BioReliance Reviews

Updated 2 Jun 2021

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2.8
53%
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Archie Cullen
38 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, flexible schedule(in 7 reviews)

  • "good people good(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The work load is far too much for the number of lab staff resulting in having to stay late most nights to finish it(in 6 reviews)

  • "low pay and limited upward mobility(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work for

      22 Feb 2021 - Associate Scientist I 
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      Pros

      Team works well together, friendly environment

      Cons

      Very busy, lots of overtime

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good team spirit in Stirling

      29 May 2021 - Associate Scientist 
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      Pros

      Open atmosphere, managers working closely with the team. Opportunity to work with clients on site. Lots of friendly people and plenty of recognition.

      Cons

      Scheduling can be an issue. Need to balance workload.

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Overworked and underpaid

      27 May 2021 - Supervisor in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pension options, company growth=job security

      Cons

      Overworked, lack of support between depts, metrics are only used as tools for punishment, management positions that are involed in operations expected to be available all hours without being paid, company growth=overloading

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      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Middle Management Hellhole Management

      13 May 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Leaving, not having to deal with Middle Management Joke of Managers, not having to be Bullied or dealing with Moronic Cliquey Individuals

      Cons

      Holidays, some Nice People, Bonus, and not having to work there after you leave

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Avoid Molecular!

      28 Jan 2021 - Scientist in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A good name to have on your CV. Good benefits package.

      Cons

      The workload is very unrealistic and poorly managed by the supervisors and management. Working through your lunch break and staying on when you should finish is fairly common practice. You are advised to escalate possible issues or work overloads; however, this falls on deaf ears. Phone calls and text messages from management out with working hours are common. Expect to be pulled into an office and belittled for errors that have occurred whether you're at fault or not. Management is quick to point the finger rather than fix the process/methods that lead to mistakes. Staff morale is very low throughout the Department, resulting in a high staff turnover, yet management does nothing. Training is practically non-existent, yet you are expected to be competent in your role. Compared to other companies that operate in the same business BioReliance salary is below average. Management is nothing short of bullies.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A disgrace to the industry

      9 Oct 2020 - Associate Scientist I in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      None. Not a single one.

      Cons

      I worked at the Glasgow site. I won’t name the department as I do not wished to be identified. When I was there I was constantly picked on, I had a manager scream at me in a corridor, I was bullied, belittled, and was in a department where nobody wanted to work. We saw the manager for 10 minutes in the morning unless something went wrong. Everyone was out to stab each other in the back and it was just so, so toxic. In the months since leaving, I have met other former employees who have had similar experiences either in person or they’ve reached out on line. Staff turnover is through the roof, training is a joke, oh and expect to be given a chewing out for simple things like entry errors when any other employer is happy to accept that minor mistakes happen and that you corrected it. Also, never expect to finish on time. Management do not know how to manage workload. Staying an extra 2 hours ever other day was pretty normal. On a side note, there was also zero (0) diversity in my department. Gotta love blatant bias eh? How higher up the food chain at Merck hasn’t clocked on to this I have no idea.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to work

      4 Feb 2021 - Scientist 
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      Pros

      Great team, good structure. People are great to work with.

      Cons

      Salary's not great compared to other industries.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Woman heavy manufacturing department, bulling rife

      13 Dec 2020 - Scientist/Manufacturing in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      work colleagues were great and work environment without them would have been terrible

      Cons

      bullying, lack of leadership in senior postions

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Hell hole. (Look out for the fake reviews)

      7 Mar 2021 - Associate Scientist in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Job security that’s it. Honestly.

      Cons

      Bullying, poor training, blame culture. Management will through staff under a bus at every opportunity. Not existent site head.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Need better work management

      11 Jan 2021 - Associate Scientist I 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lab staff are friendly and help each 9ther out.

      Cons

      The work load is far too much for the number of lab staff resulting in having to stay late most nights to finish it.

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