Skip over menu?
  

COGNATE BIOSERVICES:What's it like to work here?

United States Industry Manufacturing
Skip over sub-menu?
COGNATE BIOSERVICESCOGNATE BIOSERVICESCOGNATE BIOSERVICES
This company does not
provide content for this profile
Is this Your Company?
Claim your profile now

Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    50%
    Subpar (1)
    50%
    1.94
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for COGNATE BIOSERVICES

Reviews - What employees say

1.94 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 24.May 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Very bad internal communication, several incompetent employee, technical missing the basic concepts of sciences.

What I like about the company

Nothing

What I dislike about the company

Favoritism to technician who has been fore while. Technician taking advantage of the limited acknowledge of QC director, FACS group is a clear evidence.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    COGNATE BIOSERVICES
  • City
    MEMPHIS
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Research/development

Company Culture

Fairly diverse environment, but if you are not in the "right cliche" you are treated very poorly and left to do all the work while others advance rapidly and bring in UN-knowledgeable family members/friends into all of upper management/leadership positions, but because of their lack of understanding it puts even more of a strain on the company as a whole.

Support from management

Management tends to keep you in the dark. They know the company is in far worse condition than they want to admit so they leave you in the dark in order for the work to continue.

Teamwork

The only time team works is when they are "getting along" otherwise it's back stabbing, whispering, and sabotage (mostly from upper management, I believe this is the case because they see how the "system works" and they know if a position comes available they can place another friend in place, so they make it very hard and nearly impossible for individuals to work successfully.

Freedom to work independently

Absolutely! Considering in many cases you are the ONLY one working!

Internal Communication

You are only spoken to cordially when someone needs something from you. Very poor communication all across the board. If you are not "in the know" you don't know anything!

Attitude towards older colleagues

With such insecurity in the work place job wise, often times people will hold back knowledge and vital information in order to keep value on them while decreasing your value in order to keep their own job secure.

Career Development

Very poor

Overall compensation for your work

It's the perks that get you. Great schedule (when they allow you to stick to your schedule), plenty of off time including vacation, sick, and personal time off and most holidays. And though it's salary, you get paid overtime. And they pay for your insurance. In addition, they feed us often. It's the "perks" that reel you in and keep you there even through the misery.

Environmental Friendliness

Those who are friendly are great and always friendly however, so many can go days and weeks and treat you like you are invisible UNTIL they Need you then they are as sweet as Christmas.

Work-Life Balance

They will work you until you are bleeding from your eyes if you let them! Plenty of off days but they treat you like a misfit for wanting to use them.

Company Image

Very poor

Job Security

Only for the inner circle of people and friends; for those individuals if you are not "working out" in one department they pass you off on the next until they just can't anymore. However, if you are not then out the door you go. However, with the condition of the company jobs are really not secure at this time for anyone.

Handicapped Accessibility

It's fine as long as you don't have to go past the lobby.

Workplace Safety

Work here at your own risk!

Challenging Work

With ever-changing policies, procedures, staff, and client needs they ensure that every day is a challenge at work!

Inclusive / Diverse

Inclusive; only if you are close to members of the inner circle.
Diverse; fairly

Suggestions for improvement

  • Fire all of upper management and start fresh. New and improved hiring screening and process. Limit the number of family member working together. Make management more diverse. Put better training metrics in place. Put in policies that will treat ALL people the same or at least fairly; including based on their work ethic and knowledge.

What I like about the company

The perks are great! 5 sicks days a year, 5 personal days a year, 80 hours of vacation, and 12 paid holiday off days. They pay for our insurance (no per pay period expense). Some of the people you meet are simply amazing and because they "understand" they display empathy and support and help make some of the most miserable days bearable. (Unfortunately, due to the working environment we are losing so many of those individuals.) Oh yea, it keeps the bills paid!

What I dislike about the company

Everything that I don't like. Mostly the unfair people you are forced to deal with. The "inner circle".

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    COGNATE BIOSERVICES
  • City
    MEMPHIS
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Research/development

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Other company profiles

Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    50%
    Subpar (1)
    50%
    1.94
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

COGNATE BIOSERVICES
1.94
2 reviews

Industry average (Manufacturing)
3.10
128,641 reviews

kununu average
3.38
3,489,000 reviews