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Binding Site Reviews

Updated 26 Apr 2019

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Charles de Rohan
23 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic location, company is enjoying continuous growth, lots of opportunities within the company, great facilities and a really friendly environment.

    Cons

    Seems to be a pay gap between lab based roles and office based roles.

    Binding Site2018-12-15

    Binding Site Response

    January 16, 2019Head of HR (UK)

    Thanks for taking the time to review your time with the Company and we are glad to hear that you have such a positive outlook. The central location is great and provides easy access to commute to for those that travel from further afield, it also provides great amenities with the ...

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  2. "A great place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Binding Site full-time

    Pros

    Many of the technicians at TBS are newly qualified and able to gain a lot of experience at this company regardless of whether they wish to stay long term. This is a company that looks after you and makes everyone feel extremely welcome.

    Cons

    Progression in lab based roles is very hard to come by, hence why people move on. The salary for technicians is also on the low side for the level of qualification and working hours required.

    Advice to Management

    I would ensure you pay attention to the suggestions that lab staff make to the management teams. When this happens improvement are always noticeable.

    Binding Site2019-04-26

    Binding Site Response

    May 20, 2019Head of HR (UK)

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to see that you are having a positive experience and have taken the time to write about it. We aim to ensure that all of our employees are well looked after and are made to feel welcome upon joining and throughout their employment at the ...

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  3. "Tight company"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Binding Site full-time

    Pros

    Work is relatively easy as a technician, close to transport links and Morrisons

    Cons

    Pay is low for 40hr contracts, some departments you are treated badly, others okay depending on management culture. Very tight with pay and non-transparent with salary. HR can be shady.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Binding Site2019-04-17

    Binding Site Response

    May 23, 2019CFO

    Thank you for providing your opinions. We always review all feedback we receive to see what we can learn and ways to improve. At TBS, we work hard to ensure that all of our employees have a positive experience, learning in their job and being properly compensated for their contribution. ...

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Nice company with friendly people and great location"

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    Current Employee - Research and Development Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Binding Site full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice friendly environment. New and improved break time facilities and underground parking.

    Cons

    You almost get penalised for being an internal applicant when applying for other jobs as they pay the full salary to external employees as soon as they start but those that get the job internally have to wait up to 6 months before getting their full and final pay even though they both have the same experience/qualifications.

    Binding Site2019-03-21
  5. "Growing company, but still slow progression"

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    Current Employee - Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    bonus every Christmas, summer drinks party and Christmas party are always fun.

    Cons

    Slow progression, poor management and constantly reorganising the company without any warning. There is a large skills gap within a department. Manager is very hesitant to train everyone equally. Main reason people leave is because of the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate effectively and in detail.

    Binding Site2019-03-14

    Binding Site Response

    April 4, 2019Head of HR (UK)

    Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to share your opinions. In our Company where we are growing rapidly we need to make changes to be able to keep up with our growth. I am sorry that you feel that the communication hasn’t been adequate. We do try to ensure ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment but lack of communication"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Binding Site full-time

    Pros

    - Location - Employees/team spirit - quite a positive environment

    Cons

    - It seems that changes being made are never shared thoroughly and clearly with employees and just stays within the management teams. This leads to people constantly speculating on what is happening. - pay is quite less

    Binding Site2019-03-09

    Binding Site Response

    April 4, 2019Head of HR (UK)

    Thank you for providing feedback on your time at our Company. As you would hopefully be aware we are in a honoured position to be in a period of ongoing growth which creates a situation whereby we have to continually assess our infrastructure the environment in which we operate to ...

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  7. "Bad experience"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Binding Site full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of charity activities Nice break room

    Cons

    Everything else Condescending management, don’t treat techs as adults. You get in trouble for merely talking to someone for 2 seconds. Too busy- need more resources and equipment but management is too busy prioritising silly things They don’t listen to feedback. Any small mistake is highlighted Extremely low pay for the amount of work and stress- not worth it Not a lot of room for progression, even if there is the...

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    Advice to Management

    Your employees are people, not machines. Pay more attention to their feedback. Stop looking for excuses to get someone in trouble.

    Binding Site2019-03-06
  8. "Great if you aren willing to speak up"

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

    I have been working at Binding Site full-time

    Pros

    A welcoming company, everyone knows everyone. Very little politics.

    Cons

    Very poor management within certain departments. Micromanagement is rife and staff are made to feel bad if they speak up because of an issue.

    Binding Site2019-01-09

    Binding Site Response

    April 4, 2019Head of HR (UK)

    Thank you for providing feedback, we strive to ensure that the company is an excellent company to work for and there is a welcoming environment from the moment you step through the doors. We have individuals who have been here since the Company started for 30+ years and we have worked ...

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Sad to leave"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Binding Site full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The years I spent with this company were really enjoyable with new stuff happening all the time. There was never a shortage of new projects to get involved in and the team were great to work with. The company seemed to be really trying to ensure that all the staff felt valued although the rapid expansion meant that you didn't always know what was going on

    Cons

    They are growing really rapidly which is good as there are always new things around however it makes it harder to understand what is happening and how it impacts on the department but then I guess that's the same in most companies

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for a great couple of years and keep the culture of the company where everyone feels valued. Your people are the most important asset

    Binding Site2018-10-05

    Binding Site Response

    November 20, 2018Head of HR (UK)

    Thank you for your positive feedback and I am really glad to hear you enjoyed your time with the Company. We do have a number of exciting projects happening which provides a range of opportunities for our employees to grow and develop within their role and across the business. As ...

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Growing new opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Works In R&D in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Binding Site full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is a great company that cares about its people. It has just opened an amazing new staff break area which is the best i have ever seen in any company i have worked for. It growing really quickly and the new management that have joined are bringing new ideas and developing the business in a really positive way. There are loads of opportunities as new teams are being created to work on new products and they are refurbishing...

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    Cons

    The rapid growth and loads of new projects happening means that it sometimes feels like things are not joined up and one team is tripping over another. Some of the managers have been there a long time and need to move with the times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep modernising and keep moving forward. Keep investing in your best people and provide opportunities for them to shine

    Binding Site2018-09-02

    Binding Site Response

    October 16, 2018Head of HR (UK)

    Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts. We agree that this is a great company that truly cares about each and every one of its employees, always looking at our working practises to continually improve on what we have for the future of our workforce and most importantly ...

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