As previously described by other reviewers, the Grand Prairie location has turned into a complete shlthole. This is mostly due to the fact that the Operations Manager appears to have been hired right out of a mental institution. She appears to have no idea as to what she does on a daily basis and everyone suffers as a result. Actually, none of the supervisors are competent, except for the overnight supervisor.
As others who have worked at this location have suggested, there is no official training protocol. You learn as you go and if you mess up, the supervisors get cranky and threaten to call the police, especially in the pathogen department. It was much better when the old Operations Manager was in charge (they moved to the Amarillo Lab). Unfortunately, they have an incompetent person in charge and the whole lab suffers as a result.
The Turkish lab supervisor for the PATH lab stumbles around all day, answering his own questions. He does the same thing everyday and that is: 1) checks paperwork for QC when he could be doing actual work. 2) Browses through e-mails that are up to 6 months old, acting like he is busy working on a project. 3) Defies upper management orders and writes his own rules for the lab, which the lower workers get in trouble for obeying.
The 2nd shift main lab supervisor is also very horrible. She stumbles around, constantly trips over non-existent items that may be laying across the laboratory floor. Yells at workers to start new projects when still working on another. Constantly gets angry and throws huge fits when she doesn't get what she wants. Refuses to do any type of manual labor due to being "short and I can't see without my glasses".
I can not reiterate enough how horrible this place is. The manager takes away your hard earned PTO for any days that you miss. You only get about 7 hours of PTO every month. Don't expect to have any kind of life while working here. Don't say you weren't warned, and don't come crying to me because I have nothing to do with FSNS anymore. Luckily for me, I got out of there as quick as I could. I will never understand how I was able to get a year's worth of experience here.