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Obiter Research Research Chemist Reviews

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  1. "Only for very competent, driven people."

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Chemist in Champaign, IL
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    I have been working at Obiter Research

    Pros

    There is a high diversity of chemistry that changes frequently, so it is pretty interesting work. One learns a lot that they don't teach in school, like kilo-scale and process chemistry. A good place to get training. Management is very safety oriented, accommodates personal issues, promotes a positive environment, and extracurricular activities. Their attention to following the OSHA rules is a lot better than other...

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    Cons

    Jobs are mostly contracted with a deadline, so there is pressure to complete on time and under budget. The company is relatively small, so the impact of a co-worker with a poor work ethic drags on everyone else. There are currently no such people here. The pay is lower than research PhD's in the big Pharmaceutical companies. The work is very demanding, because we are figuring out how to do things on the fly. You...

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    Advice to Management

    The contract work is interesting but hard and stressful because we are first finding out whether things work, but under a time constraint. We hope that the management will find a line of products that gives us some measure of predictability in what has to be done. While salaries have improved a bit in recent years, they are still a far cry from what the big companies are offering. We have been told that salaries will...

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  2. "Obiter Research"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Chemist in Champaign, IL
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    I worked at Obiter Research

    Pros

    Great place for a first job. The owner was always willing to help and discuss solutions to synthesis problems. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, but understandable for a small company. No 401K

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