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BioReliance Reviews

Updated 24 Apr 2019

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Archie Cullen
28 Ratings
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  • "Super low pay and maximum work load(in 6 reviews)

  • "The situation surrounding holidays for lab staff in BioReliance is absurd(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good/Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BioReliance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good company. Management creates a space for collaboration and improvement. Clear and defined corporate structure, with clear levels of your job and advancement.

    Cons

    Hard to say. Mid sized company, so you get to know people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    BioReliance2019-04-24
  2. "Moving in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BioReliance full-time for more than 5 years

    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

    Cons

    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

    Advice to 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.

    BioReliance2019-01-29
  3. Helpful (4)

    "AVOID! AVOID! AVOID! Virology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BioReliance full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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...

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    Advice to 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...

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    BioReliance2019-01-23
  4. "Associate Scientist I"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at BioReliance full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nice working environment

    Cons

    low pay and limited upward mobility

    BioReliance2018-11-11
  5. "bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at BioReliance full-time

    Pros

    Hours are flexible, especially when working in the lab

    Cons

    Management is terrible due to lack of training.

    BioReliance2018-12-05
  6. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seoul
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BioReliance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team, Good working culture and global experiences

    Cons

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

    BioReliance2018-06-15
  7. "Good culture overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BioReliance

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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.

    Advice to Management

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

    BioReliance2017-12-20
  8. "BioReliance Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BioReliance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

    BioReliance2017-09-13
  9. "Needs better management on all levels"

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

    I worked at BioReliance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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.

    Advice to Management

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

    BioReliance2017-09-05
  10. Helpful (11)

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

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist II in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BioReliance full-time for more than 3 years

    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.

    Cons

    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...

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    Advice to 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.

    BioReliance2017-07-25
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