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Rockland Immunochemicals Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  1. "Work in progress - exciting prospects"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Limerick, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Limerick, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockland Immunochemicals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company has genuinely caring leaders that are receiving appropriate on-site and off-site training to learn how to motivate and communicate. Recently they have created a tuition reimbursement program through local community college to continue education. Rockland allows for independent and critical thinking and seeks leaders to motivate change.

    You have the opportunity here to work on many different product lines learning many techniques and theories. Great learning experience.

    Upper management has invested money in outside contractors to assist with the recent structural changes.

    Really flexible schedule and work-life balance is completely achievable if you choose to. No manager expects you to work longer than 8 hours.

    If you persist and show interest, as well as certain supervisory/managerial traits you are likely to be promoted. If you are ever unsure what those are you can directly access leadership to see what the company needs and if you are a good fit.

    The company recently also increased PTO for all staff levels (took effect around May).

    Cons

    There should be a better understanding of HR management during changes and how to reward staff.

    It would be great to see a pay-scale/tier system for advancement implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a finger on the pulse of the personnel of the company. They are the most important resources and surveys may not show the whole picture. Clearly communicate strategy so that all levels of staff can tap into your goals.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fire and hire mentality w/o hope for future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rockland Immunochemicals full-time

    Pros

    Some good people there, but not for long.

    Cons

    Cheaper to use Obamacare for your family's healthcare.

    They fire people willy nilly.

    Each person has workload of four people.

    Promotions are few and far between, mainly just new titles based on favoritism.

    Pay is not competitive.

    No work-life balance.

    Majority of good employees are worn down and tossed aside, replaced by the next batch of college grads, or the work is handed off to whichever current employee isn't completely burnt out yet.

    Contributions rarely appreciated or even acknowledged.

    Toxic environment and poorly managed.

    Leadership is too inexperienced and disrespectful.

    Unrealistic goals set by leadership without any real details on how to meet goals.

    Set up for failure.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for talent and find managers who can manage people and retain employees.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "The blind leading the blind"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on your department manager, it can be an ok. If you're fresh out of college and need experience, they'll give you a chance. Don't make the mistake of staying too long because they're good at making promises but not keeping them.

    Cons

    You will be severely underpaid and asked to do the role of at least 2 people. You may think that's common these days but there's more.

    You are expendable. They don't care about you. You are guaranteed to be talked down to and you'll feel small and worthless but don't because the people who are running this place don't know what they're doing. People are often fired on a whim. How else would Rockland lose 30% of their employees in 2016? Training is nonexistent and many are set up for failure.

    If you think working hard, having a positive attitude and sharing your knowledge and skills will get you promoted, you're wrong. People who are grossly unqualified for their position are promoted but don't worry, they'll make sure to exploit your work ethic.

    The culture here is completely toxic and it stems from the top. Ping pong table, pizza parties and alcohol are used as manipulation to keep employees happy. It's almost hilarious how they haven't realized that those tactics don't work.

    There's so much more to go into but seeing as I'm happy elsewhere and would rather forget my time at Rockland, I'll just direct you to the other 1 star reviews on here. If you think some of those sunny 4 or 5 star reviews sound too good to be true, they are. Here are some things I completely agree with in the other reviews:

    -Unprofessional management that plays favorites
    -Dishonest work practices
    -Low pay, no guarantee of raises
    -Highly questionable inhumane animal care
    -Virtually no PTO

    Advice to Management

    Put aside your over-inflated egos and pretend you're a human beings. Please, experiment with this human notion called empathy.

    This unholy trinity at the top is unprofessional, demoralizing, selfish, simpleminded, corrupt and just plain mean. I'm not being mean, I'm being truthful... but perhaps you three have your own rationalizations.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "job security and true leadership is non-existent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    free wawa cofee and nothing else

    Cons

    you take your own trash out, you clean the kitchen, management have anger issues screaming & berating employees all the time. the lab is a mess that needs real talent leading and not inexperience kids with egos and leadership team is a joke. if you are here for job security look elsewhere no matter where you are in the company

    Advice to Management

    value everyone for what we are even the old lady who cleans up the place. the company is built by everyone not just the 3 stooges and not firing people all the time


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible place to work-choose wisely-not a good company"

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

    I worked at Rockland Immunochemicals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is actually nothing to appreciate; I would give this company no stars if that were an option. Beautiful building but technology is from 80’s.

    Cons

    No matter how desperate you are for a job, you are better off not working for this company. Accepting a position at this crappy company will set your career back and jeopardize your future success. They have a high turnover of staff; they are on a hunt for same type of roles every 2-3 months (constant hire-and-fire cycle). Bad internal culture- can’t retain any talented new hires. The leadership team is a joke- a group of very fickle, inexperienced, incompetent people. They get away by intimidation, are a terror and unapproachable. Never available to provide guidance and unable to lead. They have superficial knowledge of science and no clue about business- present the work the team does as their own.

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to learn who his leadership team is- he has selected a dysfunctional team who don’t have an interest or talent to play this crucial role.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not a Bad Place"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Rockland Immunochemicals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers, fun stuff....exciting, good place

    Cons

    pay, did not see many other team players from other departments throuout the day, isolated


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Get your experience and leave"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Pottstown, PA
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Pottstown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rockland Immunochemicals full-time

    Pros

    Most of the employees are on the younger side so if you're recently out of college, you will find a fair amount of people to talk to.

    Cons

    The pay is dismal; someone in the lab will be paid between $15.50 and $16 an hour. You will be expected to fit 11 hours of work into 8 hours a day because they refuse to give overtime to their employees. When you inform upper management that your department is understaffed, their response is you are not working hard enough and will ignore your concerns.
    The culture that exists at Rockland is toxic. There is no HR department so if you have an issue that you would like to address, you have to go to the manager you are having the issue with (does not work out in your favor). Managers constantly yell, degrade and belittle their employees in the middle of the lab.
    Their business model is to hire college kids and then over work and under pay them. When you leave, you will be made to feel like it is your fault.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an outside contractor to address the culture within your company. Realize that your employees can't afford to pay all of their bills on the salary you provide. And hire more help so the overworked culture stops.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good Internship Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Limerick, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Limerick, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockland Immunochemicals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My mentor was really interested in helping me learn new skills and helping me understand how I can apply them after my internship was done. Rockland also did a good job of balancing how much responsibility I was given with enough support when it was needed.

    Cons

    For the most part you only work/interact with your department, there is not much contact with people in other departments besides a polite smile and "hello" in the hallway.


  9. "Growing company with a new outlook"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Limerick, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Limerick, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some new management have arrived, it seems as though things are changing for the better, the bandages are coming off with real solutions to areas of improvement. A lot of networking oppurtunities are available, a lot of brilliant science in this institution

    Cons

    The people who cannot see the changes, improvements, please, do us all a favor and either join us in working smart, and playing hard

    Advice to Management

    Upper management: c level and directors: keep up the good work on making this machine run, and thank you for making this company better every day!


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Don't trust the recent fake reviews"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Limerick, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Limerick, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rockland Immunochemicals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growing company with many talented employees. Lots to learn and they are willing to cross-train.
    Occasionally will do group events to build the company morale.

    Cons

    They are ruthless at trying to be something they are not, writing fake reviews on here is a big one. Facility is nice to show off to clients. Most of the employees are miserable but management doesn't care. They pay below standard for most positions and prey on fresh college grads. Favoritism is so obvious its sickening and it's the only way to move upward.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, offer more incentives to stay and grow. You are wasting a lot of time and resources always hiring new employees.


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