On average, employees at Charles River Laboratories give their company a 3.5 rating out of 5.0 - which is 11% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Charles River Laboratories employees are Research Assistants submitting an average rating of 3.9.
"I've worked with Charles River Laboratories for 5 years. They have been a great employer, providing comparable benefits."
"CEO is a businessman. Coworkers are the best part of my job."
"Company looking to better the world with groundbreaking research through contracts with all types of pharma companies"
"The Company is good overall. They do make an attempt to balance when a person works versus when they need to go through their life. So the work-life balance is a common culture at the company. However, the company is at a midpoint from doing the task the way they always have done them or developing systems to better meet the customer's and investors' needs of faster higher quality service."
"This company is great for a first job out of school. Compensation is average."
"CRL grew too fast and makes too much money. The leadership was promoted from within lacking crucial business understanding and leadership skills."
"I started work with CRL in 2016. It’s a very fast-paced work environment that offers decent opportunities for new grads. There isn’t a lot of career development and I wish they worked on creating a better work-life balance. They did do a good job of compensation and there is alway OT available."
"The company is a great place to begin for a college graduate. Albeit, this job will challenge you. It is a great place to gain experience and appreciation for the corporate world. No matter the department you find yourself in there will be opportunities to grow if you work hard enough."
"What am I reviewing? Not sure."
"I have worked with Charles River for just over 5 years and have found they stress the importance of work/life balance. Large company feel with several smaller sites acquired during my time here."
"HR backs management unconditionally. There are no avenues to protect your own ethics. Certain managers are allowed to use favoritism and trash talk about their subordinates. If you try to defend or explain how SAP has inherent flaws and how it can be used against you, HR hasn't a clue nor did it research the possibility. Discrimination of all sorts are used by certain managers and they are allowed to continue. Coworkers are afraid to speak up. One manager, actually tells private medical information about another to justify his or her behavior and is never made responsible for the behavior. Also, certain employees are allowed to be and show outrageous insubordination without any disciplinary action while others are over disciplined and trashed behind their back. HR allows this. Sadly, it's the truth and no recourse for the employee. Fact, not sour grapes."
"CR has taught me a great deal in how to do business in today's market. This company has made me what I am today."
"Upper management is changing... sadly. Some VP's do not care about the values, science and mission of what CRL used to hold in high regards. Executive mgt doesn't care about employees and the board should pay attention to what decisions are being made, They are not made based on science, quality, revenue, cost savings but rather based on someone's ego."
"Charles River was an excellent place to work. I would like to work in a similar environment."
What do you like about working at Charles River Laboratories?
"Very little, the money is okay and the people are fun, but the work, and culture is terrible. Management is horrible."
Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?
"Get out! There is nothing to see here. Can't imagine a worse employer."
What don't you like about working at Charles River Laboratories?
"I have no enthusiasm for the job, due to the horrible work culture, divisive work styles and cliques and the management switching between ignorance and micromanaging."
What suggestions do you have for management?
"Performance based pay. More holidays, public holidays, listen to staff, better communication between departments, more specialised units."
Charles River Laboratories has an overall rating of 3.5 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 21 Charles River Laboratories Review Ratings left anonymously by Charles River Laboratories employees, which is 10% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 90% of employees would recommend working at Charles River Laboratories.
Charles River Laboratories employees earn $41,000 annually on average, or $20 per hour, which is 38% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 14 Charles River Laboratories employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Charles River Laboratories Salaries by Job Title.
90% of employees would recommend working at Charles River Laboratories with the overall rating of 3.5 out of 5. Employees also rated Charles River Laboratories 3.4 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.1 for Rewards You Receive, 2.9 for Growth Opportunities and 3.4 for support you get.
According to our data, the highest paying job at Charles River Laboratories is a Senior Corporate Counsel at $191,000 annually. Browse Charles River Laboratories Salaries by Job Profile.
According to our data, the lowest paying job at Charles River Laboratories is a IT Intern at $20,000 annually. Browse Charles River Laboratories Salaries by Job Profile.
According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Charles River Laboratories to be Company Culture, People You Work With, Person You Work For and Rewards You Receive, and cons to be Growth Opportunities.
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