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Updated February 13, 2018
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STEMCELL Technologies Chief Executive Officer and President Allen C. Eaves
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  • Low pay, small increase once a year can be very depressing (in 5 reviews)

  • Very low wages compared to cost of living in Vancouver (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lucky to be a part of STEMCELL"

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    Current Employee - Scientific Inside Sales in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientific Inside Sales in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have always felt supported in my role and cared for as an employee. While maintaining a great work-life balance, I was also able to take on additional leadership opportunities, and as a result have grown tremendously as an individual and professional.

    Having worked in companies where management failed to foster a sense of community and teamwork, I can confidently say that the culture at STEMCELL will be the driving force behind its future growth, a secret sauce to success that can not be replicated elsewhere.

    Cons

    Growing pains of a successful company. There are areas where there is no existing system in place. Sometimes, it requires you to be adaptable and take on more initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire for resilient, conscientious, and ambitious talents, and train them to become high-performers and team-players that will drive the company forward.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "RnD"

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

    I have been working at STEMCELL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good work social life balance. Investing in RnD to improve technology

    Cons

    Pay is slightly below market value because the company is extremely executive level top heavy with middle to lower level employees not getting deserved pay raises.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic company!"

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    Current Employee - Scientific Sales Representative in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientific Sales Representative in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STEMCELL Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I transitioned from 7+ year career in laboratory science into sales with STEMCELL. This company operates like no other biotech I've seen - they are extremely selective in their hiring and treat employees very well. I have found policies to generally be extremely reasonable, and despite being a relatively large, distributed organization, communication is excellent and everyone treats each other with respect. I haven't experienced any micro-management at all so far; I have the freedom to do my job and don't have to waste my time with workplace politics. For the first time, I feel like management actually cares about what I think - that's a great feeling! Is it because the company is Canadian? I'm not sure... but I'm sticking with STEMCELL for the foreseeable future.

    Cons

    None so far - this is a happy place to work!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - and keep the company private!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome biotech company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Scientific Field Sales in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientific Field Sales in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STEMCELL Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome company culture, great flexibility, company on great growth trajectory, excellent leadership and mentorship from everyone

    Cons

    Nothing worth listing so far

    Advice to Management

    Definitely appreciate the focus on hiring people who fit well into the company culture at STEMCELL


  5. Helpful (4)

    "After 9 month of working at Stemcell Technologies"

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    Current Employee - Field Technical Sales Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Technical Sales Specialist in Houston, TX
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at STEMCELL Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All opinions expressed here has been my personal experience and may or may not reflect the experience of others. Personally, I love my job! 10 months after graduating with my PhD and being unable to find a job I was contacted by Stemcell Technologies recruiter for the interview. After 5 rounds of the interviews I was offered the position. I have been working here for 9 month now, and here is what i love most:
    1. Company culture: This company is very keen to find and hire people who are independent leaders and team players at the same time. When I started everyone was very supportive, offered advice and training. Company invests into bringing the team together to interact and share knowledge. I have rarely seen this level of collaboration between co-workers in academia.
    2. Stemcell invests in thorough training of its employees: whether you are a new-hire, or a seasoned employee, if there is anything you want to learn, they will find a way to give you the training you need to be successful.
    3. Stemcell promotes good work-life balance: most people I know in the company (me included) have hobbies and interests outside of work. The company give generous PTO for the employees to take their mind off work.
    4. High quality of the manufactured products: I have never worked in sales before this position, but the product performance are so high , they basically sell itself.
    5. Traveling: to me it's a pro's because i like to be in different places, keeps the life interesting, and work challenging.
    6. Mentoring program: in my department the more experienced employees mentor the newer arrivals. You are being matched with a mentor after 3 months of the probation period, and it is another way that helps you develop.

    Cons

    There aren't any really, at least for me right now. One thing is clear that after working here I will not get back into academic research, because it would be a major downgrade

    Advice to Management

    Keep nourishing the talent and potential of your teams, and fostering the collaborative culture and ongoing teamwork among all Stemcell employees.


  6. "Stemcell"

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

    I have been working at STEMCELL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow
    Lots to learn - internal educational training courses

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  7. "Great corporate culture"

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

    I have been working at STEMCELL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    STEMCELL has a great corporate culture. Wonderful people, management, training, opportunities for growth, and opportunities for fun. High value on teamwork and collaboration across the company, and many ways to meet and interact with colleagues. It is fast pace and rewarding to work with STEMCELL.

    Cons

    Many comment on the pay. It does seem lower than the average pay across companies in life science. The benefits are really great though and the great work environment makes up for it.

  8. "Great Company Culture with Driven, Talented, and Passionate Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STEMCELL Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture.
    The company is comprised of smart, talented, and driven individuals.
    The CEO is very passionate about driving scientific research by making quality products to help researchers' with their next discovery.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Advancements can be challenging for certain departments.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide more opportunities for growth and personal development. Invest in your employees through more external training programs with more funding when possible. This will empower your employees and motivate them to excel in their roles.


  9. "Engineer"

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

    I have been working at STEMCELL Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting projects that have real impact on the biomedical field.

    Cons

    Salary for an engineer is mediocre.


  10. "Planner"

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

    I have been working at STEMCELL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    A great company with an open, innovative and supportive culture. Really lives their values of Scientists Helping Scientists. Also very inclusive, whether it is interns and co-ops students or full-time managers, everyone can contribute and be recognized for their effort.

    Cons

    Offices scattered across the city makes it difficult for communication among teams.


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