Santa Cruz Biotechnology Reviews

Updated 3 Jan 2021

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2.4
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115 Ratings
Pros
  • "There was frequent free food in attempts to boost employee morale in lieu of raises(in 26 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours and supportive of entry level employees(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "No raises or cost of living adjustments(in 21 reviews)

  • "The so called "raise freeze" (that coincidentally happened as soon as Obama got elected) has done a number on employee morale at this company(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate - Animal Science in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Santa Cruz Biotechnology full-time

    Pros

    They have a very fun work environment with amazing coworkers. They will also give out free lunches from time to time. You also have access to small and run down gym but it’s still a gym. The work load highly depends on what department you work for.

    Cons

    Management, it’s somewhat of a joke. Higher ups don’t really seem to take their job seriously and when things do become serious they push responsibility to others so there’s never a clear chain of command. Pay is appropriate for the entry level but is highly lacking for higher level.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Santa Cruz, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Santa Cruz Biotechnology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free lunches, casual dress code, nice coworkers

    Cons

    Most of management seemed to extremely stressed. Seemed like a lot of the long term employees were not very happy with their jobs. Not a positive work atmosphere.


  3. "Pretty Good for a College Student"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant 

    I have been working at Santa Cruz Biotechnology part-time

    Pros

    very easy to make schedule around classes and other responsibilities nice supervisor fun coworkers

    Cons

    only pay minimum wage quick coworker turn around

  4. "You’ll learn a lot from them"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Paso Robles, CA

    I have been working at Santa Cruz Biotechnology full-time

    Pros

    This company will give you the opportunity to learn as much as you can. They’re great with teaching you step by step what to do and how to succeed. You won’t get loss, and the team is always supportive.

    Cons

    - Compensation is lacking. - They hardly crack down on the slackers. As long as the work gets done on time they have no reason to do anything about it

  5. "Not the worst job, not the best job"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Santa Cruz Biotechnology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Low stress. Great location.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for growth. Relatively low pay for industry. Company morale is low.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Wrong at so many levels, very bad employer"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Santa Cruz Biotechnology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, location is good

    Cons

    Where do I start... the management is not interested in taking employees' opinions into account. Recommendations or ideas/input are immediately rejected. No room for creative changes or improving existing procedures. Actually I think the management is not interested at all in improving practices, but rather tends to sticking what they have done for 20 years already. They pay is really low, and there is no room for personal or professional growth. No raises. Management will belittling you on a daily basis. No positive environment between employees and management. Employees are sometimes encouraged to lie to customers for the company's benefit.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not Worth Your Time!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vet Tech 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Santa Cruz Biotechnology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay Beautiful facilities Nice horses

    Cons

    Manager is a psychotic narcissist who manipulates others into doing her job while she takes the credit. She will call you names and belittle you. She has the owners believing the place can’t operate/function without her LOL. The only plus is the manager is there maybe 20 hours a week so you rarely have to deal with her. So many horses can’t walk due to foundering. When horses are of no use anymore they get sent to the “big cat farm”. Way too much suffering going on at that place. Animal abusers at its finest. If you love drama and are desperate for a decent paycheck then this is the place for you! Glad I left when I did. This place is a nightmare!

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  8. "One of leading biotch company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Biotechnologist in Heide, Schleswig-Holstein

    I have been working at Santa Cruz Biotechnology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best exposure to the work to gain a better wxperience.

    Cons

    I dont see any in it

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  9. "Good experience as first job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Santa Cruz Biotechnology full-time

    Pros

    you don't bring your work home...friendly environment, good european management

    Cons

    No possibilty of growing, low salary

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Fun Job, Crappy People"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Santa Cruz Biotechnology full-time

    Pros

    The job itself is alright.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with the workers and the owners do not care at all.

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