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Cell Signaling Technology Reviews

Updated 18 May 2019

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Cell Signaling Technology CEO Michael J. Comb (no image)
Michael J. Comb
45 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cell Signaling Technology full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance Excellent benefits (401k match, PTO, health and dental are low cost to employee) Great culture Management encourages volunteering in the community and provides a paid volunteer day Fantastic location outside of the city. Commute is easy! Opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    We are currently going through some "growing pains" which is expected as we move from being a small to medium sized company. I appreciate that HR and management have been working hard to assist with these employee concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Keep talking to the people in the trenches and appreciate their thoughts and concerns. Reward hard work!

    Cell Signaling Technology2017-08-28
  2. Helpful (11)

    "Stay away!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cell Signaling Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Hmmm one positive thing is the social/environmental responsibility. Oh and company parties, social hours, and cake every month to celebrate birthdays. Thats it!

    Cons

    Management is clueless, no training, clicky groups and many that feel entitled. Pay is substandard, benefits are on par/below other companies. favoritism that enables those who shouldn't progress to get promoted above those that deserve it.

    Advice to Management

    "We have been doing this for 20years" is not an acceptable excuse. Get in the "trenches" every once in a while to see that your expectations are unrealistic and and naive. "Lean" manufacturing is killing your employees

    Cell Signaling Technology2017-09-27
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Continued growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cell Signaling Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues feels like family Benefits Beautiful atrium Mission is admirable and motivating Volunteer days HR listens to the employees

    Cons

    Space - We are running out of places to sit. We keep hiring people and have no place to put them. Employees need to drive between buildings for meetings and there's no place to put their belongings. This is not sustainable yet there seems to be no plan to address the situation. Conference rooms are nearly impossible to secure. It's always a barter and trade transaction. Wastes too much time. Maybe with a... different seating configuration people could work more collaboratively requiring less formal meetings. Headcount - Many people are in positions where there is no one to back them up making it difficult to take vacations. Workloads are high requiring people to work after hours, weekends, and over vacations just to catch up.

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    Advice to Management

    Please prioritize the corporate projects and staff them accordingly. Not all projects can be done at the same time with the same resources. Also, address the space constraints.

    Cell Signaling Technology2017-08-30
  4. Helpful (12)

    "Toxic workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cell Signaling Technology full-time

    Pros

    Good commute out of the city, atrium/cafeteria is beautiful with exotic plants, pay and benefits are reasonable. There are some very nice people here, particularly in HR and the cell culture group.

    Cons

    Very, very disorganized company. Understaffed critical roles, severe lack of manager training (i.e. there is NO training!), sub-par bench skills of RAs (some don't even understand that you need to change pipette tips when working with different samples). No consequences for unprofessional behavior and management would rather look the other way and avoid conflict rather than step up and do their job. There was... clear evidence of coworker sabotaging others' work and when brought to management, the advice was to "not give up!" and just deal with the person's behavior. Sketchy biohazard waste practices. Employees are instructed to bleach cell culture plates, then throw them in mainstream recycling. This practice depends too much on people doing the right thing and poses a risk to the environment. It seems like upper management is more concerned with saving money under the guise of "environmental responsibility" than paying for proper biowaste disposal.

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    Advice to Management

    Train new managers!!! Invest in the bench skills of your associates and address weaknesses in those areas, or quality of work will suffer. Don't advertise yourself as flexible and strict about your employees NOT bringing work home/working extra hours if you are going to turn around and do the opposite once the job starts.

    Cell Signaling Technology2017-07-29
  5. Helpful (16)

    "A disappointment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cell Signaling Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great salary, smart, talented people.

    Cons

    The overall atmosphere was positive and encouraging however depending what group you are in. Bullying and favoritism exists and if you are unlucky like I was, it can quickly turn into a toxic work environment. Hopefully HR realizes after so many people leaving that there is a serious problem.

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding bad behavior, need to have a 0 tolerance policy in place. It is a very real problem and will end up costing the company a lot of money in high turn over or worse. A law suit.

    Cell Signaling Technology2017-05-19
  6. Helpful (19)

    "Hell Signaling Technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cell Signaling Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    What Dr. Comb has built is nothing short of miracle. Smart, talented and dedicated people working together to create one of the best research products on the market. Possible not directly, but you are helping to fight the most deadliest disease on the face of the earth. "Out of this world" benefits package, that does not exist anymore anywhere else.

    Cons

    However, what is going on in some of the departments and IT in particular it's devastating. You can call it "growth pains", you can call it "long overdue changes", but the truth of the matter is it's not normal, it's anything but normal. Work place bullying, harassment, backstabbing, and favoritism do very much exist and it's painful to watch how smart, loyal and hard working employees are FORCED OUT by toxic work... environment created for them by "manager's favorites". HR simply "closes their eyes" and tolerates a very bad behavior pretending that nothing really happens. How many more good people will have to "jump ship" for them to understand that there is a problem, an extremely serious problem.

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    Advice to Management

    Hopefully, Dr.Comb reads this review one day, and will take it seriously, at least some what seriously. You build a terrific company, try to correct the situation unit there is still time.

    Cell Signaling Technology2017-05-22
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Employee"

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

    I worked at Cell Signaling Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, work/family balance, generous vacation time

    Cons

    poor management choices, poor growth

    Advice to Management

    Believe in your employees.

    Cell Signaling Technology2017-06-22
  8. "Would recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Cell Signaling Technology full-time

    Pros

    great company, great culture, people are cordial and very modest

    Cons

    process workflow is not efficient, there is negativity in some departments which affects work

    Cell Signaling Technology2017-05-03
  9. "Thumbs up!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cell Signaling Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to work!

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons at the moment!

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to what we are saying!

    Cell Signaling Technology2017-04-29
  10. "Intern"

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    I worked at Cell Signaling Technology

    Pros

    Great hands on experience, collaboration with other RA's, and opportunity to get in front of management. Great location and lawn space is nice during the nicer days/summer.

    Cons

    Benefits are decent at best and not much exposure to interns in other groups.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more friendly and inclusive environment for interns.

    Cell Signaling Technology2017-04-17
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