...

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    KBI Biopharma2016-01-30
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Looking for more"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Business is good. HR says there will be opportunities with an expanding company. KBI was recently purchased so job stability is up as well.

    Cons

    Very poor communication between groups. Managers are focused on work not employee development. Once you are in everything takes time and your performance means little.

    Advice to Management

    Need a real training program. Company says the right things but execution is not there. Talk about promoting from within but they have preferred to hire others instead.

    KBI Biopharma2016-02-13
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KBI Biopharma full-time

    Pros

    Provides opportunities for employees to learn and take ownership of their current tasks; lots of growth (new projects added regularly)

    Cons

    High stress; long hours; medical benefit selections could improve

    Advice to Management

    Communicate the health of the company to employees regularly; staff appropriately for workload

    KBI Biopharma2015-11-07
  9. Helpful (3)

    "A young company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at KBI Biopharma

    Pros

    Small company makes for lots of experience and opportunities. Still has lots of potential.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. The work place is loosely connected and people dont interact much

    KBI Biopharma2015-11-02
  10. "Program manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KBI Biopharma full-time

    Pros

    Very Professional environment, vibrant workforce, excellent growth

    Cons

    the salaries are low and minimal benefits are offered

    KBI Biopharma2015-10-10
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