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SeraCare Life Sciences Reviews

Updated December 19, 2017
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SeraCare Life Sciences CEO Charlie Mamrak
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  1. "Dynamic environment, meaningful work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SeraCare Life Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    SeraCare is a small company doing some very big things. You get to wear a lot of hats and take ownership of initiatives that have a real impact on the entire organization (and the health care system at large). It's a very collaborative, open environment in which people happily help each other out, regardless of department. Everyone is very friendly and management is supportive.

    Cons

    Many teams consist of small groups of very dedicated people, so if wearing many hats isn't your thing then it might not be a perfect fit.


  2. "Supportive, wonderful environment with exciting scientific developments"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SeraCare Life Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at SeraCare has been a wonderful experience for me over the more than one year I've been here. I believe in the company, our products, and our technology. I work with engaged professionals that collaborate well. We are provided with development opportunities and are given strategic direction and support by the executive team.

    Cons

    As with any small to mid-sized company teams might be smaller than you'd prefer, so employees have to be careful with prioritization, resource, and time management.

  3. "Do not work here"

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

    I worked at SeraCare Life Sciences full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no Pros of working here.

    Cons

    Management.
    In my opinion in you work for this company you will regret it.


  4. "Good growing company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Growing company with many intelligent people in the office.

    Cons

    Some disorganization with materials, but constant work to improve it.


  5. "Great Direction and Future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SeraCare Life Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New Products for Precision Medicine.
    Good Strategy and Focus on growing the company.
    Great Training opportunities.

    Cons

    Fast-paced. Always much to do.

    Advice to Management

    Continue Town Hall Meetings


  6. "Overall good.."

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

    Pros

    Lot of potential for growth and good recognition for a well done job

    Cons

    Most of the projects are fast paced with tight timelines. This leads to pressure in all departments


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Repository Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced, varied projects, good people with excellent work ethic

    Cons

    Senior Mgmt, Human Resources, inconsistent rules

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better and they will stay. HR should be neutral.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Your satisfaction depends on department and location"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SeraCare Life Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good boss, my department is great, a sense of community at the Gaithersburg location, but I see the opposite and a lot of conflict in the Milford location. No one seems to like each other in Milford and they are all stressed out. In Gaithersburg, there may be stress, but everyone works together. Some management are not as professional, but most are very nice and open (Gaithersburg location only) - you can actually tell them something without being fired. If you are open to them and have a good boss, you can move up or at least learn new skills that you would like to add to your repertoire.

    There is a lot of good stuff happening in terms of science and technology - it's satisfying if you are within this realm.

    Cons

    Even in Gaithersburg location there is disparity between how you are treated and your stress level (and ultimately your satisfaction) based on your boss and department. There is sometimes red tape to get what you want between locations and/or between upper management and lower.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the struggle and work together - fake smiles doesn't solve a problem. Get real with each other, conflict isn't always bad.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away from this place"

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

    Pros

    -Good, hardworking people.
    -Pays the bills.

    Cons

    Ever-changing and inconsistent goals, confusing mind games from the upper management to push overloaded employees even harder, management's lack of care in your person and job responsibilities, constant layoffs, high turnover rates, horrible morale, nit-picking about the smallest details but not focusing on the big picture.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "The vision and products of the company are great and that is the only reason it is still around."

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

    Pros

    Snow days are very helpful! It makes me feel like the company cares if I live or die.

    Cons

    Pay rates are not great. I have only been with the company 1 year and have seen many people let go. Also have seen many people quit because they were unhappy with their manager.

    Advice to Management

    Lower level employees should be able to submit reviews about their managers. For a Life Sciences company, there are like no Phd's working in the Milford facility. Where are all the scientists?! If Marketing or sales staff have higher levels of education like masters or PhD,
    This should be valued and known. Stop hiring young people for the Labs because you can pay them less!!!!


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