It's not a good or financially beneficial environment
Laboratory Analyst (Former Employee) – Ormond Beach, FL – March 6, 2018
Pace Analytical is a business among all else. They don't care about the employees at all. They don't treat people fairly who have been with them for multiple years. A typical day at work is stressful from the start and not rewarding at the end. Management is lacking in leadership and communication skills. The hardest part of the job is making everyone happy while dealing with a faulty management structure. The most enjoyable part of the job was leaving everyday although the work/stress often did not stop once you clocked out.
I loved working at Pace Analytical. I thought I would be there forever. It was my career. I got let go due to financial difficulties. I was very excited to grow and move up in the company and was very sad to leave.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – February 27, 2018
Enjoyed the people I worked with. The job was very high stress and very fast paced. There was a high focus on profitability over quality. The systems that the company has in place are difficult and not very user friendly. They expect a lot for the amount of salary one is paid.
Laboratory Analyst (Former Employee) – Melville, NY – January 14, 2018
I gained great experience and met some of my closest friends, but that's about it.
In the highly competitive industry of environmental testing, Pace's main goal is to buy out as many private labs as possible to squash the competition. As a result, they are more focused on growing the business than providing quality work and respecting their employees.
I was used; overworked and underpaid. I was piled with more and more responsibilities until I was buried, with no additional compensation or recognition. It wasn't until I cracked under the pressure and began making mistakes that I was recognized - and written up. Never again will I allow a company to take advantage of my work ethic, thanks to Pace.
My case is extreme, but many of my coworkers also felt stressed and underappreciated. The high turnover rate will attest to that.
I had the best boss in the owrld to work for. She was understanding, encouraging, open and available. Willing to help when needed or to even explain whatever you didn't understand. The company provided great benefits and walys put the employees first. They were growing fast when I started there and are still growing. Great Mnagement. Steve Vanderboom the company owner is very approachable and funny and believes in the open door policy. great company
Lab Analyst (Former Employee) – PA – December 20, 2017
Pace initially was not a bad place to work. They hired me and used me to get them caught up on their backlog. Once their back log was caught up in one area they moved me to a new area. Once that area was caught up they laid me off due to lack of work. Management is a joke. They get rid of good employees to keep their friends there. Useless you are best friends with your supervisor or HR you can guarantee that your job is not safe. Safety at this place was a joke.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Current Employee) – Davis, CA – December 6, 2017
I've enjoyed the challenges I've had at Pace. There are many excellent people working at Pace, and working on the emergency response side of the business has allowed me to be a part of a superlative team of committed and accomplished professionals.
There were some opportunities to grow however it was challenging working on-site at client location, I felt disconnected from Pace.
On-site Lab Supervisor II (Current Employee) – Maple Grove, MN – November 8, 2017
It was a challenge to feel connected, valued, or recognized by Pace when I worked on-site at my client location. However, there were opportunities to grow into some leadership roles which I greatly appreciated.
Good opportunities to grow leadership skills.
Disconnected from employer when working on-site at client location.
Lab Technician - Contractor (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – November 4, 2017
Pace labs is a decent job for students fresh out of school that need lab experience. They with soil, dirt and other materials sent in by clients to determine the toxicity of it to the environment. It is very relaxed there and people are friendly but the pay is low, and they always start you off as a contractor.
Good place to work and obtain knowledge and experience.
QA Administrator (Former Employee) – San Germán Zona Urbana, PR – October 28, 2017
During my job at Pace I obtained a lot of Quality Assurance knowledge and experience. It has a good work environment. I learned how the companies work, the different scenarios it had. It was my first job and I handled quite well. I grew accustumed to the job real fast and learn everything I had to do fast. It wasn't the hardest job but it was a great first working experience to introduce me to the job world.
Client Services Technician (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – September 26, 2017
I love the people at my job, but the new management is trash! No one work here in the receiving department. I've never been so stressed in my life. I work Tues-Saturday shift and it would be fine if I worked normal hours and not 11-7:30pm. This new supervisor always does things without telling the team, never gets our opinions, and has already fired one of my best friends. I have learned many good skills from working here and have met many great people. I don't like being stressed everyday. It's not healthy for me or anyone else especially when I am in a customer service business.