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Repligen Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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Repligen President, CEO, and Director Walter C. Herlihy
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great growing company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Design Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Design Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Repligen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Lots of organic growth
    - Plenty of projects to work on
    - Products are used to create life saving drugs
    - Great work environment
    - Decent pay and fantastic benefits

    Cons

    - Career development here is still unclear but this has been brought up
    - Large growth brings unexpected challenges
    - Certain departments are understaffed such as engineering and quality

    Advice to Management

    - More clearly lay out how you can achieve promotions and develop your career here
    - More appropriately staff departments that need help
    - Improve employee turnover rates


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Manufacturing"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Repligen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ambitious young teams that want to grow but won't
    Hard workers

    Cons

    Unclear career path
    Employees are over worked
    No recognition (same people)
    Directors don't care lying to you
    Numbers matter people don't
    Most people in groups way underpaid
    Most people leave after 2 years once they see no individual growth
    With the purchase of Spectrum there is uncertainty
    Too may upper people drinking the koolaid.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say
    Take care of people
    Learn from previous leadership and be proactive to keep people
    Under previous leadership people wouldn't quit

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Beware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary
    Good benefits
    Work from home

    Cons

    Recent acquisition of Spectrum Labs=many roles have been made redundant and employees have lost jobs
    No proper training for field employees
    Managers unavailable/unapproachable
    Backstabbing co-workers who will be nice to your face then fill management's ears with negative feedback

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what direction the company is headed in and stop experimenting with new positions and using employees as guinea pigs.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Overworked employees. Outdated senior management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Repligen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is in a relatively safe space when it comes to industry needs. But new comers are popping up every-day so it's tough to tell what wil happen. Repligen will probably look to sell in next few years but so far they are healthy except for high employee turnover rate.

    Company provides tools that help cure cancer and other diseases. It's nice to have this on your resume.

    Really nice HR people. But just remember, they are there to protect the company and not you. This is in case your issue is with senior management, all other issues -- they're great and willing to help.

    Cons

    1. The place is cramped up with a very dry atmosphere.
    2. Downstairs is basically a basement with no real air.
    3. Upstairs where cubicles are is real hell. No privacy during phone calls, walls are paper-thin. It's just a very uncomfortable feeling being there.
    4. They don't celebrate Veteran's day. Shameful as an American company
    5. Micro-management up to high-heavens. Someone will breath down your neck non-stop.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so cheap. You keep making extra millions but you still won't hire larger teams that are desperately needed to help fuel growth. Don't be unfair and overwork your current ones.


  5. Helpful (12)

    "Welcome to the New Repligen"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Repligen full-time

    Pros

    Company is growing quickly but is still small (less than 100 people in Waltham office). If you're bright and ambitious you can get on leadership's radar quickly.

    Cons

    High turnover. Lots of top level disfunction - but they act like no one else notices. If you worked here prior to the current Life Tech/Thermo management team coming in you are considered a liability. If you have Life on your resume you can be worthless and still get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone gets it, you're all new and looking to make your mark on a small but growing company. Step back and let workers work. No body likes being micromanaged.


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Repligen"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good product, business is relatively secure

    Cons

    Groups are too segregated, team-work mentality is lacking, re-active approach to issues. Expectations of management is unreasonable for certain functions (work is not appropriately spread out). Hugh imbalance of workload.

    Advice to Management

    Need to better value loyal/legacy employees and hold everyone to the same standard. Need expedite hiring of key employees.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Repligen"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits could be better, 8 hour workday because no one wants to contribute more than 4 hours per day. office culture is survival games, who can stab quicker, harder, deeper. clear lines of discrimination, nepotism, and male dominance.

    Cons

    Ineffective management, all male executives, assistant director position for females being the highest level. positive reviews on social media sights are scripted by public relations.

    Advice to Management

    leave

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Back in the 80's they were just starting out and in the process of growing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Is it great to see they are still around

    Cons

    Back then they were still in the development stages


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great 6 month Co-op experience at Repligen"

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    Former Employee - Research CO-OP in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Research CO-OP in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of people working there.
    Very laid back environment and room to be creative.

    Cons

    Small company so everyone knows what you're doing and wants to give their 2-cents; which can get annoying when you just want to finish your experiment the way you had planned and THEN get input from others.


  10. "Very friendly place with passionate employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot because it's a small place - also meant I was able to do lots of different things, and it's a very collaborative environment
    Senior staff (including CEO) very involved with everyday meetings, decisions, and staff functions
    They try to be invovled in the community in a positive way.
    Provide learning opportunities for staff at all levels.

    Cons

    Pay low compared to other companies in the region.
    Small company can make it hard to advance

    Advice to Management

    Bring salaries in line with other companies in the area (this may have already been done)


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