Former Employee (Former Employee), IRL West Division, Largo, FL – June 6, 2015
Pros: Pay is good, benefits are good, some of the lab personnel are really fun
Cons: Managment will not admit there are issues so nothing will change until that realization is made.
No patient first mentality Poor turn around times Sloppy work (poor staining, positive controls are negative, often only half the case makes it to the pathologist, several cases have been completely – more... lost, tracking is difficult and time consuming, etc.) Severe Personnel Shortages ignored No coverage for vacations Vacations ( more than a 1 or 2 day) are being denied until fully staffed can't get fully staffed due to hours of shifts people don't want to work second and third shifts unfriendly culture (dog eat dog) Bullied into ignoring all the above issues Management constantly states there are no issues that all is running fine Lab is free for all people just do what they want to and ignore timers and instrument alarms until the 1-2 people who care deal with it – less
Histotechnician (Former Employee), Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 21, 2015
Pros: great pay, friendly people, great culture
The lab is a very busy assembly line type of place. It is fast paced and serious about quality and turn around time. Everyone is professional and knows what is demanded of themselves. If the supervisor or manager is not there for a moment, the lab runs as normal without conflict as it always does. The company has a great culture and provides lots of opportunity.
Pros: it's a relaxed environment therefore you can get away with murder.
Cons: be careful whom you associate with because they may stab you in the back.
Management is very unfair. No one is committed to excellence. They do not care about the patients or the clients. The staff works from how they feel about each other than work to ensure that the patient has good health.
IRL is a great place to get fast-paced, high turnaround work experience. The lab is open 24 hours per day and 6 days per week. The staff generally stays with the company for several years before leaving. IRL has an excellent 401K match program!
Medical Laboratory Technologist (Former Employee), Fort Lauderdale, FL – August 14, 2012
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: no complaints
Put the patient matters as his is one of your love ones.Be efficient and secure reporting test results. I learned the clinical chemistry testing correctly so I feel confident working on that area. The – more... management needs more improvement . I liked my co-workers.Everybody has different personalities,but I myself try my best to get along with all. The hardest part of the job is when I have to call for critical results and the patient had died already. The most enjoyable part of the job was each day I worked day.Thanksgiving celebration to the employees was great. – less