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  1. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylmar, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at One Lambda full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    More growth for purseing a degree, student reimbursement for tutition

    Cons

    Corporate biotech environment, older employees not open to new technologies which causes struggle for some employees. Long hours, a lot of OT


  2. "Research Associate III"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate III in Canoga Park, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate III in Canoga Park, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at One Lambda (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked there before One Lambda was acquired by Thermo Fisher. It was a very relaxed culture, and there was a lot of room to grow and learn if you are a go-getter. Great place to work at if you are fresh out of school.

    Cons

    Mediocre pay, lots of down time. Promotions were based on seniority and not so much skills/experience. Lack of training and sometimes teamwork.


  3. "One Lambda"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate III in Canoga Park, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate III in Canoga Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at One Lambda full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Other than that nothing else

    Cons

    Managers play favoritism. If they don't' like you don't expect any raises or promotions. I left right before Thermo purchased it. so do not know how things are now

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favoritism


  4. "A good small, successful company that got swallowed by a giant conglomerate."

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Canoga Park, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Canoga Park, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at One Lambda full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They had some good products, including the best anti-HLA antibody detection products on the market.

    Cons

    Very poor innovation, before and after acquisition by ThermoFisher Scientific. Also, management is cheap, so salaries are not very good. The main product line is the only thing keeping the company afloat.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap. Hire some new PhDs at competitive salaries, and be more collegial in your interactions with them.


  5. "One Lambda, before being acquired by Thermo Fischer"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate III in Canoga Park, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate III in Canoga Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at One Lambda full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Slow work days so a lot of down time.

    Cons

    To much down time leads to boredom


  6. "Friendly environment and great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canoga Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canoga Park, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Excellent benefits (medical, dental, vision, profit sharing, 401K, vacation, sick, etc.)
    - Friendly employees and a great place to work.
    - Competitive salaries
    - Many employee perks

    Cons

    - Management positions are rarely vacant (management promotions rare)

    Advice to Management

    Employees are valuable. Continue caring for employees and products.


  7. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Leader in HLA typing community

    Cons

    Need more staffing to do the work


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    "Overall Review"

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

    I have been working at One Lambda full-time

    Pros

    A very strong company specializes in a niche market for transplant diagnostics and HLA typing products. Major players are still with the company to drive the business as it used to for the last some 30 years. Strong relationships with many key customers in the HLA field. Provides one of the best support to the customers old fashioned way. Many areas of scientific development opportunities for young enthusiastic scientists who are willing to invest time.

    Cons

    Recent acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific is transforming the team into more of a revenue-first and an innovation-second company. The acquisition doesn't seem to be a good match for a company that produces perhaps one of the most complex molecular diagnostics products in the filed.

    Advice to Management

    Know the product and customers first. Study why this company has been successful for many years.


  9. "Much Better before becoming Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at One Lambda full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, 401K, Time-off

    Cons

    Company direction will not help the day to day worker...

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the employees that made the company successful


  10. "Research Associate III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at One Lambda full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits including 401K, profit sharing, yearly raises, yearly bonuses. 12 sick days, 10 vacation days + at least 6 paid holidays.

    Cons

    Mediocre pay. Promote based on seniority. Cramped work environment. Stagnant jobs, not much opportunity to learn more.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on merit.


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