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United BioSource Reviews

Updated October 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work is valued and nice ability to work from home in current group" (in 15 reviews)

  • "The benefits and Work/Life balance are great" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "If guys work there they are usually a higher up supervisor or upper management" (in 12 reviews)

  • "We work long hours and weekends" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "The new and improved UBC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United BioSource (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Promotes from within and many positions have growth potential, very competitive wages, decent benefits, excellent 401k program, a "family feel" these colleagues are friends for life

    Cons

    the office could use a facelift in the original area, has been too long without paint and the carpets are worn, we've grown and expanded so many times, there's a lot of fresh new sections, but the original office space remains untouched

    Advice to Management

    There have been many changes this year,walk around, talk to people, let them get to know you, they will love how warm and engaging you are


  2. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everything was great this company

    Cons

    I have no cons here at this comp

  3. "Project Physician"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United BioSource full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great company

    Cons

    Nice, honest, professional, goal oriented


  4. "New To Company, So Far So Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly management, eager to assist and answer questions.

    Cons

    None to share at this time, will update as time goes on.


  5. "Reimbursement Specialist Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United BioSource full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to develop skills, utilize skill and advance within the company exist.

    Cons

    Interdepartmental communication lags, which can negatively impact job efficiency.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The job was ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United BioSource full-time

    Pros

    Most people were good to work with
    They care about their patients
    Could listen to music while processing paperwork
    Insurance is good and doesn't cost that much to have
    401k matching

    Cons

    Management was not that great
    Hard to move up unless you were a guy or friends with high up people
    They do not care about their employees that are ranked under a supervisor position
    Mostly women
    If guys work there they are usually a higher up supervisor or upper management


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Chaos!"

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

    I have been working at United BioSource full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work from home options. I can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    job duties are not documented. there is no formal training program for anything- you get thrown in and have to learn as you go. i am constantly having to explain our work to our own management team. people are constantly asked to do job duties outside their job description -- not that our job descriptions match any of the duties we do on a daily basis. but people get pushed into many tasks WAY above their pay grade. it is stressful and hectic. most people in my department want to leave. the available reporting is atrocious and the employees are often given opposing initiatives - ie "cut the the number of hours billed to this project but also attend the new mandatory 2-hour weekly meeting for this project".

    Advice to Management

    i am not giving any more advice to management here. we have to do that all day long in the office. so i guess my advice is to hire a management team that can actually figure things out on their own and support their staff properly

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Worked with manufacturer clients."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United BioSource full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good group of people within our own area

    Cons

    Executives are managers and not leaders.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Un Believably Crappy (UBC)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at United BioSource full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free electronic screen wipes and coffee in the break room. Work from home 2x week but not a Friday with a following Monday (strictly). That’s the best that can be said about UBC.

    Cons

    Too many to mention. A couple of examples...

    - you reserve a conference room for a client call only to find that a VP or the Pres. has stolen your room without telling you, so you need to find a new space at the last minute. You and your team are late for the client call. Frequent occurrence, not just once in a while.

    - your contract requires a technology implementation. Your management signs the agreement knowing there are not enough IT resources to implement said project. Client is dissatisfied because their implementation is delayed. Finance and sr. Management is unhappy because revenue is delayed since you couldn’t bill the client for the project on time.

    Everyone is extremely overworked and stressed. Overall, a very unpleasant place to work. AVOID UBC unless you are desperate for some temporary income.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps do an employee survey to pretend you care enough to improve the environment.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Less than fulfilling company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Proposal Manager in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Proposal Manager in Blue Bell, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at United BioSource full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free pretzel Tuesdays, the team I work with

    Cons

    Very stressful, lack of cooperation and response from internal team members including Senior Management, only employees who worked together at another CRO with the president move up the ladder and are able to ride the wave without putting in much effort

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect, do not overload the employees who put in the most effort and actually do their job because those employees are sure to leave


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