Charles River Laboratories Employee Reviews

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TEAM LEADER - GENERAL TOXICOLOGY (Current Employee), Senneville, QCNovember 21, 2014
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.
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!
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Very static/boring environment
IT Specialist II (Former Employee), Montréal, QCOctober 1, 2013
Pros: very flexible
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.
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Poor culture
IT PROGRAM DIRECTOR (Current Employee), Montréal, QCMarch 11, 2013
Pros: proximity to home
Cons: poor culture and immature managment
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.
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Relevé des défis et pro-actif indispensable
Superviseure de la conciergerie interne et externe (Former Employee), Québec, CanadaApril 16, 2014
Pros: comité social très présent pour les employés
Cons: travailler sous pression
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.
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Assistante-technicienne
Assistante analyste senior (Former Employee), Québec, QCMarch 25, 2013
Cons: salaires moins élevés, possibilités d'avancement : moyennes
-Horaire de travail intéressant
-Avantages sociaux très intéressants
-Salaire moins élevé que dans les entreprises œuvrant dans le même domaine.
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Beaucoup de grands projets
Directeur, Validation et Déploiement (Current Employee), Montréal, QCJune 9, 2012
Pros: possibilité de travailler de la maison à l'occasion
Cons: trop de politique
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.

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Claimed Profile
Headquarters
251 Ballardvale St.
Wilmington MA, United States 01887
Revenue
$1bn to $5bn (CAD)
Employees
5,001 to 10,000
Industry
Links
Charles River Laboratories website