Charles River Laboratories Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated 18 Jan 2021

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Charles River Laboratories Chairman, President, Director and CEO James C. Foster
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  • "Good Benefits and company culture(in 52 reviews)

  • "They have great benefits and offer competitive pay(in 33 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, no work/life balance(in 36 reviews)

  • "Long hours due to understaffing(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Nowhere to go

      13 Aug 2020 - Pharmacy Technician in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, great family feel

      Cons

      Nowhere to go unless you have some kind of qualification

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      CRL in Cambridge, UK (formerly BioFocus)

      5 Mar 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits package. Friendly atmosphere. Excellent for graduates needing experience in the lab.

      Cons

      Lack of communication and leadership from managers, who seem short-sighted and have knee-jerk reactions. Junior employees are sometimes not given enough support and guidance. Lab-based technicians/scientists are given the minimum the company can get away with, in terms of job title and salary. A lot of promotions only seem to happen if people kick up enough fuss and are not necessarily based on merit.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Company

      14 Jan 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Benefits and company culture

      Cons

      lower pay since biotech instead of pharma, slow to roll out changes as it is a large company. Seniority is valued over competence in some areas.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Research Assistant

      16 Jan 2021 - Research Scientist in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and working environment

      Cons

      A lot of hard work

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work if you like a fast paced working environment

      11 Sep 2020 - Assistant Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Never a dull moment, fast paced environment and very engaging - Lots of hours if you like to put in more work with great compensation - Good benefits - Great co-workers with a good team spirit - A lot of room to grow within the company if you show desire to move up

      Cons

      - If you don’t like doing overtime, during busy periods of the year you might have forced overtime (sometimes an extra hour to your schedule each day) - Location is far from the city

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Lots to do/good team!

      18 Jan 2021 - Client Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Wonderful team and good benefits.

      Cons

      Poor communication and training program and mediocre pay.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Pros and Cons working at Charles River

      17 Jan 2021 - Research Assistant III in Reno, NV
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, good co workers and lots of overtime available

      Cons

      High stress environment, bureaucratic, hard to move up in the company

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      27 Oct 2020 - Animal Care Technician in Raleigh, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Benefits Flexible Shift hours between 4:30 am to 4:30 pm

      Cons

      Occasional overtime and weekend duty plus 40 hours during week

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work if you can keep up

      9 Jul 2020 - Documentation Specialist in Mattawan, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The pay is decent, the benefits are good, and the community of people I work with makes coming to work (remote since COVID) a real joy.

      Cons

      Constantly changing systems, nothing works as it should, it can be stressful to keep on top of workload when nothing stays constant for more than 6 months. It can feel like climbing a mountain made of sand at times.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

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      1 Oct 2020 - Accountant in Charleston, SC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, fair pay, diversity

      Cons

      Management too secretive; not much growth opportunity

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