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.
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.
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.