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Ricerca Biosciences LLC Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful experience with Ricerca Biosciences LLC."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Concord Township, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Concord Township, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ricerca uses cutting edge technology and has assembled some truly outstanding scientists that possess true passion for their work. Ricerca is a great place to work if you want to work on interesting projects that really make a difference. Lot's of really smart and accomplished professionals who thrive working in a high involvement working environment.

    Cons

    Ricerca is not a real large company and so the number of opportunities available may be somewhat restricted by size. However, I will say that leadership supports talent development and movement within and among the different functional groups.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Run, don't walk, away from this place"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Concord, Lake, OH
    Former Employee - Scientist in Concord, Lake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Starting salaries were pretty good(stagnant after that, for years), decent benefits(getting worse year after year, though), GREAT peers/co-workers, decent variety in type of work done. Job flexibility was there, but is being eroded in the nonsense name of "billable hours".

    Cons

    Layoffs, just....constant layoffs. Never in the history of business, has one company managed to get such an impressive string of incompetent leadership throughout it's history (30 years!!!!), and still manage to limp along and stick around. So far, the new owners are continuing this trend, except now they are actually present to berate and belittle you on a regular basis for not working hard enough.

    The same practice of, build up work force for anticipated work, then cut work-force when work dries up (or doesn't even come in) is still in place. Expect zero job stability. Imagine going to work every day, wondering if this is "the" day.

    Very seriously, do not take a job here if you are coming from out of state, if you make it past 1 years of employment, you'll be one of the lucky ones. And there just isn't a whole lot of employment of this type in the area.

    Advice to Management

    If you buy a company that hasn't been profitable for decades, but has managed to keep the same long-timer, stuck-in-the-past, unable to change, middle management, who use the same garbage business practices, and give the same garbage advice to every clueless, know-nothing CEO/board/leader that came before you, maybe you should look there for cuts and head-count changes, instead of the people that actually do the work that makes you money?

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great work place for serious professional"

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    Current Employee - Quality Auditor in Concord, Lake, OH
    Current Employee - Quality Auditor in Concord, Lake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice and clean campus. Advanced instrumentation. Good starting point for recent graduates. Some employees are friendly. Easy access to Interstate.

    Cons

    Management are far from professional. Incompetent co-workers. Low moral throughout the company. Office politic rules over business from top down. No future for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Be serious about business.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetent Management ran the company into the ground."

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Painesville, OH
    Former Employee - Scientist in Painesville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible work arrangement. Benefits are cheap compared to a lot of other companies. There are a lot of great people and good science.

    Cons

    This company could have been great if there weren't so many idiots seemingly working as hard as they can to run it into the ground. The incompetence is mind boggling. Everybody in senior management has a buddy that gets a high paying job that they are terrible at. Hopefully whomever buys the company will get rid of the management and start over. The people actually doing the work are great and they are great at what they do. Ricerca could be a great company if it were run properly.

    Advice to Management

    Find another profession. There is a McDonald's across the street.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sad State"

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist II in Painesville, OH
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist II in Painesville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people (minus upper management) of this company are amazing. They are hard working and team oriented. They have had their spirits crushed over and over and they keep coming back fighting. I wish the best for them in the future.

    Cons

    Everything else. The last few years the decisions of management have torn this company apart.

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you. ALL of you over the last 10 years. Shame on you.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Collapsing due too poor ownership"

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    Former Employee - Middle Manager in Concord, Lake, OH
    Former Employee - Middle Manager in Concord, Lake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A few talented staff remain who have given their all for the company, with little returned to them.

    Cons

    Poor Board of Directors, who have failed repeatedly to recognize that failed acquisitions and failed CEOs (save the one they did not recruit themselves) have forced the company into the position it is in today. Obsolete facility and equipment, coupled with a manufacturing management crew who never evolved past the 1980s.

    Advice to Management

    You already announced a sale/shutdown. How much will you have to pay to give everything away?


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Tumultuous due to uncertain financial status"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord Township, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord Township, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time

    Pros

    Some of the employees are paid better than industry standard

    Cons

    Pay inequity for new employees, skeletal staff due to recent RIFs

    Advice to Management

    open your eyes and invest in the business, re-evaluate wages so there aren't as many discrepancies within pay grades, listen to experienced staff and quit looking outside for advice, live in the future not in the past...stop maintaining the old ways or operating...it didn't work.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Run for the hills!"

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    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Considering what I know now, the pay and benefits were actually semi-on-par with other similar companies. They did low ball the employees on a 401 K match and dental coverage at least at the time of my working there, became non-existent. Most of the non-management employees were good hard working people. The place is full of competent scientist who are diligent about their work. Unfortunately, the company has no means or apparent desire to retain talented scientist. Most of these kinds of people, at the first opportunity, leave for much greener pastures.

    Cons

    The management at this place kill any joy that may be found. In my 22 years of being a Ph.D. scientist, I have worked in at least 8 different locations. The level of selfishness and outright lack of empathy for lower level employees was second to none. When times get a little rough and contracts are not abundant - these guys can think of no other solution to stem the tide other than whacking people off of the payroll. As your unemployed and your wife and kids are eating saltines for dinner, you can bet that their end of year bonuses and management perks will not be effected. Absolutely abhorrent, dead souled people, that I hope to never meet again. Lastly, forget about raises...unless your in management of course.

    Advice to Management

    Pray that there is no God in heaven. Because if there is, I'd hate to be about 80% of you.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Very poor future."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, Lake, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, Lake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ricerca Biosciences LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    At least the end is in sight. Maybe then we can all move on to more productive lives and jobs. Just when you think things may be getting better a new edict comes down to lower morale to new lows. Anyone considering working here better realize that this company only wants to be the low price pharma through not giving the people a raise for almost 6 years. Have you ever heard of such a place? I think not.

    Cons

    No raises for almost 6 years for the ordinary people. Large retentive bonus for the upper management only. Three presidents in 15 months with a fourth one due any time.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all, not just the big-wigs..


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Concord Township, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Concord Township, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ricerca Biosciences LLC part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are great, not the higher ups though.

    Cons

    No special perks in working here. Don't expect bonuses, raises or gift cards or anything, not even 401k match.


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