Charles River Laboratories Employee Reviews
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Anyone looking to start as an assistant animal tech and working your way up, it’s alot more hard work than you’d ever think it was and sometimes you can be expected too much off, it can feel like it’s the same thing Day in day out so can get abit boring, working with the same people every week it bones for like a little family you build.
Good pay, not an issue when taking holidays
Feel like your constantly at work with all the overtime etc abit over worked.
terrible place to work in don't care about there staff helf and safety is poor!have there own favourite in there need HR to do there dirty work!! for them. Management getting paid to do nothing!! dont interact with there staff or less your the golden one witch there is in there. no team work!! always back stabbing each other!! constant online stuff is nothing but a headache some of it is pointless!!its like a young boot camp collage in there!! stay clear you have been warned!! horrible place!! not worth the stress!!
hard work no team work!! rubbish pay!! stress!!
HR director and other Senior Management let it down as they offered as little flexibility as possible to staff. Culture of oppression and strict hierarchy oppressed ideas, innovation, morale and productivity of staff. Nice people worked there but their outlook and morale flattened and twisted, beaten down by unnecessary humiliation and oppression.
Good company for those looking for work straight out of university with ample opportunity for advancement for graduates. Training opportunities are fairly good, with quite inclusive workplace culture, also opportunities to get involved in charity work in community. Salary does not reflect role worked.
Progressive company with lots of good benefits (free food days, gifts at christmas/easter, salary review and small bonus each year) however, expect extremely high workload and majority of upper management very old school and not willing to change with the times.
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The first company I encounter in the UK who is not big on diversity and inclusion. You're pretty much on your own when it comes to advancement and career progression and if the management doesn't want you to advance, you can kiss your career goodbye. No life/work balance. Very scarce possibilities to train and develop.
Management not committed to development
Nice place to work but drive towards efficiency is a drive away from a nice atmosphere. Very friendly atmosphere with a lot of people willing to help, however the work demand prevented a lot of development
Very busy place with too little stuff, in results a day of work there is exhausting. The management is well organised and as well as the rest of people I've worked with there are great, friendly and helpful individuals. The hardest part of my work experience at Charles River was the amount of daily work, i often had to cut my breaks short and stay longer just to keep up. After a typical day at work my energy levels were drained.
"realistic minimum wage"
Interesting projects and smart people. Opportunity to learn a lot. Too many projects and not enough staff made for a stressful environment with high turnover.
diversity of projects and opportunities to learn
Over 14 hour days and expected to work 7 days in a row. No thanks for staying late or arriving early. Mentally and physically exhausted and no time for a family life. Only good thing was the money but you work to live not live to work!!!! CEO wonders why he has such a massive turnover and wants his colleagues to have a work life balance!!! Never going to happen.
money and creds (money off website)
Long hours, mental exhaustion
The job/work is enjoyable, physically and mentally demandingManagement have no idea how to manage people or manage a company. Very clicky. If your not friends with management or your face does not fit you will have difficulty here, including bullying
pay/hours, H&s, bullying, unqualified/uneducated management