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LabCorp IS Employee in Burlington, North Carolina

85 months ago

Anyone who is considering a job with LabCorp Corporate IS/IT should be careful. LabCorp's CIO is a stock market analyst and rules based on committee. The committee (aka "The Office of the CIO") is made up of managerial types most of whom have no practical IT/IS experience. LabCorp's overzealous IT Financial Controller is the lead influence over this group and he has no IT background. In most corporations, Financial Controllers serve in advisory roles. Not at LabCorp.

The end result is that Information Technology at LabCorp is treated as a liability, not as an asset. Every Fall there are guaranteed layoffs and every January LabCorp IT will be hiring once again. LabCorp's IT infrastructue is 10 years behind today's current technology as a result of constant management change and reorganization.

The CIO is quick to make large, grand proclamations (like converting all of LabCorp's infrastructure to Microsoft) but ultimately has no wherewithal (i.e. funding for millions of dollars) to accomplish his mandates. Morale in LabCorp IT is very low and just when people think it can't get any worse, the CIO sends out threatening emails demanding that everyone work with "a heightened sense of paranoia".

If you are considering LabCorp as an opportunity to further your career in the Information Technology field, please reconsider. Information Technology at LabCorp is a dead-end street. LabCorp IT/IS is indeed amazing, but it isn't great to be connected.

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