Food Safety Net Services Employee Reviews

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Very bad place to work...
Lab Tech (Former Employee) –  Green Bay, WIJanuary 27, 2015
Decent place to start... If you're a college student. Once you have your experience, get out, quick. The management is awful, neglectful and no one in upper management care about the concerns of the employees. Starting pay is low and don't expect any raises.

Started out as a log in tech and moved all through the company departments, but never got a word of gratitude. Worked around the clock for the company with no appreciation. Supervisors played favorites and never helped in the lab.

Very unethical company - they would lie straight to the clients' face and not feel any remorse, even when the clients found out... upper level management/corporate also played no part in creating an ethical workplace. They would just turn a blind eye to all that was going on and not discipline bad employees.

Work environment is quite disgusting, and probably dangerous, considering all of the chemicals you get exposed to. Management cut corners all around. It's always QUANTITY over QUALITY. Numbers mean everything to them, even if they have no quality or integrity in their work.
Pros
boot camp for any other job out there.
Cons
long hours, low pay, bad environment, poor inexperienced management, greedy corporation, quantity over quality, high turn over rate, inexperienced coworkers, no discipline
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Not a good place to stay at for long. Extremely high turnover rate.
Laboratory Technician I (Dayshift crew) (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZDecember 30, 2014
This company has potential, however the management is not that great and you get overworked. Advancement is unbalanced, basically if you are kissing up to your bosses then you a shoe in for higher positions. It's extremely hard to get days off due to the company's policy Of having to give them a two week in advance notice for ONE day off. Favoritism is also a major problem with this company as well. If you are working night shift, you're completely ignored when it comes to advancement and getting days off because those that work day shift don't really want to cover you. Also look out for backstabbing from your fellow employees, just be sure to keep out of all the gossip no matter what. In conclusion, for recent graduates this company is a good to start off with but don't expect to make a career here I would highly suggest looking somewhere after you put your time in.
Pros
hour lunch if you work day shift.
Cons
morale of company is low, overworked, favoritism..
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Stepping Stone Job
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CADecember 4, 2012
First, this job is a great job if you just got your degree and need experience, but it's not a job that you can make into a career because to move up, it's hard. They hire a lot of young people and once they become lead or supervisors, they usually don't leave unless they are forced to.

The pay is not that great for the amount of physical work you have to do, especially in main lab. There are a lot of people there who like to create drama and they play favorites a lot. There are also a lot of people who act like they know it all, but they've been there for a few months A lot of power struggles, finger pointing, and drama. It's frown upon when someone speaks their mind and management don't really know how to handle all the drama going on so they pretend to not see.

Overall, this job consumes you and get ready to not have any free time because everyone starts off working nights.
Pros
a great learning experience
Cons
drama, holiday/vacation/sick days after 3 months, benefits after 6
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Good for new graduates who need work experience.
Pathogen Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Commerce, CAJanuary 8, 2016
My shift was Wednesday thru Sunday from 4:00pm to 1am. Work started off by usually catching up on the work that has rolled over from the morning. There are sometimes time for breaks but if there is a lot of work you usually won't want to take them, since you can't leave until all the work is done. There is a lot of responsibility placed on those that work this shift in the pathogen lab but are not compensated accordingly. This is a great place to get experience for new grads, as they do run a lot of different test that will look good on your resume. I would say the Lab manager is not a good manager because you rarely see him if you work this shift, which is odd to me since these are the hours where most of the work is done. The supervisors are nice young people who are easy to talk to, if it wasn't for them i would of left even sooner.
Pros
an opportunity to learn a lot and get experience
Cons
Lots of work low wages
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Extremely fast-paced/challenging workload
Sr. Micro Technician (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJanuary 6, 2016
The sample load at this company is extremely high and often the lab is short-staffed, resulting in lots of overtime and high stress, but the variation in sample types and testing keeps the day moving very quickly. The staff has to work together as a team to complete the daily workload and sanitation tasks as well as any unforseen samples that come to the lab on a daily basis, which has a bonding effect on the employees. Problems would only arise when some staff did not pull their weight in the lab and some resentment was built when it felt that complaints went ignored (mainly due to inability to deal with complaints due to short-staffing). Overall, the company needs improvement but provides a huge amount of experience and exposure to various microbiological testing methods and can work as a great stepping stone for recent graduates.
Pros
Decent work environment
Cons
Pay does not compare to competing laboratories
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Respect In the Workplace
Data Entry Technician (Former Employee) –  Green Bay, WIJanuary 17, 2013
First let me say that FSNS gave me another start in the job market. I enjoyed my postion in the company but there was a lot of disrespect on the parts of some people choosen for the role of supervisiors. I think these people forget that people are human and have feeling. No supervisor should take down to the people they are to oversee.

The hardest part of the job was the heavy lifting on a day to day basic. The most enjoyable part of the job was having co-works help with what was not taught in the training process. I can say I did learn a lot about viruses and what it takes to detect them with the correct chemicals.
Pros
can give you a new start after years of not being employed.
Cons
not eoungh pay for the physical demands of this position.
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**RUN**
Microbiology Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Covington, GAJanuary 3, 2015
Terrible place to work with terrible management. Loud, unprofessional people will do well here. The absolute worse place to work. If you do work here, only stay for 6months. If you work here any longer you will be very depressed. Most of the people who work here are very sad and depress people and have no life. Get your experience and check and run. Management lies and lies and lies. The place is a nonstop shop for DRAMA. Long hours and mandatory overtime. You stand on your feet 100% of the day and breaks are looked down on. People are so silly here they crowned themselves on being able to stay here and "survive" but you don't have a life AT ALL! Throw getting married or dating out the window if you want to work here. Your face will break out and you will be come very frumpy looking.
Pros
good place to get experience for recent grads
Cons
the whole building
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Not worth the pay
Laboratory Tech I (Current Employee) –  Green BayAugust 7, 2015
This lab is alright for entry level experience, but I don't recommend staying long. Management is young and talk about their employees in a childish manner. Compensation is not worth the workload due to their client based work. Hour requirements change frequently depending on client needs with several weekends expected. Little room for advancement unless looking to relocate at the corporate level. Poor training leads to great frustration. Learn as you go attitude with several complaints from management when something isn't done right that you weren't trained to do properly. Employees are not close nit and morale is quite low.
Pros
Great learning experience in Microbiology
Cons
Poor Training, Immature Management team.
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gain lots of laboratory experience and perform a broad spectrum of testing
Main Lab Technician /Department Lead (Current Employee) –  Green Bay, WIJanuary 20, 2015
-working sparatic shifts
-learn about different microbiology methods for plating and qualitative methods of detection
-learn about quality and documentation pratices
-high turn over rate
-difficut management and management from corporate
-unprofessional
-enjoyable co-workers and team environment
-enjoyable work- rarely find yourself bored
-long hours, expected over time with little compensation
-not family oriented
-oppertunities to change positions or departments
Pros
lots of oppertunity to learn alot about microbilogy
Cons
unpredictiable schedule, long hours, weekends and holidays, low wages
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Typical Laboratory Environment
Pathogen Technician III (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJune 13, 2012
Initially very interesting work providing many opportunities to learn new things. Eventually, however, it becomes very routine. Workload is very dependent on the lab the employee works in. Pathogen and Main labs have a very high workload and testing turn around times are very important to clients. Chemistry and special projects labs can work at their own pace and perform testing when they desire. As a result, hours in Pathogen and Main labs are often long and, depending of shift, can be late as well.
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Great source of knowledge and experience of food microbiology, but not much else.
Laboratory Technician II (Current Employee) –  Covington, GAOctober 28, 2012
I have learned a ton about food microbiology and what it takes to work in a professional lab, but the way this company is structured, it is only a career option for a few people. Even though the pay and benefits aren't good, the experience gained can surely be transformed into the career you want if this is your field of choice.
Pros
great knowledge of the field gained, lab experience.
Cons
pay doesn't seem to be competitve, benefits only after 1 year with company.
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chemistry lab
chemistry tech (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TxAugust 3, 2015
fast paced food testing lab. allows you to put your theory and academic background to the test. must keep up and be willing to work hard, self starters and self motivated individuals will do great here. must be able to work hard and work long hours when necessary. best part of the job is you'll never see the same thing two days in a row. great team of management and technical references to assist and help you grow professionally if you're willing to put in the time.
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Great workers, however...
Lead Shipping and Receiving Tech II (Former Employee) –  Grand Prairie, TXApril 15, 2015
A good place to start, however, this place is not for a long term career. Just a stepping stone for the real world. Poor management team. Corporate is all about $$$ and they don't care about the workers. Too much work for very little compensation.Hard-working people are often overlooked which results in poor work morale.
Pros
Great co-workers
Cons
Poor management and corporate is all about $$$ and don't care about their workers
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Long hours, lots of work, but lots of experience as well
Lab Assistant (Current Employee) –  Grand Prairie, TXSeptember 7, 2014
This place keeps you on your toes which is a good thing and trains you very well. The scheduling is difficult to manage at times but it does work out sometimes. The pace is fast, which I enjoy. Great place to start out and continue if you want a future in Microbiology.
Pros
great benefits, great training
Cons
schedule, busy
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Great starting job
Lab Technician II Main Lab Lead (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZFebruary 18, 2013
The job is very overwhelming and mainly based off of efficiency. It tends to over work their employees who are on salary and never satisfied because they are not efficient enough. It is a great job for someone who does not have an outside life.
Pros
provide lunch once a month
Cons
healthcare is an arm and leg.
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Valuable experience gained but management lacks structure and corporate office feels disconnected from day to day lab interactions.
Technician II/ Main Laboratory Lead Technician (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJune 10, 2012
Overall, not a bad place to work but the long hours and mandatory overtime weigh heavy on valuable employees because turn over rate is very high. Management seems disconnected from Laboratory technicians and compensation is not competative.
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The people that works here is hardworking and need to be more appreciated.
Technicial I (Current Employee) –  Grand Prairie, TXMarch 10, 2015
The work is overload. Many employees work over time. The hardest part of the job is when management expect too much and add more work but pay do not increase. Co-workers are amazing. All hardworking and fun to work with. All nice people.
Pros
benefits, nice co-workers
Cons
bad management
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Good Company
Laboratory Manager/Ops Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 21, 2014
• Oversee management team and team development
• Mentoring and development of management staff
• Laboratory operations management
• Scheduling of departmental staff
• Management of client base
• Direct quality ISO 17025 (A2LA) program
• Yearly budgeting
• Oversee all Laboratory accreditation programs, Proficiency programs, and audits
• Review and approve laboratory expenditures
• Automated Rapid Assays platforms, BAX,GDS, Vidas
• Oversee all government, client, third part audits
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Fun place to work with good people
Logistics Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Grand Prairie, TXNovember 4, 2013
A day here was always busy and it took hard work to complete my daily tasks. I learned a lot through the good management team we had in place. I enjoyed working with our clients on a daily basis.
Pros
free food, good benefits.
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I learn how to test different method for different client and had to work on hard test and get along with co-worker to get the work done.
Sr. Micro. Tech. (Current Employee) –  Fresno, CASeptember 15, 2015
Fun place to work at and grow in this company. You can move on to different level of management within the company. You get to learn all the new test and method for different client.
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