Scientist (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 16 December 2018
- 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.
Transit is close by.
Office is located in a dangerous neighbour, Someone was recently shot and killed in the warehouse next door.
An exciting and unique company, filled with amazing people.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 12 April 2018
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.
Free coffee/tea, good work-life balance, the people, Company Mission, Company Culture
Marketing Coordinator (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 27 March 2018
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.
Lavish christmas party and department summer event, Free tea and coffee, Great benefits (health benefits and RRSP matching)
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.
Quality Control Technologist III (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 19 February 2018
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.
Account Manager/Technical Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 28 January 2017
- this company strives for excellence in what they do - the products they develop, the way they treat their customers and staff. - great place for graduates in the life science industry. - learnt alot about sales and the business side of science at this company. - great place to work with motived staff and great managment.
Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 7 January 2016
Team work activities and motivated team members. The employees have passion for process improvement. Opportunity for growth if you are a scientist or having science background. Overall, this is a great company to work with.
Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 5 September 2015
Great people to work with. Team work spirit and people passion to support research and development. If you have passion for research and developing new process, then STEMCELL is a good platform for it.
Company with a very friendly atmosphere, dedicated to scientific research, and equipment production and sales.
Office Assistant (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 7 August 2015
Very comfortable place to work in regards to the friendliness of everyone in the company, no matter where they are placed in the hierarchy. Work hours are stable, usually with the choices of 8am-4pm, 9am-5pm, or 10am-6pm, but depending on your situation and department you also have the choice of 6am-2pm, 7am-3pm, or 11am-7pm. As an office assistant, the worst part of the job would be that the projects I work on would be quite tedious, but the environment and convenience of the hours and pay made it worth it. Extremely understanding managers, always focus on health first if you're having any struggles.
Fast-paced work environment with opportunity for development (mostly self-taught)
Marketing Operations Specialist (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 2 February 2014
I have had the opportunity to work with multiple corporate departments as well as external groups such as vendors and our corporate law firm.
Over the years I have developed advanced skills using Salesforce.com, ELOQUA, and Excel.
The most enjoyable part of my job is that I can work with my team members to apply our technical skills to resolve technical issues and provide technical assistance to Sales reps, Marketing colleagues, and departmental project teams.
Opportunity to develop my team and present on strategies for process improvements
INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 23 April 2013
Very upbeat office environment and everyone shared a hard working mentality. Learned how to prioritize revenue generating tasks and the necessary steps to complete the sales cycle. Lots of attention and support was provided by management. Learning and improvement was highly encouraged. The hardest part of the job was prospecting. The most enjoyable part of the job was closing a deal.