Everyone with the same job title gets paid the same (with a small differential if you work eves/nights), pay is not based on merit, seniority, or experience. For those that work hard and are fast workers: supervisors/managers will see that but instead of recognition, they pile on the work since you can "handle it". Kind of sucks when you see other people slacking off or constantly calling in sick. Co-workers will be easy to get along with, management not so much. Yearly evaluations will be conducted by the lab manager who never works along side you; kind of hard to have someone that doesn't really know how you work to evaluate you fairly. Unit clerks are helpful and so are most RNs. Expect to be drawing blood even though we've got lab assistants to do that but most times we'll be understaffed. One benefit is that your starting pay will be higher than most other labs, the downside though is that you won't be seeing any significant raises. Census has been low constantly and because of that, staffing of techs have been pretty bare-bones.