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Binding Site Reviews

Updated Nov 6, 2019

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3.7
67%
Recommend to a Friend
99%
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Binding Site CEO Charles de Rohan (no image)
Charles de Rohan
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Nice atmosphere, good hours, friendly team, good location and parking(in 4 reviews)

  • "The staff are friendly and I always had a great work life balance with only a few truly stressful periods(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Extremely low pay for the amount of work and stress- not worth it(in 4 reviews)

  • "Slow progression, poor management and constantly reorganising the company without any warning(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic, Supportive and Career Defining"

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    Former Employee - Multiple in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progression, Support, Wellbeing, Great Culture

    Cons

    Communication between business areas could be better

    Advice to Management

    Trust and believe in junior/operational members of staff, they’re close to the action and have great ideas.

    Binding Site2019-11-06
  2. "Great people to work with - need to work on internal comms"

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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 a year

    Pros

    Really friendly atmosphere, lovely new office, decent benefits in terms of pension and holiday allowance. Open door policy with all management including directors.

    Cons

    No enhancement of parental leave. Lack of internal comms strategy which can often mean decisions around change are misconstrued due to rationale not being translated down.

    Binding Site2019-11-04
  3. "Always a lot going on"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team i work in are really dedicated and work hard and the company are good to its employees. The senior management are interested in what is going on in the company and they have put some nice facilities and reasonable benefits in place for the staff. Good prospects and opportunities as the company keeps growing. Lots of charity activities and events supported which is good to be part of.

    Cons

    There is a lot going on and we have just reorganised and we are are about to have a load of building work which will no doubt cause a fair bit of disruption to the department. Would be nice to have a bit of stability to allow things to settle down

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep your people at front of mind.

    Binding Site2019-09-20
  4. "early day review"

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

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

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    training in anything and everything

    Binding Site2019-09-05
  5. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Binding Site full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Sociable - Great people - Good working environment - Fast paced - Focus on improvement - Charity events/fundraising

    Cons

    - Not many opportunities for external training. - No early finish Friday (more common at other companies). - Discrepancies in pay for employees doing the same role.

    Binding Site2019-08-21
  6. "Comfortable lab work"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Binding Site full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Location Friendly Employees Finish on time

    Cons

    Low pay for Science grads

    Advice to Management

    Invest in Junior researchers

    Binding Site2019-08-30
  7. "Great for a grad job"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good first grad job, easy to do, requires minimal lab experience.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, hours can be a little daunting.

    Advice to Management

    Pay could be better but keep providing a great entry to jobs in science.

    Binding Site2019-07-25
  8. Helpful (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
  9. Helpful (6)

    "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
  10. Helpful (1)

    "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
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