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worst place ever
sample prep technician (Former Employee) –  Sparks, NVDecember 28, 2017
never work their never never they want let ne post the truth if they offer you a job run every thing they tell you is a lie the wait tell your 90 day are up and fire you
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Stay away!
Radiochemistry Prep Technician (Current Employee) –  Fort Collins, CONovember 10, 2017
Low pay
Poor work life balance
Required overtime in the summers
Mandatory time off in the winters to save the company money
Corporate doesn't care about anyone but themselves
High turnover rate which leaves other employees to try to pick up the work from the employees that leave in addition to their own work
Pros
Generous time off accumulation, Good starting job, Occasionally get free food during lunches
Cons
Low pay, Poor work life balance, Mandatory overtime, High turnover rate
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Massively reductive/reactive Management
Service Technician (Current Employee) –  Kelso, WASeptember 13, 2017
Management had so much interest in being reactive about monthly sales, they sent people home to save money, when it was crew members working faster that kept us in business. We had due dates, yet they laid staff off all the time because we weren't meeting them. They should have kept people who had experience rather than hire a bunch of temps who were slow and untrained. They exacerbated the problem over and over again. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. The management was reactive not proactive. Run for your life from this company.
Pros
Staff are sweet and understanding.
Cons
Everything else was disappointing.
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good place to grow
Office Manager/Analyst support (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MD 21046August 27, 2017
While i worked here it was a awesome place to work upper management worked alone side the employees the pay and benefits were good and almost everyone was willing to help each other out
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Great company
Consultant - Mass Spectrometry (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 18, 2017
ALS was a great company to consult with. I was hire as a consultant and was allowed to do my job without interference.

I was given a task and allowed to complete it on my terms.
Pros
Relaxed atmosphere
Cons
Distance
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worst job ever
withheld (Former Employee) –  FloridaJuly 19, 2017
Expect hard work, no pay increases, little to no advancement. Keep searching!
You can do better than to settle for this employer. This company will go out of business soon.
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Good for experience
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Kelso, WAJune 9, 2017
If you are looking for something to go on your resume to add experience this is a good place. Stay away if you want to have any family life or if you are a single parent. Work hours are ridiculous, you have forced furloughs in the winter and mandatory overtime in the summer. The management cares nothing for the employees and only about how much work can get done so the company can make more money.
Some of the people are great but there are others who are bitter and unhappy and will take it out on you any time.
Raises don't happen so make sure you ask for a livable wage when you get hired on.
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Excellent place
Operations Geologist (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 31, 2017
Excellent place to work. Management is very knowledgable and human relations is very responsive to employee needs. Overall, a very nice working environment.
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Interesting work
Surface Logger (Current Employee) –  Midland, TXApril 20, 2017
This job is unstable, you do not know when you will work the next projects. You are not included as part of the team with each service companies on the rig. Everyone will get to move together, except our company.
Pros
Own rooms
Cons
No communication with other service companies, and with own management.
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Lies lies lies
NDE Technician (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 25, 2017
They use you abuse you then excuse you they are managed by professional liars that only are about themselves and not anyone else RSO manipulates the system to keep his job even if it consists of radiating pregnant women and not notifying them about it at maverick pipeline office steer clear of this company
Pros
None to speak about
Cons
Manager lies to your face
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Great Place to Work
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Reno, NVFebruary 12, 2017
Overall ALS has been a great place. The advancement opportunity has been great and I have been able to learn a lot not just of the company and all its services but also of myself.
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It is ok
Prep Technician (Former Employee) –  Fairbanks, AKFebruary 4, 2017
Very hard work and not for the faint at heart. Be prepared to work long hours and around a lot of dust,not good for asthma. You will make money but advance slowly.
Pros
Overtime
Cons
Dust and Air Quality
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Terrible horrible job
Core Tech Prep (Former Employee) –  Sparks, NVDecember 8, 2016
You literally lift heavy steal bowls every 5 minutes and then stand there and watch them spin! There is no management that gives a rats behind.No way you can EVER! EVER! move up. The hours are horrible! 9:30pm-6:00am I worked there for three months and after three months I was the longest tenured person there b/c the turnover rate is that high! If your desperate for money to pay that months rent then go for it otherwise your wasting your time,
Pros
No supervison or accountabilty you can stand there high as balls
Cons
Everthing about this job is terrible, your a human robot, hazardous conditions, low pay, terrible hours
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enjoyed the co-workers and job experience
Chemistry Analyst (Former Employee) –  Kelso, WAAugust 11, 2016
The work had its interesting parts but at times the work would be overwhelming in volume and you would feel a constant rush from management but little compensation for the volume of work accomplished.
Pros
good experience
Cons
little compensation
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Good Environment
Business Collector (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 11, 2016
This was a great place to work. We all worked well together.
The Management team was very knowledgeable and flexible with work schedules.
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Good place to work
Laboratory Manager (Current Employee) –  Sparks, NVSeptember 10, 2015
Lots of room for growth, can move within the company very easily, laterally that is. Everyone there is related to someone there.
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If you haven't the skills to get a better job at a better company, ALS is for you!
Scientist (Former Employee) –  Kelso, WASeptember 23, 2014
If you enjoy 60+ hour weeks in the summer and forced furloughs in the winter, then you will like ALS! If you like people quoting SOP's that fly in the face of science you know is correct, you will get that at ALS. Are you so obsessed with safety that you think it a good idea to remove all First-Aid kits from the lab so as to force employees to ask a "First-Aider" for a band-aid so that even the most minor incidents are reported? If so then you will love ALS! Yes, at ALS you will be lied to about opportunities, worked like a rented mule all Summer, pay more each year for mediocre benefits, be forced to sign data you know is flawed, and be expected to put up with managers who don't know much about your particular job then yell at you for "not doing it right". Fortunately, you won't have to wait another 2 years for their HR dept to put together the employee handbook, because they finally finished it in early 2014 (after having bought CAS in 2012). You should, however, VERY CAREFULLY read the pre-employment agreement. Therein you will be required to not use any of the vendors they use (such as Fisher, VWR, Thermo, Waters, Agilent, etc.) for two years after leaving employment with ALS, thus making it impossible for any scientist to work anywhere else and not violate their inane pre-employment agreement. You will also be required to surrender your right to a jury trial in any dispute with the company and to file any complaints in Houston, not in the city you actually work in (unless its Houston, of course). There are several such gems to be found in said agreement, as you  more... will discover for yourself if you read it, which I strongly recommend you do during your interview. Pay is ok if you negotiate high pay up-front because raises are small and far between. The ranks of management are filled with long-time employees, which leads to a very stale company culture. Don't expect to get promoted to any sort of management position if you have been there less than ~10 years. There are some nice people who work there, but there are also back-stabbers who will gleefully report you for anything they think might gain them some benefit, so choose your friends there very carefully.  less
Pros
Standard (but expensive) benefit package, ok pay if you negotiate it pre-hire
Cons
Incometent management top to bottom, terrible work-life balance
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can be fast paced
Lab Technician, ALS Global (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOJuly 6, 2014
start machines, run samples, report findings, perform scheduled maintenance as needed.
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