Microbiology Lab Technician (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 12, 2018
Management is young and don't know how to correctly address their employees. Management has potential but until they take it upon themselves to complete tasks that are designed to keep their employees, such as three month reviews and raises that were said to come with it or raises with promotions, the company will continue to have large turn around numbers.
Lab Technician 1 (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – December 13, 2017
There is always work at FSNS and it never runs out which is good! It keeps you busy and the management staff is really flexible with your schedule. At food safety you will for sure get good experience and the people there are amazing!
Free lunches sometimes and break room always has donuts
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – November 30, 2017
There should have been much more training for the role I was in and the pay is below average for similar companies and roles. However, the benefits are great and the President of the company is great to work for
I loved my work and the people I spoke with every day.
the unspoken motto is "Never make plans after work". The turnover is extremely high and there is no training available. They pretty much follow you around the first day and then throw you into the lab.
Login Technician (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – June 27, 2017
This job places you in a very independent environment, it is not often that someone will be able to help you out if you are struggling. It is very fast paced and demanding. The management could be better.
Pathology Labratory Analyst (Current Employee) – Springdale, AR – May 4, 2017
Good place for refining micro techniques, fast paced, overloaded job duties, very short staffed, no verbal manager communication of any kind. Left up to each individual to learn without proper training, no appreciation or acknowledgement.
Senior Chemistry Technician (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX 78216 – April 24, 2017
Good people to work with but very unorganized as a business. Problems ranging from improper equipment/instrumentation to negative environment to conduct scientific tests. The "Laboratory" is a seventies auto garage that has been converted. So the problems that would arise, frequently do. Stressful work due to below the bar compensation. Always delayed work due to current system in place for processing samples.
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – Plainwell, MI – April 13, 2017
I only worked for this company for 3 months. I enjoyed the work, my management and co-workers. The pay was so bad that there was a lot of turnover. I think there are good opportunities for advancement if you are willing to move to a different location.
The work was straightforward and my co-workers were fun
Assistant Lab Manager (Former Employee) – Commerce, CA – February 22, 2017
During my time at FSNS, I found it to be very stressful. The training was inadequate based on the job description and overall responsibilities of the job. Many of the employees were dissatisfied with pay and the hours that they were expected to work. Salary employees were not appreciated for the effort that they put in day after day. The overall workplace was unhealthy and did not promote maintaining employees for the long-term.
Unprofessionalism is the key here. The leads and supervisors are immature and ineffective. Be prepared to have eyes rolled at you, or be treated like you're a waste of time. Management plays favorites. Write ups are used as a threat.
Pathogen Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – Commerce, CA – January 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.
Sr. Micro Technician (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 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.