Applied Biological Materials Inc. Employee Reviews

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Acceptable, but needs work.
Adenovirus Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Richmond, BC5 March 2019
Not a bad place to work, but needs to build up its base. Some aspects of biosafety are not up to code.

Work hours are 9-5, meaning that you must be at work from 9-5. Often work will run over.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Long hours, frequent turn-over, frequent crisis, frequent changes in management from CEO
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Worst Company
Cell Culture Lab Technician (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC9 January 2019
Working as a lab tech here is demanding and underpaid. The managers and staff are rude and condescending. Most people working here are already unhappy and the high turnover rate is a great indicator how poorly managed the company is
Pros
free breakfast
Cons
underpaid, overworked, micromanagement
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High stress and underpaid
Cell culture technician (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC8 January 2018
It's fun at the beginning then it goes downhill fast after several months. It's a typical profit first, everything else second company. The benefit is minimal, lunch time is short, salary is below average, and there is feeling like everyone is faking how happy they are. This company is always hiring, and one would wonder why it's having a hard time retain skilled employees. They always hire fresh university grads to keep the cost down.
Cons
Below average pay, minimal benefits and vacation days, short lunch hours
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5.0
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Great Place to Work
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Richmond,BC Canada25 July 2017
Very friendly and open-minded company. The company cares about every employee and is always trying the best to create a good working environment, such as providing extended health insurance, free breakfast and etc.
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4.0
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Energetic,high efficient enviroment
molecular biology lab coordinator (Former Employee) –  Richmond BC,Canada9 November 2015
Energetic and fast paced working environment. People are friendly and easy to work with. Abm is a small but rapidly expanding company so there are many opportunities to learn a variety of skills and techniques and to meet new people. You are expected to work hard but hard work is often generously rewarded. Schedule is strict and follows a typical 9-5 schedule.
Pros
Free lunch, lots of opportunities
Cons
High work load
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5.0
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Happy to be a part of an incredible team at abm Inc.
Associate Director (Protein Science) (Current Employee) –  Richmond, BC, Canada26 June 2015
abm is place where you can expect a perpetual cycle of leaning and application as the company truly keeps up with the latest in the world of science and technology. The company is founded on a philosophy that nurtures talent and offers flexibility over slotting into fixed career path(s). With a dynamic working environment, abm offers a lot of potential for overall professional development. At abm, everybody cares to pull more than their weight and which gets duly rewarded through bonuses and loads of fun activities (picnis/company trips) and gestures like free lunches/BBQs.
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Great workplace and friendly co-workers
Molecular Biology Assistant (Former Employee) –  Rchmond, BC18 June 2015
I was working in ABM as a co-op student. That is my first co-op work term and I am very appreciated that my first lab related experience is with ABM! ABM is not a big company but I think that is very good for co-op students to learn new technique as a detailed training will be provided. ABM does provide a great, safe, and fun workplace to its emplyee and co-op students. Supervisors are very patient to teach you and give you advice. The most important thing is, there is no pressure to work in ABM! Sometimes there will be a lot of samples to be processed. Handling multiple tasks at a time could be the hardest part of the job. However, the co-workers are very nice. When they have time they always give you a hand. ABM also have monthly lunch and Halloween dessert party!! I am very enjoy the time in ABM. Really want to work as a full time employee after I graduate.
Pros
No pressure to work with supervisors and co-workers
Cons
Lunch time is a little bit short
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