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  1. "A Respected Biotech Company Good for Career Building"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ScienCell Research Laboratories full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    In short, ScienCell is a highly respected Biotech company and I find it a good place for career building. A simple matter of fact is that for the many years that I have stayed here, almost all departmental leaders were promoted internally. The company culture truly allows people with the sense of RESPONSIBILITY to work with satisfactory and feel valued. I noticed there are a few reviews mentioning the “micromanagement”...

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    Cons

    As a growing and mid-sized company, the job duties to some positions are not very clear, and caused some confusions among us.

    Advice to Management

    Can consider periodic reviews on job duties to clear things up.

    ScienCell Research Laboratories2019-05-18
  2. Helpful (2)

    "RUN AWAY!"

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

    I have been working at ScienCell Research Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    A few good people and thats it

    Cons

    Please heed my warning: Stay away from this place! - Owner who micro manages and is sexist. Has the guys do guy job and the girls do girl jobs (doesn't allow upward mobility). - Low pay with no appreciation. Company pizza days? Donut days? Nope, nothing! - Owner yells and degrades you when he is having bad days. - CHEAP as HELL! No bonuses as they say in the job description. Everything they do is cheap. - Hostile...

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    Advice to Management

    STOP YELLING AT US! We are doing our jobs! Start practicing smart and LEGAL business practices. Have faith in your employees and be confident in our abilities. Stop micro managing, we are not kids. HR needs to stop being a brown nose to the owner and support us. Stop posting fake reviews on how great the company is, it's not!

    ScienCell Research Laboratories2019-04-09
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - Associate Cell Biologist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ScienCell Research Laboratories full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are paid for by company

    Cons

    Low salary, lots of time spent in the lab on weekends if your a lab based employee, HR is not great or helpful, Owner is very particular about things and management is very micromanaging

    ScienCell Research Laboratories2019-02-05
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Real Review of the Atrocity"

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

    I worked at ScienCell Research Laboratories full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Benefits, there are not anymore pros

    Cons

    If you are intelligent and quick-witted, you will see through the fake reviews on this sight based on there titles; reviews that describe the company as “the best company ever” or “great place to work” were written by HR, which was orchestrated by the ceo to boost the rating. I saw this scam first hand. To iterate the monstrosity here and the agony you would suffer working here cannot be put into words. Simply stated,...

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    Advice to Management

    1 We are humans: respect us, challenge us, treat us as you would like to be treated. 2 Change everything

    ScienCell Research Laboratories2019-02-23

    ScienCell Research Laboratories Response

    March 25, 2019Human Resources Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am sorry that you left the company with your disapproval rating. In response to your review, I would like to address some of your false claims about ScienCell: First, I would like to say that all the reviews are real ...

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  5. "Great place to work if you have realistic expectations!"

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    Current Employee - Lab Associate in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ScienCell Research Laboratories full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    ScienCell offers really great benefits package. The pay is fair compared to similarly sized companies. The small size makes it easy to get lots of experience in many different lab tasks compared to larger companies where you can get stuck with the same job task over and over. Small company, where many hats sort of thing.

    Cons

    They definitely have strict work hours. 8-5, 12-1 lunches and not many exceptions are made from this. People that are okay with this thrive and people who don't understand why it is important to stay until 5 struggle. It is a small company so the management sometimes doesn't know your position as best as you do but will have opinions. All and all they are pretty fair though.

    Advice to Management

    Allow certain positions to alternate hours. Listen more to employee suggestions.

    ScienCell Research Laboratories2018-09-21
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Lab Technician"

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

    I have been working at ScienCell Research Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Any pros are hard to find.

    Cons

    Too many to list. I recommend you stay away. Turn -over is about 20-30 people (which is 100% as it is a small company of only 20+ people) per year.

    ScienCell Research Laboratories2018-08-22
  7. "Marketing & Communications Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ScienCell Research Laboratories full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great People - Excellent Environment - Opportunity to Develop - Excellent Benefits

    Cons

    - Have nothing to say - The company is great (and it is expanding!)

    Advice to Management

    Keep working hard as your company is expanding and has a great future!

    ScienCell Research Laboratories2018-05-07
  8. "Growing Company, Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ScienCell Research Laboratories full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, compensation is above average. The management team do good job on not micromanaging. Nice co-workers and good hours.

    Cons

    Not so far. It has been a positive experience

    Advice to Management

    Have employee meeting frequently.

    ScienCell Research Laboratories2017-08-20
  9. Helpful (11)

    "ScienCell or ScienHell?"

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

    I worked at ScienCell Research Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    pay and benefits are OK, if you need a job but definitely had better really hard to come up with pros for this place...had to write this sentence just to pass the 20 word minimum. Also where I have space the positive reviews on HERE ARE ABSOLUTELY FAKE!!! I have watched about 30 people come and go in my time here (average people stay about 6-8 months) and NOT ONE left in positive spirits. Some of them even left...

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    Cons

    They don't give me enough space to write the horror show that is ScienCell. I get that the job market is crappy right now so you have to take what you get but seriously if you don't ABSOLUTELY have to take this job keep looking. I saw the bad glass door reviews and thought...it can't be that bad....guess what it's worse. The managers have no clue what they are doing here and work expectations are extremely unrealistic....

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    ScienCell Research Laboratories2017-05-27

    ScienCell Research Laboratories Response

    June 13, 2017Human Resources Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback regarding your employment here. I am sorry that your experience did not match our intention of being an engaging and enjoyable work environment. In response to your review, I would like to address some of your misleading comments: ...

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  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ScienCell Research Laboratories full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good location, well-structured company (R&D, Production, Quality Control, HR etc.), clean labs with state of the art instruments and equipment. Great benefit plan and good people with whom to work. They care about the employees.

    Cons

    Add adequate resources, hike wages.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs strong management team to execute company polices such as attendance, lab safety and others. Employees frequently break company polices or make mistakes which causing company damages financially should be warned or disciplined. One of the recent negative review (April 3rd) is not true and exaggerated and should not be trusted.

    ScienCell Research Laboratories2017-04-05
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