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  1. „Moving in the right direction”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Glasgow, Schottland (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Glasgow, Schottland (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei BioReliance (Über 5 Jahre)

    Pros

    Big focus on staff development
    Upper managers in UK genuinely want to address issues
    Lots of opportunities to progress
    Wider Merck holds even more opportunities

    Kontras

    Need to balance day to day client workload with special projects
    Salaries at some levels need to be revisited to attract new, and keep existing staff

    Rat an das Management

    Keep going with the digital project and other lab improvements (great new labs for Virology and Microbiology), but balance this with the day to day workload.


  2. Hilfreich (3)

    „AVOID! AVOID! AVOID! Virology”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Glasgow, Schottland (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Glasgow, Schottland (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei BioReliance gearbeitet

    Pros

    Lab staff are good at helping each other.
    Can get some lab experience for CV

    Kontras

    The glasgow site virology is the most horrendous place to work. It has an extremely bad impact on both your physical and mental health. The stress levels of lab staff are through the roof due to them being given a work load that is far from manageable or achievable to get through. Most people have to go without breaks just to try and get finished at a relatively decent time. Or if you are really lucky maybe you will get 20 mins and a chance to go to the toilet. On top of this the amount of overtime necessary is ridiculous. To top it off it this overtime is often not optional but rather expected. It is not a hidden fact that there is bullying from the middle management and certain supervisors. Trying to get holidays off were a nightmare and often refused. There was a rather large finger pointing culture wherby any issues that occured were automatically blamed on the lab staff. When trying to highlight any issues it seemed that management were not in the slight bit intrested but instead would get there back up and do their best to shut down the opinions of the staff. The expectations of the management and supervisors are never going to be met as they didn’t actually seem to realise the time or effort most tasks actually took. The overturn of staff is unbelievable with very few actually managing to make it past a couple of years, when I left nearly all members of the lab were actively seeking new roles and that included the newer members who hadn’t even been there for 6 months. Wages are also below what other companies are offering for similar posts. This along with my mental sanity was the biggest reason for me leaving. When I left my collegues actually congratulated me on “ getting out of the hell hole”.

    Rat an das Management

    Could be a good place to work if attention is paid failing middle management and supervisors.

    Blaming and shaming culture needs to be stopped as it is driving people away.

    Workload needs to be looked at as this was a huge issue and can only imagine that it will just be getting worse.

    Most people are too scared to actually speak out in fear of what that would do to their job and to them. That is not ok. In a job you should feel comfortable enough to speak out about concerns and issues and not have to go home close to tears each day.

    Things need to be looked at in fine detail sooner rather than later. Outside applicants are put off because of the negative culture and reputation.

    New staff that come in often only stay for minimum experience before moving on.

  3. „Associate Scientist I”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei BioReliance gearbeitet

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nice working environment

    Kontras

    low pay and limited upward mobility


  4. „bad management”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei BioReliance gearbeitet

    Pros

    Hours are flexible, especially when working in the lab

    Kontras

    Management is terrible due to lack of training.


  5. „Project Manager”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Project Manager in Seoul (Südkorea)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Project Manager in Seoul (Südkorea)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei BioReliance gearbeitet (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    Great team, Good working culture and global experiences

    Kontras

    Challenges, Company needs to be set up all the process.


  6. „Good culture overall”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Pros

    Made some great friends that i still have to this day. The company always had activities. Overall great place.

    Kontras

    Pay, pay, pay. That's really the only downside. Maybe for a person fresh out of college or with no degree, but for those with experience and hold degrees, the pay is far too low.

    Rat an das Management

    Keep speaking with higher ups about salary. You lose great people way.


  7. „BioReliance Review”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Rockville, MD (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Rockville, MD (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Neutrale Prognose

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei BioReliance gearbeitet (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    BioReliance is a market leader in the biopharma testing services and has a great reputation in the market.

    Kontras

    The organizational management at BioReliance is not well connected and can cause problems with long-term planning.

    Rat an das Management

    Improve communication and collaboration between Development Services, Operation, Sales and Marketing.

  8. „Needs better management on all levels”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Neutrale Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei BioReliance gearbeitet (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    Colleagues help each other out. Possible to gain valuable experience in the industry.

    Kontras

    Some managers do not have any leadership qualities and do not know how to motivate their employees.

    A lot of over time. Not enough competent new people hired to cope with increasing workload.

    Rat an das Management

    Have a long hard look at the middle management level and how the quality there affects performance and happiness of staff.


  9. Hilfreich (11)

    „Don't waste your time - Take 1 year of experience and move on.”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Associate Scientist II in Glasgow, Schottland (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Associate Scientist II in Glasgow, Schottland (Vereinigtes Königreich)
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    Neutrale Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei BioReliance gearbeitet (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    BioReliance are very useful for gaining GMP experience. Their systems are woefully outdated but it's still something worth having on your CV.

    Secondly, they have been acquired by Merck. So things have the potential to improve, but unless you here from other reviewers (after June 2017) that there has been an overhaul of middle managers, don't get your hopes up.

    Kontras

    I worked for BioReliance for approx. 2.5 years, I started my career as an Associate Scientist and left the company as an Associate Scientist II.
    Over the 2.5 year span I participated in several of cross-functional teams in all three sites of BioReliance, this gave me the opportunity to work closely with many of the Operations directors, managers and team members, so before I delve into the problems at BioReliance, I’d like to clarify that this review refers ONLY to the Glasgow site. From my experience, the Pentlands and Stirling sites were well managed and appeared much more positive than the Glasgow site.
    I’ve broken the issues down to several areas which I believe need addressed at BioReliance Glasgow.

    SALARY – Simply put the salaries at BioReliance are not competitive and the increases are not good. I left the company for a similar role in another company for a 45% salary increase.

    CULTURE – BioReliance Glasgow operates with a blame culture, as with any company (particularly one with such a high turnover), mistakes happen. However, at BioReliance the first priority is to blame the most junior member of staff and often to publicly shame this person.

    HOLIDAYS – The situation surrounding holidays for lab staff in BioReliance is absurd. I have had holiday requests declined months in advance because “we might be busy”. Several of my colleagues were declined holidays because team members in completely different functional groups also had a holiday booked that day. Supervisors and management take holidays at any given time, but lab staff are expected to work overtime and have their own holidays dictated by the convenience of the company.

    TRAINING – There are no training plans at BioReliance. You are trained very quickly in one assay (because the previous person has left) and you are expected to perform that assay every day for years. Until, that is, you threaten to leave. At which point they will train you in a second assay…this pattern continues.
    You are not trained for your personal development, you are not trained due to interest.

    PROGRESSION – The issue with the progression at BioReliance is not that is does not exist, but the extreme lengths needed to gain promotion. Managers continually impress that you are “close to promotion” or “being considered” but this is not the case.
    After 18 months at the company I had worked to ensure that I ‘ticked off’ every aspect of the senior associate scientist job description. Despite this, I was not given the promotion and tld I “just missed”, I was encouraged to work harder.
    After 2 years at the company I was the most highly qualified, most accomplished and most trained member of lab staff within my team. I was declined the promotion a final time, given the reason that I was not emotionally mature enough.
    My experience is not uncommon, many of my ex-colleagues have left for the same reason. Lab staff are pitted against each other to compete for promotions which do not exist, it creates an incredibly negative environment and drives a wedge of hostility among teams.

    WORKLOAD – Workload is poorly managed, with some members of staff doing 4 times the work of others. Skipping lunch and working late is commonplace. Stress related absence is rife throughout the lower tiers of staff.
    SUPERVISORS – Put simply (most) supervisors are unsuited for their positions. In some cases supervisors are less qualified or accomplished that the scientists they supervise, but have progressed to that position through years spent at the company (which includes years spent on maternity leave). In my experience, supervisors were indecisive, undiplomatic and lazy. During my time at BioReliance I worked alongside one very good supervisor, but he has since left the company.

    MANAGEMENT – There is huge variety within the management at BioReliance. The UK site head (at the time I left) was very capable, with very good aims for the company. However, all attempts to change from this negative spiral in the Glasgow site die at the middle management level.
    Initiatives are in place. Huge amounts of resource are invested into improving things, but these are all blocked at the middle management level, particularly in the Molecular Biology, Virology and Microbiology departments.

    Rat an das Management

    Ask the right questions. Why are initiatives working in Stirling and Pentlands, but not in Glasgow?

    BioReliance has the size and financial power to dominate the biosafety testing marketplace. You should not be investing in training to have your lab staff pinched for the sake of £2000-3000 extra a year. Paying more would mean staff stick around, which would solve the workload and eventually the culture.


  10. Hilfreich (7)

    „Blame culture”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Associate Scientist - Molecular Biology in Glasgow, Schottland (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Associate Scientist - Molecular Biology in Glasgow, Schottland (Vereinigtes Königreich)
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    Neutrale Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei BioReliance gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Very few. They have a pretty good Xmas party but apart from that it's not an enjoyable place to work.

    Kontras

    Blame culture - higher ups pass all responsibility on to lower members of staff.

    Abysmal pay - well below industry rates

    Workload - far too high for some while other twiddle their thumbs

    Rat an das Management

    Sack the managers who don't visibly change their attitude from this negative culture