Charles River Laboratories Employee Reviews in Canada

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Low salary but long lasting job
Research Scientist (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QCFebruary 29, 2016
This company is good for entry level job seekers. The training is good and one can get lots of experiences. The co-workers are nice and there are lots of team work around. Some bosses/managers have favorites when it comes to give promotions or salary raises.
Pros
Stable job
Cons
Low salary at all position levels
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Membre du comité exécutif (Former Employee) –  MontrealOctober 5, 2015
Great company with many opportunities however all changed when CRL bought CTBR. Less autonomy and more of a corporate (bureaucratic) culture, living as a public company from quarter to quarter.
Pros
Proximity to home, at the time
Cons
Lack of qualified support staff
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Negative workplace -
TEAM LEADER - GENERAL TOXICOLOGY (Current Employee) –  Senneville, QCNovember 21, 2014
Stressful relationships. Nobody trust nobody. Managers don't care about the mental and spiritual health of the team. People are obligated to do more than their scope of work (managers, team leaders working as technicians, technicians working as maintenance supporters... mandatory overtime rotations - it means, you can't choose and you can't refuse an overtime: it's your time, you will do it 10 PM, 2 AM... doesn't matter! Obligated extra hour and sixth day each 2 weeks. A technician starts at about 13 CAD/ hour. A Team Leader, about 16 CAD/hour. Good health insurance (SunLife), but doesn't worth, cause they'll stole your private life completely! The culture is: "do your job even if it's not good. Who cares! Don't speak too much, don't complain and give us more for the same price". Of course there're good people as co-workers, but you never know when the pressure - from the managers - will turn them against you!
Pros
two annual barbecues free
Cons
long hours (days of 10 hours for techs and 14, 16 hours for team leaders and coordinators). lab people are ok - 37.5 week.
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Very static/boring environment
IT Specialist II (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QCOctober 1, 2013
This company is frozen in the past, not willing to advance in processes.
As a research company should be more passionated and IT driven.
Old processes dominated the technology implemented.
Pros
very flexible
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Poor culture
IT PROGRAM DIRECTOR (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QCMarch 11, 2013
A typical day consisted of dealing with politics and employees that were afraid of management due to a culture of fear that was propagated by many in management. The hardest part of the job was the culture and a constant feeling of needing to watch my back because I learned the hard way that management could not be trusted.
Pros
proximity to home
Cons
poor culture and immature managment
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grande entreprise
Premier Administrateur de systèmes (Former Employee) –  Senneville, QCMarch 22, 2016
Ayant les moyens financiers pour mettre en oeuvre les solutions technologiques nécessaires à son bon fonctionnement.
Pros
Horaires flexibles
Cons
Administration lourde
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Relevé des défis et pro-actif indispensable
Superviseure de la conciergerie interne et externe (Former Employee) –  Québec, CanadaApril 16, 2014
Être prêt à relevé des défis ce qui offre l'opportunité de développer tout notre potentiel et qui favorise une grande collaboration entre collègues de travail.
Pros
comité social très présent pour les employés
Cons
travailler sous pression
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Assistante-technicienne
Assistante analyste senior (Former Employee) –  Québec, QCMarch 25, 2013
-Horaire de travail intéressant
-Avantages sociaux très intéressants
-Salaire moins élevé que dans les entreprises œuvrant dans le même domaine.
Cons
salaires moins élevés, possibilités d'avancement : moyennes
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Beaucoup de grands projets
Directeur, Validation et Déploiement (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QCJune 9, 2012
CRL est une entreprise en constante évolution. Beaucoup de projets sont en cour afin de devenir LE leader mondial. La charge de travail est parfois immense mais l'atmosphère est sain.
Pros
possibilité de travailler de la maison à l'occasion
Cons
trop de politique
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