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fast pace
good place to work with many young workers, fast pace. But not very efficient due to many departments with long procedures.pay is lower than average industry.
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great lunch room
great place to work and productive and friendly

different task about SAP system and training time is enough to explore and excel your self. amazing people and great team.
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Excellent company and management
Excellent company to work for. The team spirit, management and all employees are amazing. Definitely a place I would recommend working. The owner of the company has an amazing vision and it's great to be part of a company that has such a great vision and potential.
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Productive and Great Work Culture
Enjoyed learning and working with the Instrumentation team. A typical week consists of a collaborative workspace with problem solving tasks and fun teammates.
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Great company
Yet again found it's way onto the list of BC's best managed companies, and rightly so. Worked here for 4+ years and looking forward to the future. Great work culture and great management which one would come to appreciate after 1 or two experiences with a bad manager.. They genuinely focus on employee progression for those that show genuine interest.
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Good life-sciences company
Very good organization for development in life science products and devices. Good people in my department to work with. Lots of social activities planned by the team.
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Outgoing coworkers and upbeat environment
All of the people I work with were upbeat and open. I became friends with many of the people that I worked with and they were ready to help figure out the complexities of my job.
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Awful management, salary too low for location
Worked in manufacturing in the clean room for a year and a half. My manager was awful. Condescending and rude, lied about overtime pay, had no experience in the clean room so was completely useless on top of the fact she didn't take suggestions from the employees actually performing manufacturing duties, and in general a real buzz kill. Easily the worst manager I've ever had.
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Great people and interesting work
Most of the people who work there are great. Salaries are not that high to do the status of the company being a desirable place for science-based work. Company culture is good and benefits are also fine.
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opportunity to grow
really good place to work, coworkers are so friendly.
good place to learn a lo of Biotech industry in the differents deparmetns.

many meeting to learn and crossfuctional activities.
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Co-op position in RND
It was a great place to work. The management on my team was good, but I can't say that for all other groups in the organization. The company events and activities were interesting and lots of fun.
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Not good
- This company provides terrible 'opportunities' that limit career advancement if an employee ever tries to leave.
- Management is absent, or when actually contributing, makes uninformed decisions that disrupt employee advancing with approved projects.

- Women are not treated appropriately. Management asked each woman in an all-women meeting if each planned to get married and start a family. Would men be asked the same?

- Management doesn't conduct proper research prior to making decisions, and changes their minds often which looks disorganized and unprofessional.

- Employees are unhappy and complain constantly.

- There are almost 50 HR staff working in the company. Why so many if they never address employee concerns? What are they doing?

- The company is moving to Production Way near SFU. Almost all employees will need to commute much further (+45 minutes each way) to get to work. They don't tell this to job candidates.

- The company actively removes negative posts from Glassdoor, etc. to make their ratings look better. That isn't ethical and misleads potential job candidates.
Pros
Transit is close by.
Cons
Office is located in a dangerous neighbour, Someone was recently shot and killed in the warehouse next door.
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Fast-paced professional atmosphere
Experiment-focused work schedule, with data analysis mixed in. Stemcell has a friendly atmosphere, but the ultimate goal is becoming one of the largest biotechnology firms in the world.
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Not a very mature organization
This is a great company with great cause but not very mature in their business capability maturity.

They need to hire stronger leadership for their IT to ensure sustainable customer satisfaction.
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An exciting and unique company, filled with amazing people.
Typical Day at Work:
Flexible hours working with an awesome team.

As the company is in a period of growth, there is always something new to do and learn.


Management:

Management are good with people and encourage open and honest communication. They are authentic and act with integrity.


Workplace Culture:

It's a relaxed workplace culture, which focuses on the important aspects of the job such as high quality performance and interdepartmental collaboration and less so about standards of dress.

Amazing Christmas Holiday Party which celebrates the achievements of the whole company over the past year.

Loads of great clubs and societies to join such as STEMSail, STEMRun, STEMJazz, STEMRock, Dragon Boats, Volley Ball, Book Club and many more.


Hardest part of the job:

It's a busy work place.


Best part of the job:

The people.
Pros
Free coffee/tea, good work-life balance, the people, Company Mission, Company Culture
Cons
Can't think of any
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Good people to work with
The best part is the job security and benefits

Schedule is also very good

Management is understanding and overall good with people
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Not what I expected
I was very excited to be hired at Stemcell following my undergrad. It's supposedly a hard company to get into.
Was told many times about the opportunities for advancement after one year at the company, as well as the numerous internal courses offered to employees. I believed that this would allow me to explore different areas of the company. However, there are a small number of internal courses, and many are reserved solely for employees who require the course.

Management style is quite old-school. Change happens very slowly, as typical in such a corporate top-down structure.

Co-workers are great, but the company does not seem to value its employees as much as they make it seem.
Pros
Lavish christmas party and department summer event, Free tea and coffee, Great benefits (health benefits and RRSP matching)
Cons
Old-school corporate structure, lots of moving around (positions and physical locations), high turn-over rate of employees, less opportunities for growth as are said.
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good starting position
- poor salaries and compensation
- management needs more support

- good work life balance

- low retention levels - high turnover

- acceptable job security

- competitive workplace
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Growing company
Positions there are fairly secure as the company continues to do well and grow, although there wasn't a clear career pathway outlined when I was there (I think it may have changed now), so there really didn't appear to be much upward movement possibilities.
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Great place to work
Great place for new grads, especially science grads looking for lab and sales positions. The new lab space is beautiful, and you can learn a lot as a first job.
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work / life balance
Friendly faces and Friendly people until things hit the fan. Too many cooks in the kitchen, people have their habits and hard to change that. work / life balance is good.
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