If you want a life outside of Aegis, don't work here
Forensic Mass Spec. (Current Employee) – Nashville, TN – November 19, 2012
If you're about to be a lab employee, get ready to work 12 hours shifts, two days on, two days off. Sound Great? 5 am- 5pm or 5pm-5 am.. you work at least one day every weekend except one.If you expect to have a family life outside of Aegis...look again. You are not afforded maternity leave, you must pay for short term disability options in order to have time off for pregnancy..yes they look at it as a disability. You are a very disposable employee. Be ready to play favorites and suck up as well as for childish high school backstabbing and tattling! People here are willing to say anything to move themselves up. Upper management is definitely clueless. Outside of the lab employees such as HR think it's an amazing company to work for. They should, they get to work M-F 9-5 and get paid holidays and also get paid the same bonuses you receive for working in the lab. All outsiders of the lab are referred to as those "drinking the Aegis cool-aid". There is no room for advancement unless you have an "in". Middle management are very unprofessional and often act like your "best friend" in order to get information from you and thus will turn on you instantly if they receive lies about their informants. Along with this they often speak to you like they are 14. Favoritism is running rampant in this company! This may seem like a great company on the outside, but walk away...quickly. Although there are no employees currently working in the lab who will openly admit they are unhappy there (for fear of being fired) I can guarantee that at least 50% of them are seeking employment elsewhere!
free chic-fil-a (supporting their ban on gays), small parties, some bonuses, good pto if you get it accepted (good luck)
working every holiday, long 12 hour shifts, favoritism, no chance for advancement, only 1 weekend off a month