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XenoBiotic Laboratories Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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  1. "Good place to start off career"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Plainsboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at XenoBiotic Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Since XBL is not a huge company they'll have you doing all sorts of different stuff so you'll get to learn a lot when you first get there.

    Cons

    There is a ceiling as to how far you can go . Advancement is slow and they have a high turn over rate for a reason.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at XenoBiotic Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    -Awesome coworkers and perks (gift cards, Christmas bonus, appreciation trips)

    Cons

    -Terrible upper management
    -No room for growth
    -Asked to do things outside of your job description

  3. "Harassment Suit Waiting to Happen"

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

    Pros

    "Lots of parking, free coffee."

    Cons

    Cronyism, straight up sexual harassment, low compensation, no work-life balance, no appreciation for employees. Ineffective upper management does not begin to cover it. Management is awful on all levels. Not surprisingly, terrible ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Total overhaul needed, clear out all management.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "good place to get experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at XenoBiotic Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    people are nice,work hard and you will get difference work experience here. free coffee, flexible working time, free parking

    Cons

    communication is not smooth, promotion is a little slow, pay is just ok.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Anything But The Truth Goes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at XenoBiotic Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The A/C works. Although they should invest in dehumidifiers. Plainsboro is getting a Panera and Five Guys do lunch will be enjoyable.

    Cons

    There is not enough space or time to list them all. At least they don't whip and chain employees or barricade the doors.

    Advice to Management

    Get a conscience - what goes around comes around!


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Stay Far, Far, Away"

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

    I have been working at XenoBiotic Laboratories full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Typical CRO
    Use as stepping stone for position at larger pharma after 1 year.

    Cons

    Company was taken over by WuXi AppTec and is a mess.
    Turnover high, morale at rock bottom, management non-existent, new HR ineffective.
    Benefits getting worse each year. Scientists used to learn and old management used to care.
    GLP compliance????...only a matter of time now.

    Advice to Management

    This is not China
    Jinn is no longer CEO - he is already missed (rating is for him).


  7. "There are better paying jobs out there for the same amount of work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Bagel day, free food at meetings, coworkers

    Cons

    Micromanagement, overworked, Be prepared to work extra without overtime pay.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees more

  8. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, free food during meetings, nice people/environment, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Below average salary (main reason why most leave after a couple years of experience).

    Advice to Management

    Know that your employees work hard to complete their projects. Compensate them!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decidedly OK"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist III in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist III in Plainsboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at XenoBiotic Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours
    Good working environment
    Great experience to begin a career (especially if looking to move into pharma)
    Cross training exposes the employee to multiple disciplines and fields.

    Cons

    Salary
    Advancement restricted by degree possessed

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to pull it together. There is too much of an emphasis on the degrees employees possess instead of the quality of the work they put out. Management needs to work on the turnover issue by retaining the talent instead of allowing it to go elsewhere, with salary seeming to be a huge issue for most that leave.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "XBL: a little underrated or they getting better"

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

    Pros

    -good co-workers/management
    -excellent work life balance
    -decent benifits..good holiday package, health insurance,bonus (except 401k)
    -good communication via company meeting, staff meeting with free food/drink
    -good learning experience
    -Most imp: well organized glp lab, follow complete rules and all regulations, good quality of work by all employees

    Cons

    -they should give atleat 10% more salary to employees with their experience and knowledge
    - career growth: not sure ??

    Advice to Management

    -keep up with good work. Appreciate employees for their hard work. Please, not to speak asian language in front of other nationality. All the best
    -I definitely see this company has great future


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